Techstars Startup Weekend Davao

    Friday, December 1 - 3, 2017

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Davao

Friday, December 1 - 3, 2017

Friday, December 1 - 3, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

2nd Floor, PLDT Building
Ponciano St.,
Davao City, Philippines 8000

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Bring your idea to life in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday December 1st

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday December 2nd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday December 3rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Eric Clark Su
CEO and Co-founder at Lifebit

Having worked in the intersection of games, user experience and app development for the past 15 years. Eric is now a co-founder of Twidl Inc. building Lifebit - a social network around actively getting more out of our daily lives thru quests or challenges.

As a former network engineer, IT department head, IT professor, graphic designer, animator, UI and game designer - Eric has the unique insight on how technology can help people enjoy the world more.

He blogs at

Vince Loremia
Co-Founder, Kallfly

 A young professional with a unique combination of leadership and technical skills, bringing to the table the ability to combine management with technical applications. Experienced in programming, creating and implementing comprehensive business databases, designing and developing web applications.

Expertise: Mobile Development, Research and Innovation, Strategic / Tactical Planning

John Naranjo
CEO & Founder at Ingenuity

John is the CEO and founder of Ingenuity, a software development and business process outsourcing company based in Davao City. Proudly bootstrapped and grass-rooted, Ingenuity specializes in web solutions development using Python/Django, Linux, MySQL, MongoDB, and other open-source technologies.

A former avid software developer himself, John is fanatical about software development frameworks and best practices using Agile methodology. Even amidst running a bustling company, he longs for the time to be able to code again like the ninjas on his team.

A passionate purpose-driven entrepreneur, he believes in the Filipino's 'ingenuity' and hopes to someday be able to contribute and make an impact to the lives of his countrymen by empowering teams of talented software developers realize the power they have in their hands.

Currently brewing ingenious product ideas, he and the whole of Ingenuity hope to someday be able to create products that will solve many of the country's problems. It is the team's collective dream to see Davao become the next hotbed of technology + entrepreneurship, like the Silicon Valley.

Ray Rubio
Creative Director of Cubepixels Design Studio

The Brainchild, and Creative Director at Cubepixels Design Studio. An accomplished Designer – Entrepreneur for over 15 years handled both local and global brands, multi-cultural studies in brand identity development.
 His critical skills involved creating guidelines in effective design, maintenance, implement innovative improvements and campaigns activation though digital media channels.
 He is a passionate book author of Graphic Design, Page Layout, and Flash Animation published for the high school students. Before the studio, he is a trainer to a Singapore-based Institution for 3 years.

Jhonny Paul Lagura
CEO and Founder, RISPh

An experienced development and communications strategist who has more than a decade total experience in different working environments: corporate, private and government sectors. With diverse and strong immersion in corporate communications, rural development, public relations and advertising, tourism and investments, local governance through executive and legislative offices, project management and its operations and countryside ICT advocacy. Proven to have worked productively and effectively with various individuals, top management executives, various NGO and governments organizations, grassroots community people and marginalized sectors.

Coaches and Mentors

Ernie Tomas
Division Chief, Mindanao Development Authority

Lord Dalinas
CEO - Custard Apple Outsourcing

Lord Dalinas

A Tech guy who learned how to run a business. Leading an IT/BPO company who started with 12 employees and is now 200+. 

A computer graphic designer & Web Developer at 17yrs old. Prefers to use Open Source applications with 5years experience in BPO industry, worked as a Technical support engineer and was promoted to a Senior Technical Support Specialist within a year, Accounts handled Linksys, Dlink, Netgear/Comcast, ACT by Sage, currently undergoing Cisco Certification and Microsoft Certified Professional. Technically equipped with both hardware and software troubleshooting. Loves Robotics and Electronics. Handles System Development can use the following programming languages ; Visual C++, Java, Ajax, Visual Basic and Assembler. Can speak and write English fluently. I also love 3d Design and animation prefers to use 3d Studio Max and Maya and used to be a Production head and video editor on a national event here in the Philippines efficient in Final Cut and Adobe Premier. Proficient on any OS ( Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix and etc).

Henophel Keith Alcantara
UX Designer at Gluon Consulting

Joash Tubaga
iOS Developer at Mynd Consulting

regina evangelista
CEO of Dreamwork

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Davao City is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Mary Rose
  • Daryl
  • Marben Jan
  • Gay
  • Marx

Event Staff

Karen Mae Bangoy
Community organizer

Political Science student at the University of the Mindanao

Aileen Digal
Sales/Marketing Manager

Mhel Fernandez

Freelance Designer

Jesrae Cudal

Keren Happuch Lacadin
Founder of Clever Grit Ph

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