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6 PH Achievers Make it to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia List for 2018

The list includes a fintech startup CEO, a pastry chef and a social media icon

Six Philippine-based achievers active in different industries were included in business magazine Forbes’ latest 30 Under 30 Asia list, an annual listing of Asia’s most innovative and influential individuals aged 30 and below.The 30 Under 30 Asia list is made up of ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 27, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Whatever Happened to the Saltwater Lamp Hailed by Obama?

Delays underscore the challenges of product development and fundraising faced by startups

Raphael and Aisa Mijeno attended this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Conference held at Solaire Resort and CasinoFifteen minutes of fame may be all it takes to launch a career in the entertainment industry but it’s definitely not enough to ensure the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 01, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

The Mijeno siblings and how the SALt lamp came to be

Aisa and Raphael Mijeno innovate a lamp that runs on saltwater to share some light to rural communities.

SIBLINGS. Aisa Mijeno set up SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) with her brother Raphael, who serves as its chief financial officer, to bring their saltwater-fueled lamp to rural areas without access to electricity. Photo by Jonathan Baldonado / Entrepreneur Philippines Two tablespoons of salt and ...

by Yvette Tan  | February 28, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

How 22-year-old Leandro Leviste is taking risks with solar energy

See how Senator Loren Legarda's son is changing the game through his solar energy company Solar Philippines, thus landing him on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia maiden list.

STARTING YOUNG. "Have the conviction that you know something that no one else does," says Leandro Leviste, the 22-year-old founder and CEO of solar energy company Solar Philippines. Photo from PhilNews.phAt 22-years-old, Leandro Leviste has already figured out he did not want ...

by Johanna Poblete  | February 27, 2016 05:00:00
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10 Filipinos on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia maiden list

The likes of Charice Pempengco, Raphael Mijeno, Leandro Leviste join the list of the region’s 300 young innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs.

Forbes magazine announced on Thursday, February 25, its inaugural list of “30 Under 30 Asia,” and 10 of 300 honored to be part of the list are Filipinos.The 10 Filipino honorees are singer Charice Pempengco; photographers Xyra Cruz Bacani; artist Ronson Culibrina; ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | February 25, 2016 05:00:00