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Husband-and-Wife Founders of HR Tech Firm Join Exclusive Endeavor Global Network

Sprout Solutions' Patrick and Alex Gentry bring the count of Endeavor Philippines' entrepreneurs to 19

Patrick Gentry (center) pitched in Endeavor's 82nd International Selection Panel in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPatrick and Alex Gentry, the co-founders of Philippine human resources (HR) startup Sprout Solutions, have been inducted into Endeavor, the exclusive global network of high-impact entrepreneurs.The two were selected ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 09, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

PH Platform Helps Firms Access Over 2K Online Courses To Upskill Workers

STORM Learning carries courses covering various industries and sourced from around the world

DM Varun, CEO of STORM Learning, pitches his startup at the local Techsauce event last May“Employees are a company’s greatest asset,” according to Anne Mulcahy, the former CEO of tech developer and Fortune 500 company Xerox Corp. And much like any other ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 21, 2018 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Only 26 Years Old, This Filipina Built an $8-M Startup That Uses AI to Hire and Retain Talent

Rumarocket uses machine learning to help companies manage HR operations

Among Rumarocket's many accolades is winning the regional competition of Seedstars World in 2014, when CEO Kathleen Yu (second from right) was only 23 years oldLike many successful businesses today, Kathleen Yu’s startup started with rejection.The idea behind Rumarocket, the 26-year-old’s business ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 17, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

What’s It Like Being Married (With Kids) to the Co-Founder of Your VC-Backed Startup

The founder of Sprout Solutions recounts how he and his wife oversaw the company’s growth while raising a family

Corporate communications is changing globally, as we can see in some of the stories that populate our newsfeed. Business readers want to know as much about what executives do outside as well as during working hours. We want to see the person ...

by Patrick Gentry  | April 28, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

PH Startup Raises $1.6-M in Seed Funding to Scale Up AI-Powered HR and Payroll Solutions

Sprout Solutions signs up Kickstart Ventures, Wavemaker Partners and Beenext as investors

Sprout Solutions, a Philippine technology startup using automation and technology to address human resources (HR) problems, has announced that it has raised $1.6 million (Php83.6 million) from a recently closed seed round.Led by Kickstart Ventures, the venture capital (VC) arm of local ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 27, 2018 11:00:00
Run & Grow

To Build a Great Business, "Don’t Try to Be the Facebook of X or the Uber of Y"

What are the ins and outs of building a great product in Southeast Asia?

As someone who has been immersed in Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem, I often get asked for advice from new founders. I am usually short on prescription, given that there are no hard and fast rules to building a product in Southeast Asia. ...

by Farouk Meralli  | January 24, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

In the Battle for Talent, Do Free Food, Game Nights and Bean Bags Really Count?

A view from the founder and CEO of mClinica, a pioneering Southeast Asian healthtech startup

mClinica is a health-tech company headquartered out of Singapore with offices across Southeast Asia, including locally in Bonifacio Global CityAny entrepreneur who has tried to find talent to build a website or app for their business has surely had the same experience: ...

by Farouk Meralli  | December 20, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

The future of work is 'remote': How you can build a killer remote team

Think ”" communication, trust and company culture as three keys to building your team

Each year, more and more companies are choosing to leave the office behind and create a remote team. Trello and Github are just two examples of businesses, creating virtual offices that allow workers from all over the world to join.For an early-stage startup, a remote team ...

by Iman Jalali  | October 04, 2016 04:00:00
Run & Grow

How to deal with 15 tricky work situations

From the judgy co-worker to a bad romance

 It's happened to all of us. We find ourselves dealing with an irritant that makes us dread going to work, whether it’s a shouty boss, a judgmental co-worker or a mysterious lunch bandit. But never fear, Entrepreneur is here to help.We got some advice ...

by Nina Zipkin  | August 04, 2016 04:00:00
Run & Grow

The benefits of conflict

10 ways to make the most of all that friction

Are you conflict allergic? Conflict is avoided by most because it creates an intense amount of uncertainty, discomfort and anxiety. Conflict activates our fight-or-flight self-protection mechanism, causing many of us to feel clammy and adrenalized. Some of us start shaking, voices tend ...

by Sherrie Campbell  | July 30, 2016 03:00:00
Business Ideas

The perfect LinkedIn profile

4 ways for head hunters to notice you online

Everything is now going digital and that includes job employment. There are instances when an entire hiring process can take online – and it all starts with your profile. Head hunters, HR managers and decision makers of businesses now find it acceptable ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 30, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Getting the most out of human resource

Prople, Inc.’s CEO Ma. Alma Luz Borja states the benefits of HR outsourcing

Human resource is at the forefront of all enterprises, whether large- or small-scale, and any upgrade on technological tools when hiring, training, developing and retaining employees require the right mindset, software and skills. As infusion of technologies change the way companies do ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 23, 2016 01:00:00
Run & Grow

How my wife and I met, fell in love, and started a tech firm

The American husband shares not only their love story, but how their ‘love child,’ Sprout, is revolutionizing HR and payroll services in PH.

For someone who finished with an Environmental Science degree, life’s plans for me have been different from what I had thought, but it has been a crazy ride: With a backpack and an adventurous spirit in tow, I never thought a trip ...

by Patrick Gentry as told to Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 22, 2016 05:00:00