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Run & Grow

From fast food management trainee to tech firm CEO

Xurpas Chairman and CEO Nix Nolledo shares how he blazed the trail for the local tech industry and his plans to grow the company in the region.

Anyone with a cellphone in the early 2000s will remember these: the inspirational quotes people used to send in groups; the ringback tones that play hit songs when people call up; and everyone’s guilty pleasure, daily horoscopes.Now, fast forward to the world ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | May 14, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

Here's what you need to know about Elon Musk

We all know he's a genius. But there are other things we don't know yet about this technopreneur.

Elon Musk, currently the chief executive of SpaceX, Tesla Motors and chairman of SolarCity, is all too aware of the enormous risks—and upsides—involved in sinking his time and fortune into high-risk tech ventures.He came into millions at the age of 27, after he sold his ...

by Carolyn Sun  | April 13, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

How Melanie Perkins disrupted digital design

Perkins started it when she was 19, now digital design startup Canva is worth $160 million.

STARTUP FOUNDER. At 19-years-old, Melanie Perkins dropped out of college to start her own business in her mother’s living room. Photo courtesy of CanvaIt is a startup story for the books—Melanie Perkins, who was 19-years-old, dropped out of college to start her own ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 27, 2016 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
Startup Tips

4 ways to turn your thesis into a startup

Complete your thesis by thinking of what you'd like to do 5-10 years from now, a tech 'trep advises.

College is where you can discover the Next Big Thing—or where good ideas find you. That was what college was for Gary Villame, co-founder of radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions provider Itemhound.In fact, the idea behind Itemhound was the focus of his ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | January 25, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Real tales: Prioritizing what the customers need and want

For this 'technopreneur,' customers should always come first in any business.

As an entrepreneur, you have to live and breathe your business. I’ve learned a lot of things over the years, particularly in the field of tech-based businesses like Youphoric Labs. The most important lesson involved customer validation—finding out if it makes sense ...

by Ann Jacobe  | May 20, 2015 03:43:00
Startup Tips

Technopreneur balances time for business, family, and other passion

This single mom and family-oriented technopreneur juggles her time between her businesses, family, and yoga/dance.

Technopreneur Ann Jacobe always finds positive things in challenges. A former math and programming instructor, life hasn’t been easy for her at first. “I was working hard while playing the role of a single mom. It was a very, very difficult time ...

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | November 21, 2014 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Mobile app makes investing easier

New features on this mobile app makes it easier for you to invest your money.

There is no stopping mobile. With the proliferation of smartphones and affordable mobile internet packages, it is now easier to do your online chores just using your mobile phone.One app that takes advantage of this is the new version of the BPI ...

July 01, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

The battle for your ad money online

Join the workshop happening on July 16.

You know that there are millions of customers online. With so many channels and platforms available, how do you use online data to target audiences with relevant offers? How can you maximize reach by combining platforms such as ad networks, search engines, ...

June 28, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Enrollment made easy

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour hackathon and pitching competition for techpreneurs.

How would you like to have the luxury of enrolling in school while enjoying the waters of Boracay or while doing some sightseeing in Hong Kong?  The idea of online enrollment is not new. Students in some universities in Metro Manila already ...

June 21, 2013 03:00:00
Business Ideas

How to build and keep online customer relationships

Sign up for the eCRM CDM Boot Camp happening on June 27.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is one of the most important skills marketing practitioners must master. The heart and soul of marketing lies in the relationships that exist between you and your customers, and keeping these relationships in good standing is one of ...

June 20, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

New custom shopping experience online

The new eBay.com.ph is more intuitive; making it easier for customers to browse through merchandise.

eBay announced a series of new enhancements to its Philippines website starting May 30. The new eBay.com.ph will have a cleaner and more contemporary look and feel. It’s also a more intuitive, convenient way for customers to browse the biggest selection of ...

May 31, 2013 01:00:00
Business Ideas

What makes a winning app?

Local tech startups are encouraged to look into the regional markets as they get a chance to be recognized by international investors and corporations.

My Legal Whiz (MLW), an app which attempts to revolutionize how legal research is done, won the Echelon 2013 Satellite Philippines pitching competition together with Duets, a sing-along app that creates a new experience of collaborative karaoke. This gives MLW founders Dexter Feliciano ...

April 24, 2013 02:00:00
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