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From Business Suits to Rashguards: GOAB 2017

It is the time that tech startups hook up with the mainline corporate community and no better place than on the beach. The 5th Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) is reaching out to the corporate sector to participate in the annual conference of international and local tech startups.

This is to bring synergy the startup sector to another level by infusing it with the best practices and wealth of experience. The synthesis would spur further innovation in the startup sector.        

“Our bigger goal is to bring the right minds together to connect and initiate value-centric conversations,” said Robert Cristobal, Chief Content Officer and Singapore-based Founder.

GOAB recognizes inclusivity in its endeavors and the corporate sector is seen as a much-needed addition to the community composed of geek powered startups that have shown innovation outside the box of conventional thinking and processes.

In GOAB conferences, the challenge for tech startups is to create and innovate products and services that will be solutions or part of solutions that will be useful in the everyday business, social, economic and educational obstacles that institutions face.

The corporate sector will also benefit significantly in the innovation aspect presented by startups. This will greatly enhance their ability to increase their bottom line potentials.

Also, with Palawan serving as the venue for this year’s GOAB conference, environmental issues will also be on the forefront of creating solutions that will address these concerns.

The opportunities presented by the event will be a first in the local startup community and will serve as a template for tech startups and corporate sector cooperation and coordination in the future.

GOAB is expected to draw an estimated 500 participants along with some of the biggest names in the tech, design, and startup industry sectors from across the world in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the Philippines on August 24-25, 2017.

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI ), which has expressed interest in investing in startups will also have one of its directors, Engr. Ramon D. Escueta, grace Geeks on a Beach in Palawan as a keynote speaker. Engr. Escueta is the President of Asia-Pacific Business and Industrial System and Founder/ President of APSYS Solutions Technology, Inc.

PLDT, Smart, Voyager, PayMaya, ePLDT, Smart DevNet, PLDT Enterprise, and PLDT Innolab, and Ideaspace are supporting GOAB as co-presenters while ASPACE Philippines is co-producer. GOAB is held in partnership with the City Government of Puerto Princesa, Palaweño ICT Association, and DOST-PCIEERD. The official airline partner is Philippines Airasia and the official ticketing partner is Ticketbase. The silver sponsors include Payoneer, Zalora, PouchNATION,, Synergy 88 Digital, Uniform Solutions, Temasys, and AtoX Solutions. The bronze sponsors are NXTLVL Academy, LabPH, Spring Valley Corporation, North Ridge Partners, Amazon Web Services, Eastern Communications, Startechup, and Gobi Partners.

The media partners are e27, Tech in Asia, Bohol News Daily by, InnoPub Media, Geeks in Cambodia, Asian Journal Publications, Balikbayan Magazine, Mobile Ecosystem Forum,,, GMA News Online, and MyTV Channel Network. 

The organizational partners are the Philippine Software Industry Association, National ICT Confederation of the Philippines, UP CeBuinIT, Digital Commerce Association of the Philippines, Developers Connect, Science and Technology Advisory Council - Silicon Valley, Mynimo, Teradoor, Israel Chamber of Commerce Philippines, and the Cloud Security Alliance Philippines. GOAB is supported by Purple Cow, Orange Hub, and
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