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First Youth Edition in the Philippines! 6th Startup Weekend in Cebu

This year’s Startup Weekend Cebu Youth Edition will be held on February 16 - 18, 2018 at The Grid Pad and Creative Campus, Talamban, Cebu City. The three-day ideation, mentorship, and presentation program is the 6th Startup Weekend in Cebu City and the first Youth Edition in the Philippines. With expected participants of around sixty (60) Grade 9 to Grade 12 students, Startup Weekend Cebu Youth Edition equips and enables the youth to experience the highs and lows of the entrepreneurial journey during the 54-hour event.
The Grid, the site of the 6th Startup Weekend in Cebu City

As with the global program of Startup Weekend, it consists of Meet, Pitch, and Team Up for the first day, where participants have 60 seconds to pitch, choose their project, and build teams. On the second day, participants are given resources and support to develop their presentation. Local mentors like Albert Padin, Eddie Ybañez, Vince Loremia, Francis Alturas, Seph Mayol, Genesis Raña, Arnelle Balane, Romar Patindol, Mark Buenconsejo, and Kareen Satorre will be coming in throughout the event to coach as well. The third day culminates the program wherein teams present in front of an esteemed panel of judges like David Overton, and Lolette Alipe with a celebratory dinner to cap off the night.

“It only makes sense that Cebu – a gold mine of talent, ideas, and entrepreneurs – participates in this movement. This Startup Weekend edition is special because this is exclusive to the youth, with the goal of inspiring interest in technology, design, and/or entrepreneurship”, says Justine Win Cañete, Lead Organizer of Startup Weekend Cebu Youth Edition.

To join, the registration fee is PHP 1,000.00, which includes 6 meals, an event shirt, event goodie bags, and the experience to understand what it takes to create a validated solution, work on a business model, and come up with a Minimum Viable Product over the weekend. A free pre-event with free workshops is happening on February 10 at The Grid Pad and Creative Campus, Talamban, Cebu City in preparation for the main event. It welcomes interested participants and parents who are keen to join but want to know more about the workshop competition program.

The event is sponsored by the supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country with businesses and institutions like The Grid Pad and Creative Campus, Filipino Homes, University of Visayas New School, Symph, Micab, Payruler, Uniform Solutions, PRWorks, ASPACE Cebu, Abaca Baking Company, Red Lizard, Phat Pho, Google Business Group Cebu, FabLab Cebu, Ideaspace Foundation, World of Fun, Charabento’s FoodArt Kitchen, Joanna’s Halo-Halo, Tangerine Global Inc, Opus Solutions Inc, Sunstar Weekend, and Paku by Chef Binux.

For more information, contact Startup Weekend Cebu at 09260437228 or via email at

About Startup Weekend:
Founded in 2007 in Colorado, USA, Startup Weekend has been designed to inspire, encourage, educate, and empower individuals, teams, and communities to startup businesses, help them grow and in turn, help the economy grow as a whole. Over 4,000 Startup Weekends have been hosted in more than 1,400 cities, in 140 countries all over the world with 234,000+ global participants to date.

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