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The DevCon Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the DevCon Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Manila Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.

The Manila Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: DevCon, a non-profit organization which aims to promote the "IT Pinoy Talent" mainly by providing a unique venue for IT students, educators, professionals and enthusiasts to Sync, Support and Succeed. Through the DevCon Fellowship, everyone from the DevCon community is invited to apply to the Manila Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($495 USD value).

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the DevCon Fellowship for the Manila 2017 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by April 2, 2017, using this link.

Grant: The recipient of the DevCon Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.

Click here to apply for the DevCon Fellowship.

Early Applications for the Manila Founder Institute Due This Sunday

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-05-16

The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, is preparing to launch a very promising Manila 2017 Semester.

We have many great startup mentors confirmed, and impressive founders are beginning to enroll in the program as well. But, time is running out to apply. 

This Sunday (2017-03-26) is the Early Application Deadline. If you apply by Sunday, you get to take the Predictive Admissions Test for free ($50 value), and are also eligible to receive one of several Founder Institute Fellowships.

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Manila, then apply today.

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can 

Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Manila are Dale David, Founder of Pickld, who also founded the non-profit organizations MightyMinds, FilipinoMatters and GoTOTO; David Elefant, a startup incorporation specialist who has successful mentored numerous startups; and Allan Tan, Founder of Ideyatech, creative software application company and has spent the last 10 years working in information technology.

In addition, participants in Manila will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including; 

  • Adel Tamano: VP Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alex Alabiso: Head of Portfolio Development, Kickstart Ventures
  • Allan Tan: CEO/President, Ideyatech, Inc.
  • Ann Cuisia Lindayag: CEO,
  • Anson Uy: Founder, Sagesoft Solutions, Inc.
  • Antonio Pio De Roda: Strategic Adviser, Various tech entrepreneurs
  • Artie Lopez: Co-Founder, CallMe Technologies
  • Arup Maity: Arup Maity - President, BlastAsia & Xamun Inc. (Manila FI), BlastAsia & Xamun Inc.
  • Camille Basa: Chief Steward, CrossBow Communication Services Pvt Ltd
  • Carlos Hanzyl Ang: CEO and Founder, Suds Laundry
  • Christian Blanquera: CEO, Openovate Labs
  • Dale David: Founder, Pickld
  • David Elefant: Founder, Dayanan Business Consultancy
  • David Kupferman: Owner/Principal
  • Earl Valencia: CEO and CoFounder, IdeaSpace Foundation
  • Edwin Soriano: VP, Team Planu
  • Eula See: Founder, AsiaPixel
  • Francis Patrick Cuartero: CEO, Pylon Partners, Inc.
  • Gear Fajardo: CEO, Goodmeal Hunting
  • Gerard Escaler: Chief Marketing Officer, Lyrium Venture Partners Limited
  • Gina Romero: CEO,
  • Gov Daswani: CEO and Founder, The Fourth Wall
  • Guita Gopalan: Lean StartUp Coach, Lean Startup Philippines
  • Israel Keys
  • Jeffrey Siy: Co-Founder,
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Jerry Tieng: Chief Nerd, Titanium Technologies
  • Jessica Mah: CEO/Founder, inDinero
  • Jj Disini: Managing Partner, Disini and Disini
  • Joey Gurango: CEO, Gurango Software
  • Jojo Flores: Co-Founder & Vice President, Plug and Play
  • Jonathan De Luzuriaga: Managing Partner, Compos Mentis Inc
  • Jorge Azurin: Jorge Azurin - Director, (Manila FI) ,
  • Jose Maria Fajardo: CEO, Proudcloud Inc.
  • Joseph Benjamin Ilagan: Co-Founder and CEO, Seer Technologies, Inc.
  • Julie Balarbar: Professor , De La Salle University
  • Kevin Tiambeng: Community Manager, Original Pitch Venture Capital
  • Lance Pormarejo: Garage Academy Director, Launchgarage
  • Lionel Belen: Founder, Brainsparks
  • Luis Buenaventura: Head of Product, Satoshi Citadel Industries
  • Ma Rosario Gruet: VP-Business Development, CPI
  • Magellan Fetalino III: CEO, Acudeen
  • Maria Rita Theresa Nicole Paterno: Founder, Various tech entrepreneurs
  • Martin Luchangco: Founder and CEO, Fetch Valet
  • Mc Lijauco: Founder, Snipe
  • Mica Diaz de Rivera: UX Supervisor,
  • Niel Dagondon: Chairman of the Board, CIIT College of Arts and Technology
  • Niña Terol: AVP/Director for Corporate Affairs, McCann Worldgroup Philippines
  • Oron Barber: Co-Founder and CEO, Leadya Services Inc.
  • Peter Cauton: Founder and CEO, STORM Benefits
  • Philip Smithson: Director, On Off Group
  • Ray Refundo: CEO and Founder, Qwikwire
  • Roger Do: CEO, Qsearch
  • Ron Baetiong: Founder, Partyphile
  • Rossana Llenado: Founder and President, AHEAD Learning Systems
  • Roy Platon: Consultant / Associate Producer,
  • Sam Lorraine Chan: UX Designer, Joomajam
  • Sedarius Tekara Perrotta: President, Neuron Global
  • Sergio Arroyo: President, Ascendant Technologies Inc.
  • Tomohisa Kato: Founder, RareJob / Tuitt
  • Vj Africa: CEO, Product I/O

  • And many more to be announced. 

In only 8 years of operation, over 2,300 graduate companies across 170 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more.  

                                  We hope you will join us in Manila and launch a company in 2014.

Early Applications for the Manila Founder Institute Due This Sunday

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