IdeaSpace: #Technopreneurship Bootcamp @DLSU

Friday, June 29, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (GMT+0800)Where:
Fajardo-Gonzalez Auditorium DLSU
18F, Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall
De La Salle University, Taft Ave.
PhilippinesHosted By:
IdeaSpaceIdeaSpace is a program that aims to help budding technology entrepreneurs develop groundbreaking solutions and transform these into successful commercial products.We go beyond “angel investing” to startups. We offer a program that combines business incubation and acceleration by providing:

  • Access to resource: seed funding and other resources/services needed by any startup;
  • Business education: learning via mentorship from business leaders, experience exchange with members from supporting group of companies and fellow technopreneurs; and
  • Connection: opportunity to demonstrate or showcase products to potential investors

We have partnerships with top technology vendors and affiliations with globally recognized technology incubators/accelerators to learn and replicate successes.

Our aspiration is to bring positive change in the society, thus, our program for innovation and technopreneurship welcome ideas and solutions that can support social development.

IdeaSpace is being run by IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization formed by the largest and most diverse group of companies that are leaders in their own industries. These companies include First Pacific, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, MPIC hospital group, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Meralco, Smart Communications, Inc (Smart), Digitel, Sun Cellular, SPI Global, ePLDT, Indofood, Philex Mining, Maynilad, MediaQuest, and TV5.

Register for this event now at :

Event Details:

The IdeaSpace: #Technopreneur Bootcamp @ DLSU is here! 

Do you have a great tech idea that has great market potential? Then join the IdeaSpace: #Technopreneur Bootcamp @DLSU this June 29. Listen to success stories from start-up mavericks and industry experts and learn hands-on with mentors. And get a chance to pitch your ideas to our partners and sponsors for exciting prizes and the possibility of turning that great idea into market reality.

 Step 1: Form a team of five members. You can be undergraduate or graduate students. Or faculty members. Alumni are welcome also. The key is making sure that you come from a diverse background – we want tech people joining forces with the business and arts guys. Faculty and alumni must volt in with students for team eligibility. If you don’t have a team, you can still register and participate. We will assign you to a team prior to the event.

Step 2: Please check our event site for updates on the mechanics and the fine print. Then register online. If you’re at it, like us at FaceBook too

Step 3: Get ready with that idea. Prior to the event, DLSU organizers will have a pre-work activity. You will also be meeting a lot of cool mentors during the event. Stick to your guns but be willing to keep an open mind.

Step 4:  June 29 is the big day! Cool and inspiring talks during the morning session. In the afternoon, there will be ideation sessions for your teams with mentors on hand to help.  You will still have time in the afternoon to work with your team mates and mentors to get ready for the business pitches competition. Ask questions. And when it’s your moment to take the spotlight in front of the judges, make your presentation short but to the point. Fellowship with fellow DLSU friends and partners will cap the day.

June 29, 2012

Time Activity
8:00AM to 9:00AM Registration  
9:00AM to 9:05 AM National Anthem and Prayer – DLSU
9:05AM to 9:15AM Opening Remarks
9:15AM to 9:25AM Bootcamp Objectives

– Prof. Federico Gonzalez, DLSU

9:25AM to 9:35AM #Itsmorefuninthephilippines now for startups!

Marthyn Cuan, CIO of Meralco, IdeaSpace founding officer

9:35AM to 9:45AM Innovation and bringing the Silicon Valley culture in the Philippines

– Earl Martin Valencia, head of Strategic Business Development, Smart; IdeaSpace founding officer

9:45AM to 9:55AM Startup success story

Winston Damarillo

9:55 AM to 10:05AM VC story  
10:05AM to 10:15AM Technology Innovations 

Alvin Gendrano

10:15AM to 10:30AM Coffee break  
10:30 AM to 11:00AM Plenary

All speakers

11:00AM to 11:10AM Smart DevNet

Paul Pajo

11:10AM to 11:30AM Smart APIs demo

c/o Smart

11:30AM to 12:00PM Team Assignments and Mechanics


12:00PM to 1:00PM Lunch/ Networking  
1:00PM to 4:00PM Business Case prototype and Refinement

Participants and Mentors

4:00PM to 6:00PM Business Pitching and Prototype Demo

Participants, Judges and Mentors

6:00PM to 6:30PM Awarding  
6:30PM to 6:40PM Closing Remarks

Prof. Federico Gonzalez

6:40PM onwards Fellowship  



1. The IdeaSpace: #Technopreneur Bootcamp @ DLSU  is open to the following:

  • All undergraduate and graduate students of DLSU
  • All faculty of the DLSU, full time or part-time
  • All alumni of DLSU

2. The business pitching and prototype demo competition must be undertaken by Teams of five members each and the Team must be composed of:

3. Team members: There must be a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) members in each Team representing multi disciplines. Team members must not come from the same background. Faculty and alumni must team up with students when forming teams. Students must be majority of the members.

4. One (1) Student Leader: The members must appoint a leader from amongst themselves.

5. One (1) Student Presenter: He/she will represent the team in the “pitching” phase.

6. Any participant who registers without a team prior to the activity will be pre-assigned to newly formed teams that will be announced by the organizers before the event.


1. The entry must be a proof of concept that clearly demonstrates technopreneurship – an enterprise that is both technically viable and has market potential. The business plan must show the application’s promise in terms of feasibility and marketing.

2. Teams will undergo final judging by defending their project to a panel of judges, selected by the organizers, who will identify the top three winners.

3. All decisions of judges are final. Scores will not be made public.


The following prizes will be awarded to the winning teams:

1st Prize – Samsung Galaxy Y for each team member

2nd Prize –  Smart Bro Rocket WiFi for each team member

3rd Prize – Smart Bro Plug-it for each member


1, Bring your own laptops for your team.

2.  Each presenter is given three (3) minutes to explain the entry and two (2) minutes to answer questions during the Q&A.

3. The criteria for judging will be as follows:

  • Need : the market need or clear customer pain point – 25%
  • Market Potential : size of local and global market – 25%
  • Product/ Service: appropriateness to market and problem – 25%
  • Technology : how unique and innovative is the technology being used – 25%
  • Total of 100%

We also encourage entries that can represent synergy and scale across various industries such as telecommunications, power, infrastructure, media, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, ICT, and the like.


The student/faculty team warrants that the entry is their original idea and does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party. Entries that have won major awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in any international, national or school competitions cannot be entered. Wireless service applications that are already in commercial production may not be entered. IdeaSpace Foundation Inc. (IdeaSpace) and Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) shall not be liable to any participant for commercializing ideas that have been independently developed but are similar in concept to submitted entries.


Participants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Mechanics and by the decisions of the organizers and/or the judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this contest. By joining the contest, the participants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity or error in these Official Mechanics. Except where prohibited by law, the winners consent to the use of their name and/or likeness by IdeaSpace and SMART for advertising and publicity purposes without compensation.

Each participant agrees that IdeaSpace and SMART and its parent companies, agents, representatives, affiliates, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from his participation in the contest, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of these prizes, nor in any way are responsible for any warranty, representation, or guaranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to the quality, condition, or fitness.

Each participant agrees that IdeaSpace and SMART and its parent company, agents, representatives, subsidiaries, affiliates, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injury, loss, or damages of any kind resulting from the use of the entry, unless such entry has been formally offered by IdeaSpace and SMART to the public as a service or a product. Each participant warrants that it holds the necessary intellectual property right(s) over the entry, undertakes sole responsibility for any adverse or infringement claim(s) thereon, and further holds IdeaSpace and Smart, its directors, officers, employees, agents, parent company subsidiaries and affiliates free from any liability arising out of such adverse or infringement claim(s) including claim(s) for damages.

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