DOST – Information and Communications Technology Office, in partnership with 1337 Ventures and TechTalks.ph, is set to run a pre-accelerator program for startups in their early ideation and validation stages. The Alpha Startup Bootcamp will be on its pilot run in the Philippines this November, kicking off with a boot camp in Cebu City on November 9 – 13, 2015.
“Zamboanga is finally in the startup loop. We can now look forward to innovative ideas from there to help solve real world challenges.”
Thus said Department of Science and Technology Information and Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) Deputy Executive Director Mon Ibrahim after the launching of the first-ever Startup Weekend in Zamboanga City last August 28-30.
The phrase may seem rather simple, but attending the IdeaSpace Technopreneurship Bootcamp made me see how much meaning that phrase really held. If you think about it everything starts with an idea; people put up banks because it’s their idea to keep the people’s money safer, schools were put up because it’s their idea to have a better community with educated individuals, and startup businesses can come from any possible idea thinkable, it doesn’t matter how big or small.