Successful Technopreneurs coming to Zamboanga City PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00

Do you have a business idea? Are you willing to invest in a dollar-earning market? Do you want to find out why some young and newly graduates are already millionaires? Then attend the coming IT (Information Technology) event of the Zamboanga ICT (Information Communication Technology), “Startup Workshop 2014,” on September 19 at the Grand Astoria Hotel. This open to the general public activity is in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology - ICT Office.

Business owners not only IT students and professors are encouraged to attend.  It is a learning event that will inspire you with  successful business stories from 4 individuals (one is from a small island in Tawi-Tawi) who are technopreneurs (technology entrepreneurs). Thanks to the IT opportunities they venture into, they made it already in the millionaire rows. And on this day, they will share their “business secret” to Zamboangueños.

Two other speakers will speak about how to make it in this industry with proper planning including where to get financial support. The highlight of the event is the presentation of business ideas by participants (local technopreneurs) who earlier joined the call of the Fishing for Angels. There will be a panel of judges composed of the invited technopreneurs and local businessmen to judge the presentations. If they like the business idea being presented, they are willing to support and invest on it.

Technopreneurs are passionate individuals who have created simple but innovative and unique ideas using technology and have transformed this into successful enterprises in the Philippines and around the world.

For those who are still not aware of the big IT economic potential, this is the industry that opens the floodgate of the BPO (Business Process Outsourcing). It brings economic prosperity thru establishment of call centers, software development, information technology and financial, medical and business services among others. If it grows in the city, it imbibes investors to come in with a domino effect – the building up of an IT Park just like we see happening in Cebu, Iloilo, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro City.   As of now, the Philippines ICT industry has reached already the 1million Filipinos who are currently employed in this market and it stands to earn USD18Billion more this year.

ZICT believes that there is big IT potential in our city. Since its inception last June 6, 2012, the Zamboanga ICT (Information Communication Technology) has never stopped to help and is being persistent in its vision to make Zamboanga City get a slice of the sunshine multi-billion dollar IT market. Thru IT related programs; it is pushing our city to be globally competitive and leveling our available local human resources and infrastructures.

It is a non-profit organization chartered by the Regional Information Technology and E-Commerce Committee IX (RITECC 9) and the Zamboanga City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation Inc. (ZCCCIFI). It paves the way for the promotion, development and advancement of the ICT industry in the Zamboanga peninsula. ZICT is affiliated with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), the umbrella organization of all ICT councils in the Philippines.

For more information, visit the Zamboanga ICT Facebook account or surf the . The first 50 participants who will register online will receive a free gift. Pre-registration is P250 only. Walk-in registration is P350.

2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

By: Dante Corteza