Rakuten Viber turns business ideas of budding Pinoy entrepreneurs into a reality
MANILA, Philippines — Correct to their prolonged-time determination of supporting nearby micro, modest and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Rakuten Viber lately gathered budding Pinoy business people for a likelihood to level up their side hustles and small businesses.
Decide on Filipino business owners vying for a opportunity to comprehend their company desires came to a head past July 14 at the Pinoy Aspiration Negosyo party in Makati City.
The function culminates a sequence of on the net challenges and things to do that the leading a few participating entrepreneurs from the Raket PH and FoodPH Viber channels had to undergo for the chance to pitch their business concepts and obtain a company grant from Viber and its companions.
In the conclusion, two budding Filipino business people grew to become one particular action closer to satisfying their entrepreneurial desires as they each individual obtained a business enterprise grant from Viber and its partners:
- Mon Cabsag of The Bistro Box as the GRAND BESTie of Foodstuff PH class
- Richmond Argosino of Ken Goods and Apparel for Raket Mo ‘To of Raket PH group
The winners have been decided on underneath the supervision of DTI agent Edsel John Lingon.
“It was a memorable and exhilarating knowledge for me. I achieved and interacted with a lot of entrepreneurs like me and attained more standpoint about jogging a small business,” Cabsag reported.
“Pinoy Desire Negosyo didn’t take place overnight. It is a byproduct of the team’s challenging operate to satisfy and remedy the desires of the Filipinos back again in 2020,” reported Lana Macapagal, APAC PR Lead for Rakuten Viber.
“When there was a surge in end users and communities actively making use of Viber, we asked ourselves how we could help them additional. That led us to our intention, which is to winner Filipino MSMEs.”
The two successful Pinoy-preneurs with Viber executives and Pinoy Dream Negosyo judges
Lana Macapagal, PR Guide for APAC at Rakuten Viber
Grand BESTie Mon Cabsag with Viber executives Lana Macapagal and Veronica Feleo jointly with judges Ruth Navarra-Mayo and Gerick Manalo
Richmond Argosino of Ken Merchandise and Apparel gained the grand prize for Raket Mo ‘To
Viber saw an boost in the use of its channels function all through the COVID-19 lockdowns. Working with these kinds of channels, business people reach out to prospective buyers and like-minded individuals, allowing for them to develop and deal with their firms.
Raket PH serves as a Viber channel for MSME proprietors and side hustlers who want to advertise their side corporations. Considering that its launching, Raket PH now has over 203,000 subscribers.
Food PH, on the other hand, is an on the web meals channel that helped modest and micro meals business owners adapt to the “new normal” through the pandemic by way of contactless on the internet buys. Meals PH sooner or later evolved through its bot, serving as a transaction place for prospective buyers. It has grown substantially to attract above 560,000 subscribers.
Chef Gerick Manalo, who served as judge, praised the Pinoy-preneurs all through the function: “It was a privilege to get to know the contributors and see them do their ideal as they take element in the Pinoy Desire Negosyo initiative of Viber.”
Another judge, mompreneur Nene Tamayo, thanked Viber for arranging Pinoy Desire Negosyo. “I feel this levels of competition is an awesome opportunity for Filipinos to showcase and grow their know-how and business capabilities.”
“To our finalists and the channel users of Meals PH and Raket PH, thank you for inspiring us. I’m hopeful that by way of your stories, Pinoy Dream Negosyo will continue to inspire much more Filipinos to at last just take that leap in pursuing their organization desires,” choose and Rakuten Viber’s Chris Aguilar included.
Viber, a extensive-time supporter of entrepreneurs in the nation, seems to be forward to the up coming established of enterprising individuals whose desires it can help make a reality.