by Ciara Mae A. Tabaculde
In partnership with the 28th Mindanao Business Conference, MSU-IIT’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) organized the opening activity for MinBizCon 2019 through MSU-IIT Technology Fair last September 11, 2019 in Robinson’s Place Iligan.
Iligan City hosts this year’s Mindanao Business Conference with the theme, “Mindanao: The Emerging Investment Destination”. With this, MSU-IIT takes its part and opens the 4-day event with MSU-IIT Technology Fair – showcasing the institute’s extension programs and innovation ecosystem through booths and presentations from iDeya: CIT, FabLab Mindanao, Technology Application and Promotion Unit (TAPU), College of Engineering and Technology (COET), Go Negosyo Center, Teenpreneur 2019, Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics (PRISM) and Civil Society Participation in Social Enterprise Education and Development (CSO-SEED).
The last part of the program was a mentoring activity for students and teachers coming from MSU-IIT Integrated Developmental School (IDS), Masters Technological Institute of Mindanao (MTIM), Saint Michael’s College, Dalipuga National High School, Tomas Cabili National High School and Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. Students were grouped into five and was assigned a mentor from a specific field in business. These mentors had a 10-minute talk with the students and then a question and answer portion before transferring to the next group until every student had heard from each of the mentors. The event ended successfully with hopes of creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among young business students in Mindanao – for Mindanao.