by Ian S. Embradura, OPI
The College of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA) and the School of Computer Studies (SCS) partnered with IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc. to bring a technopreneurial ecosystem in Iligan City.
The #Technopreneur Bootcamp @Iligan 2.0 held at the CASSalida Theater on November 28 that aimed to fuel the impetus of students, professionals, and aspiring startup founders.
The first half of the bootcamp was a morning of sharing from now successful entrepreneurs in their startup journeys. The rest of the day was spent on ideation workshop, mentoring sessions, and a pitching competition.
BS Information Technology students Imarie J. Ignalig, Bynn Jessa H. Yting, and Nikky Sharmaine Eya won the project pitch with their startup idea “Appoint”, an app that would manage setting one’s doctors’ appointments.
According to CBAA’s Dr. Pamela Resurreccion, technopreneurship is a new approach and business model that IIT is beginning to adopt. Through such activity, Information Technology and Business students were encouraged to collaborate in coming up with technology-based startups.
The objective of Ideaspace in conducting a series of boot camps all over the country is to reach out to the masses in informing and inspiring new ideas and stories in entrepreneurship that would lead to high potential ideas subject for feedback and pitching.
The one-day boot camp concluded in a pitching competition where the winning team will become part of the Top 100 IDEAS entries of the National Competition.
Topics : technopreneurship