Indiepreneurs have the potential to scale up tremendously and shake up key sectors of the Philippine economy.

As part of a national search for indiepreneurs (early-stage entrepreneurs whose venture has potential for high-impact and social value within the Philippine context), OCEAN18 is hosting Road to OCEAN18, a road show of master classes that will travel to multiple cities throughout the Philippines. These master classes will focus on education and capacity-building for indiepreneurs across the country, and will culminate in the OCEAN18 Summit on its new date in November 9 – 10, 2018.

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BUILD CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE INDIEPRENEUR COMMUNITY AT OCEAN18

In order to “elevate homegrown innovation,” OCEAN18 is hosting an indiepreneur workshop to help early-stage entrepreneurs connect with other innovators in the Cebu region and scale their existing ventures.

Selected indiepreneur applicants will receive the following complimentary benefits:

Access to high-quality entrepreneur education and mentorship from leading business experts

Access to high-quality entrepreneur education and mentorship from leading business experts

Opportunity for learning, networking, and community building alongside fellow regional indiepreneurs

Opportunity for learning, networking, and community building alongside fellow regional indiepreneurs

Chance to be sponsored to attend the OCEAN18 Summit in November as an indiepreneur finalist

Chance to be sponsored to attend the OCEAN18 Summit in November as an indiepreneur finalist

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Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan, Cebu
A sprawling sanctuary bounded by shimmering emerald waters and ivory sand, and shaded by tall, rustling palms, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan stretches across six hectares in Cebu’s stunning Mactan Island.

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Park Inn by Radisson Davao
Offering a stunning panorama of the islands and the highlands of Davao in the city center, the Park Inn by Radisson Davao makes the perfect home base for your vacation with only a 15 minute ride away from the airport.

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Park Inn by Radisson Davao
Offering a stunning panorama of the islands and the highlands of Davao in the city center, the Park Inn by Radisson Davao makes the perfect home base for your vacation with only a 15 minute ride away from the airport.

CONTENT COMING SOON

Select indiepreneurs will receive free and exclusive access to the Indiepreneur Workshop. The top indiepreneurs selected after the workshop will be sponsored to attend the OCEAN18 Summit in November as a featured indiepreneur.

We hope to see you there!

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The Bullseye Target Market Sprint

Why should your business exist—and for whom? What is its relevance in people’s lives—and why should people care? In this master class, you’ll tackle these crucial questions and more, as you crystallize your business purpose, gain a deeper understanding of your “bullesye target market,” and identify the critical points that will make your product or service stand out and gain relevance in people’s lives. Using the principles of human-centered design, we’ll help you understand what makes your market tick and create a solution that will be memorable—and perhaps even irresistible.

A Master Class on Pitching

In this masterclass designed by UPSTART: The Board Game, participants will learn the key essentials of effective communication and pitching of their venture.  Participants are expected to prepare 5-minute pitch deck; select participants will present their 5-minute pitches and will receive a combination of personal and and collective feedback coaching. This will help the participants understand the objectives behind each key element in an impactful pitch.

Kickstarting Your Venture

How do you scale your venture amidst an ever-changing market? In this master class, participants will gain a grasp on key business essentials needed to pursue and manage the impact they seek to create. Indiepreneurs will learn how to anticipate trends and foresee opportunities and threats by spotting game-changing trends and forces. They will also learn how to properly model their businesses and make good business decisions by gaining an understanding of marketing, finance and costs.

Road to OCEAN18 Workshops and Master Classes will be conducted in partnership with:

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