Friday, September 18, 2009

GoNegosyo Gears Youth for Entrepreneurship

Hoping to spark the youth’s entrepreneurial drive, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) organized the GoNegosyo Sigaw ng Kabataan Youth Entrepreneurship Summit 2009 last Sept. 11 at the SMX Convention Center.

The PCE is the non-stock, non-profit organization behind the GoNegosyo advocacy, which campaigns to change the mindset and attitude of Filipinos regarding entrepreneurship and business.

With special guests Sec. Jesli A. Lapus of the Department of Education, youth icon and star athlete Mr. Chris Tiu, and founding trustee of GoNegosyo Mr. Joey A. Concepcion, the whole-day event featured seasoned entrepreneurs who shared tips and advice regarding the know-how of starting a business. The forums covered topics including seeking business opportunities, marketing and financing and product development.

Government representatives also shared their views about the need of developing entrepreneurship in the country, especially in these times that the rate of unemployment is rising.

The summit also featured over 200 booths which presented direct-selling opportunities and franchising assistance, plus several business ideas that ranged from fashion and beauty and wellness to technology and e-commerce.

The GoNegosyo Sigaw ng Kabataan Youth Entrepreneurship Summit is a free admission event, sponsored by PLDT SME Nation, Citi Philippines and Citi Foundation, Insular Life, San Miguel Corporation, Alo Youth and Vitwater, Condura Negosyo Ref, the Philippine Star, National Bookstore, Splash Corporation, The Islands Group, and the Department of Agriculture.

Media partners QTV 11, GMA 7, Solar Entertainment, NBN 4, Friendster, Multiply, and Business World were also present in the event, including MTV Philippines, the event’s official music channel.

For more information regarding the Youth Summit, visit or follow You may also contact the PCE hotline at (02) 637-9229, or call Ideal Events at (02) 431-3694. Inquiries may also be made via email, to be sent to


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