Author: The Toffie Fan
“People Power” was a cute take on a phrase from Filipinos’ collective past, but the summit had nothing to do with politics at all. It was all about, well, people in this digital time.
Ask any small-scale entrepreneur in the Philippines what three things he needs for his business to survive, and “sources of funds” would definitely be on top of that list.
Elevator pitch, cocktail pitch: Call it by any other name. Thing is, pitching is a required skill not just from startup founders. Everyone must learn to pitch.
My friends could not wrap their minds around my decision to eschew a monthly salary and instead toil to get my business up and running. After all, failure hounds every business.
The Aldub duo of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza is just one example of Internet winners. How long it will last is not the point. It is the speed in which it hooked the critical mass that is simply worth highlighting.