If there is one lesson I got from Bootstrap Manila 2016 (and there were many, actually), it is the story of Fairchild Semiconductor and Silicon Valley. The key? High-impact entrepreneurs.
A Manila pitching challenge is looking for startups whose digital solutions can help both cancer patients and medical practitioners, including those in emerging markets.
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.