MANILA, Philippines – Fullwave, a Philippines-based startup focusing on novel initiatives towards cultivating entrepreneurial action, formally announced its Fullwave Tech & Startups Expo at the Mapúa Institute of Technology last September 20.
After working in Manila's local tech community, the Fullwave team became aware of the necessity to reinvigorate the local startup community by providing aspiring entrepreneurs an unprecedented networking and developmental experience that strays from the standard convention. They surmised that the most effective way of addressing this deficiency was by throwing a celebration of everything related to tech, development, startups, and entrepreneurship within the heart and soul of the Philippines' tech epicenter.
Fullwave’s initial foray into the Filipino startup community is a combination of a New Yorker’s "work hard, play hard" attitude towards business and the youthful abundance and resolution that comes from a talented aggregate of young millennials ready to engage international audiences.
Following the successes of Jonathon Francis, co-founder of Elite Daily, the second most popular millennial website in the US, and Ace Velarde, founder of the STW Family of Companies, both agreed that the Philippines has something unique and compelling that resonated with their personal beliefs.
"Our core mission focuses on being the bridge from NYC to Manila – adding the hustle and business savvy of New York to the aspiring and rapidly growing startup community and providing the tools and resources needed to build successful businesses," Francis said on weaving the fabric of the Fullwave expo.
Meanwhile, Velarde noted, "Our strategy is connecting investors, developers, founders, and culture in a way that will allow us to not only fuel the startup community, but to also give hands-on operational support to bring start-ups to success."
Fullwave’s event at Mapúa will center on following these core tenets that should resound within aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide:
The event will be held at the Mapúa Institute of Technology in Manila on October 14 and 15 and will host some of Southeast Asia’s most prominent VC’s, investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and developers. For more information visit www.fullwave.ph. – Rappler.com