Geeks On a Beach

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Geeks On A Plane is coming to Manila this July 24! Click here for more details

Geeks on a Beach is Back!

The inaugural event last year brought together key people from around the world - investors met founders, newly-formed friendships blossomed into new startups and  the feedback we got - where attendees rated the event a whopping 9.5/10 - clearly sent a message that Geeks On A Beach was a resounding success!

We want to build on that first event and we’re making it bigger and better this year. We’re setting up camp on the shores of Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines.The great minds of the tech, design and startup world are once again coming together for two days on August 21 to 22, 2014 to share insights and to build new and wonderful things. Come and join the gathering. You're invited!

Why Come To GOAB?

This year’s conference will be even better

Meet the Right People!

Get Inspired,
See the Bigger Picture

A Perfect Mix of
Opportunity and Play

Guess Who's Speaking

Only the coolest geeks from around the world

  • Khailee Ng 500 Startups  
  • Edith Yeung Dolphin Browser RightVentures
  • Mohan Belani e27  
  • Gwendolyn Regina Tan Tech in Asia  
  • Mon Ibrahim DOST-ICTO  
  • Maria Ressa Rappler  
  • Bowei Gai World Startup Report
    World Startup Wiki
  • Earl Valencia IdeaSpace  
  • Minette Navarrete Kickstart Ventures  
  • Jim Ayson Smart DevNet  
  • Koichi Saito IMJ Investment Partners
  • Amarit Charoenphan HUBBA  
  • Paul Rivera Kalibrr  
  • Stephen Jagger  
  • Jay Fajardo Proudcloud Launchgarage
  • Jason Torres Proudcloud  
  • Patrick Cabral Creative Director  
  • Camy Francisco-Cabral Designer & Artist  
  • Jack Madrid Openovate Labs
  • John Dang ZipMatch  
  • Chow Paredes ZipMatch  
  • Oliver Segovia AVA  
  • Rico Sta Cruz Nadarei, Inc.  
  • Janette Toral  
  • Richard Min Fashion Technology
  • Ron Hose Innovation Endeavors
  • Tomas Forgac  
  • Sam Kaddoura  
  • Jojo Flores Plug and Play Tech Center
  • Christina Laskowski STAC - Silicon Valley  
  • Jay Aldeguer The Islands Group  
  • Martin Pascual Pascual Pharma Corp. Nest Capital
  • Manny Ayala Hatchd Inc  
  • Kuo-Yi Lim Monk's Hill Ventures  
  • Ravi Agarwal engageSPARK 500 Startups| Cuso Int'l
  • Eric Su Twidl Inc. Lifebit
  • Vianney Vaute Five by Five  
  • Badri Pillapakkam Omidyar Network  

And more awesome geeks to come!

Let's Get It Started

Some of the things on the agenda

  • Challenges and Opportunities of Startups
  • Uncut: A realistic view of Philippine startups and the road ahead
  • Recognizing Standout Startups and Apps
  • Women in Tech
  • Investing in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Beyond ASEAN 2015: Opportunities and Challenges for Startup Communities

And so much more!

An Opportunity You Shouldn't Pass Up

Support the GOAB Community. Contact us for sponsorship details

Great People
From Around the Globe

Awesome Ideas & Pitches

A Better & Brighter
Tomorrow :)

Are you a Newbie?

Here are some of your questions answered

    What benefits do I get with registration?

    Over US$400 worth of goodies including...

  • US $55 (~2,500 Php) discount coupon from for housing
  • US $149 from AWS Amazon Web Services ($100 web credits and a free one month developer support worth $49)
  • T-shirt and other merchandise from the Islands Group
  • All-you-can-eat buffet lunch on August 21 and 22 from a 5-star hotel plus morning and afternoon snacks!
  • Chance to win FREE boat tickets from 2GO Shipping (Round trip Cebu-Manila, Cebu-Bohol and vice versa)
  • US $5,000 worth of Azure Cloud Credits and FREE Microsoft Bizspark for 30 Philippine Startups.
  • Priceless learning and networking opportunities from many industry speakers from around the world
  • Participate in side-events and meet like-minded people
  • More giveaways and discounts that are sure to come!
  • Note: Housing and Airfare are not included in the registration fee. But, we have discounted rates, email us at

What should I bring?

Come as you are, in whatever shape or form. Business cards and sunscreen are always useful. Bring clothes fit for the beach and for fun nights out in the tropics. Always be prepared to meet new friends. See you at GOAB!

Where can I stay for the night?

Airbnb is giving us awesome rental accommodations to choose from. Check it out here.

Got more questions?

Check out the full FAQ page

CEBU: The Philippines’ Oldest City and a Hub to the World

Set your sights on this historic tourism, trade and tech center

Ah, Cebu, Cebu, Cebu. The island of great lore, the same island that the legendary explorer Ferdinand Magellan found in the early 1500s, to which he fell in love with, but tragically met a worthy adversary and ultimately his death. Oh, the demise!

Cebu's relations with foreigners have since improved and they are now welcomed as true friends. This boom town of the Philippines has the bustle of a new-world cosmopolitan city - home to big name companies and flourishing startups - but also keeps cool with some of the best beaches in the world just a stone's throw away. The culture is rich, the food is sumptuous and the opportunities are aplenty.

GOAB Is Coming

And now, the real fun begins.

Be inspired. Get motivated. Learn new things. Plus get $300 (Php12,000) worth of perks and merchandise and the opportunity to meet all the right people in a fun, easy-going environment. Don't miss out . Get your GEEK on!

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