August 25 - 26, 2016

The Bellevue Resort
Panglao Island
Bohol, Philippines

STARTUPS, TECH AND DESIGN

People! Its time to make your way across the oceans to Geeks on A Beach. It’s been four years since the first conference and there has been a world of change. Join us this year to share stories of success (and lessons from glorious failures) in the conference that speaks the truth about startups, tech and design.

AGENDA +

The challenges of today’s startups are ever changing and the frontiers are plenty and are up for the taking. Do not miss this opportunity to learn, share and pitch. GOAB is the conference that allows anyone to have a platform to share ideas big and small.

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Time Event
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Investor's Roundtable Dinner
Sponsored by Ideaspace and PLDT SME Nation

Private Roundtable discussions for investors by investors. Requires separate ticket and/or special invitation.
Bellevue Hotel. (Exact location to be sent to relevant attendees.)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Techstars and Startup Weekend Appreciation Night.
Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and TechTalks.ph. Limited to 150 GOAB participants only.


Beach Resort beside Bellevue Hotel (check email for instructions)

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Time Event
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration & Coffee

GOAB 101:
First time at GOAB? Ask our host, Albert Padin, any questions about GOAB
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Opening Ceremonies

Masters of Ceremony:
Dave Overton , Chief Geek, GOAB; CEO/Founder, Sym.ph
Albert Padin , Chief Geek, GOAB; Founder, Sym.ph
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
8:40 AM - 8:45 AM
Opening Message

Tina Amper , Founder, TechTalks.ph
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening Keynote 1:
Empowering Startups and Government's Role in Innovation

Mon Ibrahim, Innovation Consultant, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening Keynote 2:
The Journey of an Entrepreneur

Insights from a Corporate Entrepreneur on adaptability in an ever-changing business landscape Francis R. Oliva, Head Community Partnerships, PLDT SME Nation
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

The Global Startup Phenomenon and its Impact on Emerging Countries

David Brown, Managing Director, Techstars
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Panel Discussion
FOUNDERS WITH TRACTION
Leading Change in the Philippines

Startups are making a real difference in the Philippines through their traction, revenues and growth. Learn what a “founder with traction” and what their respective startups look like, how their business and personal lives have changed, and how their successes contribute to CHANGE in our country.
Moderator:

Joey Gurango, Gurango Software
Panelists:
Gian dela Rama, Innovantage
Rio Ilao, Tarkie
Jerry Tieng, Titanium Technologies
Jojy Azurin, PRINTERS2GO.PH
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Network Break
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Enabling Disruptive Innovation, The IdeaSpace Story

Lessons learned from three years and dozens of startups in our incubation program.

Diane Eustaquio, Executive Director, Ideaspace.ph
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Panel Discussion:
How Startups are Changing the Economy

Moderator:
Paul Pajo
Panelists:
David Brown, Managing Director, Techstars
Jojo Flores, Co-Founder, Plug And Play Tech Center
Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups
Earl Valencia, Program Manager, Bridge Water Associates
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
Time Event
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Chat:
How Startup Weekend Changed the World

Marc Nager, , Entrepreneur in Residence, Techstars
David Brown, Managing Director, Techstars
Tina Amper , Founder, TechTalks.ph
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Challenges of Startups in the Philippines vs Other Countries

Yosuke Fukuda, , CEO, Yoyo Holdings
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel Discussion:
Roadmap for Digital Startups and StartupPH.org

Panelists:
Mon Ibrahim, Innovation Consultant, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
Nannette Arbon, Cebu Provincial Director, Department of Trade and Industry / Slingshot
Atty. Kristine Alcantara, Policy Adviser on Startups & Innovation, Office of Senator Bam Aquino
Jojo Flores, Co-Founder, Plug And Play Tech Center
Jay Fajardo, Launch Garage
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Internet.org by Facebook
Connecting the Next Billion

Alice Wei, Strategic Product Partnerships Manager, Facebook
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch with a Speaker

Speakers volunteer to sit and eat lunch with the audience at the roundtable to facilitate one-on-one connections.
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Please proceed to Breakout Rooms.
See Breakout Sessions tab

Sampaguita Hall will be divided into 2 Breakout Rooms (Sampaguita and Sampaguita Extension). Rosas and Camelia breakout rooms are in back portion of the Hall. Bouganvillea Room for "Office Hours" is beside Registration Room
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Breakout Sessions

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Networking Break

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Breakout Sessions

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Networking Break

5:00 - 5:30 PM
Assemble at the Beach for Group Photo

5:30 - 6:00 PM
Dronie Picture at the Beach

6:00 - 6:30 PM
Break

6:30 PM
Assemble at Bellevue Lobby for transport to dinner venue

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Dinner

Sponsored by the Government of Bohol

Invited guests:
Governor Chatto
Senator Bam Aquino
End Day 1

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Time Event
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Women in Tech Breakfast by Christina Laskowski For Women and Women Supporters
by STAC-SV

Host:
Janette Toral , E-Commerce Advocate, Digital Filipino
Muro-Ami
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration & Coffee

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Day 2 Opening/Recap of Day 1

Masters of Ceremony:
Dave Overton , Chief Geek, GOAB; CEO/Founder, Sym.ph
Albert Padin , Chief Geek, GOAB; Co-Founder, Sym.ph
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Keynote 4

Rene "Butch" Meily, President, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation & QBO Innovation Hub
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Khailee Ng, Investor / Managing Partner, 500 Startups
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Nation Building by Supporting Startups

Ashran Dato' Ghazi, CEO, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC)
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Panel Discussion

Moderator:
RJ Ledesma
Panelists:
Stephanie Caragos , President & CEO, Syntactics, Inc.
Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Board MemberNational ICT Confederation of the Phils. Executive Director; Bacolod-Negros Federation for ICT (BNEFIT)
Janette Toral, Digital Filipino
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Network Break
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
The Xurpas Story

Joey Gurango, Board Member, Xurpas
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Innovating solutions for emerging markets

Dindo Marzan, Managing Director, Hatch
Head, Voyager Business
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding and the Birth of New Social Currencies

Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Founder & CEO, Crowdsourcing Week
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
Time Event
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM
One-on-One

Patch Dulay, Founder & CEO, The Spark Project
Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Founder & CEO, Crowdsourcing Week
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Tong Hsien Hui, Investment Director, Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL)
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Chat:

RJ Ledesma
koichi Saito, Founder & General Partner, KK Fund
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Panel Discussions:
Corporate Startup Engagement

Moderator:
Katrina Chan
Panelists:
Arnaud Bonzom, Director of Corporate Innovation, 500 Startups
Oko Davaasuren , Startup Programs, TechStars
Jamie Camidge , Head of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, Muru-D
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Debate:
Self-funding vs Fundraising

Moderator:
Mohan Belani, Editor, e27
Debaters:
Frank Denbow, Founder, Startup Threads
Mario Berta, FlySpaces
Eddie Thai, 500 Startups
Joe Ziegler, Rockstarz Asia
Sampaguita Main Conference Room
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Breakout Sessions

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Networking Break

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
2nd International GOAB Pitching Competition

Sampaguita Main Conference Room
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Ceremonies

Sampaguita Main Conference Room
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Happy Hour

Day 1 Morning Breakout Session
Thursday, August 25

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
LOCATION
Main Sampaguita Hall
Sampaguita Extension
Rosas Room
Camellia Room
Bougainvilla (beside Registration)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Startup Education
Pitching Coaching

Joseph Ziegler, CEO, Rockstarz Asia
Mimic, Combine, Transform:
Designing Within a Mature Ecosystem

Ever notice how all sites and app look the same these days? Philip will conduct a conversation about how the growth of good user experiences has led to today's homogenized experiences; and how we - as designers, product owners, technologists - need to do to rise above and create the next generation of killer apps.

Philip McKay, Head Designer, Citrix
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM:
The Future Now

Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler
Case Studies
Corporate Working with Startups

Arnaud Bonzom, Director of Corporate Innovation, 500 Startups
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
SEO Strategy and Best Practices

A hands on review of current SEO strategy and guidelines to boost your presence on the web and drive up traffic.

Arnaud Bonzom, Director of Corporate Innovation, 500 Startups

Day 1 Afternoon Breakout Session
Thursday, August 25

Time Track 1 (Biz/Founder) Track 2 (Geek/Tech) Track 3 (Design/Gaming) Track 4 (Ecosystem) Track 5 (Office Hours)
LOCATION
Main Sampaguita Hall
Sampaguita Extension
Rosas Room
Camellia Room
Bougainvilla (beside Registration)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Startup Education:
Business to Business Sales; Power Sales

Mario Berta, CEO & Founder, FlySpaces
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Geek / Tech


Speakers:
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Haifa arina Baluyos, Executive Director, DevCon Philippines, Inc.

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM: Tim Post, Director of Communities, Stack Overflow

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM: Joshua Arvin Lat, (Director for Software Development & Engineering, Deal Grocer

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Sony Valdez, Python Programming

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM: q & A
Ask Me Anything

Moderator:
RJ Ledesma

Steve Benitez, CEO & Founder, Bo's Coffee
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
University Support for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

Does your startup need expert help? Looking for funding your product development? Your local university may be of more help than you realize. Programs such as USAID STRIDE are enabling universities to make their talent and facilities more accessible to startups and entrepreneurs. Explore some models and case studies of different universities as they innovate and develop technology transfer, making them an integral part of the Philippine innovation ecosystem.

2:20 PM - 2:15 PM:
The Knowledge and Technology Transfer Office (KTTO) Program with Philippine Universities

Dr. Dave Hall, Chief of Party, USAID STRIDE


2:15 PM - 3:00 PM:
Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Dr. Richard Abendan, USAID STRIDE


Commercialization from University (Phil and US) Perspective, 1000 cups Initiative in Iloilo

Dr Carmelo Ambut, Vice President for Research and Extension, Iloilo Science and Technology University


Startup experience of Phil and US Universities, The TIP Innovation Center



Intellectual Property from a Phil and US Academic Perspective, Startup Case Studies



Business Matching
(Software Development)

Are you a Software Dev Studio? Looking of Software Dev Partners? Listen and Network. 2 minute pitch only, no slides, then open networking. Max 8 companies.

Host: Albert Padin, Symph

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Office Hours
Group 1

Jamie Camidge
Raf Quisumbing
Dahlia Room; by special arrangement
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lightning Pitch - Group 1

Open for Startups/Businesses, Opportunity for feedback. 1 minute pitch for 8 entries, then open networking.

Host:
Dave Overton, Founder/CEO, Symph
Reactors:
Steve Benitez, Bo's Coffee
Tong Hsien Hui, Director of Communities, Infecomm Investments
Marc Nager, Techstars
Earl Valencia, STAC-SV
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PLDT Innolab

How we support Startups

Joey Limjap

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Ideaspace Panel:

FOUNDER SECRETS : GRIT AND GRIND

Ideaspace’s revenue stage startup founders share how they work around growth pains - from dealing with competitors, extending their runway, balancing advocacy with profit-making and iterating continuously.

Host:
Dustin Masancay


Seizing Opportunities, Partnering with your Competitors and Making Tough Decisions

Au Soriano, Founder, Pinoy Travel
Balancing Social Good and the Balance Sheet

Rachel de Villa, Co-Founder, Cropital
Building a Product, Talking to Users and Gaining Traction

Rio Ilao, Founder, Tarkie
Office Hours
Group 2

Rocky Chan
Joseph Ziegler
Epi Ludvik Nekaj
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Digital Marketing Panel

Host:
Janette Toral, Digital Filipino
Panelists:
Robin Gurney, , Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, Cre8ors
Julius Mariano, Founder & CEO, Bigbag Fresh
Monica Jane Roldan, Founder & CEO, Save N' Earn Wireless
USAID Consultations
Office Hours
Group 3

Ashran Ghazi
Arnaud Bonzom
Imran Nazimuddeen
Jocelle Batapa-Sigue
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Networking Break
Networking Break
Networking Break
Networking Break
Networking Break
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Searching for Oil Wells

While many people are pursuing valuations, funding and exits, isn't there room for another model? We have an opportunity to solve the problems of 600M people in ASEAN by creating sustainable, innovative companies.

Joe Jiegler, CEO, Rockstarz Asia
Sky Eye (Drone)

Edgar Ilaga, CTOSkyEye, Inc.
Lessons Learned from Building Fashion Ecommerce in SEA

Constantin Robertz, Managing DirectorZalora
Digital Startup Roadmap

Mon Ibrahim, DICT
Jojo Flores, StartupPH.org
Office Hours
Group 4

Patch Dulay
Nanette Arbon
Koichi Saito
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Founder Panel

Moderator:
RJ Ledesma

Panelists:
Frank Denbow, Founder, Startup Threads
Bryan Yap, Founder, Chef On Demand
Au Soriano, Founder, Pinoy Travel
Geek Secrets
How to find the best tech talent and build a rockstar team

Mark Buenconsejo, Tech Co-FounderCaresharing
Why build startups and tech companies in the Philippines

Ariel Lopez, Hybridym Consulting
Miguel Warren, Payoneer
Dr. Richard Abendan, USAID-STRIDE
Regional Ecosystem Panel
Creating Tech/Startup Opportunities in your City

Stephanie Caragos, CDO
Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, Bacolod
Dr. Sheryl Satorre, Cebu
Ben Skelton, Bohol
Techstars / Startup Weekend

Day 2 Morning Breakout Session
Friday, August 26

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
LOCATION
Main Sampaguita Hall
Sampaguita Extension
Rosas Room
Camellia Room
Bougainvilla (beside Registration)
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Startup Education
Self-funding Case Studies, How to build your startup without outside funding

Joseph Ziegler, CEO, Rockstarz Asia
Ernani Omar Cruz, CEO, Stash.ph
PayMaya/Voyager


9:45 AM - 10:00 AM:
PLDT Innolab - How we support Startups

Joey Limjap, VP, PLDT Innolab


12:15 PM - 12:30 PM:

Tiago Costa Alves, Apptoid
Crisis in Philippine Startups?

Yosuke established his startup in the Philippines in 2012, and is grateful to the community for helping his company. Out of his passion for startups and to pay it forward, he would like to share learnings. Topics: - Current startup investment crisis and trend.- Traditional Filipino startup problems - Big difference between Filipino startup and other SEA countries startup - What's next for the Philippines.

Yosuke Fukuda, CEO, YOYO Holdings Pte. Ltd.
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Networking Break Networking Break Networking Break Networking Break Networking Break
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Startup Education:
How Startups Can Engage with Corporate Investors/ Customers / Partners

How many founders say "if only Telecom Company A would distribute this app?" Or "I want to partner with San Miguel!" Or "I am looking to exit to a large insurance player". Our speaker will address all these points and more.

Jamie Camidge, Head of Strategic PArtnerships and AlliancesMuru-D
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Design Thinking

from Ideo.org "Thinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach, which IDEO calls design thinking, brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable. It also allows people who aren’t trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges.

Oko Davaasuren, Regional Manager, Techstars
Programs for Startups
Group A

Alexis Kayanan, PhilDev.org
David Hall, USAID-STRIDE
Goldy Yancha, Ideaspace.ph
Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP)
Office Hours
Group 5

Miguel Warren
Jedd Lim
Frank Denbow
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Microsoft talk:
Partnering to Broaden Your Market

Find out how Microsoft’s partner initiatives can help startups scale their sales and marketing efforts to reach a broader market, both locally and globally. We will also discuss innovations (like holographics, cognitive services, etc.) that can help differentiate you in this global arena.

Joel Garcia, Director, Developer Experience and Evangelism
Arnie Locsin, Technical Evangelist, Developer Experience and Evangelism
Programs for Startups
Group B

Alex Alabiso / Pia, Kickstart.ph
Jay Fajardo, LaunchGarage
Emmylou Delfin, seedPH (DICT)
Nanette Arbon, DTI Slingsot
Atty. Kristine Alcantara, DTI Slingsot
Office Hours
Group 6

Joshua Arvin Lat
Ashran Ghazi
Constantin Robertz
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Startup Education: Startup Valuation
Jon Cholak
Registering your Company

Atty Rocky Chan, EnterPH.com, Philippines
Imran Nazimuddeen, Stamford Advisors, Singapore
Office Hours
Group 7

Robert Cristobal
Gian Dela Rama
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lightning Pitch
Group 2

Open to Startups/Businesses. Opportunity for feedback. 1 minute pitch for 8 entries, then Open Networking.

Host: Joey Gurango
Reactors: Chris McCann, Greylock Ventures
Constantin Robertz, Zalora
Jay Fajardo, Launch Garage
VJ Africa, Eurekloud
Debate by A Space
Is a flat organization structure an effective team approach?

Debate Moderator: Micah Assistores
with:
Matthew Morrison
Carlo Delantar
Ceeli Martinez-Miranda
Earl Valencia
Paolo Rentero
Office Hours
Group 8

Robin Gurney
Eddie Thai
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Making the Most of G.A. and Enhance E-Commerce

Raphael Quisumbing, CTO, Upteam Corporation
How Investors Evaluate Tech and Startup Companies

Khailee Ng, 500 Startups
SOCIAL MEDIA:
STRATEGY, COMUNITY AND BRAND IDENTITY

Rosario Juan, Commune
Office Hours
Group 9

Jojo Flores
Jon Cholak

Day 2 Afternoon Breakout Session
Friday, August 26

Time Track 1 (Biz/Founder) Track 2 (Geek/Tech) Track 3 (Design/Gaming) Track 4 (Ecosystem) Track 5 (Office Hours)
LOCATION
Main Sampaguita Hall
Sampaguita Extension
Rosas Room
Camellia Room
Bougainvilla (beside Registration)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Robert Cristobal, Founder Creative Storyteller, Frame 316; Chief Content Officer, Techtalks.ph
ShineOS+ Electronic Medical Records for Health Startups

SHINE OS+ is an open source healthcare exchanges system that can be used by healthcare-centric startups. The recently concluded #ThinkOpenHealth Hackathon for Health held with the DOST & DOH used SHINE OS+ to create healthcare-centric apps. More info at http://shine.ph

Paul Pajo, Smart DevNet
Designer Panel

Dan Pantinople, Symph
Francis Alturas, Symph
PLDT / Voyager

Fro Oliva
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Investor Panel
500 Startups

Khailee Ng
Eddie Thai
Arnaud Bonzom
Developer Community Updates and Opportunities

Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP) is a first-of-its-kind industry-academe partnership that seeks to improve the level of technology and engineering education in the Philippines, particularly in the field of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE). It was recently included in Fortune’s “Change the World” list for 2016 for creating “important social impact”. More info at http://partners.smart.com.ph/sweep

Paul Pajo, SWEEP
10 Things:
Good Process Makes Good Product

Philip will identify 10 things that drive him to make experiences that are good for the customer. These are team driven tips which can help in the process for creating amazing, next generation of products.

Philip McKay, Head Designer, Citrix
Bohol Fablab

Nanette Arbon
Esperanza Melgar
Marilyn Tancino
Charles Vincent Barrete
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Networking Break
Networking Break
Networking Break
Networking Break
Networking Break

*Agenda subject to change without notice.

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FEATURED ACTIVITIES

International Keynote Speakers and Industry Leader Panel Discussions

Talks and panel discussions from local and international speakers about the latest trends and topics in investments, tech, startup and design industries.

GOAB International Startup Pitching Competition

Open to all early stage tech startups that have revenue and traction. Pitch your product to potential investors on the GOAB stage. Submit your online application now. Deadline of submission is on July ​31, 2106.

Click here for the GOAB International Startup Pitching Competition Terms and Conditions.

Investors Roundtable Dinner

Exclusive roundtable discussion by investors for investors. Learn more about investing in tech startups in Southeast Asia. This requires a separate ticket, please choose Investor registration ticket.

Business Matching (for outsourcing companies)

Opportunity to meet startups, software development companies, outsourcing partners, mentors, investors, employees, employers, clients and supporters.

Exhibition Booths (Corporate sponsors and retail vendors) / Geek Alley Exhibition (for Startups)

Strategically located in the ​lobby of the convention hall where you can showcase your products and services to GOAB attendees. Reserve your booth now by contacting hello@geeksonabeach.com.

Office Hours

Get a chance to meet mentors on a 1-on-1 basis. Flash consultation meeting of 15 minutes each. An opportunity to get help on your most important issue.

Lunch with a Speaker

It's back! Our popular activity where volunteer speakers sit down with the participants during lunch hour for a more personal interaction and connection. An opportunity to shake hands and mingle with some speakers in structured networking sessions like LWAS and facilitated introductions during breaks.

Breakout Session

Get up to date with the latest technologies and trends in the industry. Join the workshops and talks from experienced domain experts.

Geek Party

With music and drinks, put your party hats on and celebrate with us i​n the scenic shores of Bohol. Geek conversations most of the time lead to new ideas and new action plans. Who knows where these meaningful connections will lead you.

Click here for the GOAB International Startup Pitching Competition Terms and Conditions.

Do not miss out on this golden opportunity!

“GOAB is Southeast Asia's most relaxed, friendly, and fun conference. Real relationships get made. Deals get done. And it's by the beach. You can't miss this.”

- Khailee Ng
Managing Partner
500 Startups

SPEAKERS

A gathering of some of the brightest minds in startups, tech & design

david brown

David Brown

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Techstars
Boulder, USA

marc nager

Marc Nager

Co-Founder, Startup Weekend | Former CEO, UP Global | Entrepreneur in Residence, Techstars

epi ludvik nekaj

Chris McCann

Community lead, Greylock Partners
San Francisco, USA

epi ludvik nekaj

Epi Ludvik Nekaj

Founder and CEO, Crowdsourcing Week
Singapore

arnaud bonzom

Arnaud Bonzom

Director of Corporate Innovation, 500 Startups
Singapore

robert cristobal

Robert Cristobal

Chief Content Officer, TechTalks.ph | Founder Creative Storyteller, Frame 316
Singapore / Philippines

philip mckay

Philip McKay

Principal UX Designer, Citrix
San Francisco, CA, USA

jamie camidge

Jamie Camidge

Head, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, muru-D

steve benitez

Steve Benitez

Founder & CEO, Bo's Coffee
Philippines

diane eustaquio

Diane Eustaquio

Executive Director, IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc
Philippines

khailee ng

Khailee Ng

Managing Partner, 500 Startups
Malaysia

david hall

David Hall

Chief of Party, USAID-STRIDE
Philippines

jojoflores

Jojo Flores

Co-Founder and VP Operations, Plug and Play Technology Center
USA / Philippines

janette toral

Janette Toral

E-Commerce Advocate, DigitalFilipino.com
Philippines

joey gurango

Joey Gurango

Founder, Gurango Software | Director, Xurpas, Inc.
Philippines

mariaressa

Maria A. Ressa

CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler
Philippines

alicewei

Alice Wei

Product Partnerships, Southeast Asia, Facebook
Singapore

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