Geeks On A Beach (GOAB) is an international conference for everyone who is passionate about startups, technology, design, and making the world a better place.

STARTUPS + TECH + CREATIVES

Geeks on a Beach is turning 5 this year and we’re back with renewed commitment to bring together the movers and shakers of the startup, tech and creative world.

STRONGER TOGETHER

GOAB has been called a jewel of a conference in Southeast Asia where key people have shared valuable insights on how we can make the world a better place - Dave Mcclure, Khailee Ng, Maria Ressa, Techstars, Earl Valencia just to name a few. This year will be no different and we hope you can be a part of the movement.

GOAB 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Relive the amazing experience by watching the video. Find out why Geeks look forward this conference every year.

STARTUPS IN THE REGION

Who are the hottest startups in the region? How are startups doing in the Philippines? Join the sessions on startups and get to know the ins and outs of the modern world of entrepreneurship.

Founder’s Track
Funding: Early Stage / Series
Bootstrapping
Growth Strategies
Co-working / Incubators
Ecosystem
GOAB Pitch Fest

CREATIVES FOR THE FUTURE

This year we’re exploring what some of Asia’s most creative people are doing to address the challenges in society - the environment, education, health and the welfare of everyday humans!
Learn how they’ve tackled obstacles to reach out, implement and make a difference.

Creative Startups
- Environmental Conservation
- Community Infrastructure
- Arts
- Music
Social enterprises
Branding for Startups

TECH FOR CHALLENGING THE WORLD

The TECH world is at the forefront of change - what happens here affects all our lives in a huge way. Join the tech sessions and learn about all the nifty and impactful developments in social media, mobile and virtual reality.

Cryptocurrency
Ethereum
Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
Artificial Intelligence
Trends in UI/UX
Mobile Apps
Web
Software Development
Outsourcing
Venture Building

SPEAKERS

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

Yobie Benjamin

Founder and CTO Emeritus
Token.io
CEO
ClickSWITCH.com
Technology Pioneer
2015 World Economic Forum
USA

Chris McCann

Community Lead
Greylock Partners
San Francisco, USA

Kay-Mok Ku

Partner
Gobi Ventures
Singapore

Manny Ayala

Managing Director
Endeavor
Philippines

Prasad Vanga

Founder & CEO
Anthill Ventures
Singapore / India

Miguel (Mikko) Perez

Founder & CEO
Ayannah
Philippines

Ehon Chan

Executive Director of ASEAN Centre of Entrepreneurship
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC)
Malaysia

Dindo Marzan

Managing Director & Vice President
Voyager Innovations Inc.
Philippines

Chris Tran

Executive Director
North Ridge Partners
Singapore

Jackeline Chua

Managing Director & Co-Founder
SYNERGY88 DIGITAL INC.
Philippines

Jojo Flores

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

Josephine Romero

CEO
Magpie.IM Pte Ltd
Singapore / Philippines

Christian Blanquera

Founding CTO
Galleon.ph Incorporated;
CEO & Founder
Openovate.com
Philippines

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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, 2017.

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 Puerto Princesa, Palawan. 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 Startup Pitching Competition

WHAT IS GOAB?

Geeks On A Beach (GOAB) is an international conference for everyone who is passionate about startups, technology, design, and making the world a better place.

On our 5th year, we are holding the event in Palawan - one of the world's best islands according to Travel and Leisure magazine. Join us at Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa Hotel, just 2 kilometers away from Puerto Princesa (PPS) airport. See you soon!