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.

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

Monchito B. Ibrahim

Undersecretary
DICT
Philippines

Jon Cholak

Venture Investment Professional
Plug and Play
USA

Haifa Carina Baluyos

Senior Manager for Market Development
Amihan Global Strategies
Former Executive Director
Developers Connect (DevCon) Philippines, Inc.
Philippines

Rico Sta. Cruz

Software Engineer / UI Specialist
Mashup Garage
Philippines

Joey S. Limjap

Vice President and Head
PLDT, ICT Research and Development
Philippines

Ravi Agarwal

Founder/CEO
engageSPARK
Angel Investor
Philippines

Norlin Robles Sunga

Founder
NRS Business Solutions
Malaysia/Philippines

Dan Clarke

Founder/CEO
Disruptient
Singapore

Cattski Espina

Founder / CEO
22 Tango Records
Philippines

Carlo Delantar

Director
Altum
Philippines

Ben Kim

Co-Founder and Principal
Apical Design
USA

Robert Cristobal

Chief Content Officer
TechTalks.ph; T
Founder Creative Storyteller
Frame 316
Singapore/Philippines

Sagiv Massad

Director for Technology and Cybersecurity
Business Profiles Inc.
Director
Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
Israel

Ceeli Martinez-Miranda

Managing Director
GrupoMM;
Co-Founder
CreateCebu
Philippines

Goldy Yancha

Associate Director for Business Development & Partnerships
IdeaSpace Foundation Inc.
Philippines

Carlo Calimon

Director
StartUp Village;
Founder/President/CEO
MobKard
Philippines

Matthew Morrison

Founder and CEO
ASPACE Philippines
Consultant Producer
Geeks on a Beach UK / Philippines

Miguel Warren

Country Manager
Payoneer
Philippines

Wilson Chua

Managing Director and Founder
Future Gen International Pte Ltd
Singapore/Philippines

Paul Pajo

Co-founder & Senior Developer Evangelist
SMART Developer Network (SMARTDevNet)
Smart Communications, Inc.
Philippines

Diane Eustaquio

Executive Director
IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc.
Philippines

Gian Paulo dela Rama

Co-Founder and CEO
InnoVantage, Inc.
Philippines

Fam Alonto

VC, Partner & Team Lead
Launchgarage Innovation Hub
USA / Philippines

Rafael Padilla

Law Consultant
Farcove Network Ltd
Philippines

Arup Maity

President
BlastAsia & Xamun Inc.
Philippines

Frederic Joye

Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder
Arcanys
Co-Founder and Partner
Arcanys Labs
Australia

Michelle Leong

Managing Director & Principal Trainer
1010Life
Singapore / Philippines

Craig Dixon

Entrepreneur in Residence
muru-D
Singapore

Olivier Klein

APAC Solutions Architect for Emerging Technologies
Amazon Web Services
Hong Kong

Chip Wilcox

Chief Product Officer
Temasys
Singapore

Nathaniel Currier

Director of Solutions
Temasys
Singapore

Mario Berta

Founder and CEO
FlySpaces.com
Italy / Singapore

Derya Tanghe

Co-Founder
NXTLVL Academy Inc.
Philippines

Ray Edison Refundo

CEO and Founder
Qwikwire
USA

Aiai Garcia

Business Development Manager
ConsenSys
Philippines

Micah Asistores

Community Rockstar and Associate Founder
A SPACE Philippines
Philippines

Ricardo Manuel H.Chan

Attorney-at-Law
Co Founder / President
EnterPH
Philippines

Rui Palhais

Founder and Manager
Improvement Hacker
Mappalab
Portugal / Philippines

Nannette Arbon

Provincial Director
DTI-Cebu
Philippines

Jorge Azurin

Co-Founder
BayaniHealth.com
Philippines

Vinci Nakpil-Roxas

Investment Director
Bancom II Consultants
Chief Information Officer
Lab.ph
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!