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
Viral Advocacy Videos
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, virtual reality and drones.

Virtual Reality
Artificial Intelligence
Drones
Trends in UI/UX
Mobile Apps
Web
Software Development
Fab Labs

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

Miguel (Mikko) Perez

Founder & CEO
Ayannah
Philippines

Christian Blanquera

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

Chris Tran

Executive Director
North Ridge Partners
Singapore

Jon Cholak

Venture Investment Professional
Plug and Play
USA

Jojo Flores

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

Jackeline Chua

Managing Director & Co-Founder
SYNERGY88 DIGITAL INC.
Philippines

Monchito B. Ibrahim

Undersecretary
DICT
Philippines

Joey Gurango

Founder
Gurango Software
Independent Director
Xurpas Inc.
Philippines

Jay Fajardo

CEO
Launch Garage
Co-Founder and CTO
MEDIFI
Co-Founder and CEO
Proudcloud
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

Chief Strategy Officer
Sidekicks.co
Founder
NRS Business Solutions
Malaysia/Philippines

Dan Clarke

Founder/CEO
Disruptient
Singapore

Haifa Carina Baluyos

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

Cattski Espina

Record Producer/Executive Producer
22 Tango Records
Philippines

Psst, want to help change the world?

BE A SPEAKER

OUR SPONSORS

WE'D LIKE TO THANK THEM, OF COURSE!

Organizer:

techtalks ph

Co-Organizer:

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Co-Presenter:

techtalks ph

Official Ticketing Partner:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Organizational Partners:


FOUNDING SPONSORS


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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

GOAB 2016 HIGHLIGHTS

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

ONCE UPON A BEACH:
A ZIPMATCH STORY

Fun, friendly, good and collaborative community for startups - that's how Chow Paredes describes Geeks on a Beach.

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!


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