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AUGUST 20-21, 2015 | BORACAY PHILIPPINES
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WHAT IS GOAB? venuforideas bigplussmall

Geeks on a Beach is the honest-to-goodness, no holds-barred conference where people speak the truth about startups, tech and design.

The main event is two days but the activities happen over four days. There are pre-event get-togethers and welcome drinks. Workshops and training sessions. Networking and pitching events. Product demonstrations. Breakout talks for niche interests (bring out your flying drones!). Post-event demos and fun group activities. All centered around the invaluable ideas that will be SHARED in the keynote talks.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE AT GOAB serioustalks laidbackatmosphere

Real people come to GOAB. People with dreams. Those that are looking to get started. The ones that are trying to make it over the hump. Those that have something important to say. Talented, forward-thinking, good people.

Heroes have come to hang out by the beach. You heard Dave McClure dropped by last year, didn't you? 500 Startups Founder. Yes he did. Mister Khailee Ng, mister creative energy himself, he was here too. Maria Ressa, powerhouse of social news. Bowei Gai, he toured the world and ended it here. Earl Valencia. Minette Navarrete (that's na-vuh-reh-te, uh huh). BUSINESS people. Investors. Founders. Founders' buddies. Hotshot designers. Smart-a Developers. They know where it's at.

And you know what the good part about it is? Everybody gets a chance to speak up. You know what's even better? Nobody has to be forced to dress up. GOAB has cracked the code to the perfect half and half of events - important exchange of ideas in an environment that is not daunting. So leave your long-sleeved plaid shirts AT HOME, pack your tank tops and short shorts and book your flights for Boracay.

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GOAB is a place of dialogue. It's an exchange-of-ideas convention that discusses some of the world's pressing needs set along the shores of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world - serious conversations in a laid-back atmosphere.

dave

Dave McClure
Founding Partner, 500 Startups
Philippines

lim

Kuo Yi Lim
Managing Director, Monk's Hill Ventures
Singapore

earl

Earl Valencia
President & Co-Founder, Ideaspace
Philippines

Joy Cañeba

Atty. Joy Cañeba
CEO, AirAsia Zest
Philippines

Mohan Belani

Mohan Belani
Co-founder and CEO, e27
Singapore

ng

Khailee Ng
Managing Partner, 500 Startups
US/Southeast Asia

chow

Chow Paredes
Co-Founder, Zipmatch
Philippines

flores

Jojo Flores
Co-Founder & Vice President Plug and Play Tech Center
USA/SEA

pajo

Paul Pajo
Developer Evangelist, SMART Communications
Philippines

laskowski

Christina Laskowski
Founder & Managing Director, Alquemie Partners
US

mikko

Miguel "Mikko" Perez
Founder & CEO, Ayannah.com
Philippines

ibrahim

Mon Ibrahim
Deputy Executive Director, DOST-ICTO
Philippines

maity

Arup Maity
President & CEO, Blastasia Inc
Philippines

meralli

Farouk Meralli
CEO, mClinica
Philippines

Oko Davaasuren

Oko Davaasuren
Regional Director, Techstars
Malaysia

fajardo

Jay Fajardo
Founder & CEO, Proudcloud
Philippines

sta cruz

Rico Sta. Cruz
Open Source Developer
Philippines

toral

Janette Toral
Owner, DigitalFilipino
Philippines

Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson
Director, FinTech & Marketing, Plug and Play Tech Center
USA

yosuke fukada

Yosuke Fukada
CEO/Co-founder, YOYO Holdings
Japan/Philippines/Singapore/
Indonesia/Thailand

Mark Pineda

Mark Pineda
Co-Founder/Managing Member, Scrubbed
USA

Jupe Tan

Jupe Tan
VP International Operations, Plug and Play Tech Center
USA

Dexter Feliciano

Dexter Feliciano
Founder, MyLegalWhiz
Philippines

chow

See Mei Chow
Head Designer, Piktochart
Malaysia

tonyo cruz

Tonyo Cruz
Blogger
Philippines

Jon Cholak

Jon Cholak
FinTech Mentor, Plug and Play
USA

Tim Chae

Tim Chae
Partner, 500 Startups
USA

Bikesh Lakhmichand

Bikesh Lakhmichand
CEO & Founder, 1337 Ventures
Malaysia

Enrique Garcia III

Hon. Enrique Garcia III
City Mayor, Balanga, Bataan
Philippines

Arnold Concepcion

Arnold Concepcion
Director of Partnerships & Business Development/Deputy General Counsel, IP Nexus
USA

Arnold Concepcion

David Margendorff
Co-Founder & Chairman, Pawnhero.ph
Philippines

judah

Judah Z. Hirsch
CEO, Salarium
Philippines

justin

Justin Hall
Principal, Golden Gate Ventures
USA/Singapore

richard

Richard Abendan
Research & Industry Partnerships Manager, USAID-STRIDE
Philippines

dave

Dave Hall
Chief of Party, USAID-STRIDE
Philippines

Zsolt

Zsolt Vaszary
Serial Entrepreneur, Aerial Filmographer, Chief Content Juggler, Dronethusiast.com
Hungary

Randall

Randall Sayat
Founder, Drones Manila;
CEO, Mayon Studios
USA / Philippines

Takeshi Ebihara

Takeshi Ebihara
Founding General Partner, Rebright Partners
Japan

Thomas

Thomas Gorissen
Startup Stylist/ Head of Platform and Developer Evangelism, Temasys Communication
Singapore

Dmitry

Dmitry Alimov
Founder and Managing Partner, Frontier Ventures
Russia, CIS, Asia

Doralin

Doralin Kelly
UX/UI Designer, Design Ninja
Singapore

Beryl

Beryl Chavez Li
Senior Consultant, DOST-ICTO
Philippines

Binh

Binh Tran
Venture Partner, 500 Startups

John

John Orrock
CEO, Future Now Ventures
Philippines

Eddie

Eddie Thai
Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Andrea

Andrea Levinge
CTO, White Widget
Philippines

Joey

Joey Limjap
VP and Head, PLDT ICT Research and Development
Philippines

Koichi

Koichi Saito
General Partner, KK Fund
Singapore

MAtthew

Matthew Cua
CEO/Co-founder, Skyeye Inc.
Philippines

Teejay

Julian "Teejay" Teodoro
UAS Unmanned Systems Consulting
Philippines

Julius

Jayjay Neri
President, Sunstar Publishing, Inc.
Philippines

Ravi

Ravi Agarwal
Angel Investor
Social Entrepreneur
LP, 500 Startups
CEO, engageSpark
Philippines

Liza

Liza Andrea Kuster
Co-Founder, Impact Hub Manila
Philippines

Jap

John Paul "Jap" Uminga
Programs Development Manager, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (GoNegosyo)
Philippines

Paolo

Paolo Azzola
COO, Smart eMoney, Inc
Philippines

Ibba

Ibrahim ‘Ibba’ Bernardo
Founder and CEO, Sari Software Solutions
Philippines

Matt

Matt Morrison
Founder and CEO, A Space Manila
Philippines

Mike

Mike Prasad
Venture Partner, Go Venture Lab
Philippines

MORE SPEAKERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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AGENDA

Crown Regency Resort and Convention Center | Boracay Philippines | 20-21 August 2015


Build Tomorrow: Leveraging the Philippines and ASEAN

Building on the achievements of the past two years, Geeks On A Beach (GOAB) goes full gear on the road to build tomorrow -- using leading edge technologies to solve today's global problems. Yes, the Philippines has delivered on providing more fun to all. The first two years of GOAB leveraged this to attract the best and the brightest from around the world to Philippine shores. More than the fun, this year’s GOAB promises more value with your participation in shaping the Philippine Startup Roadmap while impacting the regional and global startup ecosystems. Though the process began years ago, ASEAN integration officially starts on December 31, 2015. While the Philippine startup community gears itself towards seizing the opportunities and overcoming the challenges at its doorstep, the country offers an ideal gateway for global players seeking to leverage the ASEAN Economic Community.

Pre-Conference 19 August 2015 | Wednesday

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Time
Event
4:00 PM
IDEASPACE Investor's Dinner
Private Roundtable discussions for investors by investors. Requires separate ticket and/or special invitation.
Hosts:
Dustin Masancay, Ideaspace.ph
Martin Pascual, Nest
Koichi Saito, KK Fund
Ravi Agarwal, CEO, Engagespark; LP, 500 Startups
8:00 PM
Welcome Drinks by Kickstart
RSVP required: https://kickstart.doorkeeper.jp/events/29155

Day 1 20 August 2015 | Thursday

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Time
Event
6:00 AM
Yoga by the Beach
El Centro Island Beach Resort
7:30 AM
Registration & Coffee

Geeks On A Beach Introduction
Q&A with Albert Padin
Is it your first time at GOAB? Are you new to Startups? Learn the buzzwords and get tips on how to get the most out of the conference.
8:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies
Hosts:
Albert Padin
George Padin

Philippine National Anthem

Opening Cultural Presentation
Welcome Message
Tina Amper, Founder & President, Techtalks.ph; Organizer, GOAB
Geeks On A Beach Overview
Albert Padin, Co-Founder, Sym.ph; GOAB3 Chief Geek
9:00 AM
Opening Keynote Message
Paolo Azzola, co-COO, PayMaya (Rocket Internet)
9:20 AM
Launching Keynote The Philippine Startup Roadmap
Mon Ibrahim, Deputy Executive Director, DOST-Information Communications Technology Office
9:30 AM
Panel 1Aligning with the Philippine Startup Roadmap
As the Philippines launch its startup roadmap, how will this impact on the different ecosystems and stakeholders. How can local, regional and global players leverage? The Panelists are key contributors to the roadmap.
Speaker - Roadmap Overview:
Beryl Li, Senior Consultant, Philippine Startup Roadmap Moderator:
Christina Laskowski, Science and Technology Advisory Council - Silicon Valley
Moderator:
Mon Ibrahim, Deputy Executive Director, DOST-ICTO
Beryl Li, Senior Consultant, Philippine Startup Roadmap
Earl Valencia, IdeaSpace.ph
Jojo Flores, Plug and Play Tech Center
Tina Amper, TechTalks.ph
Jay Fajardo, Launch Garage
Christian Besler, Kickstart.ph
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:25 AM
Breakout Sessions
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Drone Demo
Teejay Teodoro, UAVPhilippines.com
10:35 AM
Keynote 1 Leveraging the Philippines and ASEAN: The AirAsia Experience
Atty. Joy Caneba, CEO, AirAsia Philippines
10:50 AM
Keynote 2 The Philippine Edge: How can a regional and global player take full advantage
Earl Valencia, President, Ideaspace Foundation; Vice President, Smart Communications
11:05 AM
Breakout Sessions
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Panel 2How Peak to Peak (2000 to 2015): Our Startup Journeys in the Philippines; Unicorn in the future?
Moderator:
Jay Fajardo, CEO, ProudCloud
Panelists:
Carlo Calimon, MobKard;
Ibba Rasul Bernardo, Sari.ph
Arup Maity, Blast Asia (LaunchPad)
11:25 AM
Keynote 3
Bikesh Lakhmichand, CEO-Founder, 1337 Ventures
Time
Event
11:40 AM
Keynote 4 Philippine Startup Legislative Agenda
Karl Vendell Satinitigan
11:55 AM
Formal Presentation Turnover of Philippine Startup Roadmap from DOST-ICTO Dep Director Mon Ibrahim to Karl Vendell Satinitigan
12:00 PM
Lunch Break
12:20 PM
Working Lunch Break
at Convention Center
For those interested in participating in Philippine Startup Roadmap roundtable discussions. All others are free to take their lunch at their leisure.

Philippine Startup Roadmap Discussions
Host:
Paul Rivera

Detailed Roadmap Presentation
Beryl Li, Senior Consultant
12:35 PM
Roundtable discussions seeking public comments about the roadmap.
Each table will be moderated by contributors to the roadmap, including: DOST-ICTO Mon Ibrahim; Earl Valencia, IdeaSpace; DTI Mike Ignacio , DTI SlingshotMNL Rico Mariano; Dustin Masancay/IdeaSpace/Innovation Hub, Jojo Flores, Plug and Play; Jay Fajardo, Launch Garage; Christian Besler, Kickstart; Paco Sandejas*, PhilDev/Narra; Ron Hose, Coins.ph; Christina Laskowski, STAC-SV; Janette Toral, Digital Filipino (Phil E-commerce Roadmap).
1:30 PM
Breakout Sessions
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3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:20 PM
GOAB International Startup Pitching Competition
4:30 PM
Walk to the Beach
5:00 PM
Dronie Group Picture @ the Beach
6:00 PM
ASpace & Ipanema Acoustic Night
Host:
Paul Rivera

8:00 PM
End of the Day

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Masters of Ceremony:
Albert, Sym.ph
George Padin, Sym.ph

Day 2 21 August 2015 | Friday

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Time
Event
8:30 AM
Registration and Coffee
9:00 AM
Day 2 Opening
Hosts:
Albert Padin
George Padin
9:10 AM
Keynote 4
Funding Trends - What's in, what's out? What industries are attractive to funders in the Asean Region.
Dave McClure,
Founding Partner, 500 Startups;
Khailee Ng,
Managing Partner, 500Startups
9:25 AM
Breakout Sessions
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Panel 3
Investments in Asia
Moderator:
Earl Valencia, President, IdeaSpace

Speakers:
KuoYi Lim, Managing Director, Monk's Hill Ventures
Bikesh Lakhmichand, CEO & Founder, 1337 Ventures
Dmitry Alimov, Managing Partner, Frontier Ventures
Justin Hall, Principal, Golden Gate Ventures
9:50 AM
Panel 4: Is there a Tech / Startup Bubble?
Moderator:
Ravi Agarwal, CEO engageSpark

Speakers:
Koichi Saito, KK Fund
Jupe Tan, Plug and Play
John Orrock, Future Now Ventures
Takeshi Ebihara, Founding Partner, Rebright Partners
Mike Prasad, Founding Partner, Venture Lab
10:15 AM
Panel: Getting the first seed funding - How these startups clinched it.
Moderator:
Mohan Belani, e27

Panelists:
John Dang, Co-Founder, Zipmatch
Yosuke Fukada, Yoyo Holdings
TBD Asia Startup*
10:30 AM
Networking Coffee Break
10:45 AM
Synthesis - Philippine E-Commerce Roadmap and Philippine Startup Roadmap
Janette Toral, Digital Filipino
11:00 AM
Global Networks Role - How the diaspora fits into the ecosystem
Christina Laskowski, Science and Technology Advisory council (STAC-SV)
11:15 AM
Panel: 500Startups Invades Asia
Moderator:
Mohan Belani, e27

Panelists:
Dave McClure, 500 Startups
Khailee Ng, 500 Durians (Malaysia)
Tim Chae, 500 KimChi (South Korea)
11:45 AM
KeynoteAWS - Amazon Web Services
John Fitzpatrick
12:00 PM
Networking Lunch lunch with a speaker
*Speakers volunteer to sit and eat lunch with the audience roundtable to facilitate 1-1 connections.
1:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
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5:00 PM
Closing Ceremonies
9:30 PM
GEEK PARTY! by Partyphile and Pub Crawl Boracay
*Free drinks for first 50 attendees. 25% of Pub Crawl ticket sales will be donated toTechTalks.ph, non-profit organizers of GOAB.

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Day 1: Morning BreakOut Sessions 20 August 2015 | Thursday

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Time
Track 1
Location
4th Flr Palawan Room
10:25 AM
Startup Education: How to Pitch to VCs
Jon Cholak, Plug and Play
11:05 AM
Startup Education: Learn UI/UX for Startups
Doralin Kelly, Design Ninja

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Featured Activities

Drones On A Beach

Win a MIni-Drone

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 25, 2015.

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 + Conference 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 open lobby outside 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 Sessions

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 in this beautiful Boracay Island. Geek conversations most of the time leads 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

aboutboracay

Possibly the most beautiful beach in Asia

We're going back to the one of the World's best - BORACAY BEACH, BABY! Where the sand is like powder and orange sunset has power. Boracay, with its pristine seas and world-class amenities, is the perfect place for this year's conference.

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