DTI sets in­no­va­tion con­fab

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY -

ON Oc­to­ber 23, the in­no­va­tion con­fer­ence Sling­shot Cebu 2018 will gather star­tups, en­trepreneurs, in­no­va­tors, ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions and gov­ern­ment agen­cies at the Cebu City Sports Club.

Ac­cord­ing to the Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI), event or­ga­nizer, the lat­est edi­tion of Sling­shot Cebu will have the theme “Revving up your busi­ness in a Dig­i­tal World,” which is ap­pro­pri­ate for its tar­get par­tic­i­pants which are both brick and mor­tar MS ME sand tech star­tups.

Sling­shot Cebu 2018 will have the twin ob­jec­tives of nudg­ing brick and mor­tars to adapt and adopt dig­i­tal, while our tech star­tups will have the op­por­tu­nity to net­work, val­i­date busi­ness mod­els and gain trac­tion.

This year’s Sling­shot top­ics in­clude: The Dig­i­tal En­trepreneur­ship Ecosys­tem, Scale Up Pro­gram for Star­tups, Data Pri­vacy and Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing. There will be two panel con­ver­sa­tions. One to tackle En­tre­pre­neur­ial Jour­neys and an­other will be on Revving up Rev­enues through Busi­ness Model De­sign. All will have both MSMEs and Star­tups in the panel to show that in­no­va­tion and en­trepreneur­ship are re­ally two sides of the same coin.

Sling­shot Cebu 2018 has two break-out ses­sions held si­mul­ta­ne­ously in the af­ter­noon. The first ses­sion is called “The Pitch” for tech start-ups and brick and mor­tar MSMEs. Judges will be cor­po­rates from both the tra­di­tional and startup world. The sec­ond ses­sion is called “Coach and Con­nect.” This coach­ing ses­sion will fo­cus on sales and mar­ket­ing, fi­nanc­ing and fund­ing, le­gal, HR Re­lated, and Pay­ment So­lu­tions.

Af­ter the con­fer­ence, the DTI will launch the Startup Is­land Men­tor­ing Pro­gram in Cen­tral Visayas.

DTI-7 As­sis­tant Re­gional Di­rec­tor Ma. Elena Ar­bon said that the Startup Is­land Men­tor­ing pro­gram, which is be­ing pi­loted in Cebu, is de­signed to help lo­cal star­tups gain en­tre­pre­neur­ial skills, strengthen their busi­ness mod­els and scale-up.

For reg­is­tra­tion, in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants may click on the fol­low­ing link https://goo.gl/forms/UXyJi­wNCyP3IXvXg2.

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