The annual Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) international tech conference has been
named finalist of the Philippine Rice Bowl Startup Awards (RBSA) 2017 Nationals
which will have its awarding ceremony on October 25 at the ASPACE Greenbelt in
“We are happy to be named finalist of the Philippine national rounds for the Rice
Bowl Startup Awards 2017, which has been at the forefront of promoting innovation
and technopreneurship in Southeast Asia,” said Tina Amper, TechTalks.ph founder
and GOAB lead organizer.
Held in Puerto Princesa, Palawan earlier this year last August, GOAB has served as
the longest-running national gathering of PH startups since its debut in Boracay
Island in September 2013. GOAB was nominated under RBSA’s Best Ecosystem
“It is great that GOAB’s efforts for a better startup and tech community is being
appreciated in this way. This would not have been possible without the help of our
TechTalks.ph team, our founding partner Department of Information
Communications Technology (DICT), all our partners and sponsors, and the entire
startup community that has made GOAB such a success,” said Amper.
Founded in Malaysia in 2015, the RBSA seeks to give recognition to players in the
Southeast Asian startup ecosystems epitomizing the values of innovation and
entrepreneurship and linking them to business networks and opportunities from
across the globe.
The Philippine RSBA national round winners will compete at the ASEAN Rice Bowl
Startups Awards (ARBSA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 13, 2017. They
will be given a ticket to instant regional media exposure, investor matching, and
more global and regional opportunities and networking.
“The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startups Awards has put the spotlight on the novel and
exciting startups and tech initiatives from each country in the Southeast Asian region
and gather them together in one event. We will take this opportunity to further better
our community,” said Amper.
The Philippine RSBA 2017 country and community partner is ASPACE, the leading
co-work and collaboration project that offers next generation workspaces, meeting
spaces, and event spaces in Manila and Cebu for the country’s budding tech and
GOAB was organized by TechTalks.ph in cooperation with the Department of
Information and Communication Technology (DICT). It was co presented by PLDT,
Smart, Voyager, PayMaya, ePLDT, Smart DevNet, PLDT Enterprise, PLDT Innolab,
Ideaspace, and QBO, and co-produced by ASPACE Philippines.
GOAB was powered by Sym.ph, with branding by Happy Garaje, and pr by
PRWorks. For sponsorship/partnership information or further details,
visit www.GeeksOnABeach.com, follow on Twitter/Facebook Geeks On A Beach, or
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