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Filipino IT experts set to fly to Japan to participate in the 2017 Asian Entrepreneurship Award.

Young IT experts of Mr. Geek Mobile Solution Inc., (from L-R) Romeo Sustiguer Jr, President; Elise tupas Mello, Senior Sales Manager; Rowinner G. Bautista, Chairman and CEO; and Eduardo Maghanoy, Chief Project Officer. Photo © Benjie Vergara

EXPERTS from a newly established Filipino Internet Technology company will vie for global recognition and acclaim at Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2017 in Chiba, Japan.

IT experts from Mr. Geek Mobile Solutions, Inc. led by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rowinner G. Bautista, President Romeo Sustiguer, Jr. Senior Sales Manager Elise Tupas Mello and Chief Project Officer Eduardo V. Maghanoy flew to the Land of the Rising Sun via the Philippine Airlines on Wednesday to join with 21 other companies from all around Asia who will compete for the prestigious award.

The group represents the lone Filipino company to compete in the three day event (Oct. 25 to 27).

“By using MyStart-Apps, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)will now have the ability to create decent, high quality and fully customizable mobile app through a user-friendly platform in less than 30 minutes and is absolutely free. This will enable them to save on cost of development and allocate their budget to other more essential needs in running their business,” Bautista said.

The MyStart-Apps had a soft launch last year at the SMX Mall of Asia but this will be followed by a grand launching in December.

Moreover, Bautista said by building one’s business on MyStart-Apps allows promising start ups to build their business and provide more value to their brand.

With MyStart-Apps, the business can now communicate directly to their customers by sending notices, updates and even advertisements to customers’ digital devices, particularly smart phones powered by either Android or iOS.

“As a young tech start-up company, it had always been our dream to be recognized internationally as an app developer from the Philippines and make the country proud. But more than that, as a former MSME, our mission is to help other local MSMEs to achieve their greatest potential ad contribute to the growth of the Philippine economy,” Bautista said.

The participants will be judged based on innovativeness, commercial viability and social impact of the business, and its potential to expand and bring changes to the global economy and society. They will also be judged based on business performance with focus on competitive advantages, management team, strategic vision, and communication capabilities that include presentation skills.

Mr. Geek Mobile Solutions, Inc is part of the Mr. Group Capital Holdings, Inc. or Mr. Group of Companies (MGC).

MGC is an investor firm in the Philippines, with several business units that offer various platforms that bridge people with the passion to start and succeed in their chosen enterprise, and those who want to invest in high-return ventures with least exposure to much risk, according to Bautista.

The Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2017, which will be held from October 25 to 27, at the Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab in Kahiwa City; will give cash prize, free use of office in Japan and capitalization to the company who will be voted as winner.

The prestigious award, Bautista said, will be watched by hundreds venture capitalists around the globe.

Benjie Vergara
A veteran reporter covering the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. He is currently writing for Manila Times, the Philippines' oldest newspaper.

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