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Startup Pinay BOOTQAMP - Application

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A 4-week course on validating business ideas and gaining early traction for women in tech

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BOOTQAMP is a short-course program designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs to further develop their ideas into viable and validated tech businesses in the Philippines.

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Hey Founders!

BOOTQAMP is back! For 2021, our BOOTQAMP will be in line with our Startup Pinay initiative, working with ventures and technopreneurs that uplift the lives of not just women entrepreneurs but affecting positive change to girls and women in society.

If you’re working on your business idea and don’t know the next step, BOOTQAMP is for you. This will be a fully-online 4-week program that will guide you through relevant concepts, tools and practices for tech startup entrepreneurship, including : building a business model , understanding customer needs especially in gender specific concerns, implementing validation techniques & communicating and pitching your ideas . We will also be inviting experts and community leaders on gender development and women empowerment to help the participants refine their solutions.

We are looking for 10 innovative ideas, from teams with 1-4 members, that offer technology solutions for women, by women. Here are the criteria for eligible applicants - Applicants must have a tech-enabled venture in its Idea or early prototype stage (not revenue-generating yet) and must comply with:

Team composition:

*Teams must have at least 1 female co-founder or core team member - Solo founders are eligible to join as long as she can commit to attending all the required sessions

*Open to teams with professional and students(college-level) members

Themes and Ideas

*The Startup Pinay BOOTQAMP prioritizes Ideas and solutions that are explicitly intended to impact women positively and/or want to have women as a majority of their customers and/or users

* The program is open to solutions for any industry or vertical but will give priority to the following:

-Education, skills development and employment

- Financial technology and economic Inclusion

- Home-care & well-being for girls and women

* Ventures targeting B2C market - the program is quite short and we want to ensure that you can gather relevant feedback within the program so B2C would be ideal

Teams that are chosen will also get dedicated mentorship throughout the program. At the end of the program, there will be a culminating pitch sessions where outstanding teams get a chance to bring home cash prizes (total of PHP60,000 up for grabs!)

The BOOTQAMP will cover 4-weeks, with half-day online interactive learning sessions held on the following dates:

November 12 - Program Kickoff - PM

November 13, Saturday PM

November 20, Saturday PM

November 27, Saturday PM

December 4, Saturday AM

December 10, Friday PM - Final Pitch Day

Note: Chosen teams who confirm their slots are required to have a representative participate actively in all sessions.

The deadline for application is on October 28, 2021- 12 Midnight . Kindly wait for one of the QBO QTIES to email you if your team has been selected to participate in this 5-week program.

Team Application Instructions:

One member can “Create” your password-protected Team page here on Eventbrite so other members can easily search and join in your team. Please coordinate with your members to comply with team applications. If you have any questions or concerns. Please email karla@qbo.com.ph or message on SMS / viber at 09985507518

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