I was there the last time they announced the winners last year and this time, PLDT SME Nation is doing it again in partnership with Rappler. They're trying to find a new set of entrepreneurs (who's already done it!) that utilize the digital space and change the game once again.
This year, they're looking for individuals that can fit the title Boss for E-Commerce (for innovative applications of online services), Boss for Social Media (for growing communities using social media), Boss for Social Responsibility (for those who give back to the community), and Boss for Innovative Solutions (for services and ideas that cater to a large audience).
Last year's winners were Kim Lato (for Kimstore), top wedding videographer Jason Magbanua (my personal idol), Timefree Innovations' Chino Atilano, Messy Bessy founder Kristine Reyes, and MobKard's Carlo Calimon. They all received bussiness kits (worth thousands of pesos) plus the trip to Silicon Valley all paid for by SME Nation.
"We want to empower micro, small and medium enterprises so they could grow their business so they too could look at young entrepreneurs who have proven they could do it!" says PLDT SME nation VP Mitch Locsin. You can nominate them online now at Rappler.com/betheboss .
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