This July, YouthHack Manila in partnership with will be holding the YouthHack Manila Startup Challenge on July 25 and 26 in Xavier School. More than 250 students, including both high school and university students, will gather for an opportunity to learn more about startups and entrepreneurship.

Students will get the opportunity to hear from experienced entrepreneurs and businessmen like Kalibrr CEO Paul Rivera, ABS-CBN Chief Digital Officer Donald Lim, Chikka Founder Dennis Mendiola and founder Joe Maristela.

This will be followed by workshops in ideation, prototyping, product development, growth hacking, marketing, user experience and pitching. These workshops will be led by mentors from IdeaSpace, Kalibrr, Uber, and Founder Institute. These workshops will be followed by a fire-pitching session where students can gain direct feedback from mentors.

On the second day, students will be given an opportunity to pitch the ideas they’ve developed to our esteemed judges from, IdeaSpace Foundation, Impact Hub Manila, ZAP, Tech in Asia, Plug and Play and Launch Garage. Student teams have a chance to win over P100,000 worth of prizes, including cash, coworking space membership, gift certificates, mentorship and more. Main prize sponsors include, SMART, and Impact Hub Manila. Other sponsors include, Gardenia, Marks & Spencer and the Mayor’s Office of Quezon City.


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