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Friday, August 21, 2015

GOAB 3 Awards International Pitching Competition Winners Led by Near Circles

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The 1st day of the Geeks on a Beach 2015 ended with the grand photo ops of all participants who were all requested to gather together upfront to immortalize this moment, together with the winners of the International Pitching Competition, everyone gave their best smiles to the many photographers and members of the media who are covering this event.

There was supposed to be a drone to fly and take our photos from the air but due to some technical difficulties in getting a signal, the drone had to flew manually thanks to this guy who took the initiative to "fly" the drone around the crowd. Lol!

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Geeks on a Beach 3 International Pitching Competition led by the grand champion and even a winner of special prizes - Near Circles represented by Suresh.

Coming in second place is Mobkard, and Protees positioned in third place.

Special prizes from Venture Labs goes to Mobkard and Iskwelahan, while Smart awards their special prizes to Iskwelahan, Mobkard and Near Circles.

There were originally 28 applicants for the pitching competition. 10 got shortlisted and even shortened to 5 who pitched on August 20, 2015!

Our judges in the pitching competition were @alquemiepartner @e27co @ICTOffice @tchae @BikeshL & Paolo Azzola @PayMaya

All three wiinners of the International Pitching Competition takes a group photo

1st place winner - Near Circles

2nd place winner - Mobkard
3rd place winner - ProTees

Special Prize winners from Venture Labs - Mobkard and Near Circles
Special prize winners from Smart - Iskwelahan, Mobkard and Near Circles
The morning of the first day started with an opening ceremony and cultural presentation, followed by some talks from Paolo Azzola of Smart E-Money, Mon Ibrahim of the DOST-ICTO, Beryl Li of teh Philippine Roadmap for Digital Startups, Cristina Laskowski of STACS Silicon Valley, Tina Amper of together with her team from PR Works headed by Doris Mongaya, Earl Valencia of Ideaspace, Jay Fajardo of Proudcloud, Joy Caneba of AirAsia, a drone demonstration, a press conference for the Philippine Roadmap for Digital Startups, and several breakout session in the afternoon discussing various topics that were all very interesting.

The first day was definitely awesome, and I'm sure that the second day would be equally remarkable. Be back for more updates and read also our previous blogs about the event.

Photos and videos will be uploaded soon as we have difficulty in uploading at our current location.

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