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Go Negosyo’s YOUTHPRENEUR was held successfully last Saturday, November 26 at the SM City Fairview in Quezon City, with a total of 17 schools from the NCR and hundreds of senior high school students coming to be mentored by veteran entrepreneurs and successful businessmen. YOUTHPRENEUR is Go Negosyo’s first entrepreneurship mentoring event specifically designed for Filipino youths.
“At our public entrepreneurship events, I notice that we are getting more young attendees who are keen on starting their own business,” said Joey Concepcion, founder of Go Negosyo. “We are fortunate that the Department of Education is supporting us, and we are now exploring ways to institutionalize this training so that it becomes part of the school curriculum in primary education. With DepEd’s help, we can reach more young Filipinos and teach them about entrepreneurship, or at least open their minds to it.,” he said.
Vice President and Department of Education Secretary Sara Duterte sent her message of support for YOUTHPRENEUR, saying that the event, “serves as a beacon of hope and opportunity for young Filipinos, igniting their passion for entrepreneurship and providing them with the tools and resources they need to transform their ideas into reality.”
Angkas CEO George Royeca was also on hand to deliver an inspirational message to the students, emphasizing how time management is an important skill mastered by successful entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur/content creators Kween Yasmin and Hiraya Filipina CEO Cleo Loque likewise shared their experiences as twentysomething businessmen.
Prior to the event, the senior high school students were asked to select a specific sector they were interested in pursuing for business. They were then matched with veteran mentors to guide them through the process of starting a business, and what steps they should take in order to pursue their entrepreneurship dreams.
Concepcion shared that the success of YOUTHPRENEUR will help its future programs aimed at growing the next generation of Filipino entrepreneurs.