Geek on a Beach (GOAB) is a brand new conference for everyone who is passionate about startups, technology, design, and making the world a better place.GOAB aims to “Bring Together Tech Innovators — from Startups to Global Heroes”. It will be held in the beautiful island of Boracay, Philippines on September 26 to 27, 2013.
GOAB is organized by TechTalks, co-organized by DOST-ICTO, branded by Happy Garaje and powered by Symph It includes presentations from hand-picked experts from all across the world. GOAB is the perfect place to come and share learnings and stories with new friends in a three day get-together by the shores of splendid Boracay island in the Philippines. Some of the prominent speakers are Jia Jih Chai (Airbnb), Khailee Ng (500Startups),Steven Cadigan (Cadigan ventures),Jay Fajardo (Proudcloud),Eric Su(Lifebit), Minette Navarette (Kickstart Ventures) & many more. For complete list of speakers visit here.
TechTalks is a non-profit, independent community of business, technology, and startup enthusiasts. It is an SEC-registered business founded by Tina Amper. TechTalks is known for grass roots organization of international events such as: Startup Weekend Cebu, Startup Weekend Davao, Cebu ON3 Startup Pitching Competition and other events – all of which help educate, support, and empower people to become entrepreneurs. It also provides opportunities for training and connection with the right resources to help the grassroots community become more globally competitive and implement industry best practices.
DOST-ICTO It helps in providing excellence in developing and promoting ICT plans and programs. The ICTO is tasked to be the lead implementing agency of Government in all most of its ICT related efforts such as industry development, policy formulation, ICT infrastructure development, R&D, ICT capacity building for the public sector and administration of the E-Governance Fund.
Symph Symph builds harmonious technology solutions. The company name represents the belief that Business is like a Symphony, each business is unique and contains many parts. These parts, when in tune and in harmony sound magnificent. But when they are not, results are disastrous. Technology is the enabler of business, not its purpose. They’ve provided solutions to Filipino and international clients, and are currently incubating a few startup ideas of their own.
Happy Garaje Happy Garaje is a Swashbuckling Creative Studio from the Island of Cebu.They are image-makers and storytellers whose work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators (USA), Luerzer’s Archive (Europe), Semi-Permanent (Australia) and Tokyo Designers Week. The studio splits time between producing self-initiated projects and helping brands, non-profit organizations and people of all shapes and sizes get their message out into the wide and marvelous world.
Geekepedia wishes GOAB best of luck for the beach conference & future endeavors.
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