Act Local with a Global Mindset – Jojo Flores
An amazing opportunity to meet Jojo Flores from Plug and Play Tech Center global accelerator. BeFast.TV connected with Jojo at Geeks On A Beach (GOAB) Conference in the Philippines and took the chance to ask him about the startup ecosystem in the Philippines in comparison with Silicon Valley startup climate. What are the differences between global startup ecosystems? How can a startup jump ahead of the competition? How does PNP help the emerging entrepreneurs? What is the magic formula for startups to enter the PNP acceleration?
ABOUT GEEKS ON A BEACH (GOAB)
Founded in December 2012 during an informal lunch gathering by various filipino entrepreneurs, Geeks On A Beach (GOAB) is an annual international conference held in the Philippines. Over the past 5 years, Geeks On A Beach continues to connect passionate people in the field of entrepreneurship, design or technology.
ABOUT PLUG AND PLAY TECH CENTER (PNP)
Plug and Play Tech Center is the world’s largest accelerator. PNP platform fosters global innovation for startups, corporations and investors. PNP reviews annually 5,000 startups, invests in 160+, and run industry-specific accelerator programs to help them grow and scale faster. Among other success stories, see below examples of startups in their portfolio that raised over $3.5 BN in funding:
- Nature Box
- Credit Sesami
Event: Geeks On A Beach Conference, 2017
Location: Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa Hotel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Speaker: Jojo Flores, Co-founder and Vice President of Plug and Play Tech Center