Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Meetup: Business of software startup and challenges of building one locally...

.. and discussion about building a startup community here in Cebu. A discussion led by Mark John Buenconsejo.

  • General Manager/Senior Programmer at Caresharing (
  • Programmer, entrepreneur
  • Personal site:,
  • Agenda

  • Introduction by everyone, shameless plugging (important for now, since we want to know who's who)
  • Building an online identity
  • Build an online startup community, across, Twitter, Blogs, etc.
  • How will a startup community help each other
  • Discuss challenges of doing a startup locally
  • Discuss demo days
  • Product demo by 2 startup teams (tentative, will disclose when i have confirmation)
  • If you are in a startup; or would like to join one or form one, come to this meetup and help build a startup community in Cebu. Please come prepared to share your thoughts. Also, share with your friends who you think might be interested to participate.

    What: Discussion about Startups
    When: Thursday, January 20, 2011
    Time: 6:00pm to 10pm
    Where: TBD

    For the challenges/topics, to make the meetup efficient, please post the challenges you have encountered in your startup on this meetup page, ahead. Also, for questions or topics you want to be discussed during the meetup, please post them here. I will pick at least 6 topics that we will discuss, and posters will get one from any of these books:

  • 'The Art of the Start' by Guy Kawasaki (
  • 'Founders at Work' by Jessica Levingston (
  • 'Toilet Paper Entrepreneur' by Mike Michalowicz (
  • This meetup will also have some food and drinks, and will depend on the venue and the sponsor. Hopefully, we'll be able to finalize this soon.

    Limitation: The discussions in this meetup will be limited to the business of software and IT, and most likely also be global/online market, or anything web-based. I'm sure there are others who have experienced doing other kinds of startups or market, and hopefully we'll hear from them on the meetup. :D No need to be a programmer to attend, though interest and passion towards computing and Internet will probably come in handy.

    Please RSVP, so we have an idea how many are attending.

    RSVP at the page:

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