Gen Z entrepreneurs empowered during Globe Prepaid's GoHUSTLE Boss Up Bootcamp

Published June 23, 2022, 10:34 AM

by Len Amadora

At the recently concluded Globe Prepaid GoHUSTLE Boss Up Bootcamp held on the digital platform Virtual Hangouts, talented and business-minded GenZs learned that with the right mindset, support and tools, a small venture can go a long way.

Aimed to help jumpstart the ideas and existing small businesses of aspiring young entrepreneurs through a mentoring and upskilling program, GoHUSTLE Boss Up Bootcamp was launched in March. It consisted of six carefully curated sessions that gave selected scholars an exclusive opportunity to learn directly from some of the country’s thriving entrepreneurs and experienced hustlers. The series of masterclasses was led by social entrepreneur and Rags2Riches founder Reese Fernandez-Ruiz and graced by other successful young Filipino business owners. It tackled a wide range of topics that taught students how to elevate and professionalize their brand, aim for staple not a “budol” product, create their own raw materials, and manage plus grow their finances, among others.

Lucky scholars selected to join the program were mentored by Ruiz; Nian Ellao, owner and creative director of Vyous Digital; Briko Galeon of BKB Foods; Rizza Lana-Sebastian, CEO and founder of local skincare brand – Lana; and Johan Kyle Ong, founder of fashion brand OJK.

Out of the ten scholars, five were chosen to present their business plan on graduation day and one winner took home a start-up package to bring her ideas to life. The virtual graduation activity was streamed via Globe’s Facebook page and Globe Prepaid Virtual Hangouts Passion Portal with actress Sofia Andres as special guest – who is also the founder and CEO of Zoe Essentials.

Nikki Kooks Founder Nikki Camua captured the interest of the panel with her compelling business proposal, and was awarded Php25,000 in cash and a business support package that included an HP laptop, a Samsung A55 5G mobile phone with Globe Prepaid SIM and Php1,000 worth of load, and a Viber marketing mileage.

To further support the businesses of all the participating scholars, Globe Prepaid put up their respective online stores in the Virtual Hangouts Passion Portal where exclusive discounts and perks await customers. The stores will also be featured in the Viber Raket community to help them widen their customer base.

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