The highly anticipated 6th annual Geeks On A Beach (GOAB) conference will be preceded by an exclusive Investor’s Roundtable Dinner, which will be held on November 22, 2023, at the Bellevue Resort Hotel in Panglao, Bohol. This small event offers a one-of-a-kind forum for exclusive conversations on financial subjects pertinent to the area and beyond.
GOAB 6 on November 22-24, 2023
The event, themed “By Investors, For Investors,” intends to promote constructive discussion among participants on several topics, including investment possibilities, valuations in the ASEAN ecosystem, and the establishment of a strong investor community. The night guarantees intelligent interaction and networking due to the participation of notable people from the investment field, such as venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors.
VCs are professional investors who spend substantial amounts of money in high-growth tech businesses in exchange for equity and a role in governance. Angel investors, on the other hand, are wealthy individuals who make earlier, generally smaller-scale contributions in return for equity or convertible debt, providing financial support while the company is more fledgling and risky.
The event has a great lineup of speakers, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the world, including Chris McCann, Race Capital (USA); Franco Varona, Foxmont Capital Partners (PH); Paulo Campos, Kaya Founders (PH); Katrina Rausa Chan, QBO/IdeaSpace Philippines (PH); Jeremy Au, Monk’s Hill Ventures (SG); Pun Jaruthassanakul, Seedstars (TH); Jojo Flores Plug and Play Tech Center (US, PH); Adriel Yong, Ascend Angels (SG); Mohan Belani, e27 (SG); Orvel Ventures (SG); Jay Fajardo, Launchgarage (PH); Mark Sng, Gentree (SG, PH); Sohun Bae, AVV Ascend Vietnam Ventures (VN); Joon Cho, Abound Capital (SG); Martin Cu, 500 Global (PH + WW); Kickstart Ventures (PH); Patricia Sosrodjojo, Seedstars (TH); and Joseph de Leon, Manila Angels Investor Network (PH).
Franco Varona of Foxmont Capital Partners will give the Philippine Venture Capital Report, followed by an open facilitated conversation guided by industry veterans.
Participation in the GOAB6 Investor’s Roundtable Dinner needs an Investor’s ticket. This ticket gives you access to the whole conference schedule from November 22-24, including the Pre-Conference Masterclasses and the main event, which offers deep dives into the startup scene enhanced with insights and international perspectives.
“The Investor’s Roundtable Dinner is a testament to our commitment to providing a fertile ground for investment dialogues and partnerships. It sets the tone for what will be an eventful conference, teeming with opportunities for growth, innovation, and collaboration,” stated Tina Amper, Co-Founder of #geeksPh, the non-profit organization behind GOAB.
GOAB6 reflects the pulse of the Philippine tech startup ecosystem in sync with the global community as part of Philippine Startup Week. After a five-year hiatus, GOAB is returning with a more meaningful and ambitious vision, highlighting the Philippines’ progress and promise.
GOAB is a conference for partnerships, growth, and innovation in startups, tech, and design, unleashing opportunities to collaborate in the Philippines and beyond. GOAB6 is a forerunner for tech innovation in the Philippines, with a lineup of foreign speakers and a display of promising businesses from the area.
With a lineup of international speakers and a showcase of promising startups from the region, GOAB6 serves as an example of tech innovation in the Philippines.
Interested investors and individuals who are serious about investing in startups are asked to secure their spot for an evening that promises to be both enlightening and inspiring.