DISKARTECH has selected the top 20 contestants for its DiskarTechPreneur bootcamp and competition last March 10.
DiskarTech is the mobile financial app of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), while DiskarTechPreneur is the youth-oriented business case webinar and competition.
The projects of the finalists are Fiesta Kutsinta from Malabon City TechVoc and Entrepreneurship Senior High School; Empanada ni Pepe from Calamba Bayside Integrated High School; Fav Cha from Batasan Hills National High School; FIOU from Cabuyao Institute of Technology; Spotless from Panghulo National High School; Tamissnakita from Francisco E. Barzaga Integrated High School; Pitaca de Papel from Las Piñas National High School; Salelors Enterprise from Tabangao Integrated High School.
Docer from Mapua University Senior High School; One Bite, from Francisco E. Barzaga Integrated High School; Sintaks from Mapua University Senior High School; The Tala Student Planner from Santiago Integrated National High School; Backet from Nazareth School; C5 Multifunction Safety Kit from Ramon Avanceña High School; Beezy from Antipolo City Senior High School; Cementipots from Luis Y. Ferrer Jr. Senior High School; Kinaiya from Malabon National High School; Nova Champ from Novaliches High School; Fried Sushi-Plant from STI College Batangas; and Wisteria by Cittadini School.
The finalists will proceed to the bootcamp round, where they will be given seed money from DiskarTech to jumpstart their business. They will also receive guidance and expert advice from their DiskarTechPreneur mentor to help improve their business case.
RCBC Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer Lito Villanueva said that the entrepreneur spirit is alive even among young Filipinos.
"By exposing them to real-life situations, students are more than capable of practicing and applying skills and theories they learned in the classroom," Villanueva added.
Entrants had to form a team composed of five senior high school students from Grade 11 and 12 and one coach/adviser. Each school was allowed to field a maximum of three teams in the competition.