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“gDayx Dagupan” Seminar in Ricafort Tee Pavillion

April 4th, 2014 · Events, Featured Article, News

BNS is a co organizing the seminar gDayx Dagupan in Ricafort Tee Pavillion  on April 30, 2014 that aims to provide the venue to educate the ICT Stakeholders and enthusiasts regarding the prospects of entrepreneurship in ICT and the creation of a startup business.

The Startup workshops will be a one-day event and will be targeting participants from the different stakeholders of the startup and ICT industries in the regions. This will include students who are in fields of computer studies and business management courses, professors and school administrators and representatives from the private business partners and local government units.

The main goal of the Program is to have 50 local startups based in the Philippines with a company valuation of 10 Million Pesos or more by the end of 2016.

And here are the program activities on that day:




8:00 to 9:00 AM Registration of Participants
9:01 to 9:30 AM Opening Ceremonies (Philippine National Anthem and Invocation)Welcome Remarks by the Host LGU / ICT Council
9:31 to 9:50 AM Opening Message by DOST-ICT Office
9:51 to 10:10 AM Startup Innovations and TrendsThe discussion will include an overview of the local and global landscape of the Startup community. The speaker will also discuss the relevance of this initiative and the major players that contribute to the developments of the industry in the country. This topic will also include:

  • What are the global trends in startup and business innovation? What ideas are booming? And why?
  • What are the local innovations that we should look out for?
  • What major areas of business or general concern can startups go into? Are there any untapped markets or innovation areas that may be covered?
  • Are there any areas that should be avoided or are have less success rate especially in new startup companies?
  • Are there similar factors and/or traits you have seen that may bring about success or failure in startups
10:11 to 11:15 AM Startup 101Startup 101 will tackle basic concepts and methods discussing the ff:

  • What is a startup? What are examples of startup (ICT) companies? Can i do it alone?
  • What do we need to get started?
  • How does technology come into play in building a startup?
  • If I have a business/ tech idea? What are the general steps in building my startup company?
  • Who can I contact in my early stages of idea development? Who can help?
  • What activities can I participate in to get my ideas going?
  • What does it take to be a successful startup founder?
  • What business/ tech ideas are making it big in the industry?
11:16 to 12:15 PM Startup TalkStartup talk speakers will share their experiences in creating their own startups. Specifically:

  • How did you get into building your own startup?
  • What is your startup about and how did you come up with the idea? Why is it relevant? Marketable? Worth pursuing?
  •  How did you develop your company? What are the difficulties you’ve encountered and how did you address them?
  • What are the benefits of building your own startups? What are your recent success milestones?
  • What do you think are the qualities that make a successful startup founder? To make a successful team/ company?
12:16 to 1:30 PM Lunch
1:31 to 2:30 PM Pitching Basics and Fire PitchesThe discussion will cover pitching tips and tricks for beginners who have not experienced joining startup competitions. The talk will provide tips on what areas to consider when developing tech ideas and pitches and how to effectively convey their ideas through short-time pitches or for networking purposes. If Possible a select number of participants will be given the chance to do mock pitching to get and actual feel of the experience.
2:31 to 3:30 PM Startup Ecosystem and SupportSpeakers for this topic will involve representatives from national or local startup organizations and communities who contribute greatly in strengthening and providing appropriate support for startups. Their talk will include:

  • Based on their organization’s activities and experiences, a description of the Philippine startup community today
  • Common issues that startups are facing – How does your organization address such issues?
  • Observed qualities that individuals may possess to survive the process of building and running a startup
  • Organization’s activities and programs – what does the organization do to support startups and potential technopreneurs?
3:31 to 4:00PM Intellectual Property Concepts / Startup Support from GovernmentStartups should be proactive in developing and protecting their intellectual property. Intellectual property is a business asset and has commercial value.  This will also protect the startup’s competitive advantage and also use this as a marketing edge. Speakers should be able to present:

  • Why should A Startup take steps to protect Intellectual Property?
  • How to apply, what are the necessary requirements?
  • What are the benefits/advantages?
4:01 to 4:15 Break
4:16 to 5:45 PM Open Forum/Panel Discussion and Break Out Sessions
5:46 to 6:00 PM Closing Remarks from LGU / ICT Council

For further information and coordination, please contact Karla Legaspi of the ICT Industry Development Team at (02) 920-0101 loc. 1101 or email at

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BNS team joined the Iglesia ni Cristo – WORLD WIDE WALK (for Haiyan/Yolanda victims) on February 15, 2014

February 16th, 2014 · Events, News

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’ (Deuteronomy 15:11)

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20:35)


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BNS Team Building

February 4th, 2014 · Events

 “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

-Andrew Carnegie







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Why You Should Learn to Run a Server Before You Learn to Code

January 9th, 2014 · News, Technical Resources

To the disappointment of everyone who wants to learn to code so they can get rich or powerful, developer Dave Winer tells us that’s probably not going to happen. He lists good reasons why you might want to learn to code, but recommends you learn to run a server first.

Learning to code is good if you have a calling, if you feel it’s what you must do to express yourself. If you have ideas that you can implement in code that no one else is doing. Or if you just love the puzzles that programming is constantly presenting you with. You have to have a certain amount of self-hatred to love programming, btw, because it’s a grind. And to do it well you have to have a lot of all of these things.

You might think that by learning to code you get to be the Man Behind the Curtain, the all-powerful person who makes the digital world work. But that’s not what coding is about. If you want power, and I’ve said this many times — rather than learn to code — first learn to run a server. That’s real power. And it’s far easier than programming.

Plus, running a server, Winer says is a gateway into programming.

source link for this nice article:

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Government Website Template (GWT) Accreditation Exam

November 27th, 2013 · News

A Government Website Template (GWT) accreditation exam for web developers and trainers will be held on the following schedules:

-November 26 & 28, 2PM at HCDG Conference Room, ICT Office Bldg., C.P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

-December 3 & 6, 2PM at ASTI Computer Laboratory, ASTI Bldg.,C.P. Garcia Avenue, Technology Park Complex, Dilman, Quezon City

The accreditation exam aims to build a pool of web developers, which will assist the development of GWT in WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, and trainers that will train the web developers of regional agencies, LGUs and SUCs.

Interested individuals may register here:

For more details and inquiries, please contact Phoebe Sumiran at

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Google Day Live Streaming @ Xavier

November 23rd, 2013 · Events

You can watch the live streaming here!

Google Business Groups

GBGs are communities of business professionals that come together to share knowledge about Google web technologies for business success.
Google Business Group (GBG) is a community of business professionals sharing knowledge about Google web technologies for business success. It is run by business professionals, passionate about bringing the benefits of the web to their local business communities, on a volunteer, unpaid basis. Collaborating and learning from each other helps everyone achieve more.

GBG is represented by local groups (GBG chapters) which organize social gatherings, workshops, online hangouts, larger events and other activities where like-minded business professionals can connect, learn and get inspired on how Google products and web technologies can improve efficiency, productivity and impact overall success of their business. This could be to better market their company online, successfully sell products or services on the internet or improve internal / external business processes for their organization.


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