ITSO, AdUNEST join hands with QBO for new HATCH journey

Date Posted: November 17, 2023 at 04:42 PM

Technopreneurship culture in the University has branched out to a brand-new group of budding innovators as the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) -Technology Business Incubation Office (AdUNEST) launched The HATCH 2023 powered by QBO AQADEMY Campus Tour 2023, this November 16 at the Co Po Ty Hall of the Dr. Carlos Tiu Center for Technology Innovation and Research. 

Adamsonians under different degree programs, along with student-guest from De La Salle University and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila were treated to informative sessions as they get immersed in the technical and practical facets of innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Vice President for Administrative Affairs and ITSO Manager Dr. Venusmar Quevedo delivered the opening remarks for the opening program, where she lauded the continuous pursuit of innovation and encouraged everyone to carry on the same spirit throughout their journey under the program. 

ITSO - Technology Business Incubation Office Head Ian Charl Nico Tubban then discussed the foresight for AdUNEST and the Falcon Incubation Program. 

The HATCH is the first part of ADUNEST’s four-phase Falcon Incubation Program that fosters up-and-coming innovators and their tech ideas, supporting them with training, fundings and mentorship starting from ideation until the commercialization of their technologies. 

The first phase features a six-day series bannered by the QBO AQADEMY Campus Tour, followed by sessions focused on Problem Identification and Design Thinking; State of the Art Searching; Market Identification, Value Proposition, and Business Model Canvassing; Basic Pitching; and the Demo Day which concludes the training.  

Keynote speeches from Startup Founders also became one of the highlights of the event as each of the three speakers featured different situations and experiences throughout their journeys with their respective companies.  

Among the speakers were Dormy PH Co-founder Alyssa Wee, Kippap Learning Corp. COO Therese Sandoval and Saltric Founder and CEO Patrick De Guzman.  

The participants also had the opportunity to apply what they have learned from the speakers and take the first step in technopreneurship with the LINQ-UP Ideation & Collaboration session. They were divided into eight teams and were asked to make and present a tech pitch, which saw various innovative ideas brimming with potential.  

AdUNEST mentors, Atty. Jocel Isidro Dilag and Engr. Pit Quevedo served as judges for the said contest. 

The HATCH Fledglings – those who are in the third phase of the program – also presented their respective pitches during the program. 

The said event was held in partnership with QBO Innovation Hub, PLDT, Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Venturewell. 

Succeeding sessions are scheduled this November 17, 20, 22 and 24, while the demo day is slated for November 29.