Start-up businesses are on the rise in the country, and it’s wonderful to see Finance Companies like DiskarTech supporting these small but big dreams from various schools across the country. DiskarTech is the mobile financial app of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp, while DiskarTechPreneur is the youth-oriented business case webinar and competition.
During their press conference on March 10, 2023, DiskarTech announced the top 20 competitors for its DiskarTechPreneur Bootcamp and Competition. As they announce the top 20, let’s take a look at their projects and which schools made the cut.
Get inspired by the Top 20 Finalists: *Please keep in mind that this is not in any particular order.
- Fiesta Kutsinta by Malabon City TechVoc and Entrepreneurship Senior High School – Starting off with a colorful idea, their project is described as a “colorful kutsinta in a variety of flavors that hopes to bring out the Pinoy Fiesta spirit”
- Empanada ni Pepe from Calamba Bayside Integrated High School – Theirs is an empanada with a “twist”. Now, we’re curious as to what could this twist be
- Fav Cha from Batasan Hills National High School – Their project is described as a “mulberry juice drink” that we bet is of their own kind.
- FIOU! Pain Reliever from Cabuyao Institute of Technology
- Their idea would bring such relief, as theirs is described as an “environment-friendly essential oil product that aims to help provide pain relief.”
- Spotless from Panghulo National High School – Panghulo National High School brought cleaning services digital, as their project idea is “an online cleaning service”.
- Tamissnakita by Francisco E. Barzaga Integrated High School – These clever individuals stayed true to their roots by proposing “a locally owned sweet delicacy shop” for the competition.
- Pitaca de Papel from Las Pinas National High School – This one was very close to Diskartech’s goal, as they proposed “a synthetic paper wallet that promotes financial literacy,” which is very relevant to the needs of the younger generation!
- Salelors Enterprise from Tabangao Integrated High School – This high school has proposed a “company that will sell reversible waterproof tote bags,” so if tote bags are your thing, they’re here to give you that.
- Docer from Mapua University Senior High School – In keeping with their vision, Mapua University’s SHS is enhancing online learning opportunities with “an online tutoring service”!
- One Bite from Francisco E. Barzaga Integrated High School – If unique business ideas are the trend, this proposed “sushi-roll-inspired fruit salad product” may just be the one.
- Sintaks from Mapua University Senior High School – Not just one, but two finalists from Mapua University, and this one’s digital AND patriotic with their proposal of “an online Filipino-language writing assistant”
- The Tala Student Planner from Santiago Integrated National High School – Loud and proud, the Santiago Integrated National High School proposed “a multi-purpose notes vault meant to aid students with their school tasks” In the picture is the Team Tala, composed of ABM students, Ma. Mejae C. Villanueva (leader) with the following members of the team, Angel Kaisanee A. Carampot, Princess Shena M. Geronga, and Shane Rose D. Repalda along with their coach Ma’am Christine Yvette B. Ramos.
- Backet from Nazareth School – Tired of stuffing your bulky jackets in your bag? Nazareth School is proposing “a jacket that converts into a bag” which might just solve that.
- C5 Multifunction Safety Kit from Ramon Avanceña High School – Safety is always a priority as Ramon Avanceña High School proposes “a keychain with built-in safety functions such as a personal alarm”
- Beezy from Antipolo City Senior High School – And if you’re worried about how you can help the environment, these proposed “eco-friendly beeswax pouches” might help you with that guilt!
- Cementipots from Luis Y. Ferrer Jr. Senior High School – For the plantitas and plantitos, here you go, “plant pots made from environmentally friendly and sustainable materials” from these bright minds of Luis Y. Ferrer Jr. Senior High School!
- Kinaiya from Malabon National High School – Here’s another unique take on a business idea, “curated boxes with emotions as themes” is definitely an attention grabber for business ideas!
- Nova Champ from Novaliches High School – You can never go wrong with food, so this “veggie burger patty” concept will definitely be healthy and delicious!
- Fried Sushi-Plant from STI College Batangas – Another foodie idea is STI College Batangas’ “eggplant-based sushi rolls,” which is a brilliant business concept.
- Wisteria by Cittadini School – And last but not least, Cittadini School is all about smelling nice to boost confidence with their “affordable perfumes.”
These outstanding finalists will move on to the boot camp round and get seed funding from DiskarTech to launch their businesses. Additionally, they will get direction and advice from their DiskarTechPreneur mentor to help them strengthen their business case.
The finalist teams will take part in the DiskarTechPreneur Virtual Bazaar, where they will have one month to carry out their business concepts through live online selling, as part of the competition’s final stage. To promote their products, they will also work with influencers and live streamers on Kumu.
Did your alma mater get a mention? Even if you didn’t, we hope you were motivated to keep the DiskarTechPreneur spirit alive among young Filipinos.