May 21, 2024

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Rakuten Viber turns business ideas of budding Pinoy entrepreneurs into a reality

MANILA, Philippines — Accurate to their long-time motivation of supporting neighborhood micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Rakuten Viber recently collected budding Pinoy entrepreneurs for a prospect to level up their aspect hustles and modest organizations.

Pick Filipino entrepreneurs vying for a prospect to comprehend their business enterprise goals came to a head previous July 14 at the Pinoy Desire Negosyo celebration in Makati City. 

The function culminates a collection of on the web issues and routines that the leading a few taking part business owners from the Raket PH and FoodPH Viber channels had to undergo for the chance to pitch their small business concepts and get a enterprise grant from Viber and its associates.

In the conclude, two budding Filipino business owners turned a person step nearer to satisfying their entrepreneurial goals as they each individual obtained a business enterprise grant from Viber and its associates:

  • Mon Cabsag of The Bistro Box as the GRAND BESTie of Foods PH classification
  • Richmond Argosino of Ken Items and Attire for Raket Mo ‘To of Raket PH classification

The winners were decided on beneath the supervision of DTI agent Edsel John Lingon.

“It was a unforgettable and exhilarating expertise for me. I fulfilled and interacted with a great deal of business people like me and received much more viewpoint about managing a organization,” Cabsag claimed.

“Pinoy Aspiration Negosyo did not happen overnight. It is a byproduct of the team’s tricky function to satisfy and respond to the desires of the Filipinos back again in 2020,” stated Lana Macapagal, APAC PR Direct for Rakuten Viber.

“When there was a surge in buyers and communities actively working with Viber, we asked ourselves how we could help them further more. That led us to our aim, which is to winner Filipino MSMEs.”



Viber noticed an increase in the use of its channels element in the course of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Working with these kinds of channels, entrepreneurs achieve out to possible buyers and like-minded folks, permitting them to mature and take care of their companies.

Raket PH serves as a Viber channel for MSME homeowners and facet hustlers who want to promote their side enterprises. Considering that its launching, Raket PH now has over 203,000 subscribers.

Foods PH, on the other hand, is an on the internet foods channel that helped little and micro foods business people adapt to the “new normal” for the duration of the pandemic by means of contactless on-line buys. Food stuff PH ultimately developed through its bot, serving as a transaction level for buyers. It has developed considerably to catch the attention of above 560,000 subscribers.

Chef Gerick Manalo, who served as choose, praised the Pinoy-preneurs throughout the party: “It was a privilege to get to know the participants and see them do their most effective as they just take element in the Pinoy Dream Negosyo initiative of Viber.”

A different decide, mompreneur Nene Tamayo, thanked Viber for arranging Pinoy Desire Negosyo. “I feel this competitiveness is an awesome opportunity for Filipinos to showcase and improve their expertise and business capabilities.”

“To our finalists and the channel associates of Meals PH and Raket PH, thank you for inspiring us. I’m hopeful that by your stories, Pinoy Desire Negosyo will carry on to encourage a lot more Filipinos to at last get that leap in pursuing their enterprise goals,” decide and Rakuten Viber’s Chris Aguilar extra.

Viber, a long-time supporter of entrepreneurs in the place, seems to be ahead to the subsequent set of enterprising individuals whose dreams it can assistance make a truth.