LookBack 2018

Our year in review

Here’s our 2018 Annual D-Brief: Local Community & Rural Empowerment


Geared up for a disruptive year in terms of community engagement both online and offline. Each year, we participate in and adopt one new advocacy, applying what we know to help promote awareness and generate support for non-profits. This year, we advocated for local community and rural empowerment by sponsoring, participating and supporting rural initiatives.


ArtTalk Cafe – Workshop

Our goal is to support local fine artists by teaching them digital marketing and social media for promoting the arts. The event was attended by both local and nationally-recognized artists. We have come up with a follow-up set of workshops in 2019 along with a pilot project to propel the Philippine art scene which kicked off this month (December)


Connected Women Cebu

This year we’ve been named an official chapter!

We conducted meetups every 6 weeks and have forged friendships, formed partnerships in and around Cebu City! Our goal for 2019 is to bring the meetups to more local municipalities in Cebu–to reach more women entrepreneurs and leaders!


Impact Sourcing 2018 (Central Mindanao University)

Together with DICT, our team conducted a series of workshops at the first Impact Sourcing Conference in Bukidnon, Philippines. The event was attended by over 200 senior college students together with representatives from the academe and the local business community. Our digital marketing workshop focused on promoting cottage industry and micro and small businesses.



PISCON 2018.

Organized by the DICT, in partnership with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines and the Digital Career Advocates of the Philippines (DCAP). Over 600 participants–together with Orange Hub , we represented southern Philippines, joined in discussions and met with movers and influencers in the technology industry.

Startup Grind Cebu

(powered by Google for Entrepreneurs)

A gathering of startup founders where we shared our startup story and talked about how advanced technology has changed the competitive landscape –opening doors for more innovation and collaboration.


Impact Sourcing for MSMEs (in partnership with the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry – Surigao del Sur)

We covered four municipalities in the southern region of the Philippines, met with local business chamber of commerce and gave a series of workshops for business development in the digital and device-enabled age.

(Side note: We checked out Britania Group of Islands )


Celebrated our 2nd Year Anniversary! Happy Anniversary! On to our next milestone!


Adopted PinoyLink advocacy. Our growth is motivated by supporting rural development by providing livelihood programs and training to rural communities and businesses. A portion of our earnings go to these and other (future) advocacies. We’re able to do what we love and share the love at the same time!

To know more about PinoyLink, go here.


Techstars Startup Weekend Cebu Women Edition

This was an intense weekend but super worth it! We are so glad to support this event and be able to mentor groups of ideators!


Digital Career Expo and Freelancers Fair.

Iligan City, the city with over 30 waterfalls, has the largest community of freelancers and IT-based enablers in the Philippines. This huge untapped market is waiting for more growth and development. We’ve partnered with WrupUp , Iligan City IT Council and DICT.


Devcon Summit 2018: Cebu Edition

Never met so many geeks in one venue but hey, we learned a lot and we’re excited to support the next DevCon Summit!


YOVEO Digital Skinny Workshop: Drop-shipping and Ecommerce

Launched our first of many skinny workshops for small business development. This kicks off our YOVEO PoWork Series this 2019!

Startup Ecosystem Mapping: Cebu

Priming Cebu for access to startup innovation and mobilization! Here’s our local startup business scene at work with QBO and PwC. We’re excited to pilot initiatives that will help bring resources and support for startup founders!

Wh ew! What a year! It’s 16 days before 2019 and already, we’re fired up for the future! Let’s connect!