3rd Geeks on a Beach tech confab to be held in Boracay Island this August

by | Jul 3, 2015 | Public Relations

Since its first staging in Boracay Island in September 2013, Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) has grown to be the Philippines’ national tech startup conference. Now in its third year, GOAB will return to Boracay with triple a triple splash — triple number of innovative minds, triple funding opportunities, and triple doses of fun.


Come August 21-22, GOAB 2015 will once more provide an international platform for Filipino and global startups, tech entrepreneurs, and industry designers to take part in a laid back yet productive interaction on the latest on technology and entrepreneurship as well as offer them real business opportunities.

Throughout the two-day tech confab, delegates can establish networks with some of the country and the world’s biggest names in the startup and investor community as well as secure enduring partnerships and lucrative investments.

GOAB will feature keynotes and panels with now more than 20 tech champs from across the globe. There will also be breakout sessions and workshops where participants get updated with the latest technologies and trends by experienced industry experts.

Unlike in previous years, GOAB 2015 will feature an International Startup Pitching Competition where all early stage tech startups that have revenue and traction will contend with each other for the hand of potential investors on the GOAB stage.

Moreover, the event will also showcase some of the best tech startup services and products at the Booths and Geek Alleys. There will be an Investors Roundtable Dinner, Business Matching sessions, flash consultations, and a geek party.

GOAB 2015 Featured Activities

International Keynote Speakers and Industry Leader Panel Discussions
GOAB 2015 will feature keynote speakers and industry leader panel discussions with more than 20 speakers from across the world. Conference participants will be inspired with the insights and experiences that will be shared in the talks.

GOAB International Startup Pitching Competition
First launched in this year’s event, the international startup pitching competition lets early stage tech startups with revenue and traction vie for potential investors by pitching their products and services on the GOAB stage. Deadline for online applications is on July 20, 2015.

Investors Roundtable Dinner
Interested investors may get a separate ticket (“Investor + Conference”)for access to an exclusive roundtable discussion by investors for investors about investing in tech startups in Southeast Asia.

Business Matching
GOAB provides Business Processing Outsourcing firms with the perfect opportunity to make the right connections with startups, software development companies, outsourcing partners, mentors, investors, employees, employers, clients and supporters.

Exhibition Booths and Geek Alley Exhibition
Strategically located in the open lobby outside the convention hall, exhibition booths will highlight corporate sponsors and retail vendors while startups can showcase their products at the Geek Alley Exhibition. Reserve your booth now by contacting [email protected]

Office Hours
Startups can get a rare chance to meet mentors on a 1-on-1 basis through these flash consultations meeting of 15 minutes each. This is an opportunity to get help on your most important issue.

Lunch with a Speaker
Our popular activity where volunteer speakers sit down with the participants during lunch hour for a more personal interaction and connection is back. This opportunity to shake hands and mingle with some speakers in structured networking sessions should not be missed.

Breakout Sessions
Participants get up to date with workshops and talks from experienced industry expert on the latest technologies and trends in investments, tech, startup and design.

Geek Party
With music and drinks, attendees put their party hats on and continue the conversations with us in the beautiful Boracay Island, and hopefully leading to new ideas and new action plans.

About TechTalks.ph

Renowned as GOAB lead organizer and for bringing the Startup Weekend pitching contest in the Philippines, TechTalks.ph is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, supporting, and empowering Filipino tech entrepreneurs and promoting the Philippine tech sector to the world.

For this year’s GOAB, TechTalks.ph and the DOST-ICTO have partnered once again with Sym.ph, Happy Garaje, and PRWorks for the third GOAB, with major partnerships with SMART Communications, Smart Bro, SMART DevNet, IdeaSpace, PLDT Innolab, AirAsia, Globaltronics, Amazon Web Services, Monk’s Hill Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center, Salarium, Microsoft, USAID-STRIDE and Islands.

About Geeks on a Beach

Geeks on a Beach are the leading national tech startup conference in the Philippines. GOAB seeks to connect Filipino creative and innovative talents with tech champs from across the world in order to build and nurture a world-class Philippine startup ecosystem.

For more information about about GOAB, visit the website, www.GeeksOnABeach.com, follow @GeeksOnABeach in Facebook and Twitter @GeeksOnABeach, or email [email protected].

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