Vice President for Production, Extension, and Business Affairs (PEBA) Dr. Edgar Tibay, Dr. Ronald Galindo Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, and Dr. Lolita Velita, Director for Technology and Business Innovation (TBI) completed the ISIP Impact Boost Camp on February 3 – 7, 2020 at the Makati Diamond Residences, Metro Manila.
The 5-day boost camp began with the identity and purpose and overview of Innovation for Social Impact (ISIP) before the worshops during the afternoon session.
Also, a panel of the Social Enterprises (SE) founders was part of the activity in the afternoon. Krie Lopez, Ron Hose and Mark Ruiz shared their impact-driven businesses and success stories with the participants.
On February 4, 2020, the topics included finding fit: problem-solution; product-market; and impact-society with the impact management workshops.
Day 3, February 5, 2020 focused on the workshops on business modeling, accounting fundamentals, and finance clinic.
Moreover, the interconnectedness concerning team dynamics and strategic planning was discussed on the fourth day, February 6, 2020 while the role of financing was emphasized on February 7, 2020. Participants were grouped and were tasked to do team pitch to investor panel through their group presentations. SE reflections and feedbacking were also done during the presentation of outputs.
In her facebook post on February 9, 2020, Dr. Velita wrote, “We really learned a lot of things that could help us in our respective organizations in touching people’s lives.”
She added, “We really treasure the experience, knowledge, camaraderie and the bonding moments.”
The ISIP was launched by the PhilDev Foundation and co-implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT-Australia).
As stated in the guide for the participants, “The Innovation for Social Impact Partnership aims to support promising innovative social enterprises in the Philippines to collectively contribute to the achievement, acceleration, and sustainability of the SDGs.”