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

MANILA, Philippines — True to their prolonged-time dedication of supporting neighborhood micro, modest and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Rakuten Viber not too long ago collected budding Pinoy business people for a prospect to degree up their side hustles and compact corporations.

Decide on Filipino business owners vying for a chance to comprehend their business goals arrived to a head previous July 14 at the Pinoy Aspiration Negosyo function in Makati Town. 

The event culminates a collection of on the net problems and things to do that the best 3 collaborating entrepreneurs from the Raket PH and FoodPH Viber channels had to undertake for the possibility to pitch their organization tips and acquire a business grant from Viber and its companions.

In the close, two budding Filipino business owners grew to become one particular stage closer to satisfying their entrepreneurial desires as they every acquired a organization grant from Viber and its associates:

  • Mon Cabsag of The Bistro Box as the GRAND BESTie of Foods PH class
  • Richmond Argosino of Ken Merchandise and Clothing for Raket Mo ‘To of Raket PH group

The winners ended up decided on beneath the supervision of DTI consultant Edsel John Lingon.

“It was a unforgettable and exhilarating expertise for me. I met and interacted with a ton of entrepreneurs like me and obtained a lot more viewpoint about jogging a business enterprise,” Cabsag stated.

“Pinoy Aspiration Negosyo did not come about right away. It is a byproduct of the team’s tricky operate to fulfill and respond to the demands of the Filipinos back in 2020,” stated Lana Macapagal, APAC PR Direct for Rakuten Viber.

“When there was a surge in end users and communities actively making use of Viber, we asked ourselves how we could help them even more. That led us to our purpose, which is to winner Filipino MSMEs.”



Viber noticed an maximize in the use of its channels element in the course of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Using these kinds of channels, entrepreneurs access out to likely consumers and like-minded folks, allowing them to develop and deal with their enterprises.

Raket PH serves as a Viber channel for MSME house owners and aspect hustlers who want to encourage their side organizations. Due to the fact its launching, Raket PH now has in excess of 203,000 subscribers.

Foodstuff PH, on the other hand, is an on the net foods channel that served modest and micro food business owners adapt to the “new normal” throughout the pandemic by means of contactless on the internet purchases. Meals PH eventually developed by means of its bot, serving as a transaction level for prospective buyers. It has developed drastically to attract above 560,000 subscribers.

Chef Gerick Manalo, who served as decide, praised the Pinoy-preneurs for the duration of the function: “It was a privilege to get to know the contributors and see them do their most effective as they consider aspect in the Pinoy Desire Negosyo initiative of Viber.”

Yet another judge, mompreneur Nene Tamayo, thanked Viber for organizing Pinoy Aspiration Negosyo. “I assume this levels of competition is an awesome option for Filipinos to showcase and develop their expertise and enterprise skills.”

“To our finalists and the channel associates of Meals PH and Raket PH, thank you for inspiring us. I’m hopeful that as a result of your tales, Pinoy Dream Negosyo will proceed to encourage far more Filipinos to last but not least just take that leap in pursuing their enterprise goals,” judge and Rakuten Viber’s Chris Aguilar extra.

Viber, a extensive-time supporter of business owners in the country, looks forward to the future established of enterprising folks whose goals it can enable make a reality.

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