Entrepreneur Magazine launches the Next Big Food Entrepreneur Challenge



In its quest to lend support to those who dream big and hope to contribute to the country through their enterprising capabilities, Entrepreneur Magazine announces the extension of Solane’s Next Big Food Entrepreneur Challenge. Running on its second year, the contest is in partnership with Solane LPG and Mercato Centrale Philippines.

Last year’s winners were husband-and-wife team Ping and Jewel Joven of Ping Gu Mushroom Fries and JR Inciong of Mocktail Madness for the student’s category. They bested other entrants who aspired to be the first Next Big Food Entrepreneur.

The contest is open to all amateur and professional food entrepreneurs, 18 years old and above, who are residing in the Philippines. It is also open to teams composed of three (3) persons who are eligible to join.

Contestants undergo three steps: the Food Taste Test; Food Selling; and Submission of Business Plans. The individual or team that garner the highest-scored business plan shall win a cash prize worth P100,000 tax free, a six (6) month rent-free stall in Mercato or Soderno, and a feature in Entrepreneur and Yummy Magazines.

Interested parties may submit their entries until July 25, 2013 by sending their name, short description of dish concept, email address, mobile number, landline (optional), and desired time in a brown envelope labeled Solane’s Next Big Food Entrepreneur. Entries must be submitted to In-Magazine Promos, Summit Media, 7th floor Robinsons Cybergate Center Tower 3, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong or through fax number 451-8888 local 1074, from Mondays to Fridays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Submissions will be accepted until July 25, 2013 only.

For more details on Solane’s Next Big Food Challenge and for the full mechanics, grab a copy of the June issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide. You can also visit Entrepreneur online at www.entrepreneur.com.ph.

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PhilSME Expo 2013 Empowers Social Entrepreneurs


As the Philippines experiences a booming economy, the PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO 2013 will help push this further by featuring well-known and successful entrepreneurs Illac Diaz of My Shelter Foundation and Charlene Tan of Good Food Community (GFC) to talk about Social Entrepreneurship. These entrepreneurs with a big heart for the community will give great insights and tips to aspiring entrepreneurs who want to combine their business ideas with a mission to empower their respective communities.

GFC Founder Charlene Tan developed a community-shared agriculture system that builds up relationship with their farmers and provides them stable livelihood at the same time cultivating a healthy lifestyle for their clients through their fresh, organic harvest that are delivered straight to their homes in Metro Manila.

“In line with the PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO 2013 advocacy to empower Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and our partners, we are looking forward to empower more social entrepreneurs and enlighten more people on how they can do business while helping their community,” says Expo Organizer David Abrenilla.

The Philippine SME Business Expo invited over hundreds of enterprises from various industries to exhibit their products and services, as well as share their valuable vision to visitors and exhibitors who are looking forward to explore more business opportunities. Some of the featured companies are Esquire Financing, Rags2Riches, Metrodeal, Jacinto and Lirio and Hybrid Social Solutions.

Exhibitors and participants will also be stirred up as top entrepreneurs like Randell Tiongson, motivational speaker and Director of Registered Financial Planner Institute of the Philippines and Judah Paolo, celebrity host and founder of Lead Out give motivational talks and pass on knowledge during the expo. The PHILIPPINE SME BUSINESS EXPO 2013 is presented by Esquire Financing Inc., organized by MEDIACOM Solutions Inc., co-presented by Buy-A-Car, Capitalife, PLDT KaAsenso and supported by the DTI-BSMED.

This three-day event will be held on July 12-14, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Taguig, located at the 3rd floor of SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. The event is open to the public for FREE and visitors can explore hundreds of booths, avail of exhibitors’ special ofers and discounts and take home great raffle prizes.

To experience and be part of this year’s premier SME Business Expo 2013, register online at www.philippinesmebusinessexpo.com 


Good Food Community founder Charlene Tan along with her team harvesting the fresh organic vegetables ready to be delivered.


Shown at the contract-signing on April 26, 2013 are (from left): SMX Director of Sales, Ms. Charry B. Casabar; SMX VP and General Manager Dexter Deyto; MediaCom Solutions Inc. CEO and Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 Organizer, David Abrenilla, and SMX Asst. VP of Sales and Marketing, Marivic Marquez.


(From left) Leading  social  entrepreneur  and  founder  of MyShelterFoundation, lllac Diaz; Esquire Financing Inc. Vice President of Corp. Development, Ravi Uttamchandani; Beauty&Wellness Guru, Cory Quirino; MEDIACOM Solutions Inc. CEO and Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 organizer, David Abrenilla; TV Host and founder of Lead Out Inc., Judah Paolo; motivational speaker, Randell Tiongson at the Philippine SME Business Expo 2013 Press Conference, held at Hotel Celeste.

For questions and inquiries please contact Justine Tan / Corporate Communications Manager at justine@mediacom.ph, Office: 02.843.2174, Mobile: 0917.521.5553.

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