Monday, October 31, 2005

ONIA 2005-2006 Semi-Finalists

3 The Recyclers e-Lanzorepeller
4 Grassroots Technologists MA-Organic Negros
5 Farm Trail Blazers The Blazing Dryer
6 M-Web MosTrap: Mosquito Trap
9 e-Eureka I-Card
Smart Hippies
Ginger-Lemon Candy and Beverage
11 Aces Trailblazers Automatic Rice Seedbed
15 ProTek WatchDog24
17 TechStuff Chicky: Automized Egg Incubator

21 Negros Dengue Rx
22 SIE Team 2 Charcoal Briquettes


The Recyclers



Smart Hippies

Ginger-Lemon Candy and Beverage

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

ONIA Semi-Finalists Announcement Moved to October 31

The announcement of all those who made it to the ONIA Semi-Finals is postponed to October 31 due to some scheduling difficulties.

All the semi-finalists will be invited to attend the workshop on Saturday, November 5, on Marketing Technology Ideas with Mr. Federico Gonzales, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship. The workshop will be held at the Yellow AVR, IT Center, Foundation University, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Concept Papers Due October 19, Wednesday

All registered teams are reminded that the deadline for submission of concept papers is on Wednesday, October 19. The format can be found at the ONIA website under Concept Paper. Teams are asked to use the format provided to make it easy for the judges to check and score the papers.

Those who were not able to attend the workshop are encouraged to take a look at the "Presentation on Developing Your Concept Paper" also provided at the site.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Dumaguete Team In PESO Semi-Finals

TechStuff, a team from Silliman University, made it to the semi-finals of the Philippine Emerging Startups Open - PESO. Here is TechStuff's public business summary from the PESO site:

Team TechStuff presents Watchdog24, an innovative wireless security monitoring and reporting system, monitors and reports the status of security of a site to the users and designated parties through text message anywhere anytime. The system reacts within a 2-5 second margin in any case of fire or intrusion. The system is also capab le of accepting commands in a SMS format which facilitates users to manipulate components of concern in their own homes, offices, banks, buildings and even vehicles. Watchdog24 could be incorporated with a local security force that guarantees emergency response in not more than 5 minutes. Be safe always with watchdog24.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

ONIA's "Crafting Your Concept Paper"

October 8 found several registered teams represented at the free workshop on how to develop and ensure that their respective concept papers get read and noticed by the judges. Out of 28 teams, 14 came and gamely participated in a group exercise that had them divide into 4 "super' groups and act like a team. These groups were then asked to come up with a concept paper for one of 3 sample business concepts. All 4 groups came up with snappy team names, entry titles, and quite believable - albeit too short, given the time limit - "concept papers".

The workshop/presentation, done by TVB and available at the ONIA site under Concept Paper, was prepared by Dominique Cimafranca.

Friday, October 07, 2005

28 Teams Registered for the ONIA

The ONIA organizers are pleased to announce that a total of 28 teams registered by the October 5 deadline. These teams have student-team members coming from the different universities and colleges in Dumaguete City and are broken down thus:
Silliman University - 9 Teams
Foundation University - 7 Teams
St. Paul University-Dgt - 4 Teams
Neg Or State University - 2 Teams
Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria - 2 Teams
Asian College of Science & Tech- 4 Teams

All these teams have been invited to attend the free "Workshop on Crafting Your Concept Paper" tomorrow, October 8, at the DTI Conference Room, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

ONIA Announcement

Today's the deadline for Team Registration!

For registered teams, there will be a free "Workshop on Crafting Your Concept Paper" at the DTI Conference Room, Uymatiao Bldg., San Jose St., at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8.

Teams are not required to bring their mentors nor are they even required to attend. The workshop is only intended to teach the teams how to polish their concept papers to ensure that they get read by the judges.

Attendance or non-attendance at the workshop will in no way influence the selection of the semi-finalists.

That said, the ONIA Organizers hope to see every Team at the workshop on Saturday.