, Microsoft PHL to hold workshop for ‘startup cloud camp’ in Dumaguete City

By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) — Cebu-based non-profit technology organization brings Microsoft Philippines in Dumaguete City for a first-ever Startup Cloud Camp on May 23 at Foundation University.

Powered by Microsoft and co-organized by, ICT Association of Dumaguete and Negros Oriental and DuTCom, this one-day workshop is free and open to the public.

According to chief operation officer Dulce Rose Lada of the activity is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, startup founders, academe (professors, students) and those interested in starting their own technology-based businesses or “startups.”

Entrepreneurs and other members of the business sector  in Negros Oriental who want to use technology to enhance their businesses are also invited to join, said Lada. partners with local universities and other citywide organizations to hold the events as part of its farm-to-market-highway strategy.

“We aim to have long-lasting partnerships with local stakeholders and bridge the provinces to resources from the national and international levels.

For example, a promising entrepreneur from the province with access to tech resources can help sell his products to the suitable market,” said Tina Amper, founder.

At this Startup Camp, the participants will learn about tech startups or Innovation-Driven enterprises (IDE) and ways that one can start their own businesses.

In the workshop, entrepreneurs and those working in existing businesses are expected to learn  about ways to enhance their business with technology tools, building websites, mobile applications, and enterprise-class applications using Microsoft products.

Overview of Microsoft BizSpark program which provides technology, support, visibility, and community to qualified, promising startups and entrepreneurs will be included without  charge.

For software developers and tech startup founders, will also hear about ​the new Microsoft Azure features and services. Azure is Microsoft’scloud platform: a growing collection of integrated services: compute, storage, data, networking, and app—that help ​companies​ move faster, do more, and save money.

For more details, go to, Facebook Page:  “” Twitter: @techtalks_ph or email at (mbcn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on May 21, 2015)


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