New facility offers business mentoring and technical assistance

February 24, 2011 Filipinos interested in establishing or investing in technology-based startups now have a place to go to before putting in invaluable time and money into a new business idea.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in partnership with the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), recently opened the DOST-UP Enterprise Center for Technopreneurship to assist budding entrepreneurs to take the first step in establishing their own businesses.

Located at the National Engineering Center (NEC) Building in Diliman, Quezon City, the center will help aspiring technopreneurs to identify target markets, develop and package their technology product, and fine-tune their business plan to increase investment and marketing opportunities.

Dr. Luis G. Sison, TBI Project Leader and UP Diliman's Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, said that the training and guidance that participants will receive in the pre-incubation program will help prepare them before actual business startup.

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