For centuries, the Chinese are regarded as pioneers in business. Ask a non-Chinese about a characteristic that best define them and you will likely receive this answer: good in business (the other is rich but that is the by-product of the first answer). Sometime in June, Forbes released its much-awaited 2012 Philippines’ richest. Not surprisingly, more than half of the 40 entries in the list were of Chinese descent, and not even critics can discount the economic value they contribute to the Philippines.
This phenomenon has been shrouded in mystery. What made the Chinese so adept in business? What made the Chinese become movers and shakers in business at all?
The irony of it all was thatthe Chinese never intended to become businessmen nor entrepreneurs when they stepped onto the Philippines let alone prosper from it. They were prepared to do anything. Historians and anthropologists agree that the Chinese venturing into business was a result of survival.
But those days are long gone now. Today, the Chinese fosters an environment that allows the youth to grow up to become entrepreneurs just like the previous generations.Fortunately, the community supports such environment and it continues to its role of cultivating and harnessing entrepreneurial spirits of the youth.
And CHInoypreneur support such cause.
CHInoypreneur is an advocacy project of CHInoy TV, the country’s only trilingual magazine show. This project is co presented by Multiply.comin cooperation with Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), Go Negosyo, Mansmith and Fielders and the Alliance of Filipino-Chinese Students (AFICS).
Launched in 2011, CHInoypreneuraims to promote entrepreneurship among the youth and to help improve the current state of Chinoy-owned businesses by educating them with different tools, technologies, and strategies in the fields of leadership, marketing, finance, information technology and human resources that would enable them to compete with the bigger and more established companies. CHInoypreneur also aims to foster unity among the Chinoy community across different industries.
On its second run, this year’s CHInoypreneur promises to be bigger and bolder! This year’s competition will banner collegiate students from De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Sto. Tomas, Philippine Cultural College, Chang Kai Shek College, University of the Philippines, and University of Asia and the Pacific.
CHInoypreneur will revolve around two main projects: the CHInoypreneur day, a one-day seminar that will be conducted by different business experts; and the CHInoypreneur Challenge 2012, a business reality segment on CHInoy TV that will have the students apply what they have learned form the seminar.
The first CHInoypreneur Day will feature business gurus such as, Samie Lim for franchising; Josiah Go for marketing; RandellTiongson for finance; Paulo Tibig for basics of entrepreneurship andMichaelangeloLobrin for business values.
The CHInoypreneur Day will be held at the 7th FloorFederation Center in Binondo, on September 1, 2012. Don’t pass this opportunity to learn from the brightest minds of the Philippines business, and get a sneak peak of how the CHInoypreneur 2012 business competition will unfold this year.
Note: Registration is free and you can visit Chinoy TV fanpage to register ->www.facebook.com/chinoytvofficial
Chinoypreneur Day on Sept 1!