Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P. conducts second session of Technopreneurship Learning Series with Manila Valley

Manila Valley Founder and CEO, Christopher Peralta, visited the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) to conduct the second session of the school’s Technopreneurship Learning Series held at the T.I.P. Quezon City campus on February 9, 2016.

With more than 15 years of experience in the mobile and technology sector, Peralta is the co-founder of Mobiry, a mobile ticketing and mobile couponing company, and is the founder and CEO of Connect People and Manila Valley, companies that help out startups and entrepreneurs. Manila Valley, his newest endeavor, is an accelerator program that is focused on supporting top Filipino entrepreneurs and startups in the Philippines by tapping into the Silicon Valley ecosystem.

During his sharing, Peralta stressed that putting up a startup business is not only about thinking differently, building a great team, creating a minimum viable product, networking, and executing ideas. Peralta said that the willingness of individuals and teams to be like sponges and learn is just as important. “If you want to build a business out of something, learn. See what works, what doesn’t. Find what the needs of your customers are and eventually, find out what opportunities are out there…Think beyond what you see and read, get on the ground, talk to other startups, and talk to people,” Peralta added.

The Manila Valley CEO was quick to point out that startup life is hard. In fact, studies show that 92% of startups fail in their first three years. Despite this, Peralta encouraged everyone to equalize this with hard work and passion. “Statistics show that founders of companies that have failed, and that have founded subsequent companies, enjoy some level of success. Get up, fail again. Keep going until you succeed,” he advised the students. Peralta ended the session by having several students deliver “Passion Pitches” wherein they had to share their life passions within a limited amount of time.

Following Anatalio Ubalde, SizeUp CEO, Peralta is the second invited speaker in the ongoing Technopreneurship Learning Series of T.I.P., a series of talks by leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and company founders which aims to inculcate the entrepreneurship mindset to the school community.