Top 20 RCBC DiskarTechPreneur Competition Finalists Named

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DiskarTech, the mobile financial app of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC), has selected the top 20 contestants for its DiskarTechPreneur Bootcamp and Competition last 10 March 2023.

DiskarTechPreneur is a youth-oriented business case webinar and competition that was opened to senior high school students in Metro Manila and CALABARZON. Participating teams are composed of five (05) senior high students (Grades 11 and 12) plus one coach or adviser. They then submitted a brief explaining the “big idea” of their proposed business, as well as its target customers, business viability, and social media marketing strategy. Each school was allowed to field a maximum of three (03) teams in the DiskarTechPreneur competition.

The projects of the finalists are (in no particular order): 

  • Fiesta Kutsinta, colorful kutsinta in a variety of flavors that hopes to bring out the Pinoy Fiesta spirit, from Malabon City TechVoc and Entrepreneurship Senior High School
  • Empanada ni Pepe, empanada with a twist, from Calamba Bayside Integrated High School
  • Fav Cha, mulberry juice drink, Batasan Hills National High School
  • FIOU! Pain Reliever, an environment-friendly essential oil product that aims to help provide pain relief, from Cabuyao Institute of Technology
  • Spotless, an online cleaning service, from Panghulo National High School
  • Tamissnakita, a locally owned sweet delicacy shop, by Francisco E. Barzaga Integrated High School
  • Pitaca de Papel, a synthetic paper wallet that promotes financial literacy, from Las Pinas National High School
  • Salelors Enterprise, a company that will sell reversible waterproof tote bags, from Tabangao Integrated High School
  • Docer, an online tutoring service, from Mapua University Senior High School
  • One Bite, a sushi-roll-inspired fruit salad product, from Francisco E. Barzaga Integrated High School
  • Sintaks, an online Filipino-language writing assistant, from Mapua University Senior High School
  • The Tala Student Planner, a multi-purpose notes vault meant to aid students with their school tasks, from Santiago Integrated National High School
  • Backet, a jacket that converts into a bag, from Nazareth School
  • C5 Multifunction Safety Kit, a keychain with built-in safety functions such as a personal alarm, from Ramon Avanceña High School
  • Beezy, eco-friendly beeswax pouches, from Antipolo City Senior High School
  • Cementipots, plant pots made from environmentally friendly and sustainable materials, from Luis Y. Ferrer Jr. Senior High School
  • Kinaiya, curated boxes with emotions as themes, from Malabon National High School
  • Nova Champ, veggie burger patty, from Novaliches High School
  • Fried Sushi-Plant, eggplant-based sushi rolls, from STI College Batangas
  • Wisteria, an affordable perfume, by Cittadini School

“By exposing them to real-life situations, students are more than capable of practicing and applying skills and theories they learned in the classroom,” according to Lito Villanueva, Executive Vice-President and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer of RCBC.

After advancing to the bootcamp round of the competition, the finalists will receive seed money from DiskarTech to help them kickstart their businesses. Additionally, their DiskarTechPreneur mentor will provide them with guidance and expert advice to enhance their business plans.

In the final round of the competition, the participants will join the DiskarTechPreneur Virtual Bazaar, where they will have one month to implement their business strategies through online live selling. They will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Kumu live streamers and influencers to sell their products.

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