The University of the Philippines Business League, together with 16 other university-based organizations, conducted the first-ever National Youth Business Convention on January 12-14. The 3-day convention was filled with seminars and activities to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in the Filipino youth, and is envisioned to be the apex of youth business summits. Each day of the convention was held in different venues to accommodate the activities prepared for each day.
Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales capped off the second day of the summit with a motivational talk about the future of entrepreneurship. Held at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati, the talk was attended by over 200 delegates who were preparing for their case presentation for the last day.
Pocholo shared his knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, as a Go Negosyo Angelpreneur, and a proponent of Youth Entrepreneurship through his advocacy Negosyo Kabataan. He shared the story of how he discovered his talent in voice, and how his passion for voice acting became the fuel to establish not only his own voiceover company, but also his voice acting school which is the first in the Philippines. Pocholo talked about his challenges and struggles as a young entrepreneur in 2005, and how he was able to navigate through those experiences through passion, dedication and commitment.
As the Filipino Futurist, Pocholo gave the audience a glimpse of the future, especially in the world of business. He recapped some of the major trends and advancements seen today and how technology has greatly changed the way business is done – with things like artificial intelligence, cloud storage and smart gadgets.
Pocholo then posed the question “So, what kind of business will you start?” to the audience, and challenged them to think beyond the purpose of making money. He encouraged the audience to build a business with passion, purpose and legacy, to ‘future-proof’ themselves in the world of business.
In the end, the participants of the NYBC were given a fresh new perspective on what it means to become an entrepreneur.