BPI Sinag caters to entrepreneurs of all ages looking to make a difference. Created to discover, equip, and empower social entrepreneurs who can help uplift Filipino communities, this year’s BPI Sinag will focus on enabling these entrepreneurs to scale-up and expand, so they can further deepen their impact in community development. With this in mind, BPI Sinag Year 3 will go beyond holding an enterprise competition and bootcamp, and move into building a social enterprise ecosystem.

The Sinag Program

The program is composed of three phases: search, learn, and boost. It will open up various opportunities to allow the chosen participants to grow, giving them access to grants, mentorship, and financing.
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Accelerate Call Outs: Apr 26 - Jul 7, 2017
Accelerate Roadshows: May 15 - Jun 30, 2017
University Call Outs: June-September, 2017

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Accelerate Bootcamps: Aug 7-11 & Nov 6-9 2017
University Bootcamps: October-November 2017

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Pitch Day & Awarding: Nov 10, 2017
Pitch Day & Awarding: November 2017

The Sinag Entrepreneur Profile

We are looking for Social Entrepreneurs who are equally passionate about business—scaling-up and expanding—and making a difference. Do you have what it takes to join our community of Sinag Entrepreneurs?

Nation Builders with a Desire for Change

Sinag Entrepreneurs must have a genuine love for the Philippines, and a strong desire to want to help uplift Filipino communities. They are also dedicated to serving their partner communities, knowing that through their business, various opportunities will arise.

Innovative and Resourceful

The Sinag Entrepeneurs must be able to address social problems through new ideas. They should be able to create solutions for a variety of problems.

Entrepreneurial & Resilient

They are strategic and results-oriented, making use of successful business practices. They must be able to identify market opportunities, and most importantly take bold action geared towards seeking sustainable and meaningful impact for their partner communities.

The Sinag Community

Learn More about each Sinag Entrepreneur by clicking the icons below.

Sinag University Opportunities

Awardees will have access to Php100,000 grant funding, in-depth mentoring and business boot camps, access to industry networks and investors and an opportunity to participate in international pitch competitions and boot camps.

Sinag Accelerate Opportunities

Awardees will have access to business bootcamps and in-depth mentoring, industry networks and impact investors. Cash grants of P500,000 each will be awarded to the Top 5 Awardees and P100,000 each for the next five Awardees. All awardees will receive P50,000 worth of advertising mileage via FB promoted post,a P20,000 Online People's Choice Awards, and access to a credit line from BPI Ka Negosyo subject to the bank's credit policies.

Empowering Entrepreneurs with a Social Mission

Organizers & Partners

  • Mentor

    Over-all BPI Sinag Organizer

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    Bayan Academy

    Sinag Accelerate Implementing Partner

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    Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship

    Sinag University Implementing Partner

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    BPI Ka-Negosyo

    Collaborator