Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Project Pagsulong is a P1M challenge lodged at Filipino entrepreneurs. The task is both simple yet hard: to formulate business ideas that will help reduce poverty in the Philippines
Troll: It all sounds familiar. It feels like a rehash of a contest that was co-sponsored by Globe, the Kickstart-Appbridge challenge. It doesn’t matter though, different approaches and sponsors, common lofty goal.
Traditional entrepreneurship models are geared towards improving the bottom line (i.e. earning more). The primary goal of Project Pagsulong revolves around Social Entrepreneurship which has a two prong approach of being profitable and at the same time shooting for socially relevant objectives such as environmental protection or income growth in rural communities.
Prime examples for Social Entrepreneurship are:
Esther Santos, PLDT-Smart Foundation President:
“We believe in investing in our youth and their ability to take part in finding novel solutions to our social problems, some of which, in fact, were the same problems encountered by generations but have remained unsolved…”
Project Pagsulong is supported by PLDT KaAsenso, the PLDT-Smart Foundation, The Outstanding Students of the Philippines Alumni Community (TOSP-AC) and the RFM Foundation.