Northern Mindanao’s First Investors’ Night

Investor's Night Group Picture

A Milestone for Cagayan de Oro City

On May 21, 2024, the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce hosted Northern Mindanao’s inaugural Investors’ Night at the prestigious Xavier Sports & Country Club. This landmark event aimed to bridge the gap between local startups and potential investors, thereby fostering a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.

Inspiring Keynote Speakers

The evening featured distinguished speakers, including Mr. Matthew Kolling from the Manila Angels Investors Network and Aboitiz Group. Kolling emphasized Northern Mindanao’s immense potential to cultivate unicorn startups with the right local support. Consequently, his insights were met with enthusiasm, reflecting a shared optimism about the region’s innovative capabilities.

Showcasing Regional Innovation

Prominent figures from the startup community, such as representatives from USTP CDOBites and MSU-IIT iDEYA, showcased their groundbreaking work. Their participation not only underscored the vibrant and dynamic spirit driving Northern Mindanao’s startup scene but also highlighted the diverse talent and creativity flourishing in the region.

Advocacy for Networking

Engr. Elpidio Paras, Co-Chair of the Regional Development Council-X, supported the event by advocating for increased networking opportunities. He firmly believes that such opportunities could spur partnerships between investors and startups. This initiative directly addresses a critical gap identified in the Regional Development Plan (2023-2028), which emphasizes the need to boost private investment in high-potential startups.

Oro Chamber’s Vision for the Future

The Oro Chamber’s forward-thinking efforts will catalyze significant growth and innovation in Northern Mindanao’s entrepreneurial landscape. By fostering connections between investors and startups, they are laying the groundwork for a more prosperous and dynamic economic future for the region. Furthermore, these efforts aim to create a supportive environment for budding entrepreneurs.

Bentamo Team at Investor's Night

Bentamo’s Commitment to Innovation

At Bentamo (BNTM Technologies Inc.), we dedicate ourselves to pushing the boundaries of innovation to help digitize businesses nationwide. Our solutions empower companies by enhancing their digital capabilities, fostering growth, and ensuring they stay competitive in an increasingly digital world. Therefore, our participation in Investors’ Night underscores our mission to drive progress and support the local startup ecosystem.

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Stay tuned as we continue to cover the developments and success stories emerging from this groundbreaking event.

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