In 2018, the Technopreneurship 101 subject was rolled out in all 539 Universities in the country offering Engineering programs.
Through the partnership of PhilDev and the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) since 2015 to develop the subject, the T101 was eventually rolled out as a mandated elective for engineering students to introduce the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and help encourage an entrepreneurial mindset. Likewise, the subject is also offered as a General Education (GE) for non-engineering students.
The Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) project, supported by UNDP Philippines, PhilDev, and the Australian Embassy in the Philippines, sees T101 as a vehicle to integrate social impact frameworks produced in the academe, through innovative research, in building enterprises.
The professors play a crucial role as catalysts in forming the entrepreneurial mindset of the students, facilitating the development of innovative ideas, and ensuring that ideas are hinged on solving societal problems. We believe in enhancing the professors’ capacity and empowering them to effectively integrate social impact into Technopreneurship.
Faculty Training 2019
On September 16-21, ISIP will bring together over 70 professors from various universities in the Philippines to undergo a training on teaching Technopreneurship 101. The ISIP Faculty Training on Ensuring Social Impact in Technopreneurship Teaching aims to enhance the capacity of professors to teach entrepreneurship and couple this with social impact, providing professors with teaching knowledge, tools, and techniques which are relevant, localized and effective.
Professors from the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California Berkeley will serve as lead trainers. Local experts from the UNDP Philippines, Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA), and perspective from a local social enterprise will add additional inputs in the training.
Ken Singer is the Managing Director of Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.He is also the Chairperson of the European Innovation Academy which is the premier summer innovation bootcamp for entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. Aside from these, Ken is also one of the Founding Board Members of the Applied Innovation Institute.
Ken Singer is a serial entrepreneur, technology executive, university lecturer, and director/advisor to numerous startups in the US and Europe. Ken’s experience spans all forms of mobile technology from mobile video advertising to downloadable mobile apps.
David Law is the CEO of Venture Dojo which brings the world-class Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship to universities worldwide through a hybrid of online and in-class instruction. Venture Dojo provides content for students and teaching tools for instructors tasked with launching technology entrepreneurship programs. Using a proven methodology and pedagogy, Venture Dojo courses and training provide universities access to the latest content and instruction methods at UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley.
David is also the Director of Global Academic Programs at the University of California, Berkeley where he manages multiple programs in entrepreneurship and innovation at UC Berkeley. Law manages programs, courses, projects, and challenges focused on student start up teams from ideation to prototype to pitching to investors. The core programs are Learn2Launch and Global Challenge Lab and Innovation Collider at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) which is part of Berkeley Engineering.
He is also the Principal at P-4 International, LLC where he consults with international universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business incubators and government agencies to build and grow technology entrepreneurship ecosystems.