Rakuten Viber turns business ideas of budding Pinoy entrepreneurs into a reality

MANILA, Philippines — Legitimate to their lengthy-time motivation of supporting neighborhood micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Rakuten Viber lately gathered budding Pinoy business owners for a possibility to level up their aspect hustles and tiny companies.

Decide on Filipino entrepreneurs vying for a opportunity to know their enterprise desires came to a head very last July 14 at the Pinoy Desire Negosyo occasion in Makati Town. 

The occasion culminates a series of on the internet troubles and routines that the prime three taking part business owners from the Raket PH and FoodPH Viber channels experienced to bear for the option to pitch their company tips and get a organization grant from Viber and its associates.

In the close, two budding Filipino business people became 1 action closer to fulfilling their entrepreneurial dreams as they every received a organization grant from Viber and its partners:

  • Mon Cabsag of The Bistro Box as the GRAND BESTie of Food items PH class
  • Richmond Argosino of Ken Products and Clothing for Raket Mo ‘To of Raket PH category

The winners were being selected under the supervision of DTI representative Edsel John Lingon.

“It was a unforgettable and exhilarating practical experience for me. I achieved and interacted with a ton of business owners like me and acquired extra point of view about operating a enterprise,” Cabsag said.

“Pinoy Aspiration Negosyo didn’t occur right away. It is a byproduct of the team’s really hard perform to meet up with and answer the needs of the Filipinos back again in 2020,” mentioned Lana Macapagal, APAC PR Lead for Rakuten Viber.

“When there was a surge in people and communities actively utilizing Viber, we asked ourselves how we could assist them further. That led us to our goal, which is to champion Filipino MSMEs.”



Viber saw an increase in the use of its channels characteristic through the COVID-19 lockdowns. Working with these channels, business people access out to potential buyers and like-minded persons, permitting them to increase and handle their businesses.

Raket PH serves as a Viber channel for MSME owners and aspect hustlers who want to advertise their side enterprises. Considering that its launching, Raket PH now has above 203,000 subscribers.

Meals PH, on the other hand, is an on the net food channel that aided small and micro foods entrepreneurs adapt to the “new normal” through the pandemic as a result of contactless on the internet purchases. Food items PH at some point advanced via its bot, serving as a transaction place for customers. It has grown considerably to catch the attention of about 560,000 subscribers.

Chef Gerick Manalo, who served as decide, praised the Pinoy-preneurs for the duration of the occasion: “It was a privilege to get to know the contributors and see them do their best as they consider part in the Pinoy Dream Negosyo initiative of Viber.”

Yet another decide, mompreneur Nene Tamayo, thanked Viber for arranging Pinoy Desire Negosyo. “I feel this competitors is an wonderful opportunity for Filipinos to showcase and expand their expertise and business techniques.”

“To our finalists and the channel customers of Foods PH and Raket PH, thank you for inspiring us. I’m hopeful that by means of your stories, Pinoy Aspiration Negosyo will continue to encourage extra Filipinos to ultimately take that leap in pursuing their business enterprise desires,” decide and Rakuten Viber’s Chris Aguilar included.

Viber, a very long-time supporter of business owners in the place, appears to be forward to the subsequent set of enterprising people whose dreams it can assistance make a actuality.