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

MANILA, Philippines — Correct to their long-time dedication of supporting community micro, compact and medium enterprises (MSMEs), Rakuten Viber not too long ago gathered budding Pinoy business people for a possibility to stage up their aspect hustles and compact organizations.

Select Filipino entrepreneurs vying for a prospect to understand their business enterprise desires arrived to a head very last July 14 at the Pinoy Aspiration Negosyo occasion in Makati Metropolis. 

The party culminates a sequence of on-line problems and routines that the leading a few participating business owners from the Raket PH and FoodPH Viber channels had to undergo for the opportunity to pitch their company thoughts and get a enterprise grant from Viber and its associates.

In the conclude, two budding Filipino entrepreneurs became just one phase closer to satisfying their entrepreneurial desires as they every been given a business enterprise grant from Viber and its associates:

  • Mon Cabsag of The Bistro Box as the GRAND BESTie of Meals PH classification
  • Richmond Argosino of Ken Items and Apparel for Raket Mo ‘To of Raket PH group

The winners ended up picked less than the supervision of DTI representative Edsel John Lingon.

“It was a unforgettable and exhilarating practical experience for me. I fulfilled and interacted with a good deal of business owners like me and gained far more standpoint about functioning a organization,” Cabsag mentioned.

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

“When there was a surge in end users and communities actively applying Viber, we asked ourselves how we could aid them even further. That led us to our purpose, which is to champion Filipino MSMEs.”



Viber saw an enhance in the use of its channels attribute through the COVID-19 lockdowns. Employing this kind of channels, entrepreneurs attain out to potential customers and like-minded persons, allowing for them to improve and control their companies.

Raket PH serves as a Viber channel for MSME homeowners and aspect hustlers who want to boost their aspect organizations. Because its launching, Raket PH now has about 203,000 subscribers.

Food items PH, on the other hand, is an online foodstuff channel that helped compact and micro food stuff business people adapt to the “new normal” for the duration of the pandemic as a result of contactless on line purchases. Foods PH at some point advanced through its bot, serving as a transaction level for consumers. It has developed substantially to attract over 560,000 subscribers.

Chef Gerick Manalo, who served as judge, praised the Pinoy-preneurs all through the event: “It was a privilege to get to know the participants and see them do their very best as they get aspect in the Pinoy Desire Negosyo initiative of Viber.”

A further choose, mompreneur Nene Tamayo, thanked Viber for arranging Pinoy Dream Negosyo. “I believe this competition is an wonderful prospect for Filipinos to showcase and improve their information and organization expertise.”

“To our finalists and the channel members of Food items PH and Raket PH, thank you for inspiring us. I’m hopeful that by your tales, Pinoy Dream Negosyo will go on to inspire extra Filipinos to eventually take that leap in pursuing their company dreams,” decide and Rakuten Viber’s Chris Aguilar extra.

Viber, a long-time supporter of entrepreneurs in the region, seems to be forward to the next established of enterprising people whose goals it can support make a actuality.