MANILA, The Philippines, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*, A SPACE Manila and Golden Gate Ventures work together to bring innovation to the Philippines. Three organizations will co-host 2014 Philippines Mobile App Developers' Day in Manila Dec. 6-7, 2014, with an expected keynote address by the United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg.
The Philippines Mobile App Developers' Day is a contest that will challenge participants in the Philippines to create a mobile app within 24 hours. The theme is "Smart City and Community Involvement". Teams that come up with the best apps will win prizes totaling more than US$9,000, as well as six-month coaching and mentoring by Golden Gate Ventures.
AT&T, A SPACE Manila and Golden Gate Ventures will provide the resources, education and networking structure to create apps more quickly and at lower cost. Participants will have access to AT&T's Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), already built-out services by AT&T. Developers can quickly plug them into their apps for added functionality, such as speech-to-text and machine-to-anything. Mentors will be on hand to help and share their knowhow with the participating innovators.
"AT&T was the first carrier in the U.S. to create a Developer Program – the longest running program to date. AT&T is proud to collaborate with A SPACE Manila and Golden Gate Ventures to co-host the Philippines Mobile App Developers' Day," said Carlton Hill, vice president, Device Operations and Developer Services, AT&T. "This event complements our ongoing efforts to provide developers with the right tools and opportunities to capitalize on mobile technology's transformative power, helping us enhance the communities we touch and better the world in which we live."
"This is an incredible opportunity for Manila's innovation community and tech talent to showcase their mobile magic. We are proud to co-host the Philippines Mobile App Developers' Day at A SPACE facilities, Manila's co-work central and a crossroads for the Philippines developers' community," said Micah Asistores, A SPACE Manila.
"Developers need seed funding, mentorship and a strong network of seasoned professionals and peers to commercialize their ideas. As a seed fund for internet startups in Southeast Asia, we are glad to work with A SPACE Manila and AT&T to provide mentorship and support for the participants in the event, which fits in well with our commitment to education and providing opportunities to the developers' community," said Jeffrey Paine, Managing Partner of Golden Gate Ventures.
The 2014 Philippines Mobile App Developers' Day will take place in A SPACE Manila facilities from 9 a.m. on Dec. 6 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2014.
Those interested in participating can register online at: http://bit.ly/attphdd2014
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About A SPACE Manila
The A SPACE Manila community is more than just the people who work here, more than just the Founder or the backers – it's also the smart minds who are members of our Manila coworking space, the people who are members of the Philippines' innovation community, and the global tribe of inventors, creators, thinkers, achievers, lovers, hustlers, digital nomads, artists, coders, ethical investors.
About Golden Gate Ventures
Golden Gate Ventures is a seed fund for internet startups in Southeast Asia. With offices in Singapore and San Francisco, the fund looks to help bridge Silicon Valley and Asia through investment and mentorship. The early-stage fund invests in startups from e-commerce, to payments, to mobile apps. The portfolio includes RedMart.com (online grocery), Coda Payments (mobile payments), and Nitrous.io (web dev tools in the cloud). Since March 2012, Golden Gate Ventures has been accredited as a Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS) incubator by Singapore's National Research Foundation.
GGV was founded by 3 former entrepreneurs. In Singapore, Jeffrey Paine ran the Founder Institute and was active as a start-up mentor and investor. In San Francisco, Paul Bragiel sought to build on his success of San Francisco's i/o ventures model in new markets, and Vinnie Lauria had built Lefora.com, a hosted forum service which grew to over 100,000+ communities and was acquired in 2010. Limited Partners from Silicon Valley include notable founders such as: Dave McClure (500 Startups), Aaron Patzer (Mint.com), Russel Simmons (Paypal Mafia and Yelp.com).
More info: http://goldengate.vc
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