DOT-COM Activity: Philippines International Business Linkages
Funder(s): USAID/EGAT/IT, USAID/ANE
Short Description: dot-GOV worked with a Senior Venture Capitalist on a two-phase program for Filipino IT Senior Executives on how to develop international business plans.
Phase/Type of Activity: Buy-in or Incremental Funding Status: Completed
Start date: January 01, 2004 End Date: June 01, 2004
Person(s) to contact
Sarah Tisch, Ph.D. , Chief-of-Party
dot-GOV , Internews Network Email: Tel: 202 833-5740 x 203
Full Description: dot-GOV worked with a Senior Venture Capitalist on a two-phase program for Filipino IT Senior Executives on how to develop international business plans. The first phase was carried out in Manila, where 75 participants were trained on how to forge relationships with US companies during a two-day seminar. As a follow up, 7 senior executives were chosen from a pool of approximately 30 Filipino IT companies, based on their companies strength in doing business with the U.S., to travel on a business linkages tour in Washington, DC. During the tour, the companies were trained in areas of business development before introducing them to U.S. companies. Each delegate was assisted in the follow-up activities with the companies they met with during the trip. As an additional result of the program, the Senior Venture Capitalist prepared a guidebook for developing business plans, marketing plans and raising venture capital for Filipino Information Technology companies.
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.