Technological Institute of the Philippines

Bambuhay Social Enterprise Co-Founder visits T.I.P. for technopreneurship talk

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) recently invited Mr. Dennis Christopher Alfred Alisasis Sajo as a guest speaker for the ongoing T.I.P. Technopreneurship Learning Series held at T.I.P. Quezon City on December 7, 2017.

Sajo is a radio broadcaster, producer, and a voice talent. On top of these, he is also the co-founder, president, and executive director for the Youth Entrepreneurship Academy, a training and mentoring advocacy group. He is also the co-founder and chief farmer for operations of Bambuhay Social Enterprise, an innovative inclusive social enterprise startup that was founded to help address the extreme poverty of the Filipino bamboo farmers, and alleviate the effects of climate change on their livelihood.

In his workshop, Sajo imparted ways of marketing a startup company to investors and consumers alike. From conceptualization to branding and finding a target market, he demonstrated “Elevator Pitches” that combine strategies and techniques to entice possible stockholders to invest and customers to purchase.

Mr. Sajo shared that it is important to have the desire to help others. He explained that the bamboo farmer’s difficult predicament inspired him to devote time and resources towards truly helping them. With the assistance of Bambuhay, farmers now have better opportunities in their livelihood. With this, he feels a sense of fulfillment in knowing he is making an impact in people’s lives and the environment.

From doing an activity with the students to boosting up their morale to be confident in speaking and proposing their ideas, Sajo was persistent in reminding the students that small ideas can be improved with proper research, dedication, and having their hearts in the right place.