Alibaba to launch its Netpreneur Training program in the Philippines


Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI), a professional training arm of Alibaba Group, will launch a new edition of its Alibaba Netpreneur Training program in the Philippines with support from QBO Innovation Hub, the country’s first public-private partnership platform for local startups, regional venture capital firm Gobi Partners via their Gobi-Core Philippine Fund (“Core Capital”), and leadership development organization JCI Manila. The four-week program will include a series of online classes to support local entrepreneurs across different sectors in harnessing digital technology to grow their businesses within the local economy.

Scheduled to run from July 12 to August 16, the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training continues AGI’s efforts to equip entrepreneurs and business leaders with tangible and actionable steps they can take to advance in the digital economy. AGI has trained 150 entrepreneurs in the Philippines through this program since its launch last year.

This year’s curriculum will offer a more dedicated focus on post-pandemic online commerce trends such as cross-border shopping and other digital economy developments, to align with businesses’ growing pivot towards e-commerce and their needs to navigate this changing landscape.

“With companies taking to online channels to keep business running during the pandemic, digitalization is no longer a foreign concept to entrepreneurs. The next stage is how to turn digital advancements into our best advantage for the future. We hope this enhanced edition of our Alibaba Netpreneur Training will help entrepreneurs in the Philippines develop long-term, savvier digital strategies that will open up more e-commerce opportunities for them,” said Dan Liu, Senior Advisor at Alibaba Global Initiatives.

“The Philippines’ digital economy has experienced massive transformation since the beginning of 2020. As the country pivots towards digitalization, the startup and tech landscape has grown to be more competitive and proactive, with entrepreneurs harnessing solutions in the real, post-pandemic world. This is why we at QBO Innovation Hub are thrilled to support Alibaba Global Initiatives once again, for the Alibaba Netpreneur Training program. This opportunity prepares Filipino entrepreneurs with the necessary training, support and mentorship they need to explore innovative solutions,” said Katrina Rausa Chan, Executive Director, Ideaspace Foundation Inc.

“We are thrilled to welcome and partner once again with the Alibaba Global Initiatives especially as the Alibaba Netpreneur Training program has been an incredibly beneficial experience for the local digital and tech ecosystem. We are also pleased by the addition of JCI Manila, Asia’s oldest and premier business and development organization for young individuals. Our premier and independent fund, the Gobi-Core fund is designed to support the new wave of Philippine entrepreneurs and this continuous partnership with Alibaba and the combined outreach of JCI Manila will allow us to uncover the most inspiring and talented upcoming entrepreneurs here in the Philippines,” said Carlo Delantar, Founding Partner at Core Capital (Gobi-Core PH Fund) and Head of Circular Economy at Gobi Partners.

The Alibaba Netpreneur Training program will be conducted online in English by certified Alibaba trainers and business leaders who have had experience leading their own digital businesses to success.

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