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Teenprenuer 2019 winners: Facing real-world business challenges

Don Bosco Technical College received two first prizes in this year’s Teenpreneur Challenge, arguably the country’s most prestigious annual entrepreneurship competition among the top high schools in the Philippines. The culminating expo and awards ceremony was held at SM Megamall which has been a supporter and sponsor since its inception.

Teenprenuer 2019 winners: Facing real-world business challenges
Best in shirt and poster design for Islands Souvenirs winners Makati Hope Christian School students with Thames International president Joel Santos (right), host Ricci Jereza (left) and Island Souvenirs merchandising head Andrea Aldeguer (second from left)
Each participating school fields a team made up of the brightest, most creative and most entrepreneurial students who are tasked to come up with innovative solutions to real-world business challenges. This then fosters early on the entrepreneurial spirit among them, while bringing to life what it takes to be professional in the creative industry. 

For this year, participants were tasked to create outstanding shirt and poster designs specifically for Island Souvenirs; video advertisements for Jollibee; and jingles in keeping with the marketing and branding objectives of Joy and Whisper.

To come up with the best ideas, the students underwent extensive workshop sessions led by distinguished industry mentors, including Direk Mark Meily for the fundamentals of filmmaking; Thames ICE post-graduate scholars AJ Dimarucot, David Ouano and Christianne Tampos for the basics of designing shirts and posters; theater actors and Thames ICE post-graduate scholars Tiffany Neri, Alison Segarra and Andrei Pamintuan for a basic acting workshop. 

National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and Bruno Mars’ uncle and music coach John Valentine served as special music mentors.

Emerging as winners in the sponsors’ choice categories are the following schools:

Best in Music Jingle for Joy: first place, Don Bosco Technical College; second place, Makati Hope Christian School; and third place Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School.

Best in Video Commercial for Jollibee: first place, Don Bosco Technical College; second place, Multiple Intelligence International School; and third place, Assumption College San Lorenzo.

Best in Music Jingle for Whisper: first place, Infant Jesus Academy; second place, St. Paul College Pasig; and third place, Assumption College San Lorenzo.

Best in Shirt/Poster Design for Islands Souvenirs: first place, Makati Hope Christian School; second place, St. Paul College Pasig; and third place, St. Scholastica’s College Manila.

With the success of Thames Teenpreneur Challenge 2019, institution eagerly looks forward to next edition, as it plays a key role in helping produce young entrepreneurs who are creative, innovative and real world-ready.

Topics: Don Bosco Technical College , Teenpreneur Challenge , AJ Dimarucot , David Ouano , Christianne Tampos , Mark Meily
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