Monday, March 26, 2018

Womenwill Successfully Launched in Cagayan de Oro

GBGCDO in cooperation with Modern Nanays of Mindanao launched Womenwill last Saturday at Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City.  

Successfully attended by more than 80 women by mothers, professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs,  Womenwill spent 5 hours of fast talk discussing womenhood, issues on gender gap and business and productivity tools for entrepreneurs.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Celebrating Women with Womenwill and Modern Nanays of Mindanao

This upcoming Saturday, March 24, GBG CDO along with the Modern Nanays of Mindanao will launch Womenwill and celebrate International Women's Day at Limketkai Center. 

GBG CDO decided to seek the help of 2017's TAYO (Ten Accomplished Youth Organization) Finalist Modern Nanays of Mindanao, spearheaded by Nadine Casino.  The Modern Nanays is a group of young mothers who share experiences in modern parenting. The group advocates breastfeeding, babywearing and cloth-diapering and among their many projects is Nanay Meet-Ups, a Mother to-Mother support to help cope with raising a child based from experiences coupled with scientific based resources and evidence based practice relayed in laymen terms. The group was able to connect at least 2,000 mothers to their growing network.

Google started the Womenwill initiative to create economic opportunity for women by connecting them to the online world and tools to make the most of it. From helping women in rural villages get online and bringing together women entrepreneurs, to advocating for more inclusive workplaces and partnering with groups like UN Women to drive conversations around gender equality,  develop and support programs to help women build skills, get inspired, and connect with each other.

So on March 24, Limketkai Center will be the venue for the first Womenwill get together along with the Modern Nanays of Mindanao.  Along with women speakers from different industries and backgrounds, Womenwill aims to encourage more women to leverage themselves by learning new skills through technologies. 

Registration for the event will end midnight of March 22. 

Sponsoring our first Womenwill event are Allele White, Vjandep Pastel of Camiguin and Gymboree Play and Music at Limketkai Center. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

GBG Start 2018 Commenced

Yes, GBG CDO is back after a year on hiatus with GBG Start 2018.  GBG Start is an event format to allow entrepreneurs to learn how to start building a successful business online. It is an event to encourage entrepreneurs to familiarize with different business methodologies and utilize Google tools to create a platform for online business success.

The focus of the workshop was the introduction to Google My Business.  Learning its different features and managing their business listing to leverage and grow their businesses was the core of GBG Start Workshop.  GBG Start was held at GC Suites Function Hall last March 17 and was attended by 20 business owners and entrepreneurs.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Search for GBG Success Stories is on!

Are you using Google to do extraordinary things? Has technology enabled you to start new ventures, grow your business or affect the lives of those around you in a positive way? Would you like your story shared around the world? We would love to hear from you.

Share your story for a chance to visit Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California for mentorship experience customized and relevant to your business.

Here are the guidelines:

Who can join?
GBG / GDG managers and community members
Non-community members ( Public )

Judging Criteria
Inspirational: personal or professional obstacles that were overcome to achieve success (60%)
Impactful: on industry, society, community or environment (20%)

Innovative: unique ways of using the internet to deliver its product, service and process and how Google products were used (20%)

SMB - Small to medium sized businesses including NGOs.
Technology - Technology startups and ventures.
Social Impact - Social enterprises.

  • 13 June 2016 - Submission starts
  • 27 June 2016 - Submission closes
  • 27 June 2016 - Start judging submissions
  • 7 July 2016 - 24 Semi-finalists selected and contacted by email and/or phone and YouTube 1 minute pitch submission starts
  • 14 July 2016 - YouTube 1 minute pitch submission closes for internal selection
  • 21 July 2016 - 9 Global finalists selected and contacted by email and/or phone and video production starts
  • 14 November 2016 - Videos for 9 Global Finalists produced and public voting for people’s choice awards starts.
  • 21 November 2016 - Winners announced
Winners will be sent (flights and hotel) to MTV for a customized business mentoring visit and a chance to attend a business conference.

We have a group of 15-20 judges representing different teams in Google - SMB Marking Global, Developer Product Group (DPG), Policy, PR, Communications, Developer Relations (DevRel).

Leave a comment here, or a message to either @Jon, @Carlo, or @Alma if you want to nominate your business or someone else's. Feel free to reach out if you have questions!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

MapUp Season Is Back

GBG Cagayan de Oro kicks off its 2016 by bringing back the MapUp season.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

GDay Cagayan de Oro 2014

There is no doubt that Cagayan de Oro is now rapidly growing and evolving as a business hub. People are now into startups, businesses and new technologies as the city grows and becomes more competitive.

That is why there is no better way to celebrate business success and create more opportunities for the city than having a GDay celebration. We just had our second GDay and it definitely was bigger and better than last year!

Monday, October 27, 2014

#WalkTheTalk: GBG CDO GeoWalk Part 2

Last October 25, 2014, we had our final mapping event for this season.