How did Angkas battle early struggles and become one of the most beloved apps in the Philippines? In this episode, Ronster chats with Angeline Tham and George Royeca, the founders of Angkas. Angeline and George will talk about their first hustles and how they eventually got together to form Angkas. They will also share the struggles they had early in their journey in battling the stigma of riding behind bikers and how they were able to generate traction early on. They will also share how they were able to bounce back after they were shut down and how they were able to scale Angkas to what it is today. Angeline and George will also share amazing tips on how to leverage Social Media and entrepreneurs should create their products in this incredibly inspiring episode brought to you by Payoneer.Read More
What is it really like being in the Ideaspace Accelerator Program? Live from the Ideaspace Demo Day 2019, Ronster chats with the founders of 3 startups who are a part of this year's Ideaspace program from Pandalivery, Experience PH and Olivia App. They will talk about why they joined Ideaspace and how it was like going through the elimination process of the program. The founders will also share what it was like getting after joining the program and how it is like presenting during Demo Day in this very funny episode brought to you by Payoneer.
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Leading a new team after a startup failure is a very difficult thing to do. In this episode, Ronster chats with Bhavna Suresh, CEO of Lamudi Philippines, to discuss how she was able to lead Lamudi to where it is now after she failed in her own startup, Bhavna will share how she started out as a Redbull girl back in college and how she was able to join a successful startup that got acquired. Bhavna also talks about what it was like putting up her own startup and how she was able to bounce back right away after it failed. She will also talk about how expats can thrive in new environments and how can women break through the glass ceiling in this episode brought to you by Payoneer.
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In this very first edition of Hustleshare Live, Ronster talks to 3 founders (Patch Dulay of The Spark Project, Spark Perreras of PearlPay and Andrew Rothgaber of Zipline) during this year's SparkUp Summit 2019 who share their hustle to discuss key pressing issues about Startup Life. They will be talking about the worst startup advice they've ever received, what they look for in a co-founder and what their most profound failure was along with the lesson that they learned from it.
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Being a hustler comes with taking a lot of chances. In this episode, Ronster chats with Dick Chiang, CEO and Founder of Dragonpay, who shares how he changed his career path entirely by taking a chance on computer science, and how he eventually headed his first ISP business before and after its acquisition. Other than sharing the genesis and development of his side hustle--Dragonpay--, and all the struggles that came along running his creation alone, he also shares his motivations which propelled him to take a chance on his side hustle, which eventually became his claim to fame. This episode is powered by Payoneer and is an affiliate of Podcast Network.Read More
What does it mean to be a Social Entrepreneur? In this episode, Ronster chats with power couple Mark and Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, co-founders of Rags2Riches to discuss the hustle of being a Social Entrepreneur in the Philippines. They dabble on the beginnings of the brand they had built together sparked by the artisans of Payatas, and discussed how they made their business work despite sacrificing profitability, and how they tackled investments to spearhead their journey. They shared their motivations, biggest failures, and key learnings while also sharing how they have managed to work together as husband and wife for 12 years. This episode is powered by Payoneer, and is a proud affiliate of Podcast Network.Read More
What happens after a startup is acquired? In this episode, Ronster chats with Jeffrey Siy of Galleon.ph and Christian Blanquera of Openovat to talk about their experiences of having their startups acquired by the Sterling Paper Group. They discussed shared their journey on how they hustled separately and eventually teaming up to build Galleon.ph. Jeffrey, Christian, and Ronster all discuss what happens during a startup acquisition and gives a behind-the-scenes insight on what happens when your company eventually becomes acquired, as well as how to become a better leader to your company when the acquisition has been made.Read More
The hustle behind the Philippines' most famous french fries is truly exhilarating. In celebration of our 50th episode, Ronster chats with Jose Magsaysay Jr., Chairman Emeritus of the internationally known flavored french fries business, Potato Corner. Jo Mag openly shares how he started out his career washing dishes and sweeping floors at Wendy's and how he was able to learn key skills that enabled him to master franchising as a business model. Jo Mag also discusses how he was able to level up his entrepreneurial skills through an MBA he took that eventually allowed him to scale Potato Corner globally. Jo Mag will also share tons of learnings that he acquired in his illustrious career in this unbelievable episode brought to you by Payoneer.Read More
What does it take to get your startup to be accepted into Y Combinator? In this episode, Ronster chats with Francis Plaza, CEO of PayMongo, who openly shares the beginnings of his love for tech, as well as his humbling experiences being in the tech industry for majority of his life. He discusses his early hustle on how he was able to study in MIT in college. Francis also share how he and his co-founders started PayMongo and how they joined and was accepted into YC. This episode is also filled with amazing advice for those who see themselves in those institutions, and those who have equally big dreams in changing the tech startup community in the Philippines. This episode is powered by Payoneer and is a proud affiliate of Podcast Network.Read More
The hustle behind The Final Pitch is deeply rooted in the idea of paying it forward, especially in a society where the competition for greatness has incredible increased. In this episode, Ronster chats with John Aguilar, the executive producer of The Final Pitch. John more than willingly shares the wide variety of hustles he has experienced from high school all the way up to where he currently stands. He discusses the evolution of his careers, his other business ventures, as well as the development and execution of his show The Final Pitch, which is currently at its fourth season. John also offers some valuable pieces of advice for more than just entrepreneurs, but also for public speakers and all us everyday hustlers to better our craft and ultimately strive for the best we could possibly be. This episode is powered by Payoneer and is a proud affiliate of the Podcast Network.Read More