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
Starting a nationally well-known business can come from the most unconventional of places, like a Youtube video. In this episode, Ronster chats with Paco Magsaysay, the founder of the widely known and appreciated Carmen's Best Ice Cream. Paco discussed more just his hustles throughout his life, but also his take on the value of work. He shares his simple yet effective motivations, as well as his formula, tactics, and strategies on being a good salesman. Discussing the fascinating beginnings of Carmen's Best, Paco ensures that the hustle behind starting, running, and maintaining a Filipino made ice cream brand is a story and experience that should be heard. This episode is sponsored by Payoneer, and is a proud affiliate of Podcast Network.Read More
Making use of data and numbers for the common good is a trick not everybody has up their sleeve. In this episode, Ronster chats with Data Activist Wilson Chua as he explains his advocacy to use data for the benefit of individuals, communities, and institutions. Wilson wholeheartedly shares his voyage throughout his numerous different hustles over years, ultimately leading to the spot he currently occupies today. He shares insightful pieces of advice for entrepreneurs, and discusses in detail the problems, methodology, and findings of his research.Read More
Originality can be quite hard to find especially now in a society where content creation is as easy as pushing a button. In this episode, Ronster chats with CEO of Engineered Truth and Youtuber Matthew Tran to talk about what goes on behind the scenes of being a Youtuber--his motivations along with his own personal experiences. Matthew shares more than just advice for vlogger beginners, but also shares his own channel's beginnings, development, and eventual future.Read More
The hustle behind Ellana Cosmetics is a story filled with its constant and ongoing development. In this episode, Ronster chats with Theresa and Diego Buenaflor, the power couple behind Ellana Mineral Cosmetics, as they hop on the Hustleshare Time Machine and discuss the early days of the company before the boom of online shopping. They share exactly what makes their brand special, as well as both the risks and achievements the company has overcome. They discuss budgeting, finances, influencer marketing, and provide encouraging advice and tips for fellow equally driven entrepreneurs and makeup and skincare junkies.Read More
Contrary to popular belief, the hustle of a Pinoy Growth Hacker involves more than just marketing. In this Quickie, Ronster chats with Ping Rivero, Co-Founder of Cognity Labs and Growth Hacker at Gabi, where they discuss what growth hacking truly is and what comes with it. Ping not only shares his experiences getting into tech, but also talks about the course of his development and the lessons he has learned throughout his career, offering countless advice to tech enthusiasts looking into his field.Read More
What is the difference between a Project Manager and a Product Manager? In this Quickie, Ronster has a chat with Mika Reyes, Product Manager of LinkedIn, who discusses what it is like being a Product Manager in one of the biggest startups in the world, and why she loves it so much. She also shares her journey in startups, where it has taken her, and what she is doing next to help Filipino startups get to the next level.Read More
It takes more than just creativity to get through the advertising industry, and the hustle of being an ex advertising agency veteran proves it. In this episode, Ronster continues the marketing series with Eileen Borromeo, South-East Asia Marketing Head of Payoneer. Eileen shares not only her journey in the realms of advertising, but also shares what it takes for young marketing enthusiasts to make it through. She also shares how she manages to balance her personal and private life with her hustle.Read More
Bouncing back from failure in the creative industry is an extremely hard achievement. In this episode, Ronster chats with Luis Arcangel, Founder and CEO of Montgomery Fitch, to talk about how he led his team to bounce back after almost losing everything to becoming a multi-awarded ad agency led by millenials. Luis is also going to share how he started his journey as a balikbayan and the difficulties he had to face running a business and teaching as a professor at the same time. Luis is also going to share how it is to work best with millenials and how to keep top notch talent and many more in this incredible episode.Read More
The hustle behind Cropital definitely proves that anybody can help change the world. In this episode, Ronster chats with founder of Cropital and Wildfire Pitching Competition Winner Ruel Amparo, and discusses the problems and opportunities within the agricultural sector. Ruel shares not only his experiences building Cropital, but also his inspirations, motivations, and learnings gained from prior work experiences. While sharing these, Ruel also discusses his hustle in a business perspective, offering information and insights about the system our local farmers follow, proving that knowledge and passion can truly prove to be unstoppable.Read More
Consistency truly is key when it comes to the hustle of a champion DJ. In this episode, Ronster continues the nightlife series and sits down with radio jock and nightlife DJ Mark Thompson to talk about establishing his career both on radio and in the nightlife scene. Mark shares his experiences of balancing radio and DJ-ing, as well as the habits that have to be formed to successfully maintain your hustle. He offers advice that is not only fitting for rookies in his field, but go beyond the limits of radio broadcasting and music production in this very cool episode.
The hustle of being a DJ is as electrifying as the beats they produce. In this episode, Ronster chats with Patty Tiu, otherwise known for her stage name Deuce Manila, founder of Sessions Academy Manila. Being in the nightlife scene for years, Patty shares the past, present, and future plans for her career. She discusses her early experiences of DJing, along with the struggles and anxieties she had to face early in her career and how she overcame them. Considering her success with her hustle, Patty offers some tips and tricks for other DJ enthusiasts, as well as some behind the scenes preparations before performing at a gig. This episode also highlights Patty's other business ventures and projects, expanding further her career in the hopes of discovering other interests and learning new things.
The hustle of getting Coins.ph acquired by Go Jek took years of failures and learnings. In this episode, Ronster chats with Ron Hose, Founder and CEO of Coins.ph. Ron will share how he started out his hustle by being a maker and how he created his early startups that failed but taught him a lot of lessons early. He will also share how he got one of his first startups acquired and how he became a VC along with the lessons he got being an investor. Then he will share how he ended up in the Philippines and what led him to create Coins.ph. Lastly, he will share amazing insights how it is like getting acquired and he will share tons of advice for startup people in this amazing episode.
Training people to turn their idea to a startup takes a lot of skill and experience. In this quickie, Ronster chats with Carlo Valencia, a startup trainer. Carlo talks about his journey on how he jumped from doing a corporate job to doing a tech startups and the early mistakes he did when he started his company. He will also share what happened with his startup leading to why he is helping aspiring founders not make the same mistakes he did when he started out in this very enlightening quickie.Read More
Being a world class programmer takes incredible effort and skill. In this quickie, Ronster chats with Jason Torres, the CEO of Mashup Garage. Jason will share how he started coding at the young age of 10 years old and his journey to becoming a programmer. He will also discuss the importance of education and how this has helped him, along with the sacrifices one has to make, to build a successful startup in this geeky quickie.
The hustle of rebuilding and understanding UX design is no easy feat. In this quickie, Ronster chats with Mark Lacsamana, a Senior Product Designer in Kalibrr. He will discuss the key things he learned from his mentors and the challenges he's faced with when designing a system. Mark will also discuss what he looks for in a team member and how he further educates himself on UX Design in this very interesting quickie.Read More