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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.