Get funded: Pitch from good to great!

On August 8, 2018, Go Negosyo sa Radyo guest host Faith Salaver was joined by The Final Pitch creator and host John Aguilar and finalist Eunice Anne San Miguel to discuss everything there is to know about the show.

The Final Pitch is a business reality show where small entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors. The first of its kind in the Philippines, the show provides start-ups with the access to financial assistance from funders.

For its second season, the show will be composed of 21 entrepreneurs who will undergo challenges and present their business ideas to the investors. Mikee Romero, PhD of Globalport, William Tiu Lim of Mega Global Corporation, Dino Araneta of QuadX, and Jet Yu of PRIME Philippines will make up the panel of investors.

Creator and host of the reality show John Aguilar shared that through the show, he provides the small entrepreneurs with better access to money. He also said that the show is guided by the 3Ms — money, market, mentorship model of entrepreneurship. He cited Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion’s advocacy in bringing mentorship to the contestants of the show.

The Final Pitch finalist and Marketing Manager for EGcellent Life Solutions Eunice San Miguel recounted that she found out about the show through an advertorial in Facebook. Eunice shared that EGcellent Life Solutions offers vacuum sealer products that are used to preserve food. She told the panel that she had not seen such products in the Philippines that is why she decided to start the said business.

From the reality show, Eunice learned how to come out of her comfort zone as she had gone through business challenges. Aguilar said that the contestants’ characters were tested to discover how committed they were to their endeavors.

Both guests were in agreement that one must have not only the skills to execute their business plans but also must have the heart and drive so their enterprises will be sustainably managed.

Catch the next episode of Go Negosyo sa Radyo next Wednesday at 2:00 PM on DZRH 666 kHz and Radyo Natin FM!