Business reality TV show, The Final Pitch, kicks off its sixth season on CNN Philippines with 917Ventures Managing Director Vince Yamat on board to scout for ‘new heroes’ who will help rebuild the country and improve the lives of Filipinos amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the show’s “Heroes Edition” Yamat joins an esteemed panel of investor-judges who will evaluate the business proposals presented by the contestants to address the economic and social impact of the global health crisis.
The successful venture builder may join 917Ventures’ Velocity program, a three-month boot camp that aims to bring out the external talent and their ideas, as well as create ventures with the growth levers and network advantage of operating within 917Ventures and Globe.
917Ventures is Globe’s corporate venture builder that ideates, launches, and accelerates new businesses that have the potential to grow and scale fast. Among the successful and innovative companies under its wing are GCash, KonsultaMD, AdSpark, HealthNow, PureGo, and RUSH.
“We offer an opportunity for talents to join an entrepreneurial program where they will be able to turn their dream idea into reality. Not only will they be able to tap the expertise of 917Ventures but they will also be able to unlock Globe’s Unfair Advantage which consists of a user base of over 80 million, with one million distribution points, and 150,000 enterprise partners nationwide to begin with,” said Yamat.
917Venture’s Velocity, which will be fully online due to mobility restrictions, is set to start as early as May this year. The corporate venture builder will provide funding, product and technology development, operational support, and network access. The deadline for entry submission is on March 28, 2021.
“We are in search of what we call a venture builder, someone with grit and the right attitude who is passionate about solving a problem. Our focus is on FinTech, E-Commerce, HealthTech, and AdTech but we also welcome great ideas in other fields,” said Yamat, who is looking forward to The Final Pitch Season 6 to be aired Sundays starting March 21.
The Final Pitch creator and host John Aguilar, FWD Insurance President and CEO Li Hao Zhuang, UBX President and CEO John Januszczak, and Thames International Business School President Joel Santos join Yamat in the panel of investor-judges.