Learn from the best mentors in building disruptive technologies.


The Gift is a 14-week, once a week training program, designed to bring the best out of a starting entrepreneur. It takes the entrepreneur through the start up cycle which begins with Self Mastery followed by Situation Mastery and ends with Enterprise Mastery. The program helps the entrepreneur learn about himself/herself, how to spot and choose opportunities, validate ideas and how to run a business so that they are ready to pitch to potential investors.

Academicians and practitioners who have deep knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship conduct the Gift. Mentors from the Masters in Entrepreneurship program are also tapped to share their expertise.

Classes conducted use various techniques including case studies, videos, lectures games and the like thus making each session fun and interactive.

If you have a startup idea you're looking to realize or an ongoing business you'd like to take to the next level for investors and partners, the Gift program may be perfect for you! The Gift is tech agnostic, stage agnostic, and open to all.

Program Venue & Schedule

Classes are conducted either every Thursday or Saturday, depending on the Batch, from 9am to 5pm at StartUp Village, 5th Floor, City Club, Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue cor Malugay Street, Makati City.

Program costs

In schools like Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Asean Center for Entrepreneurship and Management Education (ACEME) where similar courses are being offered, programs like this may cost you Php 150K to Php 200K.

However, StartUp Village has made it its mission and advocacy to help create more entrepreneurs in the Philippines, and The Gift is priced at-cost at Php 30,000.00. This will serve to cover the cost of your snacks, venue, materials, speaker stipend, mentoring and more during the 14-week period.

The Saturday Batch is Back! Sign-up for The Gift 9 launcing in December here:

The table below shows the various topics taught during the 12-week program:


The incubator / accelerator

The incubator/accelerator program is conducted by experienced academicians, startup founders and business gurus that guide startups through a tried and tested process. 

We positively nurture the individuals passion and transform this into disruptive products/services that can be turned into successful businesses

StartUp Village provides the necessary support that startups need in order to succeed. This includes mentoring, training, shared services, actual working space, linkage to customers and investors as well as access to other resources.

Mentors who are experienced academicians/practitioners are tapped to guide the start ups through a tried and tested process.

Equipping Start-ups so that they are ready to move forward, grow and be invested on.

The Framework



Financial management


Product Development
Business Innovation
Opportunity Seizing

Anti-stagnation and obsolescence
Continuous improvement

Value creation and capturing
Relational chemistry

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