Class Suspension for Wednesday (15 August 2018) Pampanga Campus- No classes in all levels. Offices will be open.
The Our Lady of Fatima University-College of Business and Accountancy thru its Supervised Work Experience Program were able to establish a presence in the said prestigious organization. It started last year, when Professor Arsenia U. Gallardo, the CBA Program Coordinator, approved the idea of exploring the possible opportunities offered by the Philippine Venture Capital Investment Group. She launched a pilot program which aims to identify CBA Students willing to attend and be immersed on Philvencap. Selected students were invited to attend but only one was able to meet the requirements. This student happens to be MS. DANNA ANGELLI B. EBLACAS, a 4th year Marketing Management student. In addition, PROF. ROMAN P. BUYSON, SWEP Coordinator of the CBA was also able to achieve a CORE MEMBERSHIP status. Professor Buyson, believes that CBA Students will be more globally competitive if they will be immersed and obtain memberships in various significant business organizations such as Philvencap. Such student involvement will not only increase the level of self confidence, knowledge about the business trends, and strategies but also the opportunity to meet and establish network with business owners, investors and consultants. Philippine Venture Capital Investment Group The Philvencap is one of the oldest forums especially created for entrepreneurs who are looking for start-ups and expansion capital for equity. It has been in existence for the last 25 years and it now works closely with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) towards the development of professionally and socially oriented entrepreneurs. The forumÕs main focus is to put the entrepreneurs in contact with elusive and quiet Business Angels who provide capital for equity and other non-financial resources. This group was organized by Ed S. Isidro together with 6 other close friends including Rene Fuentes. It was meeting once a month and in the 1990s then AIM President Phil Alfonso invited Ed Isidro to bring his Philvencap forum to AIM to give the AIM students the opportunity to join the forum and gain Òbattlefield experienceÓ in looking for capital and other resources for their projects. The working relationship between the Philvencap and AIM has made the forum grow thereby attracting more entrepreneurs, Business Angels, the academe and other persons interested in entrepreneurship. The Business Angels who attend these meetings are both Filipinos and foreign individuals. A very important highlight of this forum is the discussion on emerging Trends in the economy, the environment and spotting of related business opportunities that these Trends offer. By: Roman P. Buyson, MBA