Awardees

ZARAH JUAN, Creative Director and Founder of the Zarah Juan Brand

Zarah is an award-winning entrepreneur. She was recognized as an ASEAN Women Entrepreneur Network Awardee in 2017, and APEC Business Efficiency and Success Target Awardee in 2018. She is the first to produce “green” bags or reusable bags as an alternative to plastic, which caught the attention of many businesses and funding organizations. As of writing, Zarah has been uplifting many Filipino artisan communities through sustainable livelihoods while upholding Philippine culture and traditions.




FRANCISCO “DEAN PAX” LAPID, Chairman of IT SPAC

Dean Pax is acclaimed as one of the most celebrated professional speakers and business consultants in the country. He is the Dean of Entrepreneurship Circle of Bo Sanchez’s Truly Rich Club and a lead advocate & AMEN Pioneer mentor of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation Inc. He gives his tested framework for Entrepreneur's success by creating an orderly house of entrepreneurship.




DR. ANTON MARI LIM, President of Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation

He is a Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy; awardee, a Veterinarian by profession but has devoted most of his time in community development in the past 25 years through the different international and local NGOs. He has led the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation from a simple project to an inspiring national movement which has been helping children reach and study in school safely (and dryly) through yellow boats.



 

JORGE WIENEKE, President of Tokyo Tempura

Jorge is one of the original founders of Potato Corner and the man behind the world’s 1st tempura food cart, Tokyo Tempura. He helped revolutionized the cart industry, sexified it and helped make food carts a viable business model through the innovative idea. On top of this, he conducts several programs in his advocacy, Kalye Negosyo, with the end goal of helping micro entrepreneurs such as sari-sari store owners, build and grow their businesses.