Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Recap: The First Certified Leapreneur Awards

The first Certified Leapreneur Awards held at St. Francis Shangri-la Place last June 19, 2018 honoring employees as they turned being entrepreneurs in their respected fields.

The Certified Leapreneur Awards is the first-ever recognition given to employees who took the “Leap of faith” to become full-fledged “Entrepreneurs” and was given to 15 employees turned entrepreneurs with their professions from Agriculture, Retail, Hospitality, Construction and eCommerce

Mr. Ted Ferrer, Chairman of Generika Group sharing his inspirational message to all at the Certified Leadpreneur Event. How the business starts and their long term goals helping people with their services

Mr. Jerry Ilao shared his experienced on how his struggles become success. This is an advocacy of Leapreneur founder, who himself was once an employee for 7 years in a multinational company. He left his corporate job to become a full-time entrepreneur in 2007.

After realizing that 7 out of 10 employees want to start their own business someday, Ilao founded Leapreneur in 2015 to help employees transition to entrepreneurship.

He believes that this will have positive ripple effects in our economy where one employee-turned-entrepreneur can hire more employees, and consequently, unemployment is reduced, one employee at a time.

Leapreneur has helped many Filipinos through its various programs such as Leapreneur Insights, Jerry’s Notes, Startup Blueprint Masterclass Program, Meet-up activities and various Leapreneur Trainings.

Here are the list of the First Leadpreneur awardees:

  • Raymund Layoso of Rayne Laundry Express
  • Donna May Tomboc of ZNTR Travel and Tours
  • Alexander Duca of CodeSkitch Solutions &, Upbeat Multimedia
  • Cecille Sarmiento of Buttons Up Ventures Inc.
  • Christine Acosta of CA. Design and Build
  • John Carlos Valdepenas of SV Wellness and Services Corporation
  • Engr. Jun Tamayo of Aquasian Water Technologies Inc.
  • Esther Joy Sanchez Villa Vitaliana Farms Inc.
  • Mark Bryan Asilo of MYNE Inc.
  • Elisa Cruz of Westgate Farm
  • Jojo Cruzado of The Laundry Project
  • Miguel dela Rosa of Mplify Marketing Enterpise
  • Edward Cruz of Ecomilion Inc.
  • Mark Angelo Hernandez of MOZ Inc.
  • Ronnie Billones of BillGreen Enterprises

To all the Certified Leadpreneur awardees; congratulations and may you have more blessings to come! I hope all of you will share your ideas and knowledge to your fellow Leadpreneurs and to all the people who wants to follow your footsteps.  

Leapreneur has more than 6,000 members, and many are Overseas Filipino Workers from Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and Japan.

Toknow more about Leadpreneur; visit their Facebook Page at to join up for FREE or their website at

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