SGVF and DOST-PEZA hold Open TBI Training seminar

8 March 2013

The DOST-PEZA Open Technology Business Incubator Training (TBI) seminar on Accounting and Financial Management was held recently at the Advanced Science and Technology Institute in UP Diliman, Quezon City. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Science and Techonology (DOST)-Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) the DOST Technology Resource Center, and the SGV Foundation. SGV resource persons conducted the three-day seminar.

SGV Assurance partner Becca Sarmenta led the module on Accounting for Non-Accountants on Day 1. Transaction Advisory Services partner Dinty Cauan discussed Analyzing Financial Statements and Financial Projections on Day 2. On the last day of the seminar Tax principal Noel Rabaja gave a lecture on Fundamentals of Corporate Tax while SGV retired partner Alfonso A. Aliga, Jr. talked about Performance Management.

Participants in the DOST Open TBI included BizAlliance, Wikonec, Metahelix, Orchestronix, Sparkscom, Version 791, Solutions Resource, Stride, Krayno, Auberon and GSMetrix. The training seminar proved to be very enlightening to the participating companies. DOST also emphasized the value of the training for young entrepreneurs, and expressed interest in developing and institutionalizing the training module for the Open TBI program.

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