Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI), the professional training arm of Alibaba Group, will launch a new edition of its Alibaba Netpreneur Training program in the Philippines. The four-week program will include a series of online classes to support local entrepreneurs across different sectors in harnessing digital technology to grow their businesses within the local economy.
Alibaba Netpreneur Training program is supported by the public-private partnership platform for local startups QBO Innovation Hub, regional venture capital firm Gobi Partners via their Gobi-Core Philippine Fund, and leadership development organization JCI Manila.
Scheduled to run from July 12 to Aug. 16, the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training continues AGI’s efforts to equip entrepreneurs and business leaders with tangible and actionable steps to advance in the digital economy. AGI has, so far, trained 150 entrepreneurs in the Philippines through this program since its launch last year.
This year’s curriculum will offer a more dedicated focus on post-pandemic online commerce trends such as cross-border shopping and other digital economy developments, to align with businesses’ growing pivot toward e-commerce and their needs to navigate this changing landscape.
“With companies taking to online channels to keep business running during the pandemic, digitalization is no longer a foreign concept to entrepreneurs,” said Dan Liu, Senior Advisor at Alibaba Global Initiatives, said in a media release. “The next stage is how to turn digital advancements into our best advantage for the future. We hope this enhanced edition of our Alibaba Netpreneur Training will help entrepreneurs in the Philippines develop long-term, savvier digital strategies that will open up more e-commerce opportunities for them.”
The Alibaba Netpreneur Training program will be conducted online in English by certified Alibaba trainers and business leaders who have had experience leading their own digital businesses to success. Participants can look forward to deepening their knowledge and understanding of:
- The digital economy in China and the latest trends and practices shaping its development
- The journey of select traditional businesses that have successfully gone through digital transformation
- The evolution of Alibaba’s business, including the role of digital technology in supporting the growth of companies in its ecosystem
- Frameworks and approaches for building a successful and innovative business in today’s digital world
Participants who complete the program will receive an e-certificate and will be eligible to join the AGI entrepreneur community. The community is enriched with a diverse mix of passionate and successful like-minded entrepreneurs and provides opportunities to network, collaborate, and learn.
Outstanding participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a one-week offline immersion program at Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China, subject to fulfilling the online course criteria.
Applications for this program are open until July 1. For more information on the enrollment criteria, the full program details and how to register, visit this site.