BU-DOST TBI opens ‘The Grove' co-working spaceMonday October 4,2021
After two years, Startup Incubation and Limitless Integration of Dynamic Entrepreneurial Leaders of Innovation (SILI-DELI), the first business incubator in the Bicol Region, launched The Grove, a co-working space at the Bicol University (BU) Student Union Building on September 21, 2021.
In celebration of the 52nd BU Founding Anniversary, the first-of-its-kind project was inaugurated through the efforts and support of the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council of Industry, Energy and Emerging Technologies Research and Development (DOST PCIEERD) headed by Dir. Enrico C. Paringit, Executive Director of the Innovation Council and it's RITTD Team.
In his message, Dir. Paringit praised BU for its dedication to build a facility that will allow emerging companies to uncover their potential, develop their interests, and accelerate their evolution into a powerful firm in the future. He exhorted and encouraged the startup community to take advantage of SILI DELI's facilities and services, and use this opportunity to build a startup ecosystem in the Bicol Region and foster a critical mass of innovators who would challenge the status quo and affect significant change in our society.
Present in the inauguration ceremony were BU President Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascariñas together with Dr. Arnulfo P. Malinis (CTCED Director), BU Vice President for Research Development and Extension Dr. Luis O. Amano, and Engr. Sandro B. Noguerra who represented Dir. Rommel Serrano of DOST V.
The Grove will provide office space as well as access to its shared facilities. It will also function as revenue-generating shared study workspace for BUeños, faculty and personnel, digital nomads, and professionals. Faculty, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and members of the working population can interact, share, and learn new ideas in this type of co-working environment, which promotes a sense of belonging to a community, work flexibility, serendipitous encounters with like-minded people, idea generation and sharing, and business networking.
SILI DELI will help and support enthusiastic technology entrepreneurs turn their ideas into powerful, scalable, and profitable businesses, as part of its goal of linking minds to the market.
For inquiries about The Grove rates, you may contact SILI DELI Facebook page or see the attached flyers. (written by Arnold C. Noda, CPRO)