Ezra Ferraz - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ezra Ferraz


This PH startup fulfills requests via SMS

Oct 31, 2015 - 1:54 PM

While many services are digitizing processes we want people to know that the human touch is not lost yet Shahab Shabibi of HeyKuya platform says

FILIPINO STAPLE. HeyKuya platform is built around SMS so that it could be accessible to users even when they do not have an Internet connection. Photos from HeyKuya

Can motorcycles solve Manila’s traffic?

Oct 25, 2015 - 12:53 PM

BikerX a motorcyle hailing app can be an interesting solution for the ‘road space problems’ in Metro Manila

[Executive Edge] Viddsee's aim of empowering filmmakers

Oct 06, 2015 - 4:05 PM

Viddsee s plans for the Philippines include helping filmmakers reach more audiences across the world

[Executive Edge] Inspiring Filipinos to support social entrepreneurship

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:15 PM

ChooseSocial PH wants to improve the social media reach of their brand and add more social enterprises to the platform so they can help more of them break into the mainstream

[Executive Edge] Empowering the Filipino farmer via texting

Sep 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The Sagip Buhay at Saka provides farmers timely updates to help prevent crop loss due to weather disturbances

The digital edge for SMEs

Sep 01, 2015 - 9:07 PM

What SMEs should consider in going digital

[Executive Edge] A Bohemian haven in Poblacion, Makati

Aug 18, 2015 - 3:19 PM

Is it possible to revitalize an entire village toward a more positive cultural identity? Don Angelo Bautista proprietor of Lokal Hostel adamantly believes so

[Executive Edge] The Filipino inmates' right to livelihood

Aug 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Karaw Craftventures helps inmates make a living while in prison in preparation for their reintegration into society

Presentation at Ateneo de Naga University

[Executive Edge] PH is 'demographically perfect' for businesses

Jul 19, 2015 - 1:35 PM

TaskUs co founder and CEO Bryce Maddock says the country’s predominantly young population means an opportunity across industries and that his firm wants to bring more work to them

[Executive Edge] Mentoring the next generation of social entrepreneurs

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Former Ateneo De Manila University president Fr Bienvenido Nebres SJ says uplifting the poor should be a concern of every Filipino

[Executive Edge] Helping grads, professionals to launch ventures

Jul 01, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Brainsparks is an innovation hub that aims to help Filipino graduates and working professionals to launch and find resources for their ventures

[Executive Edge] Turning container vans into affordable dorms

Jun 23, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Amid the towering condominiums for the country’s growing middle class Citihub provides affordable halfway mobile house for Filipino workers

[Executive Edge] A school for Filipino social entrepreneurs

Jun 15, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The most difficult part is helping students develop an entrepreneurial mindset says Andy Rapista Watson Institute Philippines co founder

Reenvisioning the Philippine school

Jun 14, 2015 - 4:00 PM

FELTA provides a selection of school technology solutions including everything from educational devices and software to robotics online courses and activity kits

[Executive Edge] The Filipino tricycle reimagined

Jun 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

An amphibious disaster ready tricycle is what a flood prone country like the Philippines needs

Entrepreneurs on spotlight at Manila Startup Week

May 26, 2015 - 4:26 PM

The gathering only proves that the Philippines has a very bustling startup scene

[Executive Edge] Popularizing the subscription box model in PH

May 18, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Unfamiliar with the subscription box model? Think about newspaper delivery but instead of news you get the latest women’s accessories from Trinquets

[Executive Edge] New York Knicks' deputy athletic trainer is Filipino

May 11, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Erwin Valencia the first Filipino to be on the medical staff of Major League Baseball and later the National Basketball Association shares his advice to those who d like to have a career in sports medicine

[Executive Edge] 4 things entrepreneurs need to know about platform thinking

May 08, 2015 - 11:00 AM

This might sound counter intuitive but this is the first thing you need to know: ‘Do not start with technology when building your platform ’

The best quotes from #ThinkPH 2015

May 02, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Learn from this year’s speakers from Rappler s ThinkPH The Next Big Idea: Platform Thinking

[Executive Edge] Popularizing superfoods in the Philippines

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Although not the first in the country The Superfood Grocer believes it is successful because it also educates Filipinos who want to become healthier

Superfoods, Pizza-Flavored Kale-Malunggay Chips, Gluten-Free Flour, Vegan Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, and other healthy goodies at The Superfood Grocer booth Superfoods, Pizza-Flavored Kale-Malunggay Chips, Gluten-Free Flour, Vegan Dark Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, and other healthy goodies at The Superfood Grocer booth

[Executive Edge] From beauty queen to innovator

Apr 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Bb Pilipinas Universe 2006 Lia Andrea Ramos seeks to popularize the subscription box model in the country via her brainchild Glamourbox

[Executive Edge] Crafting the right PH hostel culture

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The MNL hostels not only provide cheaper accommodation alternative to tourists but also promote responsible tourism

[Executive Edge] Klaseko pushes for online school enrollment

Apr 06, 2015 - 1:06 PM

‘If we can improve access to education and let schools focus on their core business which is teaching then our vision would have been fulfilled’

[Executive Edge] The mompreneur behind Candy Corner

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Bubu Andres now savors her business’ sweet success manages her time as mom to 3 kids and empowers fellow mompreneurs through Entrepreneurs’ Organization

[Executive Edge] The business of mystery in Manila

Mar 23, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Mystery Manila feeds on your curiosity playfulness – fear even – all in an aim to improve camaraderie among peers while you all solve a themed mystery

[Executive Edge] Create your own ‘Amazing Race’

Mar 16, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Cyburban a Philippine made app aims to pump your adrenalin through shared experiences via customizable events games urban races of all kinds

[Executive Edge] Promoting Filipino youth entrepreneurship to the world

Mar 08, 2015 - 5:00 PM

‘We all have our own business ideas but only entrepreneurs transform those ideas to life ’ says 21 year old Leo Lofranco the country’s representative in the upcoming Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

[Executive Edge] 24-year old CEO invites you to see the Philippines

Mar 02, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Many foreigners do not come to the country just because of campaigns like ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines ’ FlipTrip CEO April Cuenca tells us why

[Executive Edge] The 5 PH tech startups at your service

Feb 22, 2015 - 2:00 PM

These emerging firms may have the solution you are looking for from online dating to growing your business

[Executive Edge] Shifting shopping from store to site

Feb 15, 2015 - 3:07 PM

The growth of e commerce is hinged on making Filipinos comfortable shopping online says Lazada co founder and CEO Inanc Balci

[Executive Edge] Freelancer.com helps Filipinos ‘work on their passion’

Feb 09, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Growing since 2013 the outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace now targets to have over 1 million Filipinos benefit from freelancing opportunities

[Executive Edge] 10 business leaders to watch out for in 2015

Feb 02, 2015 - 11:45 AM

These names redefine the business landscape and they will continue to do so in 2015 and in the coming years

[Executive Edge] Francis Kong to business owners: Soft skills are essential

Jan 12, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Motivational speaker and business consultant Francis Kong deems soft skills are essential in a rapidly changing business world

[Executive Edge] The Hot 100: 'Billboard' chart for restaurants in Manila

Jan 09, 2015 - 11:30 AM

The Booky Hot 100 aims to become a credible reference for restaurateurs to compare their performance to that of their peers

Sister Secrets: E-commerce by Filipinas for Filipinas

Dec 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM

It’s harder to think of a more diverse executive team than the one behind female focused e commerce site Sister Secrets

SISTER SECRETS TRIO. (L-R) Charisse Abalos, Kristen Morados, Karen Bordador.

[Executive Edge] Pioneering the PH video game industry

Dec 28, 2014 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED This team of Filipino smartphone game developers wants to see a household name emerge out of the Philippines

[Executive Edge] 7 ways to make kids money-savvy this Christmas and beyond

Dec 21, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Personal finance experts share valuable lessons to teach children to use money responsibly holidays or not

[Executive Edge] Meet Mica Tan, the 23-year-old angel investor

Dec 15, 2014 - 8:09 AM

The young president and CFO’s company aims to build communities of optimistic angel investors and provide more Filipinos with hope and resources to succeed as entrepreneurs

[Executive Edge] 11 PH products that would make great Christmas gifts

Dec 08, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The list is a starting point for all the great products and services that the Philippine startup and small business community is making

[Executive Edge] Quotes on business failure that will inspire you

Nov 23, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Here are quotes that tell us that even business failures are worth celebrating

[Executive Edge] What do tech companies look for in a candidate? Part 2

Nov 17, 2014 - 12:14 PM

More top tech companies in the Philippines share what they look for a candidate

[Executive Edge] What do tech companies look for in a candidate? Part 1

Nov 16, 2014 - 4:59 PM

Here s what top tech companies in the Philippines look for a candidate

[Executive Edge] The CEO of not one, but two, tech companies

Nov 10, 2014 - 12:23 PM

See how serial entrepreneur Sean Si creates a business out of frustration and ensures it thrives

[Executive Edge] Coworking in Quezon City with 47 East

Nov 02, 2014 - 7:02 PM

There is a growing wave of coworking spaces in the Philippines Its mission: to combat the Filipino tendency toward shyness and unleash the entrepreneurial spirit

[Executive Edge] Empowering the unbanked

Oct 06, 2014 - 2:10 PM

VMoney CEO Ralph Santos wants to give the unbanked in the Philippines access to financial services online

[Executive Edge] Ways that Filipinos can make money online

Sep 14, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Want to earn money online? Here are sites that allow you to do just that

[Executive Edge] The Philippine answer to Thought Catalog: Pacifiqa

Jul 19, 2014 - 12:30 PM

The stories on Pacifiqa speak to a certain demographic of readers who like provocative reading but cannot necessarily commit to a full book

[Executive Edge] The modeling agency that made Brazilians in PH popular

Jul 12, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Mercator has made Brazilian models popular in the Philippines but how do modeling agencies function as a business?

[Executive Edge] 6 no-nonsense tips for youth entrepreneurs

Jul 05, 2014 - 4:07 PM

Based on her experience founding Status Magazine Rosario Herrera shares some invaluable tips for aspiring youth entrepreneurs in the Philippines