Monday, August 10, 2015

Smart Enterprise, under PLDT SME Nation has unveiled its latest initiative to empower the new bread of Filipino Entrepreneurs.

Thus, the Bozz Awards is a social media crowd sourcing search for the new generation of entrepreneurs who are harnessing digital tools to grow their business.

In partnership with Rappler, the Bozz Awards is hoping to inspire more entrepreneurs with their success stories of those who have boldly embraced the challenges and opportunities of digital age.

Rapple will be te main house as the site of the Bozz Awards and will facilitate the crowd sourcing aaspect of the campaign which  will carry the online handle #BeTheBoss.

How to join the Bozz Awards?

To qualify for Bozz Awards, entrepreneurs must be 45 years old and below, based in the Philippines, and must be business owners for at least two years.

Nomination will starts on August 10 and must be done online via micro-site on Rappler. You can also Tweet-pitch a 140 character nomination on Twitter using the hashtag #BeTheBoss. More details will also be announced on August 10 via official Bozz awards site.

There will be 15 nominees will be chosen by a panel of judges with three each under five categories;

The Boss for Mobile Readiness
The Boss for E-Commerce
The Boss for Social Media
The Boss for Customer Service
The Boss for Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship

The public will then have a chance to cast their votes and these votes together with the results of the panel deliberation will determine the final five Bozz Awardees. The Finalist will be honored in a grand celebration and post-forwards culmination party to mark the end of the first ever run of the Bozz Awards.

The first batch of Bozz Awardees will each receive a full-powered Smart Enterprise Biz Kit which consist of business-enhancing tools and gadgets, including year-long data subscription to help keep them always connected to their customers and updated with their operations even while on the go.

As a fitting tribute to game-changing entrepreneurs who are leading the digital revolution in business, the final five Bozz awardees will also given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world's melting pot of technology via an exclusive Silicon Valley tour.

For more information on how to #BeTheBoss, visit


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