First OFW technopreneur to launch software dev’t enterprises – DOST – Manila Bulletin

A former abroad Filipino employee will launch his personal software improvement enterprises via the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Innovations for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines (iFWD PH).

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña mentioned the DOST-National Capital Region (NCR) offered greater than P200,000 to Ruel Bermudez of the Bermudez Software Labs for the acquisition of {hardware}, cloud internet hosting subscription, and vulnerability evaluation and penetration testing for the event of the eBarangayPH System.

DOST (Manila Bulletin File Photo)

“After approving the primary mission for the Innovation Funding Phase of the Innovations for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines (iFWD PH) Program, the DOST NCR held a digital fund launch for the Bermudez Software Labs owned by former OFW Ruel Bermudez marking the beginning of his mission below the second part of DOST’s iFWD PH program,” he mentioned throughout his weekly report on Friday, April 30.

The Bermudez Software Labs was supplied with a complete innovation funding amounting to P210,329,” he mentioned.

iFWD PH program gives assist and alternatives for OFWs and their households to set up technology-based enterprises within the nation via trainings and webinar classes together with expertise pitching and technical consultancies.

De la Peña mentioned Bermudez’s counterpart covers net improvement, advertising and trainings, and lease and utility bills.

“The eBarangayPH will merge standard particular person info programs into one together with complete resident, family, certificates, and disaster administration programs. Being cloud-based, the info could also be interconnected, verifiable, and downloadable,” he mentioned.

The Bermudez Software Labs has already created an internet site for eBarangayPH as considered one of its advertising actions which might be discovered at, the DOST chief mentioned.

“Currently, the system is hosted in a shared server with high-end specs. The firm plans to migrate this to a devoted server to accommodate excessive throughput and concurrencies, alongside the event of a cellular software for each android and iOS customers.”

De la Peña mentioned a technology-based enterprise advisor (TBEA), who was additionally an professional in creating administration info programs, will even be assigned to present technical help for Bermudez’s beginning firm.

Bermudez labored as an info expertise (IT) mission supervisor for 10 years and senior net developer for 20 years in Cambodia. He was repatriated in 2020.

“He plans to keep within the Philippines for good to handle the Bermudez Software Labs,” the DOST chief mentioned.

Mr. Bermudez utilized to the iFWD PH Program as a part of the primary batch in 2020.

Under the iFWD PH program, those that can full the coaching will probably be certified to apply for an innovation fund for technical trainings, product improvement and market testing, operational consultancy companies, preliminary laboratory testing, packaging and labeling design and execution for market testing, and gear acquisition.





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