About Us

My Startup Academy is a place where your startup can get guidance from the community and successful entrepreneurs. We provide you with the tools you need to help you build, thrive and succeed in business. Learn from people and companies who have been there, done it and made it.


"A startup is a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty."

— Eric Ries, Lean Startup

Do you have a business idea?

Are you an entrepreneur or would be an entrepreneur? This place is for YOU! Make your business idea a reality.

Take advantage of our Learning Tools

Get access to books, videos, webinars, and a well-defined curriculum which will help guide you through your startup journey.

Learn from our Mentors

What better way to learn things but from people and companies who have taken the path you are in and succeeded. Get a coach, listen to experts - be guided.

Connect, Share, and Learn from the Startup Community

Yes, there are people out there who are in your shoes at this very moment. Connect, share, and learn from a community of entrepreneurs. Share your successes and failures with like-minded peers.

Get a chance to connect with our Angel Investors

You've done the course, done your assignment, executed your plans... You have your product. Now, you are ready to pitch to an investor. Yes, if they think you are ready and you are lucky enough, you will get FUNDING.

Be the first to use My Startup Academy when we launch our beta!


Our Team

Michie Ang

Team Head


Michie is an IOS developer and is the Lead Marketer of Tecsoft Apps.
She is also the Lead Designer & Marketer for MRTtrackr, Team Leader for Where’s My Doctor?, and Team Leader for My Startup Academy.

A Registered Nurse by profession, Michie has volunteered more than a year in hospitals and other medical missions. She specialized in Dialysis and Intensive Care.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, with honors, from Kester Grant College and received 1st place in Clinical Proficiency. She just started to join the developer and startup community this year, and has been active in hackathons and startup events. She won the Google I/O Extended 2012 Manila Hackathon, SW Manila 3, Hack2Hatch, and SW Cebu 2.

She is an active leader in different organizations during her college years and believes in the capabilities of everybody. She also initiated Pinoy Apps, which helps promote Apps made by Filipinos.

Contact Details:
email: michie@mystartupacademy.org

Bryan Bibat

Senior Developer


Bryan is a freelance software engineer with 8 years of experience in Web Development in both enterprise and non-enterprise applications. Currently, he is the VP for Technology of Developers Connect Philippines and an active evangelist for the Philippine Ruby Users Group.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, graduating magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman. This year, he has won 1st place in LobangClub – Webgeek Developer Challenge, won best in Game Category for IRRI/Smart Bigas Hackathon, and won Startup Weekend Cebu 2.

His main focus, as of the moment, is teaching the masses about modern software development. He has 2 pet projects, Rails 3.0: A Student Manual and Pangkaraniwang Developer, which are both free online resources for learning programming.

Contact Details:
email: bry@bryanbibat.net
website: bryanbibat.net

Franz Sarmiento

Junior Developer


Franz is a third year Computer Science student from the University of Saint La Salle - Bacolod. Academics are his current priority in life as he has always been in the Dean’s List and is on his way to graduate Magna cum Laude. His forte is Java Programming, and he also enjoys developing software for the Android platform. He loves to code, but when he isn’t coding, he spends his time playing video games and watching anime.

At the age of 19 he has developed his own app, the Philippine Bar Exam Buddy, which is found in Google Play with nearly 5000 downloads. This year, he has won the Globe's Choice award during the Global Android Dev Camp Hackathon, 1st Runner-up in Startup Weekend Cebu 1, won the Best Smart App Award in the HTML5 Dev Day Bacolod Hackathon, and joined a team that became the Grand Champion of Start-up Weekend Cebu 2.

Contact Details:
email: me@franzsarmiento.com
website: www.franzsarmiento.com

Rubilyn Santa Cruz



Rubi is an iOS developer and is the Lead Designer of Tecsoft Apps since 2011. Prior to that she worked with one of the top banks in the Philippines gaining more than 10 years of professional experience in banking operations and in systems analysis and design of internet and mobile banking products and services, and various enterprise-wide IT projects.

This year, she started to join the developer and startup community, and as part of My Startup Academy team, has won 1st place in the Startup Weekend Cebu 2.

She holds Bachelor's degrees in economics, cum laude, from Ateneo de Manila University and in nursing, with high honors, from Kester Grant College. She also holds a Master's degree in Information Technology, with gold medal honors, from Ateneo de Manila University.

Contact Details:
email: rubi@mystartupacademy.org

Rochelle de Leon

Business Development


Rochelle comes with more than 8 years of experience in sales, marketing and management working for an International Programs Directory based in the United States. She wore too many hats working for GoAbroad.com which helped develop her diverse skills.

She has a degree in Accounting. This year, she won in SW Manila 3 and SW Cebu 2.

Rochelle is passionate about making a difference in this sometimes chaotic world. She helped start a non-profit organization in Eastern Visayas, Philippines, an organization which focuses on street kids, education, health and local livelihood projects - where she is still an active volunteer. She has lived and traveled across the United States and Asia. A travel and food "junkie", she enjoys globe-trotting, playing sports, volunteering, cooking and photography when she's not tinkering with the marketing world and figuring out the finances in the companies she is involved in. Her travel philosophy is "Every place has something unique to offer you, so wherever you are, explore!."

Contact Details:
email: rochellepdeleon@gmail.com



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