Since UnionBank is primarily spearheading the UREKA Forum, the principal personality representing the company will automatically assume the position as the head of the UREKA Forum consortium. UnionBank will also fulfill the role as the enabler of innovations by providing the payment gateway for the engaged e-Commerce businesses via the Eon Visa Debit Card.
As UnionBank intends to conduct a UREKA Forum road show in various cities and provinces nationwide, the local government partners will also become honorary stakeholders. Other members of the consortium include:
Air21 will provide the SMEs knowledge on the appropriate logistics solutions that complement businesses on a digital platform. Their logistics system is also integrated to each e-commerce platform to facilitate the actual shipping of goods.
Shopinas.com is a marketplace that connects businesses and shoppers online. As a major player in the e-commerce industry, they will share their insights about the e-commerce industry. They will ensure that participants get to set-up and manage their website through a team led by their core web developers.
Panahon.TV is a daily weather news platform which offers the public live updates via TV, major broadsheets, and radio. They will be providing us weather updates before and during the UREKA Forum.
GeiserMaclang Marketing and Communications Inc, is a transformative marketing and communications agency that creates thought leaders in the industry. Their experience in ensuring brands are ASEAN-ready will give us tips on how each participant can grow their business in this time of the economy. They will also be providing marketing assistance to the participants during the e-commerce forum.
AMTI, is UREKA Forum’s official technological partner, which will be providing knowledge on the importance of hardware facilities while setting up your business online. AMTI will provide the actual hardware to help facilitate the e-Commerce Circuit.
As the leading solutions provider for SMEs, PLDT SME Nation will share how you can boost your business by taking advantage of existing online services. They will also provide on-site Internet services to ensure each participant’s website goes online at the end of the day.
DragonPay is a payment gateway partner that will help integrate the technology of UnionBank’s Eon Visa Debit Card unto the e-Commerce sites to be produced for participating SMEs.
Esquire Financing, Inc. knows the challenges SMEs have to deal with thinking about bringing their respective businesses to the next level. This is why EFI has created a portfolio of fast, hassle-free, non-collateral business loan packages tailored to the varying needs of various entrepreneurs. EFI’s mission of championing SMEs through financial empowerment has endeared the group to the advocacy of the UREKA Forum, and they will now be joining the rest of our consortium to help Filipino SMEs win big in their e-commerce journey.