USC-KNN Awards Seed Capital to 2nd Batch of Winners

The USC-Kapamilya Negosyo Na (KNN) has awarded recently seed capital to another batch of winners who shall join the “Lucky 13” to vie for the Big Winner title of the 6th regular season.

The awarding was done during the second and final day of the Bookkeeping and Accounting seminar attended by the winners at the University of San Carlos-Main Campus.

Eleven business proponents were chosen down from the 17 earlier selected by the KNN committee. Seven of the 11 winners are given P10,000 each while the rest received P5,000 each.They are:

The 2nd Batch of winners/finalists for the KNN Season 6

Awarded with P10,000 seed capital:

1- Marion Jaimee Abian (Chocolate Blossoms)
2- Rainier Belleza (Rent-a-Thing)
3- Jose Cuerquis (Clean More… Spend Less)
4- Greg Allan Pialago (Allan Cell Shop)
5- Nonna Karen Velez (Karen’s Food Products)
6- Melcan Signe (Signe’ture Prints)
7- Jessieryl Pitogo (K’Hanz Cakes & Pastries)

Awarded with P5,000 seed capital:

8- Nenita Arnado (Broom Making)
9- Mercedez Ceniza (Rubber Floor Mat)
10- Sarah Dellosa (Fish & Banana Vending)
11- Isidro Dividina (4 J’s Fabric Conditioner & Detergent)

Their names surfaced a week earlier but the final details who among them shall receive P10,000 and P5,000 was announced during the seminar yesterday and to the public during today’s KNN radio show.

One Big Family

The 11 winners will compete against the “Lucky 13” who were selected earlier in the KNN 6th Regular Season. This is the first time in KNN that another batch of winners joined in the competition in the regular season at much later date. This makes the finalists in the Season 6 ballooned to 24 small entrepreneurs.

The 11 winners had attended the business plan seminar on September 3 while the “Lucky 13” were selected in June this year after attending the first business plan seminar this season.

The “Lucky 13” are: Manuel Gerald Abella, Bonifacio Arellano, Brenda Batislaong, Linda Berdon, Hisel Camacho, Loreta Colina, Emmy Daligdig, Consolacion Elma, Suzette Mayol, Joel Quijano, Maila Tuazon, Teresista Ursal, and Jonathan Villahermosa.

No more eviction!

They will face a panel interview tomorrow, October 16, 2011 for the final evaluation who among them shall receive an additional P7,000 and P2,000 for the top 10 and the last three respectively. The good news–the last three will no longer be evicted but have to join in the competition during the regular season.

This means, the 24 winners and finalists shall be broken with different seed capital from KNN, as follows: P15,000 (10), P10,000 (10), P5,000 (4).

The USC-KNN is livelihood/entrepreneurial project of the USC-College of Commerce Alumni Association in cooperation with DYAB1512 of the ABS-CBN Corporation, USC-School of Business and Economics, and the Department of Labor and Employment.

3 thoughts on “USC-KNN Awards Seed Capital to 2nd Batch of Winners

  1. Joining USC-KNN is a great experience for me and my wife. The seminars, media exposures, trade fairs or exhibits awakened our entrepreneurial spirit. We realize we have an opportunity to make our small home-based “CLEAN MORE” soap-making business big!

    We are currently working full-time as employees of private companies to make a living. We are also doing our own business part-time — hopefully, God-willing — to make a fortune in not-so-distant future!

    Entrepreneurship is the key….and USC-KNN is just actively advocating it.

    Many thanks to the people of USC-KNN, DYAB1512/ABS-CBN Cebu, USC COCAAI, and DOLE.

    Good luck to us, Season 6 finalists! Feb 18 is not an end….it’s just a new beginning.


  2. I am very much grateful to be part of USC-KNN. It is indeed a wonderful experience for me…i did put on my thinking cap as we discussed many aspects of a business. i really learned a lot and i am so thankful for that. The professors and the staff are really incredible. One of the highlights for me was the live radio interview. My knee’s were shaking a little bit but i guess i did well…not bad for a first timer..haha…The lessons that i learned from the seminars will be useful in pursuing bigger and better business ventures. Great things starts from small beginnings they say. Kudos to all USC-KNN staff.


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