Matt Lapid

Startup & Coffee Storyteller filing in the gaps between LA & Manila

Location icon United States of America

Aspiring entrepreneur who worked with global startups and social enterprises. Currently residing, learning, and working in LA with hopes to do business in the Philippines, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

Growing up with Adarna

Entrepreneur Agno Almario, Digitial Ventures Director for Adarna House publishing, shares his thoughts on education, Filipino literature and entrepreneurship. MANILA, Philippines - Culture, heritage, and a world of unknown tales and unlocked secrets. This is what resonates when I think of Philippine children's literature.

ILLUSTRADO Magazine Feb 2014

Championing the World Class Filipino. Fashion, Lifestyle, People, Places and Filipino Expat Life. | Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu's millions of monthly readers.

His cacao produces among the world's best chocolates

Meet Rob Crisostomo, who exports loads of Philippine cacao to Barry Callebaut, the world's largest supplier of high quality chocolate This is the first feature of my Manila Project. I embarked on the Manila Project as a personal endeavor to write about movers and shakers I've met in the Philippine start-up community throughout my journey as an aspiring entrepreneur.

Ephemera Traders

Ephemera Traders is a coffee business that offers the highest quality Arabica beans from the Philippines

Butterfly Homes: Emergency shelters that unfold in minutes

Could fold-up mass manufactured homes be the solution to meet the high demand for permanent and emergency shelters? Manila Philippines - There are 4.1 million displaced as a result of the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), according to the UN. Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan was one of the most catastrophic storms in the world.

How Coworking Promotes Collaboration And Openness

From Katipunan to San Juan, coworking spaces are sprouting from the roots of a growing culture. While each space is unique, the common thread that is coworking links them. Coworking, the act of working with others in a shared working environment, is being practiced by independent workers such as startup entrepreneurs, freelancers, and consultants.

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Filipino

It might take you an hour or two to read a children's book in Filipino, but trust me reading Filipino is worth the arduous trek that you might encounter if you're a Non-Native Filipino Speaker. Here are 5 reasons why you should read Filipino: 1.

The Software Guru tells the Real Story

I remember texting Peter right after my interview with Joey Gurango, which was just days before Startups Unplugged. In my text, I asked Peter about what he thought about posting an uncut version of Joey's interview on Juan Great Leap (JGL).

The Coach and His Love for the Bean

The championship PBA game between San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine was playing on the television, while we scarfed down some hearty Thai food at Som's in Rockwell. That night I remember pestering Kevin, co-founder of Yardstick Coffee, with all these frivolous questions about his favorite Filipino dishes and why he thought Rain or Shine played like thugs.

Filipina Illustrator Liza Flores

Earlier this month, I got the chance to sit down with Liza Flores, illustrator of award-winning book and latest Adarna Digital app, But That Won't Wake Me Up!, at the Studio Dialogo office in Quezon City, Philippines.

How Days at the Market Can Shape Your Son - Philippines and Filipino(s)

"Son, thanks for coming with me to the market. I wouldn't have been able to carry these groceries without you. You're a big help," my mom would tell me, as we unloaded the groceries from our car to bring into the house. As an angst adolescent American boy, my mom would drag me to the supermarket.