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We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself. We are truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable.
Paula Bernasor is an social enterprise enthusiast, community builder, and a public speaker.
Currently, she runs ASPACE Cebu, the most awesome coworking space in the Queen City of the South of Philippines and is the Corporate Secretary for Fundlife International, a dynamic for-social-profit NGO inculcating young leaders from the unlikeliest places while combating the cultural heritage of extreme inequality and root causes of individual dependency.
She previously worked for Rare, an international NGO promoting marine conservation through social marketing, as a temporary associate for Partnerships and was the National Director for Miss SCUBA Philippines, a pageant promoting marine conservation through beauty.
When not working, you can find her exploring the offbeat roads of unpopular destinations, helping organisations make the world a better place or prowling across the worldwide web in search for new recipes, unique adventures and good reads.