Protege Project Episode 1: Getting the right start

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The Protégé Project6 September 2011

Fourteen future business leaders have stepped up to the plate.

All currently students from the country's top universities, these selected applicants are battling it out for a mentorship opportunity of a lifetime: to be proteges to two of the Philippines' top business tycoons: Johnlu Koa of The French Baker and Donnie Tantoco of Shopwise.

Apart from gaining the priceless wisdom of these mentors, the Top 7 finishers will receive a group cash prize of P200,000 and a Nokia E7 phone each.

The first challenge: Each group is tasked to nail down three business professionals at a mall, and get them to spill the details on business permits and SEC requirements - all documented on video. Which of these two teams have the most initiative in collecting pertinent information for starting a business?