Timothy John M. Agulto
Timothy John M. Agulto

Timothy John M. Agulto

Executive Director of Microventures Foundation


TJ is the Executive Director of Microventures Foundation, a major proponent of the Hapinoy Program. The Hapinoy Program is a social business enterprise that works with women micro-entrepreneurs. The program’s effort has garnered local and international recognition, most notable are: First Prize winner, United Nations-Mastercard Women Empowerment prize (2011), Social Enterprise of the Year—Asia, World Economic Forum (2011) and Finalist, Ernst and Young Social Enterprise Award (2010).

As Executive Director, he redefined the organization’s strategy that would gear it to for rapid expansion. He also crafted much of the training programs and other interventions offered by the organization to micro-entrepreneurs. In addition, he crafted the Hapinoy brand key and marketing strategy towards micro-entrepreneur partners. Lastly, he also did Organization Development work to align the organization with the business strategy, by restructuring the organization and revising internal systems and processes while managing both front-end operations and back-end finance and HR of the organization.

Aside from the social business enterprise Hapinoy, TJ is also a Founding Board Member of another social enterprise called, Rags2Riches in 2007. At the onset of Rags2Riches, he worked as the organization’s Public Relations Manager, ensuring that the Rags2Riches story is shared to the general public and key stakeholders.

On October 2010, TJ became an Emerging Leaders Innovate Across Sectors (ELIAS) Fellow of the Presencing Institute (www.presencing.com), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

He is a certified Life Coach by the Organization Change and Consultants International – Center of Learning (www.occiglobal.com) (2008) and has completed the organization’s Leadership in Excellence Trilogy in 2007. In 2009, he is a founding member of the Society of Organizational Learning International (SOL)—Philippine Chapter (www.solonline.org).

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It all started with a shaky two-minute video shot with a smart phone three years ago. It was in 2011 when Bam Aquino (Paolo Benignoo Aquino), Hapinoy’s co-founder, set out with a couple of our staff to film our video entry for the Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World competition organized by Singapore …
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