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Founder's Friday -

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Friday pm - ATTN!! Venue moved to HANDURAW PIZZA (2nd Floor)

Gorordo Ave, Lahug, Cebu City, Near UP Cebu. Please tell your friends.


Guess What? May 16 is the third Friday of the month!

Founder's Friday this is! Hey Founders and aspiring Entrepreneurs, come join us and learn from our speakers. Thanks to our sponsors and AWS Amazon Web Services!


What: Q & A with

Come listen to some of the PayrollHero team who is in town from Whistler, Canada talk about Client Success, running an Agile Team and on many things about startups and entrepreneurism.

Michael Stephenson (CEO), Adam Baechler (Product Manager) and Kieran Peppiatt (Client Success) will be on hand for a fireside chat. ( - Optimizing Work Productivity with Happiness

Consumer-friendly Time, Attendance, Scheduling and Payroll software solution in the cloud for web and mobile.

Where: HANDURAW PIZZA (2nd Floor)

Gorordo Ave, Lahug, Cebu City, Near UP Cebu

When: May 16, 2014 Friday, 6:00pm to ?

Who should attend: Anyone interested in payroll solutions, and learning about a company with development offices in the Philippines and Canada. Come hear how this startup company got started, how it hired its global team, how it got funded, and how it plans to grow its business. (The CEO's title is Chief Happiness Officer, how cool is that?)

Cost: 150 pesos includes 1 drink. Students 50 pesos. Thanks to our sponsors and AWS Amazon Web Services for sponsoring our snacks!



6:00-6:30pm - Check-in

6:30-7:00pm - Networking / Snacks

7:00-7:30pm - Introductions - all

7:30-7:45pm - About Payroll Hero

7:45-8:55pm - Fireside chat with Payroll Hero Team. Questions and Answers

8:55-9:00pm - Closing

9pm - Event ends

Folks are welcome to stay for as long as the venue allows.



PayrollHero is a friendly application that utilizes facial recognition technology to ensure that the right employee is in the right place at the right time. By using MyTimeClock for iPhone or TeamClock for iPad, you effectively eliminate costly ghost employees, buddy punching and help put a smile on your employees face everyday. With your PayrollHero account, the App available in the Apple App store is free for all your employees to use at your discretion.


About Michael Stephenson, CEO

Founder and Chief Happiness Officer (CEO & President) (

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2011 – Present (3 years) San Francisco Bay Area

Michael conceived and launched the initial framework for PayrollHero while building out the operational base of their first international office in the Philippines.

What started as an internal solution for their team of 150 has evolved into a standalone Time, Attendance, Scheduling and Payroll platform for web and mobile.

Michael sought out and recruited a specific founding team of 14; engineers, business development specialist, customer service and marketers from Canada, India, Philippines, USA and Vietnam.

Co-Founder (

Privately Held;[masked] employees; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

September 2009 – Present (4 years 9 months) Manila, Philippines

Michael journeyed to Manila for three years to build out their 150 seat operation.



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