RELX International, Liyab, team up to roll out PH-first ‘RELX Academy’

RELX International, through their RELX Academy, aims to produce business people and help them establish their own businesses.

Aspiring entrepreneurs now have the chance to learn from the best as RELX International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local social enterprise Liyab to help launch its “RELX Academy”.

RELX International, through their RELX Academy, aims to produce business people and help them establish their own businesses.

Through their partnership with Liyab, an organization geared towards empowering the next generation of the Filipino workforce through learning content and career support services delivered online, RELX will closely work with them, reaching out to participants via its dedicated network to provide university-level entrepreneurship courses for aspiring entrepreneurs.

In the virtual launch on June 29, Tuesday, Regional General Manager of RELX International, Lawrence Chew, said:

“As a startup ourselves, we understand the many challenges small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs face, especially during these unprecedented times. In partnership with Liyab, we hope to do our bit to equip Filipino entrepreneurs with relevant knowledge and skillsets with the RELX Academy.”

Liyab also introduced themselves through their CEO and Founder, Deirdre Conde. The company was established in 2020. But for just a year, it has already worked with various companies, academic institutions, and student organizations in order to aid the young Filipino generation in realizing their career goals.

“In the past year, we have truly seen the need to show Filipino youth the various employment, education, and entrepreneurship opportunities that they can engage in to achieve their career goals. We’re glad to have found a partner in RELX International because, like us, they see the potential in this next generation and the importance of nurturing that.”

RELX Academy

A global initiative under the company’s recently launched RELX Pledge, the RELX Academy will be first launched in the Philippines, where micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) account for 99.5% of registered businesses.

RELX, together with the top online course provider edX, will provide curated entrepreneurship courses crafted by top universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of British Columbia will tackle topics like the fundamentals of entrepreneurial operations and designing successful and sustainable business models.

More than equipping entrepreneurs with the skills to achieve business growth and success through the RELX Academy, the company will also provide graduates interested in operating a RELX store with the support of up to P300,000, including product support of up to P1.7M. Moreover, these entrepreneurs will likewise gain incentives like design support, furniture support, opening promotion, and training without shelling out any franchise fee.

Opening promotion and training, without shelling out any franchise fee.

Ian Carlos Go, a RELX Store partner from Cebu was grateful for such opportunities. “My dream of being an entrepreneur is coming true with my new store opening at Streetscape Mall. I’m really thankful to have this opportunity from RELX,” Ian also added, “It’s never easy running a small business and I believe the RELX Academy will help equip other new business owners like me with the most crucial business skills.”

Protecting minors, consumers, and economic livelihoods

The RELX Academy is an initiative of the company’s Green Shoots program that aims to champion entrepreneurship and empower small businesses around the world. These were recently launched as part of the RELX Pledge, a three-pronged global initiative that seeks to protect minors through the Guardian Program, consumers through Golden Shield, and empower economic livelihoods through Green Shoots.

RELX and Liyab Learning are now accepting enrollees for RELX Academy. Sign up today at So what are you waiting for? Sign up and be the next big entrepreneur the world has yet to see.

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