I build and break

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Carpe Diem.

About me
David Ongchoco

Hi. I'm David.

I'm a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Computer Science & Cognitive Science. I'm interested in the intersection of technology, startups and social impact.

I previously started a non-profit organization in 2014 called YouthHack with the goal of bringing the Silicon Valley culture to my home country the Philippines, and helping students learn more about startups. Since then, we've grown to do programs in over 9 countries.

During my free time, I enjoy learning new types of technologies, blogging, grabbing coffee with new people and reading biographies. I sometimes contribute for the Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine.

Some of the things I do

These are the things that wake me up in the morning, and keep me up at night


I continue to run the operations of YouthHack as we expand our various programs.


I blog about life, startups, technology and more.

Side Projects

I've worked on various side projects and startup ventures with the goal of learning new skills.

Contact Me

Feel free to hit me up if you want to discuss anything, want me to write about something or if you want to grab coffee and chat