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Filipino HR Tech Firm In the Running for $1-M Startup World Cup Grand Prize

STORM Technologies is the Philippine nominee to the Startup World Cup 2018 Grand Finals in the US

STORM Technologies, a startup that provides innovative solutions to company benefits and incentives, won the Philippine regional competition of the Startup World Cup 2018. It will compete with over 20 companies from around the world at the grand finals for a chance ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 27, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

Have a Business That Solves Social Ills in ASEAN? You Can Win $100K for it

ColossusINNO2017 is accepting applicants from all over the world until Oct. 31

Is your business capable of solving socioeconomic problems in Southeast Asia and disrupting the ASEAN market? Here’s a chance to share it with the world—and win $100,000 in the process.Malaysian nonprofit organization Global Entrepreneurship Movement (GEM) is holding ColossusINNO2017, a competition open ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 06, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

PayMaya Reaches Out to Millennials, Eyes ASEAN Expansion to Scale Up

PLDT’s mobile money unit launches marketing campaign aimed at Filipinos aged 15 to 32

PayMaya's latest campaign is aimed at millennials, introducing new brand ambassadors from the generation. From left: Alyssa Valdez, Jappy Agoncillo, Ava Te-Zabat, Louis Faure and Wiji LacsamanaPayMaya Philippines, which runs the country’s first and largest mobile money and payments service, has launched ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 03, 2017 03:00:00
Run & Grow

She Built an App Without Knowing How to Code and is Now a Millionaire

It never hurts to ask for help

After moving to Seattle, Washington in the US, Tara Reed was sitting in her new apartment, staring at the blank walls. “I’d started to get interested in fine art, and it struck me how annoying and labor-intensive it would be to find ...

by Kate Rockwood  | January 02, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

6 Standout Startups of 2016

From huge funding rounds to a chart-topping mobile app, here are some drivers that made six startups stand out (and attracted our attention) in 2016

2016 has been called a lot of things, but for these six startups, the year that is about to close has been a big win.It was the year that the government finally heeded a longstanding clamor of the information technology industry, and ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 30, 2016 11:00:00
Run & Grow

Startup Takes Care of HMO, Insurance, and Taxes for Freelancers promises to take the hassles out of applying for insurance and paying taxes, among other things founders Jojy Azurin, Hannah Crisostomo and Diego Jose RamosToday’s always-on and wired lifestyle has changed the game for entrepreneurs. The lowered cost of data plans and the prevalence of Wi-Fi hotspots in the metro have allowed professionals to work remotely. The ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | December 27, 2016 11:00:00
Run & Grow

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Venture Capital (But Were Afraid to Ask)

VC sounds appealing, but is it for you? Here's what you need to know to navigate a "typical'" series of fundraising rounds

Venture capitalists are gradually reining in startup investments, a trend toward normalization since the spike in global venture activity that began in late 2013. A combination of collapsing global economies, negative interest rates and all the hype surrounding high-growth startups in the digital age resulted ...

by Zach Ferres  | December 17, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Letting Go and Moving On: Lessons from HeyKuya

How Machine Ventures is transitioning after selling HeyKuya

Machine Ventures is a platform for ‘transforming ideas into companies’On November 17, an SMS-enabled personal assistant service called HeyKuya announced on Facebook it will cease operations. The closure came only eight months after YesBoss, a Jakarta-based group that also operated a personal ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | December 10, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 business lessons everyone can learn from Andres Bonifacio

The Katipunan was in many ways a startup and Bonifacio was an entrepreneur

Andres Bonifacio had the makings of a successful entrepreneur when he co-founded the Katipunan in 1892. He was very passionate about his idea to disrupt the 300-year old Spanish colonial era in the Philippines. He was a revolutionary leader who knows how ...

by Henry Ong  | November 29, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Why startups must understand sound symbolism for branding

People judge your brand before they even know what you sell

Take a look at the two shapes below. One of them is a kiki, whereas the other is a malouma. Can you decide which is which?If you described the shape on the left as the kiki and the shape on the right ...

by Ben Simkin  | November 26, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

5 steps to launching a new product within a week

It’s easy to go from concept to launch when you have a plan

Have you ever had an idea for a new product or wanted to manufacture your own brand in an existing category? If so, you have probably dreaded the process, from concept to launch. Well, I’m here to tell you that it isn’t ...

by Jonathan Long  | November 25, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

7 problems preventing your business from being profitable

Low prices, excessive ongoing costs, inconsistent revenues ”" what's your business' core issue?

There are many reasons to become an entrepreneur, but no matter what yours are, even if they don’t include getting rich, your business still needs to generate a profit.Without one, you can’t keep the doors open, and you can’t keep doing what you ...

by Jayson Demers  | November 23, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Toughening up in Microsoft: The making of an entrepreneur in the corporate world

In Microsoft Philippines, young professionals can prepare for their entrepreneurial dreams

There’s a rhythm in the way Paolo Luigi Balinas goes through his work week.On Monday and Tuesday mornings, he’s usually occupied with company meetings, presenting his extensive status reports and sales targets to a room full of colleagues sporting their corporate attire.From ...

by John Patrick Allanegui  | November 19, 2016 09:00:00