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Meet 10 Startups Seeking Partnerships with the BPO Industry

Business process outsourcing doesn't just create jobs but also opens doors for innovative entrepreneurs

Officials from the the Information Technology and Business Processing Association of the Philippines and the Department of Information and Communications Technology pose with representatives of the startups that made it to the Takeoff pitching event Takeoff, a startup pitching event held by the Information Technology ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 05, 2018 09:00:00
Startup Tips

American-Founded Startups in PH: A New Chapter in US-RP Business Ties?

From health to HR, these tech-based enterprises are changing the way Filipinos live and work

Historically, bulk of the most prominent American businesses in the Philippines were subsidiaries or branches of large US multinational corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, according to Japanese economist Yoshihara Kunio in his seminal work on Philippine business history, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 04, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Who Are the Top 50 Revenue-Generating Startups in the Philippines?

Entrepreneur Philippines releases a first-ever online ranking of the country’s leading startups by revenue

Exactly how large the startup ecosystem is in the Philippines has yet to be fully measured, but many experts and key industry players have said that it has grown rapidly in the past few years.Perhaps the most comprehensive recent mapping of the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido and Roel Landingin  | June 22, 2018 07:00:00
Business Ideas

How Do You Build a Startup Called Maria? Vincent Lau and His Intrepid Journey from California to Manila

Setting foot in the country only eight years ago, the UC Berkeley alum is revolutionizing the Philippines' HMO industry

There are many ways for startup founders to raise funding, gain exposure and expand their networks in markets where they are operating.Most of these didn’t come easy for Vincent Lau. The 36-year-old Chinese-American was born and raised in Oakland City, California but ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 08, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

Tech Startups Win Big in First Season of PH’s First TV Business Reality Show

Final Pitch extends search for business founders looking for fame and funding for Season 2 until Dec. 15

Technology startups emerged as big winners in the first season of TV business reality program The Final Pitch, as four of the five business founders who won funding from the show’s and mentors were Internet-based enterprises that are using the Web to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 11, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

PH’s First Online Health Insurance Platform for Small Businesses and Individuals Raises $650K from Investors

Maria Health pools clients to help them access cheaper and better terms from HMOs

Maria Health helps individuals and businesses to easily compare and purchase health insurance packages in its online platformMaria Health, the Philippines’ first online marketplace for health insurance products, recently secured an investment from Wavemaker Partners, one of Southeast Asia’s leading early stage ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | December 08, 2017 09:00:00