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Investing App Builder Off to China for Startup Bootcamp After Winning PH Pitching Contest

Olivia was selected as the local winner of the She Loves Tech startup competition

Local fintech startup Olivia has been selected as the winner of the Philippine leg of She Loves Tech, a global startup competition highlighting female entrepreneurs and women-focused businesses. It bested eight other shortlisted startups in a pitching competition held at QBO Innovation ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 03, 2018 09:00:00
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10 PH Startups Led by or Focused on Women in the Running to Join Global Pitching Competition

The Philippine leg of the She Loves Tech competition will be held this July 31

Ten startups have been shortlisted for the Philippine leg of She Loves Tech, a global competition highlighting female entrepreneurs and women-focused businesses and aiming to shrink the gender gap in the tech startup ecosystem.Dubbing itself as the “world’s largest startup competition focused ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 27, 2018 04:00:00
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Are You a Female Startup Founder? Are Women Your Target Market? This Global Competition is for You

She Loves Tech's Philippine round will accept applications until July 19

Less than two out of 10 startup founders in the Philippines are female, according to the 2017 Philippine Startup Report, an industry-wide survey published by accounting firm PwC Philippines.This underrepresentation of women in the technology sector isn’t an exclusively local problem, as ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 14, 2018 09:00:00
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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
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Why You Should Be at the Largest Gathering of Southeast Asia’s Tech Startups on June 22-23

With 4 keynotes, 3 panels, 2 fireside chats and 2 debates, Techtonic Summit 2018 has a full program for everyone

Touted as the largest tech startup gathering in Southeast Asia, the 2018 Techtonic Summit is happening on June 22-23 at the SMX Hall 4 at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City. This year’s theme is a timely one—“Disrupting Southeast Asia”—and is ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 19, 2018 04:00:00
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20 Startups Make It to Pitching Contest During PH’s Biggest Tech Summit

Techtonic Summit 2018 is happening on June 22-23 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City

These are the 20 startups selected as finalists in the "Ring of Fire" pitching competition of Techtonic Summit 2018Organizers of Techtonic Summit 2018, the Philippines’ biggest tech conference, have announced the selection of 20 finalists for the “Ring of Fire” pitching competition, ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 07, 2018 12:00:00
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Ateneo-Based Startup Wins Pitching Contest With Business That Cuts Costs of Large Electricity Users

Exora Technologies to represent Philippines at a global technology summit in Thailand on June 22-23

QBO Associate Director Katrina Chan congratulates Michael Bernil, CEO of Exora Technologies Inc.Exora Technologies Inc., a startup founded by a group of Ateneo students that runs an online marketplace for large power consumers and suppliers, won a local business pitching contest to ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 18, 2018 11:00:00
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Need to Link with Mentors, Investors and Startup Peers? There’s an App for That

QBO Innovation Hub’s new app functions as a social media platform, messaging tool and database in one

QBO Innovation Hub, a Philippine startup enabler backed by both the public and private sectors, launched its new QBO app last March 1. The app aims to be a digital hub where entrepreneurs and startup founders can easily connect with other members ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 10, 2018 09:00:00
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Can Startups Play a Role in Times of Natural Disasters?

Three startups win funding for innovative ideas addressing calamity-related issues

 Innovations for the disaster-prone Southeast Asian region took center stage at the Startups to the Resque, a pitching competition by public-private partnership QBO Philippines together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF). The competition aimed ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 25, 2017 12:00:00
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Win Up to Half a Million Pesos for Best Ideas on How Startups Can Help During Disasters

Deadline for applications is on September 30, 2017

In 2015, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) called the Asia Pacific region as the most disaster prone in the world, as half of the recorded natural disasters during the year occurred in the area. Around ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 15, 2017 06:00:00
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(WATCH) Gov’t-Private Venture Seeks Next Uber or FB Among PH Startups

QBO Innovation Hub offers a coworking space, workshops and an incubation program

Launched only last month, startup enabler QBO Innovation Hub aims to boost the Philippine startup ecosystem with the goal of finding local enterprises with the potential to be global players. It wants to find and help Philippine startups grow into tech giants ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido and Sam Navalta  | May 15, 2017 03:00:00
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JPMorgan Chase, PLDT Tie Up to Support Gov't Tech Incubator

QBO Innovation Hub aims to help startups scale up and reach more technology entrepreneurs

Startup enabler QBO Innovation Hub formally launched its operations last April 4, opening its doors to Philippine startups that are looking for opportunities to scale up their businesses and go beyond the seed stage.QBO—pronounced like kubo—is a public-private partnership between US financial ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 05, 2017 04:00:00