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Can Artificial Intelligence Turn Pedicab Drivers and Market Vendors into Call Center Agents?

DTI and DICT are partnering with Diosdado Banatao’s startup to help BPOs cope with automation threat

(From left) George Yang, Diosdado Banatao, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and DICT Secretary Eliseo Rio during the press conference announcing the DTI and DICT's partnership with AI ProsThe Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology ...

by Roel Landingin  | May 23, 2018 06:00:00
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PH Fintech Startup Ayannah Wins Highly Coveted Spot in Google’s Six-Month Mentorship Program

The startup facilitates remittances from OFWs and offers a variety of digital services to companies and consumers

Financial services provider Ayannah is part of the latest batch of startups to be accepted to Google’s Launchpad Accelerator, a six-month mentorship program offered by the tech giant to startups in emerging markets. The announcement was made last November 29.Ayannah was one ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | December 06, 2017 10:00:00
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Sy and Banatao-Backed AI Startup Ready to Roll Out Technology That Could Attract High-Value BPO Work to PH

Pioneer technopreneur says the solution has potential to triple projected call center revenues

An AI startup supported by technology entrepreneur Diosdado “Dado” Banatao and Henry “Big Boy” Sy Jr., son of the Philippines’ richest person, is getting ready to roll out its technology with the potential to help local business process outsourcing (BPO) service providers ...

by Roel Landingin  | August 22, 2017 03:00:00
News and Events

Google Offers All-Expenses Paid Mentorship Program in Silicon Valley for PH Startups

LaunchPad Accelerator chooses startups from emerging markets like the Philippines

Developer Julia Mechavez learned to code at a young age Google Philippines has long made it clear that it is committed to supporting Filipino developers, especially since the country is ripe for possibilities and one of the fastest growing economies in the world.According ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | May 06, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

Are Silicon Valley Nerds the New Hollywood Superstars?

Check out some of the tech world's better halves, from Hollywood A-listers to Victoria Secret models

Remember when comic books were supposedly only for geeks? Now, DC and Marvel characters are some of the most popular in the world. Look at how Chris Evans' turn as Captain America launched a billion-dollar franchise or how Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | May 04, 2017 08:00:00
Run & Grow

Check Out This Video of Apple's New Futuristic Campus, Shot by a Drone

From the looks of it”"the campus is almost finished

There’s been drawn-out hype over Apple’s “Campus 2.” People are excited for the final result—and they can get a pretty good taste of what's to come with a recently released video shot by a 4K drone.Despite some damage from poor weather, much outdoor ...

by Rose Leadem  | February 05, 2017 12:00:00
News and Events

Henry Sy Jr, Dado Banatao Back Startup to Help BPOs Cope with Automation Threat

Their answer is to combine artificial with human intelligence

(From left to right) Diosdado Banatao, George Yang and Henry "Big Boy" Sy Jr. are teaming up on a startup aimed at helping BPOs cope with the rise of automationHenry "Big Boy" Sy Jr., son of the Philippines' richest man, and technology ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 30, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

Why immigrants are essential for entrepreneurship

How great a blow will immigrant restriction be on the US startup scene?

There are more entrepreneurs in the United States than ever before. And many of them are immigrants, whose proportion of the US population is the highest in history. According to the Migration Institute, immigrants in the United States and their US-born children now ...

by AJ Agrawal  | November 15, 2016 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Startups making energy-saving products win Php 800,000 worth of funds, support

Green business can save energy, one startup at a time

Startups that address the energy crisis by providing energy conservation solutions are gaining the biggest support from funders.This has been the case for three startups focused on “Sustainable Energy Solutions” at this year’s Impact Hub Manila fellowship program. In the latest funding ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | October 21, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

World’s top schools whose graduates get startup funding

Will you invest in your business future through these universities?

Test scores and acceptance rates are only one measure of a school’s prestige. What students do achieve once they have their diplomas in hand is another way to think about what makes a university education worth the investments of time and tuition.The ...

by Lydia Belanger  | September 17, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Filipinos making it big in the global tech scene

#PinoyPride in business and technology

In the global stage, Filipinos shine in the entertainment industry. We have actors, actresses and singers who have made us proud with their talents and achievements. But did you know that there are Filipinos who are also making it big in the ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | September 10, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Technopreneur Dado Banatao to launch an incubator in PH

(UPDATED) The ‘Father of Semiconductors’ is ready to mentor entrepreneurs, this time, in a familiar territory.

(UPDATED) Silicon Valley pioneer and venture capitalist Dado Banatao is set to open his own incubator in the Philippines, in partnership with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), through his foundation, PhilDev (Philippine Development Foundation).“We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are ‘suicidal,’ those ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 08, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

Professional athletes: The next generation of technopreneurs

They aren’t only making flashy moves on court but splashy investments off court too.

The average National Basketball Association salary during the 2015-2016 season was a cool $4,021,836. (P187.50 million) But not all athletes are out buying big cars and bigger houses, as the stereotype goes. Instead, they are becoming busy entrepreneurs. Related: Maria Sharapova and 6 Athletes Who ...

by Jaia Thomas  | May 28, 2016 09:00:00