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ASEAN Tech: 5 Digital Platforms Built and Used Across Southeast Asia

These innovations have changed the way Filipinos and other Southeast Asians shop, travel and work

Aside from its huge economic potential and favorable environment for development, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has also been dubbed as a big source of technological innovation. The tech startup scene in Southeast Asia has seen tremendous growth in the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 13, 2017 10:00:00
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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
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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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Coming Soon: Special Fiscal Incentives Exclusively for PH Startups

The government is preparing a package of tax perks for innovative businesses, says DTI Sec Ramon Lopez

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is currently mulling various options to expand support for the country’s Philippine startup system, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez revealed.At the Slingshot ASEAN Startup and Innovation Summit last October 20, Lopez said that the DTI is ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 23, 2017 11:00:00
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Which PH Tycoons Are Partnering with Their Potential Disruptors?

PwC’s 2017 Philippine Startup Survey says big businesses are tying up with innovative startups

Among the many roles worn by a startup is that of a disruptor. Many startups describe their technology, products and/or services as disruptive of incumbent industry players. They are changing the game by offering an innovative solution that is more efficient than ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 20, 2017 01:00:00
Business Ideas

PH Tech Firm Launching Blockchain-Powered Rewards Platform in the US and Thailand

Appsolutely’s LoyalCoin aims to be a unified loyalty program that can be used across different brands

Philippine startup Appsolutely has developed a digital loyalty rewards program that will be used in companies and organizations in the US and Thailand by the first quarter of 2018. In an event last October 18, the company announced that it has already ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 19, 2017 02:00:00
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AIM, Banatao, DOST Launch PH’s Most Ambitious Incubator to Support ”?"Deep-Tech” Startups

Program aims to support deep technology, science or engineering solutions to emerging world problems

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and IT pioneer Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, chairman of the PhilDev Foundation, have launched an incubation program that aims to support early-stage startups “with deep technology, science, or engineering solutions to ...

by Roel Landingin  | August 10, 2017 12:00:00
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Home to Grab and Zalora, What Can Malaysia and Singapore Teach PH in Helping Startups?

Apart from supportive policies, the gov't must also help develop tech and funding for startups

Singapore and Malaysia are home to some of the biggest startups in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.According to research firm CB Insights, both countries have between them 10 startups that have raised at least $1 million in equity funding ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 10, 2017 10:00:00
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Are You A Startup with Early-Stage Tech? A Php15-M Research Grant Fund from DOST May Help

PCIEERD has allotted funds to help technopreneurs develop products further or launch them to market

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), a unit of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), announced its first-ever call for proposals for its Startup Research Grant last July 28.The research grant targets startups that ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 04, 2017 10:00:00
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Senate Bill Aims to Create Php10B Fund to Support Innovative Startups

Proposal also seeks exemption of technology enterprises from national and local taxes for two years

A bill aiming to reduce the barriers to starting up innovative and technology businesses in the country was filed in the Senate on Tuesday, August 1.Proposed by Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Senate Bill No. 1532, or the Innovative Startup Act, ...

by Shadz Loresco  | August 03, 2017 02:00:00
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Mentorship from Microsoft, Huawei, Launchgarage Awaits Winners of PH Student Startup Challenge

The DICT-backed contest aims to discover infotech solutions to social problems

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) launched the fourth edition of the Philippine Startup Challenge (PSC) last August 1. The nationwide competition aims to promote innovative thinking among college students and to encourage ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 02, 2017 02:00:00
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Whatever Happened to the Saltwater Lamp Hailed by Obama?

Delays underscore the challenges of product development and fundraising faced by startups

Raphael and Aisa Mijeno attended this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Conference held at Solaire Resort and CasinoFifteen minutes of fame may be all it takes to launch a career in the entertainment industry but it’s definitely not enough to ensure the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 01, 2017 11:00:00
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This Pinoy Game is Making Waves in the International Gaming Scene

Garrison: Archangel lets you build your own mecha (or robot) and pilot it, too

Garrison: Angel is the dream game for many of indigo Entertainment's developersMore and more Filipino college students are taking up Information Technology, leading to the course producing one of the top number of graduates in 2015. While most graduates opt to work ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 29, 2017 09:00:00