Philippines: New incubator ‘StartUp Village’ launched


StartUp Village is expected to open new avenues for the development of innovative entrepreneurs that come up with game-changing products and services.

The SUV team from left are Carlo Calimon, Richard Prodigalidad, Jay Bernardo, and Roderick Perez. (Visual from Carlo Calimon)
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From left are IdeaSpace associate director for business development and partnerships Goldy Yancha, IdeaSpace executive director Diane Eustaquio, Tactiles co-founder 
Joshua de la Llana, and IdeaSpace associate director for advocacy Dustin Masancay. 
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From left standing are IdeaSpace president Earl Valencia and TheKard co-founder Carlo Calimon, while seated are Globaltronics Inc chairman William Guido (left) and TheKard CEO Francis Uy.
PH startup TheKard raises $373k in funding, to expand MobKard app

TheKard, a Philippine tech startup and creator of the MobKard App, has raised up to $373,000 (P17 million) in a funding round led by local digital signage advertising firm Globaltronics Inc. The location-based mobile loyalty solutions provider, that was also among the initial batch of startups at local incubator and accelerator… Read more »

IdeaSpace Foundation president Earl Valencia
Philippine SMEs becoming startup investors, says IdeaSpace

Technology startup incubator and accelerator IdeaSpace Foundation has observed a new investment trend in the Philippines — that of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) becoming startup investors. IdeaSpace president Earl Valencia said there are a number of SMEs who are mulling an investment in startups, as an extension of their revenue source…. Read more »