PH startups vie for $9k seed funds in mobile app contest

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Mobile app developers in the Philippines are scheduled to compete for more than $9,000 cash prize in the upcoming “2014 Philippines Mobile App Developers’ Day” on December 6-7 at in Manila. AT&T, A SPACE Manila, Golden Gate Ventures, and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) are co-hosting the event. With the… Read more »

Google gets a new PH head in Kenneth Lingan

After almost one year of vacancy, Google has appointed marketing professional Kenneth Lingan as the country manager for Philippines. Lingan is taking on the new role left by Google’s first Philippine country manager Narciso Reyes last January. Prior to joining Google, Lingan was the vice-president for Deodorants at Uniliver Southeast Asia and ANZ,… Read more »


Nilo Cruz new COO of Philippine Veterans Bank 

Professional banker Nonilo “Nilo” Cruz has been named the new chief operating officer (COO) of the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB). According to PVB, Nilo is expected to strengthen the local commercial bank’s operational productivity and performance to ensure efficiency and profitability. Nilo, who has three decades of experience in banking… Read more »


Four PH firms bid for $88.9m transport terminal 

Four local companies are planning to bid for the $88.9m (P4 billion) Integrated Transport System-South Terminal (ITS-South) of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) in the Philippines. The companies Ayala Land Inc, Datem Inc., Filinvest, and MVM Terminals submitted their pre-qualification documents for evaluation by DOTC’s Project Bids and… Read more »


ALI opts for lease-to-own lots in $1.6b PH township

Philippine real estate company Ayala Land Inc (ALI) is using the strategy of lease-to-own lots for the industrial park that will be built within the $1.6 billion (P75 billion) township project in Porac town, Pampanga province, an executive with the company said. ALI together with Leonio Land will build the industrial… Read more »


Wattcost wins SingTel-Samsung Regional Mobile App Challenge

Australian technology company Wattcost beat five other finalists, chosen from and over 500 submissions from around the region, to win the inaugural SingTel Group–Samsung Regional Mobile App Challenge. The  six finalists were selected from a pool of over 500 start-ups comprising over 1,000 participants from Australia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and… Read more »


Students vie for $5500 startup mobile contest

Aspiring innovators in Philippine schools will be competing for a $5,500 (P250,000) cash prize and a technopreneurship opportunity in an upcoming mobile apps competition held by Smart Communications. The mobile apps competition will be incorporated for the first time in the 11th SWEEP (Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program) Awards slated… Read more »


SALt wins People’s Choice award at SNS

Philippine startup company SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) Corporation  won the People’s Choice Award during the World Startup Competition, which is one of the main events of the Startup Nations Summit (SNS) 2014 held on November 23 to 25 in Seoul, South Korea. Philippines ( via SALt) was the only Asian… Read more »


Clark Philippines joins Startup Weekend’s global network

Clark Philippines, a former American air base turned Freeport zone and international airport, has joined the global network of Startup Weekend tech competition. Now dubbed as the Startup Weekend Clark (SWC), the event held between November 21 to 23 saw almost 100 hundred participants joining in for a 54-hour tech competition model at the… Read more »


Appefize launches Celebrity Apps, mulls funding

Philippines based software startup company Appefize has launched a new content-to-app platform, that turns entertainment media into “freemium” gamified multi-platform mobile apps. Appefize CEO Russel Tomas said by early next year, the company is contemplating an angel round or Series A funding. Co-founded by Carlos Campa, Terry Davies, Johnjee Aniban, and Steph Ong,… Read more »