Thirteen Philippine startups – in sectors like agriculture, education, information technology, healthcare, and clean energy – are set to compete in a series of global competitions this year.
They were chosen as national winners during the Startup Summit Philippines competition in Manila, organized by the Young Entrepreneurs Society Philippines (YES Philippines) , from an initial pool of 50 startups.
Of the winners, 10 will be participating in Ye! Social Enterprise Boost Camp, in Amsterdam from October 12 to 16. The camp has been organised by Ye! in partnership with the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI), which is a part of the Miller Institute for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University.
Angel investor Joe Maristela, who was one of the judges at the Startup Summit Philippines, said that the Ye! Social Enterprise Boost Camp will provide the 10 startups with an incredible advantage in scaling their business.
“There’s no overestimation here. These ten startups have business ideas that can truly disrupt the landscape of their respective industries. To make this reality, however, they need to pick up the best practices for growing a startup, and this is exactly what the Ye! Social Enterprise Boost Camp will provide them, a world-class training,” Maristela said.
Maristela is an investor of local financial technology company Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI).