13 PH startups to compete in six global competitions

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.

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The 10 startups include: Apollo, Banwa Cottage Industry Inc, iHarvest+, Empleo, HotMeals, Skiddoo, TimeFree Innovations, Raket.ph, Cropital, and Project Mushroom.

Both Raket.ph and iHarvest+, which are participating in the Ye! event, will also compete in the Get In The Ring and the Future Agro Challenge, respectively.

The three other local startups will compete in different events i.e. PassExams.ph for the Startup Cup, Pocketmarket for Creative Business Cup, and Qwikwire to compete for The Pitch event.

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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).

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.