Philippines startup PawnHero bags Hack Osaka pitch contest in Japan

Photo from Global Innovation Conference Hack Osaka’s Facebook page.

Entry from Philippines, fintech startup PawnHero, has bagged the gold prize at the Hack Osaka International Pitch Contest 2016 conducted by the Osaka Innovation Hub on Wednesday, beating nine other teams from Europe and Asia.

It was a back-to-back top grand prize win for the Philippines, which also claimed the top slot in February 2015, with startup mClinica as entry. It is now an established mobile platform and online pharmacy network.

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