SkyEye wins Philippine Rice Bowl Startup Award

Visual from A Space Manila website

Tech startup SkyEye which offers alternative solutions in surveying various land and properties has won the Startup of the Year award in the first-ever Philippine Rice Bowl Startup Awards (RSBA).

Held recently at A Space Manila in Makati City, the Philippine RSBA finals feted 10 other winners of different categories out of 34 finalists.

The contest was organized by the New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF) in partnership with Global Startup Awards (GSA).

Also read: SkyEye tops Impact Hub Manila, LBC Express mobility challenge

Other  winners included  Cropital as social enterprise of the year, WiFi Interactive Network (WIN) as best new comer, tech incubator Hatchd Digital as best professional investor, and Endeavor Philippines as best enabler of the year because of the support it gave to high-impact entrepreneurs.

Cropital is a crowdfunding platform that helps finance farmers. The company was also among the top 10 winners of last week’s 2016 IdeaSpace startup competition where it received cash awards and startup incubation packages.

Also read: Philippines: IdeaSpace awards top 10 startups from 2016 acceleration program

SkyEye was last year’s winner of the first fellowship progam by startup incubator Impact Hub Manila, a contest focused on innovation and mobility done in partnership with local courier and logistics giant LBC Express Inc.

Winners of the ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards Finals will compete in November at the Global Startup Awards finale, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Singapore Reporter/s

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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.