New app Amigo enters on-demand delivery industry
Amigo, a new player in the local on-demand delivery industry, provides parcel delivery, cash handling (a service involving the delivery of cash and payments...
Local space venture gears up for first rocket launch
By Patricia B. Mirasol Orbital Exploration Technologies, Inc. (OrbitX), the country’s first commercial space venture, is targeting 2023–2024 for its first launch. Its rocket, the...
Leslie Corporation expands its BBQ Bob franchise amid pandemic
BBQ Bob, a brand under the snack food company Leslie Corporation, is set to expand with more store openings after the announcement of its...
Healthtech company led by Filipino entrepreneur is rolling out a blood test that uses...
InterVenn Biosciences, a San Francisco-based healthtech company innovating on early cancer detection, was co-founded by Filipino Aldo Carrascoso, who previously founded digital media platform Jukin Media and blockchain payment system Veem.
Philippine startup fundraising hits $184 million in first half of 2020
The first half of 2020 saw total investments in Philippine startups reach an estimated $183.8 million, a 384% increase from the 2019 year-round estimated value of $37.9 million, according to the Philippine Venture Capital Report released by Foxmont Capital Partners, a venture capital fund.
Biomaterial for plastic waste reduction wins pitch competition
Nanotronics bagged the top prize at the recent Shell LIVEWire PitchFest, winning an equity-free prize of P500,000. The technology company offers nanostructured material products that reduce plastic waste while protecting the environment.
EveGrocer offers zero-waste deliveries
EveGrocer Zero Waste Online Grocery offers subscription-based orders that bundle and deliver necessities on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Customers can buy eco-friendly...
Startups should explore AI, robotics, drones, and other tech solutions — DTI
The old ways are gone, the digital economy is here, and “startups are powering up and making things easier and being frontliners in their...
Link clicks instead of ‘likes’: brands should value passive engagement, explore lighter side
Passive engagement on social media is just as important as active engagement when it comes to quantifying success, according to Hootsuite, a social media...
Graphic design platform offers free marketing templates for MSMEs
Graphic design platform Canva launched Canva for Negosyo to help entrepreneurs take their negosyos (businesses) online.
Venio provides nano-credit assistance to the unbanked
Venio provides unbanked consumers with nano-credit assistance by making credit facilities accessible through a smartphone app. Users enter their details in the app to apply for a loan and then wait for the app’s decision.
Social innovators recognized for their work in Filipino communities
Three social innovators were inducted to the lifelong Ashoka Fellowship at the Ashoka Induction and Fellow Launch for creating inclusive and systems-changing solutions in their chosen Filipino communities: Ryan Gersava, Ben Abadiano, and Scott Stiles.