On-demand services platform MyKuya looking for enterprise partners

After seeing a 300% spike in requests for their on-demand services, MyKuya is looking to partner with businesses struggling during the lockdown to help meet demand, as well as improving their partners’ cashflow, create jobs, and help their communities.

AMA Online Education launches learn now, pay later program

With AMA OEd’s “Learn Online Now, Pay Later” scheme, students and professionals get access to a variety of programs and short courses offered by AMA OEd without having to pay any tuition fee until April 15, 2020.

Philippines has greatest percentage of women traders in global eToro list

Filipino women lead the way for female investors globally as eToro releases data, showing the Philippines has the greatest percentage of women traders world-wide.

Kumu’s KC Montero on creating quality online content

As more and more businesses flock to live-streaming to connect their communities amidst uncertainty and social distancing, platforms like KUMU have kicked into overdrive to help bridge the gaps. KUMU head of content KC Montero shares his insights.

Kumu’s James Rumohr on how to build positive online communities

As more and more businesses flock to live-streaming to connect their communities amidst uncertainty and social distancing, platforms like KUMU have kicked into overdrive to help bridge the gaps. KUMU head of Kumunity James Rumohr shares his insights.

IBM, U.S. White House collaborate on COVID-19 computing consortium

IBM, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, brings supercomputers into the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic with the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium.

Eskwelabs offers free data science courses for Filipinos in quarantine

Eskwelabs is currently offering free data science courses for Filipinos who might benefit from upskilling from home.

UP students win competition for generating electricity from water vapor

Patrick Parone and Hannah Ramos of University of the Philippines bested five other teams in the recent Go Green Philippine Finals. They will move on to represent the country in the APAC Regional Finals on April 16, 2020.

Eastern Communications on why cloud computing is key to business continuity

As worries around Covid-19 rise, more firms are investing in better means to ensure business continuity. Eastern Communications explains how the solutions many businesses are looking for may be in the cloud.

Filipino CTO builds app for COVID-19 contact tracing in Cebu

The app, designed by a Cebu-based tech expert, can monitor location and even other people that a user might have been in contact with.

Helping frontliners through HelpThru’s ONE for ONE project

Charitable organization HelpThru is gathering medical supplies to donate to local healthcare frontliners through their ONE for ONE Project.

Virtual career fair to help students find online jobs amidst pandemic

UP CAP is staging an online job and internship fair for university students and fresh graduates next week.

How edtech companies and related sectors are helping students with distance...

How can Filipino students cope with the disruption of the school calendar until April 12, and how can edtech companies help students in distance learning?

Companies and individuals offer services for free amidst the Covid-19 crisis

Amidst the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses and individuals are stepping up and showing their solidarity by offering their services and products to those badly affected by the crisis.

Layers of protection: how Magwai helps saves the corals

Local sunscreen Magwai propels for protection of corals

Filipino team bags grand prize at Finastra global hackathon

The team’s solution aims to connect local farmers to financial opportunities.

Facebook calls for applicants to new Community Accelerator

“Community leaders in the Philippines often tell us that some of the biggest challenges they face are a lack of access, training, and funding. We are excited to continue to invest in and support them through the Community Accelerator.”

Local employment startup Penbrothers accepted into 500 Startups Global Launch program

“It’s all too often that we see ambitious, idealistic startups with compelling visions sadly ruined by an inability to keep up with rising costs of doing business. Companies like Penbrothers can save the day, and programs like the 500 Startups Global Launch make connecting with them easier than ever.”

IdeaSpace launches Opportunity Fund for Philippine startups

“We started the Opportunity widen our net and to find dynamic, investment-worthy startups within and beyond the IdeaSpace ecosystem and to earn additional revenues to support IdeaSpace in the future,” shares Meily.

KUMU launches expanded streaming services to connect communities amid Covid-19 outbreak

“As a live streaming platform, Kumu realizes its responsibility in that and opens our doors to collaborate with anyone who are still unsure on how to proceed in the coming days.”

QBO to temporarily close Makati HQ in light of Covid-19

QBO Innovation Hub will be closing their headquarters in the interest of the health and safety of their community, but will proceed with most programs virtually.

KonsultaMD offers Globe and TM mobile access to telehealth hotline sans...

With many people getting concerned about the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, Globe and TM customers who subscribe to KonsultaMD may now get in touch with a doctor via their telehealth hotline sans mobile call charges.

Another year of single-digit loan growth for Philippine banks due to...

Credit risk research company S&P Global Ratings believes Philippine banks could see another year of slow loan growth as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. While it expects trade and private investments to slow in the Philippines, dragging on banks' lending business, it also believes banks will be resilient to external pressures supported by strong fundamentals.

Dengue hotspot prediction tool declared global finalist and “Best Use of...

Project AEDES utilizes big data to predict life-saving information-- for free.

Women 2020 explores why PH is the best place to be...

The Philippines is fertile ground for women entrepreneurs. GoNegosyo’s annual Filipina entrepreneurship summit fosters this entrepreneurial drive.

Live-streaming platform KUMU joins fight against human trafficking

KUMU, the country’s fastest-growing social media app, partners with NGO Voice of the Free in the fight against human trafficking through social media.

PwC shares what investors look for in a winning startup

Investors share their thoughts on partnerships and development opportunities in PwC’s Philippine Startup Survey 2020.

IBM Works with the Medical Community to Help Fight the Latest...

IBM provides its Electronic Data Capture SaaS solution, IBM Clinical Development, free of charge to assist clinical development in the battle against Covid-19.

By the numbers: the economic impact of outbreaks like Covid-19

Travel and trade have not only expedited our lives, but also the diseases threatening them. We are collectively more vulnerable than ever to the societal and economic impacts of outbreaks by infectious diseases. We break down the numbers behind outbreaks like SARS, MERS, and Covid-19.

PearlPay Indonesia partners with Association of Rural Banks in Central Java

This new partnership more than doubles PearlPay’s community of rural banks across Southeast Asia.

Art pioneering technology

“I think of these virtual reality experiences that we make as ‘empathy machines’…You read it in a book, but we put you there,” said Bernardo, who has seen viewers cry after watching their VR installations.® and BillEase announce partnership for flight booking payments

By proving another accessible payment option, both platforms hope to democratize traveling for unbanked and underbanked Filipinos.

UP CAP calls for students and companies to join its open...

UP’s Career Assistance Program presents Career Fair 2020: Live Your Success Story, a university-wide internship and employment fair that brings the biggest names from various industries under one roof.

Deloitte, ASSIST partner to skill up Filipino youth for Fourth Industrial...

New ‘Training of Trainers’ programme is part of Deloitte’s global WorldClass ambition to empower 2 million people in Southeast Asiaby 2030

Local pork industry takes hit with the African swine fever

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed this month that thousands of local livestock have been affected by ASF. While ASF only impacts pigs and not humans (therefore not a public health threat), the local pork industry is definitely straining against the spread of this new disease.

Social Enterprises in the Philippines get a boost from Australia, UNDP,...

The five-day program trained social enterprises in various aspects of running a business, giving them access to a network organizations and investors.

New partnership with Transfez furthers PearlPay’s expansion into Indonesian market

With the establishment of PearlPay Hong Kong, PearlPay aimed to service HK-based OFWs looking for an easier way to send money home. Now, through their recent partnership with Transfez, PearlPay is hoping to do the same for Hong Kong’s Indonesian workers.

LAB.PH partners with LGUSuite to co-develop smart city solutions in the...

Community OS addresses friction of data access, gathering and analysis to give local communities, government units, and financial institutions access to the tools needed to monitor sustainable portfolios. In short, the platform makes communities bankable.

Mastering the basics and gearing up for the SMART City revolution

Master the basics first. That was one of the core messages emphasized last Friday at the sidelines of the 3rd GAIN National Convention. Its organizer,...

Dealogikal wins local round of National Champions Pitch competition

The market-centric online trading platform earned themselves a plane ticket to Dubai, free accommodations, and an exhibition booth at the final AIM 2020 Pitch Competition.

Digitizing and empowering MSMEs in fashion supply with Zilingo

Zilingo launches suite of services for MSMEs selling on their platforms—ranging from branding and marketing to extending credit for more consistent sellers.

Leading accelerator Plug and Play Indonesia onboards local fintech startup PearlPay

Noting PearlPay’s rising success in reaching parallel communities in the Philippines, Plug and Play Indonesia saw the opportunity to extend the digital toolkit PearlPay provides to Indonesia’s over 1,000 rural banks.

Asian Development Bank launches ADB Ventures, investing in impact tech startups

The project will also be providing various forms of financial and technical assistance to startups aiming to address relevant global issues.

Two Marawi students win first JICA video blog contest

In their vlog, the pair talked about witnessing the effect of the armed conflict in Marawi City in 2017 and their wish for peace and solidarity in the city.

Saving lives, one drone at a time Zipline is the world’s first drone delivery service providing life-saving medicines to isolated communities otherwise considered unreachable. To date, they’ve made well over 14,000...

Meet the Silicon Valley-based Filipino founder fighting to end cancer

  When Aldo Carrascoso founded InterVenn Biosciences, his San Francisco-based healthtech company innovating around early cancer detection, he did it with one mission in mind:...

What’s next for QBO Innovation Hub in 2020

“The success of one startup is the success of all Filipinos,” says QBO President Butch Meily. Expansion into new cities, more investment support, and Philippine Startup Week 2020. Here’s what’s coming up for the QBO Innovation community.

UPSCALE looks to UP community, Taiwanese partners to boost incubation program

Ahead of its next batch of startup incubatees, UP Diliman-based innovation hub UPSCALE revealed plans to work with various institutions both within the UP community and abroad.

Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline pop-up campus New Bold University

Three hundred participants will be joining this year’s six-day course, where they will be hearing from over 20 speakers on topics spanning entrepreneurship, freelancing, e-commerce and social enterprises.

“Be bold, get in their feelings”: How marketers should connect with...

As the average consumer gets smarter and warier, it’s getting harder for marketers to make their brands stand out. But with a little courage and tons of feelings, they may be able to get their customers to listen.

ICYMI: SoGal hosts largest global pitch competition for Women & Diverse...

SoGal Foundation hosts Manila pitch competition for startups with women and other underrepresented founders to compete for a 3-day startup bootcamp in Silicon Valley & chance to win investment capital.

PearlPay, Malayan Insurance launches ‘Pearl Protect’, an insurance package for OFWs

“This partnership is a breakthrough to support our OFWs to secure and improve their lives overseas.”

Four franchising tips from Mang Inasal founder Injap Sia

Franchising goes beyond “lending” your business’ brand and operations. Mang Inasal and DoubleDragon’s Injap Sia talks about the important points of creating and running a successful franchise.

Top IdeaSpace acceleratees awarded P1 million each in exchange for equity

The top three participants in IdeaSpace’s acceleration program receive P1 million each as they continue to develop their startups under the organization.

UPS launches new service enhancements to bolster Asian businesses

Additional enhancements promise faster, guaranteed delivery times and wider coverage, providing shippers with increased flexibility in the Asia Pacific region

IBM pilots its P-TECH program, prepping Filipino students for the future...

Under the P-TECH program, all students graduate with a high school diploma plus an associate degree in computer technology, preparing them for the future of “new collar jobs”.

Four things to keep in mind when managing your seed money

So you hit your seed round goals. What next? Two startup founders share their insights on how to best manage investor money to make your business soar.

Facts, figures, and opportunities in the Southeast Asian digital economy

The digital economy is a goldmine for both businesses and consumers in Southeast Asia. What sectors are propelling its massive growth, and how can startups capitalize on their respective opportunities? Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company share e-Conomy SEA 2019 report.

PH Startup Week concludes with signing of the Innovative Startup Act’s...

With the signing of the act’s IRR, key stakeholders hope to boost both the economy and entrepreneurial culture through its various programs.

Six tips to landing corporate clients for your startup

Landing a major corporate client can be a huge step forward for any startup, bringing in not only revenues, but access to a wider market. Three startup founders share their tips on streamlining these partnerships.

BCB Blockchain creates P15-M fund for local startups through incubator, academe...

The Singapore-based tech firm commits to supporting local startups through partnerships, funds, and projects with the government and academe.

What makes Google, Google? The tech giant shares their four core...

Google is famous for its fun and free corporate culture. Broadly speaking, it can be boiled down into some very simple principles. During Philippine Startup Week, Google shared the 4 core principles that made them the company that they are today.

Launchgarage bets on QC to lead Philippine tech innovation

As part of Philippine Startup Week 2019, Quezon City Tech Day served as both culmination of and launching point for Launchgarage’s efforts to turn their city into an innovation capital.

UNDP’s Youth Social Innovation Lab Gathers the Best in Filipino Youth...

“Our employee mentors who shared financial and technology expertise were greatly impressed by the breadth of innovative ideas. We congratulate all participants for taking the initiative to solve important problems affecting our communities and we look forward to cheering on the selected teams from the Philippines at the Regional Summit ... in April 2020.”

GorricetaLaw named innovative tech law firm of the year

GorricetaLaw has established itself as a leading firm in navigating the legal frontiers of emerging technologies like fintech, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. Among their clients are Xurpas, Zalora, Rappler, and

How do startups know if it’s time to grow up?

Every rising business gaining traction reaches an inflection point wherein founders need to choose between their scrappy, garage approach to doing business or professional solutions more fitting the scaleup they've become. Kaspersky CBO Alexander Moiseev shares his insights.

Canva looks to double workforce

The local headquarters of graphic design company Canva is looking at doubling their workforce, especially their design and operations team, by 2020 as the country continues to be “design hub” for the company.

Puerto Princesa hosts 2019 National Young Leaders’ Conference

The Global Institute for Youth Development Office, along with the city government of Puerto Princesa, host this year’s National Young Leaders’ Conference, beginning tomorrow and running till Nov. 26.

Investagrams invites trading neophytes to two-day Investa Summit Philippines

Now in its third year, the summit features a deep lineup of prominent global traders, fund managers, and financial market influencers, as well as two days of workshops and socials.

Gushcloud Philippines Awakened Our ‘80s Nightmares In ‘Fright Night!’

The digital influencer marketing agency celebrate Halloween with a classic spookfest.

Public sector partners with startup community to launch nationwide PH Startup...

Set to happen on November 18-22, the Philippine Startup Week 2019 will bring together startup communities from different cities and provinces, making it the first-of-its kind startup gathering in the country.

Facebook highlights its community-building tools in global workshop series

Facebook Community Boost is a global initiative that aims to educate enterprises and organizations on their platform’s tools and learning resources, teaching how to best utilize them for optimal reach and growth.

Techtonic Summit welcomes 10,000 attendees to largest tech conference in the...

With 10,000 attendees, 200+ partners, and exhibitors, and over 50 startups, this year’s “Festival of Innovation” spans two days from November 15 to 16, 2019 at SMX Convention Center Aura.

How to reach more consumers by building a solid an online...

A recent study revealed that 60 percent of consumers use emotional language to describe products or brands they love–the same vocabulary used for family and friends. So how do you build that kind of authentic relationship with customers? By creating relatable content.

Building a kumunity of global Pinoy talents

KUMU is the country’s fastest-growing social media app. For Rexy Josh Dorado, KUMU’s president and co-founder, it’s the culmination of a career built on advocacy, championing the countless talents of the Filipino diaspora.

How 5G helps Filipinos work in their pajamas

If there are compelling professional and personal reasons to embrace remote working, why, then, are Filipino companies so in favor of on-site working? While there are cultural reasons at play the biggest roadblock to remote working is technological.

IBM launches new partnerships, innovations to better scale AI on the...

The innovations announced today are designed to help organizations overcome the barriers to AI. From detecting ‘drift’ in AI models to recognizing nuances in the human voice, these new capabilities can be run across any cloud via IBM’s Cloud Pak for Data platform to begin easily connecting their vast data stores to AI.

Fintech startup PearlPay signs new deal to digitalize rural banks in...

Earlier today, fintech startup PearlPay formally entered a strategic partnership with the Association of Pangasinan Rural Banks (APRUB) to help facilitate the digital transformation...

Guided growth: Google and IdeaSpace team up for the Philippine ecosystem

Google Developers Launchpad and IdeaSpace announce partnership

Meet the 12 new startup graduates of IdeaSpace’s Accelerator Program

“We’ve high hopes for this cohort. They’re more mature,” said Butch Meily, president of IdeaSpace. “In the past we would take prototypes, but we’re no longer doing that. We’re looking for more mature startups that have a business model, revenues, and that are going for the long run.”

EdTech startup poised for growth after securing Series A funding

Koji Takahashi of EduLab Capital Partners, a new investor in, stated, “We are thrilled to be joining in creating value for the youth and various educators in the Philippines. This marks EduLab Capital Partners’ first investment in the Asia Pacific region, and we are excited to extend our global presence and network to aid successful startups in transforming education through innovation."