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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“We started the Opportunity Fund...to 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 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 Coins.ph.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Koji Takahashi of EduLab Capital Partners, a new investor in Edukasyon.ph, stated, “We are thrilled to be joining Edukasyon.ph 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."