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Startup of the Year

Great Deals

The Leading E-distributor in the Philippines. We provide E-commerce solutions for brands and retailers.


FinScore is an alternative credit scoring company powered by telco data and advanced analytics. Derived from cutting-edge Machine Learning algorithms, FinScore Telco Data Credit Score has extremely high predictive power.

Taxumo. Inc.

Taxumo is the Philippines pioneering tax automation software that allows self-employed individuals, small business owners and corporations to instantly file and pay their taxes online.

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

QBO Innovation Hub

QBO is an innovation hub, or a platform for the startup community to collaborate, develop, & grow. It is the country’s first public-private initiative dedicated to developing the Philippines as a center for innovation, helping startups turn key technologies into viable ventures.

StartUp Village

SUV is a startup enabler whose primary focus is to provide startups with the proper foundation through education and mentorship to develop, scale and grow. SUV connects startups to resources such as investment and connections to potential clients and partners.

Best Newcomer


The all-in-one banking solution that simplifies how you do business.

Cawil AI

An industry agnostic artificial intelligence solution with customized tooling that focuses on computer vision that provides accurate datasets for machine learning models; product-agnostic, be integrated to web & mobile application, autonomous application, Robotics, IoT


Panublix is a collaborative sourcing platform & marketplace for Philippine textiles & handwoven style

Founder of the Year

Pamela B. Donato

Pamela graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at the University of Asia and the Pacific. She has 16 years experience in Sales and Customer Relations in both local and international banks and was awarded with the Highest Honors for outstanding sales performance in an International Bank in China. Today, Pamela is a first-time woman entrepreneur in the field of technology. Although she did not graduate with an IT-degree specifically, she was able to prove her innovations in her own ways, bringing a unique experience especially to product development. She used her personal experiences as a mother of two with aging parents to develop a mobile application that would redefine the way healthcare is delivered in the Philippines.

Anna Melissa Mel Nava

Anna Melissa Mel Nava is currently the CEO and Founder of 1Export. Mel is an alumna of De La Salle University and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). She has spent most of her career in the exporting industry. She began her career with Monde Nissin Philippines where she handled the U.S and European Markets. Throughout her storied career in the field of exports, Mel has always believed in the power of Filipino MSME products. Hence, after her successful career developing the export market for large corporations, she decided to found 1Export. 1Export is a one-stop, end to end platform for MSMEs to be able to access the world of exporting.

Francis Aldrine Uy

Dr. Uy is a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding ASEAN Science Diplomat Award. Dr. Uy and the USHER SHM system was also internationally recognized in 2019 with the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award given by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO). He is one of the 2019 Manila Water Foundation Engineering Excellence Prize awardee. He was awarded with the 2020 David M. Consunji Award for Engineering Research given by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST). He was awarded with the Kabalikat Researcher Award in line with DOST-PCIEERDs 10th year anniversary. Dr. Uy was included in the 2021 list of The Asian Scientist 100 magazine’s most outstanding researchers in the region.

Best VC

Manila Angel Investors Network Inc.

Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN), a non-profit, is the largest committed private investors network in the Philippines and the most active seed stage investor in the Philippines. Apart from providing capital, we mentor entrepreneurs, provide support, and open opportunities.