PHILIPPINES NATIONAL FINALISTS

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Brainsparks

Brainsparks is the first and only founder-focused incubator in the Philippines that wants to turn dreamers into founders.

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.

Villgro Philippines

Villgro Philippines is an early-stage impact incubator. We mentor, fund, and nurture entrepreneurs who are building innovative solutions that can transform the lives of the poor in the Philippines.

FEU TECH INNOVATION CENTER (FTIC)

FEU Tech Innovation Center is the Philippines’ first academe-based venture builder that co-creates, incubates, accelerates and invests in startups and innovation-driven enterprises leveraging the deep research and technical expertise of the university.

Best Coworking Space

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.

Best Newcomer

Alcoffea Tiles

Alcoffea Tiles is a start-up company which produces “Coffee Tiles” or decorative clay tiles that are made from coffee waste. The tiles are hand made by artisans and have enhanced insulating and deodorizing properties, they are also coffee-scented, cost-efficient and eco-friendly.

Acquisition Apps, Inc.

We provide real-time market research from the biggest online market research panel in the Philippines

Filipina Homebased Moms

The first and the biggest parenting, freelancing, and entrepreneurship group for Pinay moms! FHMoms is a social enterprise that empowers home-based Filipina moms to pursue their passion through an online platform that provides training, job opportunities, and community support.

COCOTEL

tech-hotel brand and aggregator of getaway destination hotels in the Philippines. Cocotel is a technology hotel and property management aggregator company aiming to empower tourism in the Philippines by partnering with local hotels and resort owners by offering quality and affordable three-star accommodation at a fraction of a cost. From overnight stays to long weekends, enjoy the scent of salty sea air and the comfort of a cozy beach haven paradise.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Kevin dela Cruz

The Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) is a 3-year project that aims to support promising innovative Social Enterprises in the Philippines to be able to collectively contribute to the acceleration, achievement, and sustainability of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Katrina Chan

QBO (‘ku-bo’) is an innovation hub or a platform for the startup community to collaborate, develop talents, and grow. Fueled by their vision of Filipino startups changing the world, they provide startups with support and resources through events and capacity building programs.

Rolan Marco Garcia

FTIC is the Philippines’ first academe-based venture builder that co-creates, incubates, accelerates and invests in startups and innovation-driven enterprises leveraging the deep research and technical expertise of FEU Institute of Technology, FEU Alabang and FEU Diliman.

Founder of the Year

Martin Xavier Penaflor

We provide real-time market research from the biggest online market research panel in the Philippines

Dr. Francis Aldrine Uy

USHER System is a 24/7 structural health monitoring system composed of an advanced accelerograph, web portal and mobile application.

Anna Melissa Nava

1Export is a one-stop, end-to-end platform for cross-border trade and fulfillment services, helping MSMEs go global.

Maria Korina Cope Bertulfo

The first and the biggest parenting, freelancing, and entrepreneurship group for Pinay moms! FHMoms is a social enterprise that empowers home-based Filipina moms to pursue their passion through an online platform that provides training, job opportunities, and community support.

Felix Concepcion Veroya

Ask Lex PH Academy is a value adding training and consulting services provider that helps individuals and organizations become #significantlybetter.

Investor of the Year

Core Capital

Core Capital is a venture capital firm in Manila, Philippines. Core Capital provides early stage financing for technology companies with a focus on the Philippines. The firm invests through its first fund the Gobi-Core Philippines Fund, co-managed with Gobi Partners.

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.

Startup of the Year

Acquisition Apps, Inc.

We provide real-time market research from the biggest online market research panel in the Philippines

USHER Technologies Inc.

USHER System is a 24/7 structural health monitoring system composed of an advanced accelerograph, web portal and mobile application.

Filipina Homebased Moms

The first and the biggest parenting, freelancing, and entrepreneurship group for Pinay moms! FHMoms is a social enterprise that empowers home-based Filipina moms to pursue their passion through an online platform that provides training, job opportunities, and community support.

Kahon PH

Founded in 2017 with the simple vision to help others make space for what mattered. Rather than offering the usual warehouse space, Kahon.ph make storage services available online & on-demand eliminating the need to visit the storage facility themselves.

1Export

1Export is a one-stop, end-to-end platform for cross-border trade and fulfillment services, helping MSMEs go global.