QBO partners with e27 for Startup Venture Fund Pitch

In celebration of the upcoming Philippines Startup Week, we are thrilled to announce that we are working with QBO to provide startups access to investors in the region through e27 Pro.

Philippine Startup Week 2021

Philippine Startup Week 2021 (PHSW21) is the country’s large-scale collaborative initiative to showcase the Filipino startup community in a week-long event. Made possible through the partnership between the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade & Industry, Department of Information and Communications Technology, and QBO Innovation Hub.

Philippine Startup Week 2021 (PHSW21), with this year’s theme “Beyond Recovery: Filipino Startups Redefining Opportunity”, is happening on November 15-19, 2021. The 5-day virtual conference will be held via an online platform that will enable attendees to learn, interact, network, and collaborate remotely. The conference sets out to highlight the various sectors and entities contributing to the growing Philippine startup ecosystem.

Also read: B2B platform Komachine on a mission to transform the industrial machine industry

The conference features five specialised tracks designed to target relevant topics and audiences from the different startup ecosystem stakeholders: Discover, Develop, Collaborate, Invest, and Showcase.

Through pitching competitions, learning sessions, expo booths, main summits, investor programmes, and various community events under the five unique tracks, the Philippine Startup Week provides a platform for innovators to celebrate the Filipino startup community and the key players contributing to the growing Philippine startup ecosystem, educate more people about the potential of the startup ecosystem, and explore synergies and connect with relevant stakeholders from across the country and beyond. For more information and to get PHSW21 tickets, visit www.phstartupweek.com.

Venture Pilipinas: The Startup Venture Fund Pitch

The Startup Venture Fund, which will be launched during Philippine Startup Week 2021 by the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Development Company, is one of the programmes created under the Philippine Innovative Startup Act. This particular fund is meant to provide rising startups with the resources they need to grow further, scale-up, and potentially expand into the international market. The way it works is that the National Development Company will match the investments of selected investors in homegrown startups based here in the Philippines, ultimately giving the startups a greater chance at success.

In line with the launch of the Startup Venture Fund, the inaugural Venture Pilipinas: The Startup Venture Fund Pitch is happening on November 19, 2021, from 4 – 7 PM at the PHSW21 virtual stage. The event is set to showcase ten (10) high-growth startups from various industry verticals, and the pitch will be conducted similarly to Shark Tank–with the founders encouraged to bring their A-game to their presentation as they battle for the chance at highly coveted mentorship hours led by esteemed potential SVF Partners. The ten (10) participating startups include:

  • Agro-DigitalPH, a digital solution focused on raising farmers’ incomes through end-to-end sustainable value chain solutions.
  • CEREBRO, a ready-to-use eLearning solution aimed at reducing faculty workload and improving the quality of online teaching.
  • Dirt Bag, an on-demand laundry service that is easy on the lifestyle, easy on the budget.
  • Farm Box, a social enterprise that provides support and assistance to the local farmers by helping them have access to quality farming essentials and agricultural solutions.
  • JazzyPay, a FinTech startup that provides affordable and accessible digital payment solutions for traditional businesses.
  • Mosaic, a cloud-based restaurant management solutions provider that supports the F&B industry by helping businesses maximise profits, improve top-line sales, and streamline operations.
  • OMG!, a technology-based startup that provides customers everything they need from their favourite brands in as fast as 30 minutes.
  • Shoppertainment Live, a startup focused on bridging brands with customers and helping shoppers understand products more through real-time engagement, reviews, and entertaining live demos.
  • Tangere, a tech-based startup that provides a more efficient and current way of market data gathering, making market research more accessible with real-time actionable insights.
  • Wela, an end-to-end system that automates school processes while providing real-time data access to parents and students.

Opportunities to build your investor network

Over the past couple of months, we have served over 3,000 connections between startups and investors through e27 Pro‘s Connect feature.

In this new normal, there is a distinctive lack of ability for different parts of the Southeast Asia tech ecosystem to reach out to each other.

We used to have thousands of offline activities happening monthly, connecting various local and regional ecosystems, connecting startups, corporates, governments, and investors. Even our very own Echelon used to bring in more than 10,000 people over two days to achieve these meaningful, often serendipitous, connections.

Also read: How the construction industry got “smart” and cleaned up its impact

This is a real pain, especially if you are new to the ecosystem and do not have existing networks that can introduce you to new ones. Online webinars and conferences temporarily alleviate this issue, but we find that the startup ecosystem requires more.

e27’s mission has always been to empower entrepreneurs with the tools to build and grow their companies. With e27 Pro, we’re going back to our roots and helping startups with their fundraising by providing a platform that allows not only discovery but a tool to begin conversations with investors and update them on their progress.

With over 300 verified active investors on the platform, e27 Pro members have in their reach the ability to find, connect, and engage with investors that are right for them (not a Pro member yet? Start here).

Get the chance to connect with QBO

QBO is onboard e27 Pro, and members can reach out directly to them via Connect.

Any e27 Pro member can simply visit QBO’ profile and click the Connect button to get the ball rolling.

About the organisers

QBO Innovation Hub: QBO (‘ku-bo’) is an innovation hub or a platform for the start-up community to collaborate, develop talents, and grow. We believe in the vision of Filipino start-ups changing the world. We provide startups with support and resources through events and capacity building programmes and focused interventions designed to improve access to markets, knowledge, capital, and talent. Created in 2016 through a partnership between IdeaSpace, J.P. Morgan, DOST, and DTI, QBO has been an active player in creating a competitive start-up ecosystem in the Philippines. For more information, visit www.qbo.com.ph.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI): The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the agency of the Philippine government responsible for realising the country’s goal of developing globally competitive and innovative industry and services sectors that contribute to inclusive growth and employment generation in the Philippines. For more information, visit https://www.dti.gov.ph.

National Development Company (NDC): The National Development Company is the Philippine’s leading state-owned enterprise investing in diverse industries, serving as an effective catalyst for inclusive growth. For more information, visit https://www.ndc.gov.ph.

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In celebration of the upcoming Philippines Startup Week, we are thrilled to announce that we are working with QBO to provide startups access to investors in the region through e27 Pro.

Philippine Startup Week 2021

Philippine Startup Week 2021 (PHSW21) is the country’s large-scale collaborative initiative to showcase the Filipino startup community in a week-long event. Made possible through the partnership between the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade & Industry, Department of Information and Communications Technology, and QBO Innovation Hub.

Philippine Startup Week 2021 (PHSW21), with this year’s theme “Beyond Recovery: Filipino Startups Redefining Opportunity”, is happening on November 15-19, 2021. The 5-day virtual conference will be held via an online platform that will enable attendees to learn, interact, network, and collaborate remotely. The conference sets out to highlight the various sectors and entities contributing to the growing Philippine startup ecosystem.

Also read: B2B platform Komachine on a mission to transform the industrial machine industry

The conference features five specialised tracks designed to target relevant topics and audiences from the different startup ecosystem stakeholders: Discover, Develop, Collaborate, Invest, and Showcase.

Through pitching competitions, learning sessions, expo booths, main summits, investor programmes, and various community events under the five unique tracks, the Philippine Startup Week provides a platform for innovators to celebrate the Filipino startup community and the key players contributing to the growing Philippine startup ecosystem, educate more people about the potential of the startup ecosystem, and explore synergies and connect with relevant stakeholders from across the country and beyond. For more information and to get PHSW21 tickets, visit www.phstartupweek.com.

Venture Pilipinas: The Startup Venture Fund Pitch

The Startup Venture Fund, which will be launched during Philippine Startup Week 2021 by the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Development Company, is one of the programmes created under the Philippine Innovative Startup Act. This particular fund is meant to provide rising startups with the resources they need to grow further, scale-up, and potentially expand into the international market. The way it works is that the National Development Company will match the investments of selected investors in homegrown startups based here in the Philippines, ultimately giving the startups a greater chance at success.

In line with the launch of the Startup Venture Fund, the inaugural Venture Pilipinas: The Startup Venture Fund Pitch is happening on November 19, 2021, from 4 – 7 PM at the PHSW21 virtual stage. The event is set to showcase ten (10) high-growth startups from various industry verticals, and the pitch will be conducted similarly to Shark Tank–with the founders encouraged to bring their A-game to their presentation as they battle for the chance at highly coveted mentorship hours led by esteemed potential SVF Partners. The ten (10) participating startups include:

  • Agro-DigitalPH, a digital solution focused on raising farmers’ incomes through end-to-end sustainable value chain solutions.
  • CEREBRO, a ready-to-use eLearning solution aimed at reducing faculty workload and improving the quality of online teaching.
  • Dirt Bag, an on-demand laundry service that is easy on the lifestyle, easy on the budget.
  • Farm Box, a social enterprise that provides support and assistance to the local farmers by helping them have access to quality farming essentials and agricultural solutions.
  • JazzyPay, a FinTech startup that provides affordable and accessible digital payment solutions for traditional businesses.
  • Mosaic, a cloud-based restaurant management solutions provider that supports the F&B industry by helping businesses maximise profits, improve top-line sales, and streamline operations.
  • OMG!, a technology-based startup that provides customers everything they need from their favourite brands in as fast as 30 minutes.
  • Shoppertainment Live, a startup focused on bridging brands with customers and helping shoppers understand products more through real-time engagement, reviews, and entertaining live demos.
  • Tangere, a tech-based startup that provides a more efficient and current way of market data gathering, making market research more accessible with real-time actionable insights.
  • Wela, an end-to-end system that automates school processes while providing real-time data access to parents and students.

Opportunities to build your investor network

Over the past couple of months, we have served over 3,000 connections between startups and investors through e27 Pro‘s Connect feature.

In this new normal, there is a distinctive lack of ability for different parts of the Southeast Asia tech ecosystem to reach out to each other.

We used to have thousands of offline activities happening monthly, connecting various local and regional ecosystems, connecting startups, corporates, governments, and investors. Even our very own Echelon used to bring in more than 10,000 people over two days to achieve these meaningful, often serendipitous, connections.

Also read: How the construction industry got “smart” and cleaned up its impact

This is a real pain, especially if you are new to the ecosystem and do not have existing networks that can introduce you to new ones. Online webinars and conferences temporarily alleviate this issue, but we find that the startup ecosystem requires more.

e27’s mission has always been to empower entrepreneurs with the tools to build and grow their companies. With e27 Pro, we’re going back to our roots and helping startups with their fundraising by providing a platform that allows not only discovery but a tool to begin conversations with investors and update them on their progress.

With over 300 verified active investors on the platform, e27 Pro members have in their reach the ability to find, connect, and engage with investors that are right for them (not a Pro member yet? Start here).

Get the chance to connect with QBO

QBO is onboard e27 Pro, and members can reach out directly to them via Connect.

Any e27 Pro member can simply visit QBO’ profile and click the Connect button to get the ball rolling.

About the organisers

QBO Innovation Hub: QBO (‘ku-bo’) is an innovation hub or a platform for the start-up community to collaborate, develop talents, and grow. We believe in the vision of Filipino start-ups changing the world. We provide startups with support and resources through events and capacity building programmes and focused interventions designed to improve access to markets, knowledge, capital, and talent. Created in 2016 through a partnership between IdeaSpace, J.P. Morgan, DOST, and DTI, QBO has been an active player in creating a competitive start-up ecosystem in the Philippines. For more information, visit www.qbo.com.ph.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI): The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the agency of the Philippine government responsible for realising the country’s goal of developing globally competitive and innovative industry and services sectors that contribute to inclusive growth and employment generation in the Philippines. For more information, visit https://www.dti.gov.ph.

National Development Company (NDC): The National Development Company is the Philippine’s leading state-owned enterprise investing in diverse industries, serving as an effective catalyst for inclusive growth. For more information, visit https://www.ndc.gov.ph.

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