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PH startup Connected Women among 12 finalists at MIT innovation challenge

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Connected Women Jobs website allows Filipinas to search for online jobs in customer service, marketing, editorial services, and administrative work

FINALISTS. From left to right, the members of Connected Women: chief technology officer Bobby Jimenez, CEO Gina Romero, business development head Ria San Gabriel, and senior developer JC Soriano. Photo from Connected Women


2 PH start-up teams win global awards

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Philippine start-up teams Arooga Health and Phinix bag two of the five 2018 Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Innovative Awards in China

Meet the 10 new PH startups participating in IBPAP's 'Takeoff' program

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) hosts another batch of progressive, new ideas from the PH startup scene

TECHNOPRENEURS. 10 new PH startups join IBPAP's 'Takeoff' accelerator program


DICT introduces PH delegation for ConnecTechAsia 2018

May 31, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The delegation is comprised of 10 local companies, 7 of which are startups

DELEGATES. DICT undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim, 3rd from left, takes a group photo with members of the Philippine delegation to ConnecTechAsia 2018. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Senate approves bill granting gov't support for 'innovative' startups

May 17, 2018 - 11:32 AM

If Senate Bill 1532 is passed into law, startups would enjoy research grants, exemption from fees and charges, and free use of government equipment and facilities, among other incentives

STARTUPS IN THE PHILIPPINES. Thinking of building a startup or investing in one? Read this first.

AIM, BGC launc​h ​​fellowship ​progra​m for ​​innovators

May 08, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The ​fellowship ​program is a ​one-month module that will enable active knowledge transfer and creativity through competition, collaboration, and innovation

Filipina tech leader, Stephanie Sy, lands in Forbes' '30 Under 30 Asia' list for 2018

Mar 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Sy is the founder of Thinking Machines, a startup that helps institutions make better decisions through the use of data

STEPHANIE SY. The founder of Thinking Machines, Stephanie Sy, at Rappler's #ThinkPH 2017 event held in July 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Call for Applications: ChangemakerXchange Indonesia 2018

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Join the upcoming #ChangemakerXchange summit in Indonesia from June 26 to July 1, 2018

Learn how to think like a growth manager

Mar 22, 2018 - 5:56 PM

#WhatsNext and NXTLVL Academy partner for a breakthrough course on growth management and agile digital marketing from April 3 - April 19.

Leaders of Microsoft, Tinder, and ZhenFund announced as speakers of RISE conference

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:23 PM

RISE, Asia’s largest technology conference, will take place at the Hong Kong Convention Centre on July 9-12.

PH mental health startup wins int'l prize

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler-UNDP #HackSociety 2017 winner AroogaHealth wins at the Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia

HACKSOCIETY. AroogaHealth awarded as top 3 ASEAN startup at Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Malaysia. Photo by Dominique de Leon/Rappler.com

7 Filipino startups that can make your life easier this Christmas

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Preparing for the holidays? Let these Filipino startups help you beat the Christmas rush.

How to get your micro business tax exempted

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Do you own a micro business or interested starting one soon? Apply for BMBE accreditation and enjoy its benefits.

Online platform Startup-O brings accessible funding for startups

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Startup-O envisions democratizing the process of raising funds for emerging startups

Women Who Code Manila holds ladies' hackathon on November 24

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:28 AM

From November 24 to 26, Women Who Code Manila will hold its biggest event of the year, designed to boost the confidence women in programming

Filipino unicorn sets eyes outside ASEAN

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Revolution Precrafted, the first Filipino startup valued at more than $1 billion, wants to establish a presence in 18 countries

Japan reaches out to ASEAN startups

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Following China's lead, Japan is starting to aggressively invest in startups in Southeast Asia, creating opportunities mainly for firms focused on the Internet of Things and healthcare

ASEAN+SocialGood Forum: Building an inclusive ASEAN

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On Monday, November 13, Rappler and the ASEAN Impact Challenge talk about innovation as a catalyst for an inclusive ASEAN

Startups, investors meet at the ASEAN Slingshot

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:07 PM

DTI leads the biggest government-initiated startup event in the Philippines and the ASEAN region

SLINGSHOT. DTI officials and angel investors pose during launch ASEAN Slingshot event. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

What you should know about the PH startup ecosystem

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:36 PM

Entrepreneurial spirit is seen to be flourishing in the Philippines

Electric jet startup could become 'Uber in the sky'

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Israel-based startup Eviation Aircraft is working on a self-piloting, electric aircraft that, in the future, may be summoned with a smartphone

ALICE AIRCRAFT. Eviation's electric aircraft is designed to take 9 passengers up to 1,000km at more than 240 knots. Photo from Eviation website


Advice for young tech entrepreneurs from young tech entrepreneurs

Oct 16, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The PH startup LX Innovative Solutions is made entirely of college students. Here they share what they've learned so far as a startup, hoping to inspire more

Startups tapped to rescue disaster-prone ASEAN region

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'Startups to the Resque' relies on the spirit and dynamism of the youth to propose solutions for disaster resilience and recovery

How to raise a 'unicorn' according to Filipino startup leaders

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

'Go solve a problem for a billion people, rather than trying to be a billion-dollar company,' says one Fil-Am Silicon Valley guru


#2030NOW: Innovators, regulators clash on new technology

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:36 PM

The recent deadlock between LTFRB and companies Grab and Uber reflects the challenges encountered by innovators clashing with government regulators

A tip for startups: Dare to Fail

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Entrepreneurs share the failures they had to go through before reaching success

DARE TO FAIL. Kristina Guanzon, born with a hearing disability, wants to help other deaf people through her organization E.A.R.S. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Kementerian Komunikasi genjot pertumbuhan startup

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Kalau kami kemenkominfo membantu tidak dengan dana tapi dengan mempertemukan pebisnis startup dengan investor ”

Dirjen Aplikasi Informatika Kemenkominfo Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan bersama pendiri bubu.com Shinta Dhanuwardoyo di Kantor Kemenkominfo, Rabu (23/8). Foto oleh Bernardinus Adi/Rappler.com

Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Tech startups are emerging around Myanmar s commercial capital Yangon many seeking to improve the lives of rural people most of whom still live without paved roads or electricity

VR IN MYANMAR. In this photograph taken on August 11, 2017, Nyi Lin Seck (R) speaks about virtual reality technology to curious people wanting to learn more about it during a one day open house at his office in Yangon. Photo by  Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Kiat sukses bekerja dengan generasi millennial

Aug 05, 2017 - 7:12 PM

Generasi millennial diprediksi akan mengisi separuh tenaga kerja global pada tahun 2020 mendatang

MILLENNIALS. Generasi millennials diprediksi akan mengisi separuh tenaga kerja di dunia pada tahun 2020. Ilustrasi Rappler

DICT launches 4th startup challenge, urges youth to fail

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:03 PM

The agency invites college students to experiment innovate and set aside the fear of failure

FREEDOM TO FAIL. DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima highlights the importance of failure for aspiring innovators. Photo courtesy of DICT

Rainmaking, e27, and PwC announce new corporate innovation program, FORGE

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Launched at the Echelon Asia Summit 2017 last June 28 the program will focus on collaborative designing and deliver implementation projects in the Southeast Asia startup scene

Tech incubator founder resigns after admitting 'creep' behavior

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:52 PM

I m a creep I m sorry blogs Dave McClure admitting having engaged in inappropriate behavior towards women

RESIGNATION. Dave McClure relinquishes his CEO and General Partner positions at 500 startups. Image from Facebook

Gandeng 500 Durians, Ashraf Sinclair ingin bantu perusahaan startup Indonesia

May 06, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Ashraf berharap dengan adanya bantuan kucuran dana dari 500 Durians dapat mengembangkan perusahaan startup di Indonesia

PENDANAAN. Ashraf Sinclair menyadari salah satu masalah utama yang dihadapi oleh perusahaan startups di Indonesia yakni soal pendanaan. Oleh sebab itu dengan menggandeng perusahaan 500 Durians, Ashraf ingin membantu startups di Indonesia. Foto oleh Clara Alverina Jovita/Rappler

5 young PH entrepreneurs on Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia 2017'

Apr 13, 2017 - 2:10 PM

This year s list highlights 300 impressive young entrepreneurs from all walks of life pushing the boundaries of innovation

INNOVATORS. Forbes Magazine's '30 Under 30 Asia 2017' includes 5 innovators from the Philippines. All photos from Forbes Magazine website

Are you a startup with tech solutions to social issues?

Apr 11, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Application and nomination of entries for Globe Future Makers end on May 7 2017

IDEAS WANTED. 'Future Makers' is another contest looking to harness technology and grassroots ideas for good.

Habibie Festival kembali hadir 7-13 Agustus 2017

Apr 03, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Acara yang akan digelar di JIEXPO Kemayoran ini akan menjadi saksi siapa yang dapat gelar “The Next Habibie” dan peluncuran aplikasi “Tanya Eyang Habibie”

Presiden ke-3 RI, BJ Habibie, saat berbagi cerita pada konferensi pers Habibie Festival di kediamannya di Jakarta pada 30 Maret 2017. Foto oleh Rika Kurniawati/Rappler

Create your success with a millennial mindset

Feb 10, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Younger, dynamic, tech-savvy entrepreneurs are changing the SME landscape. Here's what you can learn from them

Zuckerberg charity buys AI startup to battle disease

Jan 24, 2017 - 1:44 PM

The AI can analyze millions of research papers faster than any human can and provide insights to medical researchers

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Top 10 common violations of startups

Nov 13, 2016 - 11:20 PM

The Tax Whiz sums up the most common violations of startups and the corresponding penalties

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Top 10 frequently asked tax questions by startups

Nov 03, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The Tax Whiz tackles everything entrepreneurs need to know about taxes including whether taxes are due even if a company is unprofitable local business taxes and important deadlines

Fullwave announces Tech and Startups 2016 Expo

Oct 10, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The event will be held at the Mapúa Institute of Technology in Manila on October 14 and 15 and will host some of Southeast Asia’s most prominent VC’s investors entrepreneurs startups and developers

Airbnb raises $555 million to grow globally

Sep 23, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Investors in the latest round of funding include Google and venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures

HOME IMPROVEMENTS. The living space rentals app sets foundation for growth with new funding. Image from Airbnb

Rappler Talk: Millennials, technology, advocacy

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Clarissa Delgado of Teach For The Philippines and Gian Dela Rama of Innovantage Inc discuss working with millennials and how this generation is shaping the future Watch our live interview on September 13 1:30 pm

Tech-savvy PH startups honored at #BeTheBoss 2016

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:54 AM

The Sexy Chef Sky Eye Inc Holy Carabao and Pedro Brewcrafters emerged as winners after getting top marks from the panel of judges and most votes from the public

THE FUTURE OF PH ENTREPRENEURS IS BRIGHT. #BeTheBoss winners flanked by the panel of judges and PLDT Smart executives

Business advice from 12 PH entrepreneurs

Aug 25, 2016 - 4:41 PM

It’s not enough to have a solid business idea You need the right tools – and attitude – to take it off the ground

Menjadi ‘start-up Unicorn’, pendapatan sopir Go-Jek berkurang

Aug 15, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Sejumlah mitra pengemudi Go Jek yang merasa dirugikan melancarkan protes dengan berhenti menerima pesanan

GO-JEK. Seorang pengemudi Go-Jek dan penumpangnya. Foto dari LiveOlive

Duterte and Sereno, Lopez on Semirara, Arianna Huffington | 12PM wRap

Aug 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Zak Yuson

Huffington Post founder leaves for wellness startup

Aug 11, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Arianna Huffington founder of the online Huffington Post announces she is stepping down to launch a nonprofit group focused on health and wellness

Arianna Huffington attends the 2015 'Party in the Garden' at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, New York, USA, June 2 2015. Peter Foley/EPA

Peng T. Ong on the traits of a good investment

Jul 18, 2016 - 9:08 PM

How can startups catch the eye of big investors and venture capitalists?

Tech community honors 'rebels' at Rice Bowl startup awards

Jul 16, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Drone jockey’s Skyeye Altitude games founder Gabby Dizon and social enterprise Cropital are among the standout Philippine startups picked to take on the best in ASEAN in September