Meet the 10 new PH startups participating in IBPAP's 'Takeoff' program
MANILA, Philippines - Last February, the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) launched Takeoff, a program that aims to help local startups by supporting their services and connecting them to the right network.
In the first event, 10 startups were selected to present before an audience comprised of CEOs from various IT-BPM firms such as those from the software and game development sectors.
Last June 6, Wednesday, the IBPAP continued the program by introducing the second batch of participants comprised of 10 new startups. Here's a rundown of the new batch:
1. Fetch Valet
Fetch is an on-demand valet parking service that directly sends someone to park your car for you.
2. InnoVantage, Inc.
InnoVantage is a company that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to enable businesses to automate processes and assist customers and employees.
3. iParentPortal Inc.
iParentPortal is a messaging and online payment app that turns school IDs into an RFID cashless wallet and gate pass. They partner with different schools to provide RFID systems integrated with web and mobile applications.
MyKuya is a mobile app that matches you with nearby “Kuyas” and “Ates” who can do your daily errands including buying coffee, shopping for groceries, or just falling in line for you on-demand.
Palengkero is web platform that allows you to order wet market products online and have the items delivered at your doorstep within two hours.
6. Qwikwire Inc.
Qwikwire is an enterprise solution for business in the Philippines that helps companies bill & collect payments coming from outside the country. They serve numerous BPOs, real estate developers, & banks.
Sinitic is an automated multilingual customer support powered by their own, SiniticAI™ natural language processing engine. Their AI is said to deliver 60% automation rates and 11% higher language accuracy for the eGaming and BPO industries.
Talkpush is a recruitment Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) platform which integrates with Facebook pages and different sourcing channels. The Talkpush CRM communicates with candidates via a chatbot that sources and pre-screen thousands of candidates.
9. Titanium Technologies
MyShuttle, a product of Titanium Technologies provides employees a solution to common problems encountered in their daily commute such as long lines, crowded transports, and oftentimes inconsistent service. It takes care of online booking, with fixed departure times, and payment through salary deduction.
10. uHoo Inc.
uHoo Inc. has created an indoor air sensor that lets you enhance staff well-being and productivity, save energy and comply with workplace health and safety by fighting allergens and toxins in the air.
“That [Takeoff] experience took our mindset to the next level after hearing the industry’s perspective on entrepreneurship,” says Theon Puyat, CEO of InteliQas, one of the startups that presented last February.
Some of the startups who presented last February are now reportedly working in partnership with some BPO companies. The association plans to support more of these types of partnerships with the IT-BPM companies by accommodating two more batches of startups, reaching 40 in total, before the end of the year. – Rappler.com