Empowering founders. Accelerating startups.

What is IdeaSpace?

IdeaSpace Foundation is the Philippines’ premier startup enabler behind IdeaSpace Investments and QBO Innovation Hub.

IdeaSpace Investments is the venture capital arm of IdeaSpace Foundation, which funds early-stage (pre-seed to Series A) Filipino startups. QBO Innovation Hub is a public-private initiative that serves as the Foundation’s programmatic arm—operating incubation and acceleration programs for startups across multiple stages and industries, and conducting an array of startup ecosystem and community activities.

IdeaSpace Foundation was established in 2012 by its Chairman, Manny V. Pangilinan with the vision of spurring Filipino technopreneurship, and is backed by First Pacific, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), PLDT-Smart, Meralco, and Maynilad, as well as a number of various public and private organizations.

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Investments in early-stage ventures

For the last 11 years, our North Star has been to establish a globally competitive startup ecosystem in the Philippines. 

Our Approach:

  • Inspire
  • Incubate
  • Invest
  • Integrate

What we do

Startup Development

Spanning various industry verticals, our startup programs provide Filipino techpreneurs with mentorship, networking, pitching opportunities, and other support tailored to assist startup founders in different stages of their startup journey—from idea- to growth-stage.

Community & Ecosystem Development

In line with our thrust to establish the Philippines as a startup powerhouse, we run a range of dedicated community and ecosystem initiatives to raise awareness, build the entrepreneurial talent pool, provide resources, and strengthen the innovation landscape in the country. 

Investment Management

IdeaSpace Investments grants funding to Filipino tech startups and provides additional portfolio management services, including investor introductions, fundraising support, B2B client introductions, access to QBO programs, and industry-specific mentoring sessions. 

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