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IdeaSpace launches Opportunity Fund for Philippine startups

MANILA, Philippines, March 11, 2020—Philippine start-up accelerator IdeaSpace has formally launched an Opportunity Fund to invest in startups within and outside of the IdeaSpace portfolio. The Opportunity Fund aims to cater to early stage to pre-series A startups, particularly to founders who may be looking for funding to help make key business and strategic decisions.  IdeaSpace President Butch Meily sees the Opportunity Fund as a vehicle for IdeaSpace to support founders and startups as they

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Community Events: Grit & Grind

We have recently moved our events online to ensure that we can still support the needs of founders even during these troubled times.  We kicked off our first-ever online Grit & Grind by discussing work from home or remote work arrangements with IdeaSpace alumna Au Soriano, Founder, and CEO of PinoyTravel, which allows domestic travelers or shippers to book buses or send cargo online. Some of the other topics that we’re looking to cover during

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Challengers, pioneers, and connectors: IdeaSpace showcases a new batch of start-ups and key partnership at 2019 Demo Day

MANILA, Philippines—Start-up accelerator IdeaSpace has organized its 7th Demo Day, introducing to the market 12 new start-ups with products, services, and platforms in industries such as e-commerce, real estate, construction, education, agriculture, logistics, travel and tourism, and finance. The Demo Day is the culminating event of the IdeaSpace Accelerator Program, the organization’s flagship program which brings together entrepreneurs from across the country where they test their ideas, validate their market, finetune their financial model and

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IdeaSpace names top teams for 2019 competition, invests Php3M in logistics and tourism start-ups

Philippine start-up accelerator IdeaSpace has announced its investment in the top three teams for this year’s start-up competition, after a rigorous four-month acceleration program where 20 start-ups worked with mentors to refine their business and financial model, product, operations, and communications. This year’s investees include Airship Logistics, a ready-to-use, low-cost end-to-end solution targeted to courier companies looking to improve their operations management; Cocotel, a tech-based aggregator offering property management, construction and design support, and marketing

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Abigail Mendoza: The Things I watched out for before deciding to become a full-time entrepreneur

Abigail Mendoza: The Things I watched out for before deciding to become a full-time entrepreneur The IdeaSpace Startup Competition Digest is a series that gives participants of the of the competition exclusive access to a wide variety of content to help them get inspired and finish their applications. In this installment, we are hearing from StyleGenie Founder Abbie Victorino on the things she considered and watched out for before she decided to become an entrepreneur

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