The IdeaSpace Accelerator

Empowering Filipino founders and startups.

IdeaSpace’s flagship Acceleration program is a year-long program for early-stage startup founders, encouraging them to strengthen their team and culture, business idea, product or service, and financial fundamentals; refine their business through learning sessions and mentoring; and connect with a community of founders, partners, and potential investors. 

Our goal is to provide founders with the support they need to develop stable, scalable, and sustainable businesses.

OUR PROCESS

Call for applications

We have a 3-4 application period, which is open to early-stage startups from various industries.

Judging

The top 100 applicants go through three rounds of judging, with founders being asked to submit videos and participate in a panel interview. Only the top 30 startups will move forward to the pre-acceleration phase of the program.

Pre-acceleration program

Our six-week pre-acceleration program helps founders achieve milestones in the areas of technology and market readiness through mentoring, smart goal-setting, and inspired action.

Acceleration program

Our four-month acceleration program builds on the gains from pre-acceleration by providing coaching, founder and team member training, and workshops to help founders develop their team, scale their business, and achieve other milestones important to their business.

How do we help founders?

  • Tailored one-on-one sessions with experts in people leadership, branding and marketing, digital marketing, UX/UI, intellectual property and patents, research design, and tech and infrastructure. 
  • Talks and workshops in areas such as sales, team culture, leadership, positive psychology, intellectual property filing, data privacy, cybersecurity, and content monetization. 
  • Tailored introductions to our network of corporate partners, investor network, and strategic partners. 
  • Funding for key business related expenses for both the pre-acceleration and acceleration phases of the program.

What do we look for?

  • A startup focused on solving an urgent problem or issue through technology 
  • A self-aware, coachable, committed, and collaborative team, comprised of a minimum of one (1) member 
  • At least one full-time member on the team 
  • A minimum viable product 
  • Access to a stable internet connection and a device for virtual sessions for the duration of the program

Mentors

Chito Bustamante
Chito Bustamante

Business Model

Atty. Dionne Sanchez
Atty. Dionne Sanchez

Tax, Incorporation & Legal

Manny Martinez
Manny Martinez

Branding & Marketing

Phil Smithson
Phil Smithson

UX/UI

Atty. Gladys Vilchez
Atty. Gladys Vilchez

IP & Patent

Suzy Roxas
Suzy Roxas

Personal Development

Birdie Salva
Birdie Salva

Research Design

Gabe Mercado
Gabe Mercado
Communications
Darth Vidar
Darth Vidar

Tech & Infrastructure

Ai Ting
Ai Ting

Digital Marketing

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