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PhilDev-Shell 2018 Graduates

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VILLANUEVA, Sherline A. 

AGBAYANI, Jonathan R.

ALFECHE, Fortia Louise Adeliene M.

BADANG, Dick Arnie Q.

CARRILLO, Christianne Jay C.

ENOY, Ro Jan I.

ORTIZ, Joseph Earnie A.

MAÑALAC, Ed Joshua G.

CAÑEBA, Elaine Nicole O.

DELA PEÑA, Keesha S.

PUGAL, Roider S.

YTAC, Dorothy Joy Q.

DE GUZMAN, Jessa V. 

MENDOZA JR, Walter K. 

CORPUZ, Ma. Patricia Leriezz J. 

QUISMUNDO, Jana Mariel C.


DAÑEZ, John Cristopher A. 

SOLON, Paul Roel G.

MAGADAN, John Wilrich P.

OLMOS, Patrick T.

YU, Lexiejoy D.

ESTANISLAO, Sherwin Brian S.

MELGAR, James Carl S.

TAN, Ma. Kassandra S. 

SAMBO, Rey Bryan L.

VILLALBA, Leo Marcelo P.

PhilDev Labs at Techtonic Summit 2018

On June 27-28, participants from various sectors of the tech and startup community came together for the Techtonic Summit 2018 at SMX in Pasay, Metro Manila. This years’ theme is Disrupting Southeast Asia, with the aim of inspiring innovation and building a community across the region. The event was attended by over 10,000 participants featuring tech industry leaders, impact investors, leading media partners, and thousands of representatives from the government, academe, corporate, and startup community.

The event opened with key messages from Philippines Senators Bam Aquino, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, and Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance.

“Funding startups is an adventure”, said Sen. Bam Aquino who is also the principal author of the Innovative Startup Act which seeks to empower and encourage Filipino innovators and entrepreneurs to build better solutions for the nation.

The main event was the Ring of Fire competition where 20 startups competed for a chance to win PHP 500,000. The winner of the competition was the student-led Exora Technologies, an online marketplace for big power users and retail electricity suppliers.

“The level of Philippine startups keeps getting better and Filipino startups need to look abroad, raise their sights, because they’re capable of doing it and they have the technology for it,” said Butch Meily, QBO Innovation Hub President and one of the judges in the pitch competition. Through an event like this, Techtonic aims to make Southeast Asia the epicenter of innovation.

PhilDev took part in the two-day event as one of the community partners. The event was dubbed as the biggest tech conference in the Philippines, presented by PMCM Events Management, Original Pitch Venture Capitalist, QBO, LiquidMinds, and XS by XS.  

“We are excited for the developments happening in the region and we are hopeful that events like this help pave way for more opportunities for collaboration and community-building within Southeast Asia. We are happy to be part of this year’s Techtonic Summit. We hope to leverage on the networks built during the summit to explore more areas of collaboration between startups, government agencies, corporations, and other ecosystem builders in the region. It was also a great opportunity for us to reach out to the startup community about our recently launched Social Impact Accelerator, where we look forward to supporting impact-driven social enterprises in the Philippines.” said Katherine Khoo, Mentorship Coordinator of PhilDev Labs.


Watch Techtonic Summit's event highlights, here.


PhilDev Labs Roadshow


PhilDev held a series of roadshows across the country to launch PhilDev Labs. PhilDev Labs is the hub of innovation and entrepreneurial initiatives by PhilDev. It strengthens the ecosystem of startup enterprises by nurturing viable ideas, strengthening their social impact, realizing their technology component to help them scale, and mentoring them to be sustainable. PhilDev Labs is part of the entrepreneurship pillar of PhilDev and houses various programs that support startups. This includes the Accelerator Program under the Innovation for Social Impact Project (ISIP) that PhilDev is co-leading with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australia (DFAT Australia).

The roadshow covered three (3) key cities in the country: Baguio, Davao, and Cebu. A total of 230 participants attended the event from various locations nationwide. The events were held in partnership with PhilDev’s TechHub university networks from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Participating universities who also hosted the roadshow include Saint Louis University in Baguio City, Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City,  and the University of San Carlos in Cebu City.

“Within our own university, we have several promising innovations and this kind of program from PhilDev, UNDP, and DFAT-Australia becomes an opportunity for local startups to build their network and strengthen the community we have.” said Prof. Christine Marie Gohetia, Public Relations of University of San Carlos and Program Manager at USC TechHub.

The PhilDev Labs Roadshow ran from April to May and is expected to conclude with its last stop in Metro Manila by the end of May. Various Manila-based startups and social enterprises are expected to participate in the event.

Learn more about PhilDev Labs and its programs. Follow PhilDev’s social media pages to keep you updated on upcoming PhilDev and PhilDev Labs events.