28 PHL start-ups to participate in Hong Kong RISE 2019 | BusinessMirror


Angie M. Brosas | Assistant Division Chief

THE Philippine government is sending the Philippines’s first-ever delegation of Philippine start-ups to the RISE Conference 2019, the largest technology conference in Asia, from July 9 to 11 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Philippine participation in the RISE Conference 2019 is one of the key projects
under the Start-up Assistance Program 2019-2023 agreed upon by the Departments
of Trade and Industry (DTI), Science and Technology (DOST) and Information and
Communications Technology (DICT).

The three
government agencies are working together to promote and assist Philippine
startups through the following joint initiatives: the digital start-ups
Philippine Program of the DICT which aims to boost the ICT ecosystem and
promote and develop local ICT start-up businesses; the Technology Transfer
Support for Nurturing Tech Start-Ups of DOST-PCIEERD, which contributes to the
economic and industrial development of the country; and DTI-EMB’s Startup
Pilipinas, which provides government support to scale up local start-ups by
participating in outbound business-matching missions and international pitching

government selected the exhibitor-participants based on the following criteria:
innovation, scalability, motivation and delegation profile. The DOST shouldered
the tickets and conference passes of the start-up participants while DICT and
DTI shouldered the booth expenses and country pavilion.

The 28
selected start-ups are Aiah, Arnichem Corp., BeamAndGo, Blitz Delivery,
Burket.Ph, Captivate, C Estates-Tokenized Real Estate Platform, Cocotel,
Farmwatch Solutions Inc. Hoy, HYBrain, Hyperstacks, Insight Supply Chain
Solutions, Jazzypay, Kumu Inc. Mayani, Mosaic Solutions, NXTLVL Farms, NXTLVL
Water, PearlPay, Prosperna, Social Light, Stock Knowledge, StyleGenie,
transitflix by GYPSY, Tudlo Innovation Solutions Inc., Wizher and Zeend.com.
Partner incubators and accelerators—Brainsparks, Impact Hub Manila and QBO
Innovation Hub will also take part of the Philippine delegation.

participation of these start-up companies will feature the Philippine start-up
community’s potential in the international market, and provide them with global
exposure and opportunities on partnerships, mentorship and investments.

Startup Pilipinas is a five-point program developed by the DTI as the industry
cluster program to foster inter-enterprise linkages among MSMEs and strengthen
collaborative networks. With this action plan, the Philippine government aims
to create high-growth and high-impact start-ups that will nurture innovation,
sustain economic growth and generate large-scale employment opportunities.
Digital start-ups Philippine Program promotes and develops the country’s
start-up ecosystem by bringing together industry stakeholders and enabling them
to create innovative business products and solutions for economic development.