List of opportunities and programs for growth stage startups

List of opportunities and programs for growth stage startups

Business Development

GlobalLinker Staff

GlobalLinker Staff

260 week ago — 3 min read

To identify existing supports available for startups in Metro Manila, the Export Marketing Bureau of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with QBO Innovation Hub and Startup Pilipinas, initiated a meet up to gather relevant startup stakeholders including public and private incubators, representatives of startups, accelerators, venture capitalists, community builders, angel investors, government, and corporates etc, to further improve the Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which was last updated in 2016.

In the said gathering, they were able to discuss the challenges experienced by startup founders and identify initiatives that can help startups with their pain points. They were also able to list down the opportunities, programs, and events that can accelerate growth for startups.

The following are the list of opportunities, programs, investors, and media outlet that growth stage startups can look out:

Growth stage
In this stage, a startup proves its utility, receives recognition, and scales up. This usually requires funding, angel investor, VCs, and ways to connect them to startups.


Investor Networking – connecting founders to professional investors

  • Digicon
  • Ignite, Techshake and Brainsparks
  • Techtonic, QBO, OPVC, XS by XS and Liquidminds
  •  The Final Pitch, CNN Philippines
  •  Slingshot, DTI-EMB
  •  Unboxes Session Exhibition Nights, Penbrothers
  •  Exhibition Nights, Penbrothers

Major Media – mainstream local media press

  • ANC
  • ASEAN Rice Bowl Awards
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Business Mirror
  • Entrepreneur Philippines
  • INC Southeast Asia
  • Inquirer
  • Jumpstart Awards
  • Manila Bulletin
  • Philippine Star
  • Rappler
  • SparkUp, Business World

Funding - Angels / Micro-VCs (Seed stage investors)

  • Alpha Omega Capital Partners
  • Ecosystem Accelerator Fund, GSMA
  • Future Now Ventures
  • IdeaSpace Opportunity Fund
  • Iisla Ventures
  • LGT Ventures
  • Manila Angels Investors Network (MAIN)
  • Original Pitch VC
  • Rekanext VC
  • SheEO Ventures
  • Startup Research Grant, DOST-PCIEERD
  • Techstars
  • Teja Ventures
  •  Women SME-focused fund, Patamar Capital and Investing in Women

Venture Capitalists – Series A and beyond investors

  • 500 Startups
  • Fenox VC
  • First Asia
  • GGV
  • Gobi-Core Fund
  • ICCP
  • Impact fund, Patamar Capital
  • Insignia VC
  • Jungle Ventures
  • Kickstart Ventures
  • Monk’s Hill
  • Navegar
  • Narra Ventures
  • Sequoia
  • TNB Ventures
  • Wavemaker Partners

Infrastructure – Office space, HR, insurance

  • Horsepower
  • Ignition Ventures Studio
  • KMC Solutions
  • PwC Philippines

Expansion – Growth accelerators/consultants

  • Endeavor
  • Google Developers Launchpad, Startup Village
  • Grant Thornton
  •  PwC Philippines
  • Startup Pinay, DTI and QBO

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Article source: Startup Mapping Ecosystem 2018