17 Jul 2019, 09:30 — 5 min read
To identify existing support 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 idea stage startup can leverage:
In this stage, new entrepreneurs are starting to develop their ideas, get inspired, learn best practices from attending startup events, develop skills, validate ideas, and begin to build their team and product.
Inspirational events for startups in idea stage can attend:
Startup media for centralized local information, listings, blogs, and news
Best Practices for beginner knowledge-sharing events
Training and feedback for skills and idea development programs
Team Foundation – Resources and events for teaming up
Build first product for hackathons and resources to build an MVP
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