List of opportunities and programs for idea stage startups

List of opportunities and programs for idea stage startups

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GlobalLinker Staff

GlobalLinker Staff

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:

Idea stage

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:

  • ASPACE Talks
  • Connected Women Meetups
  • Founder Anonymous
  • Geeks on a Beach
  • IdeaSpace Roadshows
  • IdeaSpace Grit and Grind
  • IdeaSpace Technopreneur Bootcamp
  • Inspire PH by Investagrams
  • QLITAN x Talk Impact, Villgro and QBO
  • PB Launchpad, Penbrothers
  • Raid the Fridge, Kickstart
  • Red Cup Sessions, Penbrothers and MakeSense
  • Sensenight, MakeSense
  • Social Enterprise Happy Hours,
  • Villgro Philippines
  • Startup Grind, ASPACE
  • Talk Impact, Villgro
  • TechShake Talks
  • Unionspace Monthly Blockchain
  • Women in Blockchain Manila
  • Women Who Code Conference
  • Work from Home Pinay

Startup media for centralized local information, listings, blogs, and news

  • Adobotech
  • Befast
  • Connected WomenMagazine
  • DealStreetAsia
  • e27
  • Manila Workshop’s Blog
  • Mommy Ginger
  • MyStartUps.PH
  • Newsbytes
  • She Talks Asia
  • Startup Digest Manila
  • Startup PH (FB Group)
  • Tech in Asia
  • Techblade
  • TechShake

Best Practices for beginner knowledge-sharing events

  • Connected Women X #SheMeansBusiness
  • DevFest Philippines, GDG Philippines
  • Design Thinking and UX Training, On-Off Group
  • Engage, StartUp Village
  • Garage Cinema, Launchgarage
  • IdeaSpace Learning Sessions
  •  Manila Workshops
  •  MSIB Program, AIM
  •  On-Off Group
  •  Startup Vessel
  •  Spring by PSIA
  •  Startup PH Training (FB Group)
  •  Startup PH Training Validation


  • Tech in Asia Meetup
  • TBI Summit, DOST
  •  Women Who Code

Training and feedback for skills and idea development programs

  • Animo Learning Series, Animo Labs
  • Co-incubation Programs, DOST
  • e27 Academy
  • Founder Institute Manila
  • FTW Foundation
  • Garage Academy, Launchgarage
  • Ignition-DOST Workshop Series
  • NXTLVL Academy
  • Technopreneurship Workshop, UP Enterprise
  • The Gift, StartUp Village

Team Foundation – Resources and events for teaming up

  • AngelList
  • Connected Women Jobs
  • IdeaSpace Mixer
  • Kalibrr
  • Startup PH Jobs

Build first product for hackathons and resources to build an MVP

  • ADB-AIM Hackathon
  • Alpha Startups Pre-Acceleration Program, 1337 Ventures
  • Angel Hack Manila
  • DICT-Youthhack Startup Challenge
  • DISH
  • Holochain Hackathon PH, Launchgarage, ProudCloud and Alpha Omega Capital
  • HackSociety, Rappler
  • IdeaSpace Incubation (pre-acceleration)
  •  NASA Space Apps Challenge, Womensphere
  •  Philippine Startup Challenge, DICT
  •  Sense Fiction, MakeSense
  •  Startup Weekend Manila
  •  Startup Weekend Manila, Women Edition
  •  Tech Planter Demo Day, Leave a Nest
  •  Women Who Code Hackathon

For launch stage startups opportunities, programs, and investors, click here

For growth stage startups opportunities, programs, and investorsclick here

Article source: Startup Mapping Ecosystem 2018

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