List of opportunities and programs for launch stage startups

List of opportunities and programs for launch stage startups

Business Development

GlobalLinker Staff

GlobalLinker Staff

18 Jul 2019, 14:01 — 4 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, and investors that launch stage startups can look out for:

Launch stage

With this phase, entrepreneurs already establish their company, develop the product, get feedback from the customers, and prepare for the next step.

Establish – law firms and banks for startups

  • Business Compliance, Ignition Venture Studio
  • Business Registration, Taxumo
  • Disini & Disini Law Office
  • Enter PH
  • FullSuite
  • UnionBank GlobalLinker
  • Gorricetta Law
  • Lexmeet
  • Meer Meer Meer Law Office
  • MyOffice
  • Shared Services, Startup Village
  • Thoughtbox
  • Tradelawyers PH


  • Acceler8
  • ASpace
  •  Bitspace, Brainsparks
  • Co.lab
  •  Common Ground
  •  Coworking, Impact Hub Manila
  • Coworking Space, Cerebro Labs
  • Coworking Space, Animo Labs
  • FlySpaces
  • HQ, QBO
  • Innovation Studio
  • Penbrothers
  • Space, Ignition Ventures
  • Startup Village Space
  • The Common space
  • The Office Project
  • Warehouse Eight
  • WeWork
  • Workfolk
  •  Workspace, MyOffice

Develop – accounting, dev, and HR

  • Bookeeping, Taxumo
  • Payruler
  • Salarium
  • Sprout Solutions
  • Tax Compliance, Taxumo

Prepare for Seed – incubators and advanced mentorship

  • Bainsparks20
  • Hustle Ground Ventures
  • Incubation Program, Animo Labs
  • Incubation Program, Cerebro Labs
  • Incubation Program, Impact Hub Manila
  • Incubator/Accelerator, Startup Village
  • Makesense Academy, Makesense
  • Mentoring Women in Business,
  • Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
  • Phildev Labs
  • Startup Bootcamp, Penbrothers Launchpad
  •  USAID Stride Launch


Seed Accelerators – seed funding mentor programs

  • Acceleration Program, Cerebro Labs
  •  Acceleration Program, IdeaSpace Foundation
  •  AIM Dado Banatao Incubator
  •  Incubation Program, Villgro
  • ISIP, Phildev
  •  Launchgarage Accelerator
  •  Takeoff, IBPAP
  • Techstars

Pitch & Demo – show startups for seed investment

  • BeFast Pitching Competition
  • DSION Startup Challenge
  • Echelon TOP100, QBO and e27
  • Founders Live, Penbrothers
  • K Startup Grand Challenge, Korean Government and Startup Village
  • LG Supercolliders, Launchgarage
  • Pitch for $1 Million, Penbrothers and Starcon
  • Pitch Haifa/Jerusalem, ICCP
  • Ring of Fire, Techtonic
  • Seedstars World Summit
  • She Loves Tech Philippines,
  • QBO, DOST and Lean in China
  •  Startup Village Pitching
  •  Startup Studio, PLDT Innolab
  •  Startup Worldcup, Brainsparks, Techshake, DOST, DTI and Fennox VC
  • Techsauce Global Summit, QBO and Techsauce
  •  Tiger’s Lair, ASEAN Angels Alliance
  •  UP OEM Pitching Competition

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

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

Article source: Startup Mapping Ecosystem 2018

Recommended articles for you

Got an inspiring story?
Get featured on SME inspirations

Already a member?

Log in


Visit mobile site