ING, Unicef support 5 Philippine fintech startups

Dutch financial giant ING Bank and United Nations Children’s Fund continue to support startup companies building financial technology solutions to empower young people, children and families......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceOct 17th, 2020Related News

Singapore-based proptech to venture into Philippines market

Ohmyhome, Singapore’s leading property technology startup, is set to disrupt the real estate industry in the Philippines by bringing innovation to the way people buy, sell and rent their properties......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 25th, 2020Related News

Fintech startup JazzyPay raises $500,000 to help merchants go cashless during COVID-19

JazzyPay, a Philippines-based fintech firm, announced a $500,000 seed financing round led by early-stage venture capital firm Cocoon Capital. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechSep 15th, 2020Related News

Yoga devotee bends online search to feed the hungry

Sean Kelly left the Silicon Valley startup world for a spiritual journey that led to a life filled with yoga on an island in Thailand......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsSep 13th, 2020Related News

Tech startup rolls out touchless timekeeping, attendance solution

Human resource solutions provider Salarium has rolled out a touchless timekeeping and attendance solution to help businesses prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the workplace......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 13th, 2020Related News

Musk shows off progress merging brains and machines

Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk late Friday demonstrated progress made by his Neuralink startup in meshing brains with computers, saying the work is essential to the future of humanity......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechAug 29th, 2020Related News

Solane offers affordable LPG business for OFWs

Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, is supporting OFWs by offering a great business opportunity amid these trying times with the Kabayan Negosyo Package, an LPG business with an affordable startup capital and a stable, additional income......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 26th, 2020Related News

Financial service provider helps SMEs on technology

Mandaluyong-based outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and finance services provider CloudCfo is helping startup as well as small and medium enterprises leverage on technology after receiving additional investment from Washington-based SEAF......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceAug 23rd, 2020Related News

Ohmyhome launches efficient and hassle-free housing transactions for Filipinos

Technology is poised to transform property transactions in the country as proptech startup Ohmyhome, which was launched in Singapore in 2016 and expanded into Malaysia in 2019, kicks off its Philippine operations in 2020......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceAug 16th, 2020Related News

CJ Perez happy to help out as driver-slash-model for wife s business

The year 2020 has actually been good to CJ Perez. Along with winning Rookie of the Year in the PBA, the top overall pick in the 2019 Draft officially tied the knot with now-wife Sienna and the newlyweds are expecting their second child. Aside from baby Tanisha and her soon-to-be sibling, though, the Perezes apparently have another baby that needs looking after. A month ago, CJ and Sienna opened an online store selling handmade crafts for the home - and of course, they had to name it after their firstborn. For the cornerstone of Terrafirma Dyip, he has no worries whatsoever about having a new business in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. "Business partner ko asawa ko e so ang dali lang ng trabaho. Yung trust tsaka yung suporta ko, nasa kanya lang lagi," he said. He then continued, "Kung saan siya masaya, dun din ako. I-try lang namin 'to, malay natin, lumaki." Tanisha's specializes in rattan baskets, drawers, hampers, planters, organizers, racks, trays as well as pots made by locals in Nueva Ecija. One thing the startup has going for it is its driver-slash-model. "CJ is my driver, delivery guy, kargador, and model all at the same time," Sienna said, with a laugh. He then continued, "His positivity keeps me going. He believes in me so I promised myself I wouldn't let him down." Yes, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Gilas Pilipinas member CJ Perez may very well be seen bringing over their goods to Balintawak where delivery services would then be the ones to take them to clients. While the 6-foot-1 playmaker, for sure, is the main man in Tanisha's, just as important are the Nueva Ecija craftsmen who make it all possible. "We decided to go home to my province as we thought it would be safer. Once we were here, I started redecorating my bedroom and found myself fascinated with our local products," his wife shared. She then continued, "I asked a local craftsman if they can do the designs of baskets, organizers, wall decors, and hanging lamps I wanted and they did them. I fell in love with each of them and posted them on social media. It gained so much attention so I thought maybe I could make this my business." Deciding to push through with it once and for all was far from easy, of course. "I was hesitant at first. I asked him, 'What if walang bumili?'" Mrs. Perez narrated. She then continued, "But CJ was so supported. He told me na, 'It's okay. If nobody buys it, then it's not for us. We'll just try another business." And so, with funds from his first year in Columbian (now Terrafirma) as well as all his games for Gilas Pilipinas and winnings from individual awards, the Perezes launched Tanisha's. Just a month into its launch, the online store has nearly two thousand followers. And the newlyweds are nothing but hopeful that this is just the start for them in business. "For now, taga-support muna ako sa gusto ng asawa ko. Sana nga, magkaroon pa kami ng malaking business," the husband said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 2nd, 2020Related News

Startup trains underskilled women in AI for free, in partnership with UN Women

With the Philippines bracing itself for the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), one social impact tech startup is making sure that Filipino women are prepared for the inevitable changes......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechJul 16th, 2020Related News

Javi GDL trying to turn dream into reality with sporting goods business

Not only is Javi Gomez de Liano making sure to remain in game shape in the continuing COVID-19 crisis, he is also making it happen outside of basketball. With Cole's Sporting Goods, the University of the Philippines' sweet-shooting swingman has been giving an assist to more than a few people who themselves want to stay in shape. "I started building my own gym at home so I would contact different suppliers for equipment," he shared of the business's origin story. "One of those suppliers told me why don't I do a business since in demand ang gym equipment. I thought it over for a week and true enough, I decided to make it a business." For GDL, this is all about trying to turn another one of his dreams into reality. "Actually, nung bata pa ako, dream ko is to own a fitness gym and a basketball court. I wanna be a businessman and a trainer or a basketball coach after I retire from basketball so I see this as a stepping stone to my future goals," he said. Of course, the 21-year-old's basketball career is still ahead of him - as he is all set to see action for Nueva Ecija in the MPBL as well as the Gilas Pilipinas pool. With the pandemic putting a pause in play, though, GDL has just turned the lemons given him into lemonade. "This is my passion talaga. I'm from CHK rin kaya all the more I love that I'm doing right now," the BS Physical Education student in UP College of Human Kinetics said. Even better, Cole's has been yet another milestone for him and beau Einica Buhain. After all, the name of the business came from her. "At first, I didn't wanna let anyone know I was opening a business because I was uncomfortable. I named it after my girlfriend's second name, which is Nicole, kaya naging Cole," he said. And Buhain means much more to the business than just the name. Cole's is actually a business partnership between Javi and Einica, who is the daughter of former national swimmer and PSC Chairman Eric Buhain. "Nung simula, it was just my business, but siyempre, it was her who always supports me. She'd always offer to help out so eventually, she joined me na rin talaga," he said. He then continued, "We split the investments and all so naging business partners na rin kami in the end." Not only is the couple getting to know each other better and better, they are also getting to know more and more about life thanks to their startup. "This is all good practice actually. We get to learn a lot of life skills especially in financing and business," GDL said. He then continued, "Just like in basketball, we would make mistakes, of course, but we learn from them eventually." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 11th, 2020Related News

CAPSU support facility helps frontliners

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 7 (PIA) - Two hundred-six food packs, mostly products of startup entrepreneurs of the Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubator (ATBI) of Capiz State University (CapSU) in Bgy.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 7th, 2020Related News

UBX’s SeekCap among Phl’s top 7 fintech startups for 2020

SeekCap, the lending marketplace of Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank)’s fintech arm UBX, has been cited as among top 7 fintech startups in the Philippines by  Startup Genome’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report. This recognition comes barely six months after SeekCap was launched in November last year. SeekCap targets to cater to the underserved micro, small […] The post UBX’s SeekCap among Phl’s top 7 fintech startups for 2020 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2020Related News

HR startup Workbean supports job seekers, companies amid pandemic layoffs

Workbean is helping job seekers and hiring companies in these challenging times......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMay 22nd, 2020Related News

QBO’s online conference empowers startups

OVER 100 startup and technology leaders from 20 cities across the Philippines, other parts of Southeast Asia, and the United States gathered together in a five-day virtual training conference organized by QBO Innovation Hub together with the Department of Science and Technology (DoST). The conference aims to elevate the capacities of Technology Business Incubators (TBIs) […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2020Related News

Healthtech startup JoJoCare offers new telemedicine platform for Filipinos

Healthtech startup JoJoCare offers new telemedicine platform for Filipinos.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 19th, 2020Related News

Four highlights from the 2020 Philippine Startup Survey: COVID Edition

Four highlights from the 2020 Philippine Startup Survey: COVID Edition.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 19th, 2020Related News

How to jumpstart a startup

I’m not sure about these real estate predictions, about how values and leased spaces will hold up, because I also get a lot of consult from the lessee side on the validity of a permanent flexible workforce arrangement, paying people based on deliverables rather than time, how to make employment contracts consistent with new rewards and compensation policy, and how data consumption at home can be charged as company expenses......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMay 17th, 2020Related News

Pandemic impacts most PH startup firms

The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to significantly impact the business operations of most startup companies in the Philippines, according to.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceMay 13th, 2020Related News