The Philippine Government is sending the Philippines’ first-ever delegation of Philippine startups to the RISE Conference 2019, the largest technology conference in Asia, on 09-11 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Philippine participation in the RISE Conference 2019 is one of the key projects under the Startup Assistance Program 2019-2023 agreed upon by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

The three government agencies are working together to promote and assist Philippine startups through the following joint initiatives: the digitalstartupsPH Program of the DICT – ICT Industry Development Bureau (IIDB) which aims to boost the ICT ecosystem and promote and develop local ICT startup businesses; the Technology Transfer Support for Nurturing Tech Start-Ups of DOST–Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) which contributes to the economic and industrial development of the country, and DTI- Export Marketing Bureau’s (EMB) Startup Pilipinas which provides government support to scale up local startups by participating in Outbound Business Matching Missions (OBMMs) and international pitching competitions.

The government selected the exhibitor-participants based on the following criteria: Innovation, Scalability, Motivation and Delegation Profile. DOST shouldered the tickets and conference passes of the startup participants while DICT and DTI shouldered the booth expenses and country pavilion.

The 28 selected startups are Aiah, Arnichem Corporation, BeamAndGo, Burket.Ph, Captivate, C Estates-Tokenized Real Estate Platform, COCOTEL, Farmwatch Solutions Inc, Hoy*, HYBrain, Hyperstacks, Insight Supply Chain Solutions, Jazzypay, Kumu Inc, MAYANI, Mosaic Solutions, Nexplay, NXTLVL Farms, NXTLVL Water, PearlPay, Prosperna, Social Light, STOCK KNOWLEDGE, StyleGenie, transitflix by GYPSY, Tudlo Innovation Solutions Inc., Wizher, and Partner incubators and accelerators —Brainsparks, Impact Hub Manila, and QBO Innovation Hub— will also take part of the PH delegation.

The participation of these startup companies will feature the Philippine startup community’s potential in the international market, and provide them with global exposure and opportunities on partnerships, mentorship, and investments.♦

The Startup Pilipinas is a five-point program developed by the DTI as the industry cluster program to foster inter-enterprise linkages among MSMEs and strengthen collaborative networks. With this action plan, the Philippine Government aims to create high-growth and high-impact startups that will nurture innovation, sustain economic growth and generate large-scale employment opportunities.]

digitalstartupsPH Program promotes and develops the country’s startup ecosystem by bringing together industry stakeholders and enabling them to create innovative business products and solutions for economic development.


Date of Release: 8 July 2019