DTI’s startup delegation kicks off a week-long Singapore business mission with a courtesy call with the Philippine Ambassador to Singapore, Medardo Macaraig.

SINGAPORE— The Department of Trade and Industry-Competitiveness and Innovation Group (DTI-CIG) will be showcasing three award-winning Philippine startups at the ECHELON X conference in Singapore from May 15 to 16.

In collaboration with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center Singapore, Brainsparks, Inc., and Quest Ventures, the Startup Pilipinas showcase at ECHELON X features the winners of the SLINGSHOT x Venture Pilipinas Pitch Competition from the Philippine Startup Week 2023.

These innovative companies include: (1) Betterteem, a predictive analytics platform designed to proactively address employee turnover, enhance engagement, and improve retention; (2) Solx Technologies Inc., an energy solutions multiplier platform that utilizes an industry-driven data ecosystem to enhance sustainability, energy efficiency, and energy savings; and (3) Xeleqt AI, an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven workforce management system that improves productivity, safety, and operational efficiency across various industries.

This showcase is part of the DTI’s business mission to connect Philippine startups with international investors through facilitating strategic business matching and securing actionable investment deals and partnerships in Singapore and beyond. The mission also builds structured networking and learning opportunities with accelerators, founders, and other players in the regional startup ecosystem.

Singapore-based e27, known as Asia’s largest tech and startup media platform, expects ECHELON X to attract over 5,000 delegates and more than 200 startups across Asia. The conference provides a platform for fundraising activities and collaboration opportunities.

“We are thrilled to support the participation of these exceptional Philippine startups at ECHELON X. This mission highlights the DTI’s commitment to grow the local startup ecosystem and foster meaningful collaborations on a regional scale,” said DTI-CIG Undersecretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba.

“These innovative companies demonstrate exceptional potential and are poised to impact the regional startup landscape significantly. Their exposure to international platforms like ECHELON X will open doors to new opportunities and contribute to the continued growth of the Philippine startup ecosystem,” she added. The Startup Pilipinas showcase is a two-day exhibit located at the Q11 booth of the ECHELON X Conference at Hall 2, Singapore Expo. ♦

Date of release: 14 May 2024