Five promising Philippine startups providing solutions to various challenges showcased their work at this year’s first pitch night event organized by Dynamico and supported by the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Silicon Valley (PTIC-SV) last February 16. The Consulate has a public-private partnership with Dynamico that aims to foster the growth of startups.
Head of Mentorship at Dynamico Nancy Hwang, and mentors Matthew Brightman, Christina Laskowski, Ray Potter, and Kenneth Wu shared their insights and feedback with the following startups:
- Bambuhay – a greentech social enterprise that manufactures eco-friendly products that aim to help mitigate plastic pollution, provide jobs and alleviate poverty using bamboo and technology.
- Eduksine – a women-founded social enterprise funded by the Philippine Department of Science and Technology. It is the first and only hybrid streaming platform dedicated to independent Filipino films.
- Empath – a startup that provides accessible mental healthcare solutions and services in order to improve the mental wellbeing of Filipinos.
- Panublix – a women-founded startup that works to shift fashion from fossil fuel-based materials and production to using regenerative fibers, fabrics and practices. It works with talented artisans, such as weavers and tailors to produce sustainable clothing and lifestyle products.
- Studentship Philippines – an edtech startup that provides innovative learning programs and support services to Filipino learners through technology-enhanced designs and approaches.
Philippine incubator/accelerator Startup Village also participated in the online pitch night, which was hosted by Dynamico CEO JR Calanoc and attended by Consul Vanessa Bago-Llona, Trade Commissioner Celynne Layug, and Department of Trade and Industry Chief of Innovation and Collaboration Division, Mr. Karl Pacolor.
The pitch night event organized by Dynamico, PTIC-SV and the Philippine Consulate, is the first for the year. The pitch nights aim to support participating startups by providing feedback from the mentors and introducing them to potential investors. The event highlighted the diverse range of innovative solutions emerging from the Philippine startup ecosystem. (PCGSF Release)