“1,000 #startups by 2020” – DOST Undersecretary Rowena Guevara One way to get to this goal is through building more “Technology Business Incubators” (TBI)s around the country. The Philippine government’s Department of Science and Technology (DOST) funded 14 university-based TBIs until last November 24, 2017…
On February 8, 2017, Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc. (THPI) hosted a conference entitled “Access to Innovative Medicine: Focus on Cancer; a Philippines Health Forum in support of health for Juan and Juana”.
Techtalks.ph, one of the pioneers in the startup ecosystem building in the Philippines, organized a meetup to bring together, in the same room, local tech startups and global pharmaceutical giant – Takeda.
Despite the emergence of local startup groups, innovation hubs, venture capitalists, angel investors and a number of launched government initiatives, the Philippines startup ecosystem is still considered small compared to other countries.
“At the end of the day, the innovators need to speak up and guide the government, and the government needs to listen up and support in the long run if everyone wants to get serious in our ICT community.”