Impact Hub Manila and The DICT Launched The Elevate National Startup Roadshow To Help Promote Startup Businesses In The Philippines

Impact Hub Manila partnered with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched the Elevate National Roadshow, a multi-city ICT entrepreneurial program designed to build awareness about technopreneurship and to empower technopreneurs to bring their ideas and innovations to life.

The Elevate National Startup Roadshow will gather startup leaders from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao for a month-long Roadshow that will engage, equip, and empower budding entrepreneurs and aspiring startup founders. The Roadshow starts in August this year and it will travel to Clark, Baguio, Iloilo, Dumaguete, and Cagayan De Oro.

This initiative was created to support DICT’s SeedPH Program that aims to enrich and strengthen the development of communities in the countryside, which have been crucial in the spread of startup advocacy.

Driven by the clamor to increase the density of technopreneurs in the country, this nationwide Roadshow will initiate much-needed knowledge transfer. The Elevate National Roadshow will bring selected entrepreneurs in tech around the country to showcase their stories and find more talent to further grow the reach of the community.

The Roadshow specifically aims to:

  • Provide a holistic platform to promote and support ICT entrepreneurship in the Philippines
    Create awareness about digital startups and encourage the growth of the ICT entrepreneurship pipeline
  • Canvass the different startup communities in the country and diagnose their needs in order to come up with an informed solution to grow the ecosystem further
  • Highlight different models of engagement between startups, foundations, corporations, and government agencies
  • Foster collaborations between social enterprises, organizations supporting startups, governments and academicians to build a stronger ecosystem in the country

During the Roadshow, delegates will stay for 2 to 3 days in the selected locations to engage the local communities starting with Town Hall introductory meetings that will feature inspiring Roadshow delegates, followed by Learning Labs mentoring sessions on startups and scaling, and wrapped up by FUN Nights to celebrate grit in the face of failure.

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About Impact Hub Manila

IMPACT HUB MANILA is an incubator, coworking, and events space for a membership community of entrepreneurs and innovators. Impact Hub Manila is part of the largest network of entrepreneurs in the world.

Present in 102 cities globally with a membership base of over 17,000. Impact Hub Network has become the center of gravity for people innovating a new kind of economy, locally rooted and globally connected.

Aligned in the common belief that a more connected society is crucial in today’s ever-changing world; Impact Hub Manila collaborates with the Department of Information and Communications Technology in the joint interest of growing the startup community. As we reach out to the entrepreneurs around the country, we want to tap into the power of the youth. We want to create an inclusive model wherein technopreneurship and innovation will be encouraged, fostered, and supported in all levels.

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