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Showing posts with label Philippine Startup Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Philippine Startup Challenge. Show all posts

Thursday, November 9, 2023

UC's Startup 'Para Po' to Represent Cordillera Region in Philippine StartUp Challenge 8 Grand Finals

Para Po

Cordillera - Team Enigma Co. from University of the Cordilleras composed of members Carl Justin Masedman, Ryzel Felizco, Synne Navalta, mentor Dana Salvador, and their Startup 'Para Po' will represent Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) at Cebu City on December 6, 2023 for the Grand Finals of the Philippine StartUp Challenge 8.

The team emerged as the overall champion besting 54 startup entries across the Cordillera Region during the recently concluded Philippine Startup Challenge 8 (PSC8) - Regional Pitching Competition.

Garnering a total score of 84.8%, their innovation “Para Po” was named the most viable startup idea among 54 entries submitted for this year’s PSC edition, according to DICT Cordillera.

“Para Po!" is a jeepney-centric mobile navigation app that will enable users to locate jeepney terminals, view routes, and access other public transportation information. The product aims to address the issues people encounter when commuting in a few clicks. 


Saturday, April 6, 2019

SLU Baguio wins Philippines' Best Technology Startup

Photo Courtesy || DICT
Cordillera - Team Victorem, a technology startup from the Saint Louis University in Baguio City was declared as the over all champion of this year's Philippine Startup Challenge 5 (PSC5) organized by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) on Friday.
The technology startup is a rental platform that serves as a channel for users who want to post an item for rent or to those people looking for things to rent. It can be accessed through the browsers and mobile devices. The team said the application is "safe, secured, and convenient" for renters and item owners to transact payments. 

This year's Philippine Startup Challenge 5 was hosted by Iloilo City at the Grand Xing Hotel. There were 15 teams from various colleges and universities all over the country who had pitched and defended their startups in front of business owners and judges. 

According to DICT Undersecretary Monchito B. Ibrahim, all the startup participants went through rigorous screening and training. 

DICT received 242 entries but only 30 made it to the semifinals and only 15 were selected by technology and business startups to enter the national competition.

"We're very, very glad to see all the ideas that they have come up with and that's actually making me believe that the future of the Philippines is in good hands," Ibrahim said.
Being the champion, Team Victorem will become part of Huawei's Seeds of the Future Program, a two-week college undergraduate study program in China to equip them with ICT-based skills and knowledge. They will also automatically qualify for the 2019 IdeasSpaceBootcamp. 

The team together with other top 5 winners will also receive Php200,000 from the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) to help them in the product prototype development. 

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