Filipino Accelerator IdeaSpace Picks Country’s Top 20 Tech Startups


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Many of the brighter ideas coming out of tech startups in the Philippines are health-related, with a heavy slant on mobile technologies.

Filipino incubator, IdeaSpace just whittled a list of 700 entries from startups down to just 20.

These 20 will eventually be halved further. IdeaSpace is offering 10 slots to startups to get six months incubation support and funding of up to $120,000 (PHP 5 million) each, to be decided on April 5. Teams from outside the Metro Manila area will also get housing support.

A look at the list of finalists reveals that healthcare is a top concern, and like many tech ideas in Asia’s emerging markets, the heavy reliance on mobile technologies is apparent. IdeaSpace would not provide more details on the startups’ models, in order to protect their intellectual property, it said.

  • AgriCultureTechnology – monitors growth of aquatic livestock
  • Armtech – affordable water purification machine for…

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