The Philippines… a country known for the hospitalities of the Filipinos. And beyond that is a country that holds amazing potential. The Philippines’ capital city,…
The Philippines… a country known for the hospitalities of the Filipinos. And beyond that is a country that holds amazing potential.
The Philippines' capital city, Manila, is home to some of the world's most creative and talented individuals. In the recent decade or so, the government has taken the initiative to improve the startup economy's condition. In order to support the ecosystem and boost entrepreneurship, they devised a five-point strategy.
Manila receives support from the government to further enhance economic growth through the following:
The Manila startup ecosystem is expected to expand significantly as a result of these concerted efforts.
Overall, the Fintech sector is doing well in Manila. Fintech businesses make up to 15% of the startup ecosystem. In 2018, Manila's Fintech companies had a transaction value of $5.7 billion, which is predicted to rise to $10.5 billion this 2022.
In fact, four startup companies from the Philippines are included in Forbes’ “100 to Watch” list.
The number of startup incubators in Manila has grown as the city's startup community evolved as well.
“Companies on the 100 to Watch list are making remarkable progress and impact in spite of the challenging climate brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their inclusion on the list comes in part from addressing significant problems with innovative solutions,”- Justin Doebele, editor of Forbes Asia.
This Forbes List includes for-profit companies or even privately owned from different industries.
With the rise of startups in the Philippines, just last month, the country's largest startup conference, Philippine Startup Week, took place from November 14 to 18. It brought together people from the local startup community and other sectors plus high-potential startups.
We can only look forward and see how the startups in Manila will evolve into successful corporations.
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