Twenty startups compete at Slingshot ASEAN 2017 for greatest innovation options on catastrophe resilience for an opportunity to win USD10,000

Twenty startups are set to compete on the first STARTUPS TO THE RESQUE, an ASEAN-wide startup competitors that challenges startups to develop the perfect innovation answer associated to catastrophe resilience and restoration.

The 20 startups will showcase their services or products in a world pitching competitors to be held throughout the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) annual Slingshot occasion on October 20, 2017 on the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

This competitors is organized by QBO Innovation Hub (QBO) – the Philippines’ first public-private initiative for startups fashioned by IdeaSpace, J. P. Morgan, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and DTI – in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), and Slingshot.

The ASEAN area is house to a number of the world’s most disaster-prone international locations, not simply when it comes to pure calamities but additionally long-running conflicts. The STARTUPS TO THE RESQUE problem empowers startups from throughout the area to provide you with methods to make use of their current merchandise, companies, and enterprise fashions to type artistic options to urgent world points, together with environmental disasters, outbreaks/pandemics, or violence and battle.

The closing 20 startups had been chosen from greater than 100 innovation options submitted by firms throughout ASEAN throughout a run-up name for proposals held from 13 September to six October, within the lead-up to the International Disaster Risk

The startups had been chosen primarily based on the creativity, scalability, and feasibility of their concepts.

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