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IN PHOTOS: 2015 Raid The Fridge

Kickstart continues to deliver its signature community mixer RAID THE FRIDGE, a monthly open event that gathers startup founders for opportunities to learn, engage, or collaborate with investors, developers, corporations, the government, and the media. Meet the personalities who generously shared their time and learnings to the #startupPH community.

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#TBT: Startup Weekend Manila 2011

GiftLauncher co-founder Kenneth Reyes-Lao shares his Startup Weekend Manila 2011 story: what he and Shiela experienced and learned, and who they’ve met.

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Jurassic World: Predatory investing behaviours we’d rather not see in today’s startup ecosystem

Caveat: like all opinion pieces, this comes with a perspective that not everyone will share, so let me state where this is coming from. We...
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SlingshotMNL Opportunities in Tech Investing

Monday, 6th July 2015, saw the Philippines hosting the largest ever tech startup gathering in the country: SlingshotMNL, the official APEC-related tech startup conference, which...
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Healthcare is changing dramatically. Find out how and why.

An overview on HealthCare and HealthTech trends in Southeast Asia by Julien de Salaberry, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of The Propell Group.

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Brand hacks that promote PH startup scene

We take our role as a startup community builder seriously, the same way when we invest time, talent, and resources for our portfolio companies. So we created three industry-impacting brands that promotes the Philippine startup scene to a global audience – – use them today!

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4YFN: 7 Subtle Shifts That Will Change the Shape of Business

“The future is already here: it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson, American-Canadian writer who has been called the “noir prophet” of the cyberpunk...
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Adapting to the Philippines: insights from local SaaS entrepreneurs

A week before France’s president Hollande landed in the Philippines, we had another Frenchmen visiting the country. Though the latter flew in from Singapore rather than France. Nevertheless,...
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#startupPH: Inventing the future together

The Department of Tourism’s campaign, “More Fun in the Philippines,” is one of the most successful promotional initiatives for the country. Campaign photos and videos...
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The doc is in! Examining the state of #healthtechPH

Last year, December 17 2014, we held our very first HealthTech Forum in A Space in Makati City. We gathered awesome speakers with topics centered...
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Kickstart 2014 Year In Review

18 community events:  2,128 strong from #startupPH community. And 2x that many beers consumed (!) 19 funded startups: US$8.5Mn funding raised from 42 third-party investors. What an...
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Area 55 – How ‘Campus Style’ Startup Collaboration Starts and Becomes Cultural in the Philippines

I started to write an article about ManilaAngels, the people behind it, the group’s intention but mid-way I thought: Hold on, it wasn’t only the alcohol...
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