The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) – eInnovation Group and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) announce the semi-finalists for the Software Track of the annual Philippine Startup Challenge, today.
The Philippine Startup Challenge (PSC) is a digital startup competition for college students which aims to inspire the youth to create digital solutions and socially relevant startups that could solve the country’s most pressing problems.
A selection committee of industry experts, startup founders, accelerators, and government representatives determined the semi-finalists.
From the original 146 entries the competition received, the Semi-finalists for this year’s Startup Challenge (Software track) are:
- Team Hacksptler – RentPH (University of Cebu)
- Team Techplus – TutFinder (Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology)
- Team JuanPiece – Milktrack (Bulacan State University
- Team Infovine – Infovine (Mindanao University of Science and Technology)
- Team DDS – Files Away App (Ateneo De Davao University)
- Team Radiant – PharmaSearch (Caraga State University)
- Team GLC – OOTDME (University of Cebu)
- Team Apek – MatandaPH (University of Cebu)
- Team IUVO – IUVO (Ateneo De Davao University)
- Team Umali – Balay (Saint Louis University)
- Trabahanters – Trabahanters (Ateneo De Davao University)
- Anti-Depressants – LessDepress App (Gordon College)
- Team Lumay – Isla-Bahay (Siquijor State College)
- Team Brethren – Ment2be (University of Cebu)
- The Enthuasiast – Dayo (Saint Louis University)
- Scorpion Innovators – Trashie (Benguet State University)
- A-Team – Sea2Go (Ateneo De Davao University)
- Team Trasean – Trase Mobile App (Bulacan State University)
- Team Pylot – Pylot (University of Cebu)
- Team Agri Senso – AgriSenso (Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology)
- GeoTeam – Geodetic Pro (Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology)
Selected teams are set to undergo online and face-to-face pitching and coaching sessions from selected startup industry leaders and mentors. The coaching involves evaluation of the teams’ Business Model Canvass and Minimum Viable Product. After the coaching sessions, further judging and assessment will determine the ten (10) teams from the software track who will advance in the National Finals on April.
The Philippine Startup Challenge also runs an IoT track from which semi-finalists will also be announced soon.
The three winners in the national finals will receive funding and mentorship opportunities with industry partners.
PSC is conducted in collaboration with the Philippine Society for IT Educators with the support of industry and community partners including Huawei Philippines, HP Enterprise, Microsoft Philippines and Ideaspace Foundation.
About DICT – The Department of Information and Communications Technology is the Philippine Government’s lead agency on ICT related matters. Its primary thrusts are in the ICT Industry Development, eGovernment, ICT policy development, Internet for all and Cybersecurity.
About PSIA –The Philippine Software Industry Association is a non-stock and non-profit organization dedicated to promote the growth and development of the software industry in the Philippines and increase its over-all competitiveness in the global scene.