Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and First Pacific incubator IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc. joined the technology startup community in supporting the final rounds of the ON3 2012 competition, the business plan pitching Olympics for emerging tech companies in the Philippines. ON3 is organized by the Science and Technology Advisory Council, Silicon Valley (STAC-SV).
Six startups from all over the country won the grand prize of a three (3) month Silicon Valley Immersion package sponsored by Plug and Play (PnP) Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California. These companies are: Guestlist.ph, Group Jump, miimove, Payroll Hero, SpellDial, and X2Wave. The event was held during the National Science and Technology Week organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) at SMX, Mall of Asia.
Smart is one of the companies behind IdeaSpace, a non-profit foundation that seeks to help technology entrepreneurs through funding, training, mentoring, operations support and ready market runway through a multi-million peso program. Smart is one of ON3 2012. The prototype ON3 competition was launched at the 2010 eServices Philippines serving as the first competition of its kind in the Philippines.
Photo shows: The six winning teams representing the startups that will have the chance to go to Silicon Valley for a three month immersion program and introduction to funding organizations: Guestlist.ph, Group Jump, miimove, Payroll Hero, , SpellDial, and X2Wave.