Taking off from the highly successful Startup Weekend Manila last October 2011, leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom is setting up a first-in-the-Philippines incubator focused on helping aspiring technopreneurs launch their own businesses.
This is a unique way of reaching out to tech startup communities and getting them off to a faster start, and a better trajectory. While this project has access to the “big company” resources that an enterprise like Globe would have, it has an independent mandate and the soft touch grassroots community focus necessary for supporting the Philippines’ bourgeoning startup ecosystem. The Globe incubator will partner with aspiring technopreneurs by building an end-to-end support system that marries the ‘hardware’ of big companies with the ‘software’ of mentorship and community partnership.
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