FundingOpp: Cat@lyst

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WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF CAT@LYST?

  • To promote the use of innovative ICT solutions as a tool for social change
  • To provide an effective platform where young Filipinos can incubate and transform their ideas into viable programs
  • To provide an avenue for young Filipinos to further develop their initiatives through a multi-stakeholder dialogue and mentorship from development professionals and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) experts

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

An technology-based solution for the existing community problem

Criteria for selection:

  • Innovation: Demonstrates creativity and originality
  • Implementation Feasibility: Proposal should be executable in the given timeline and proponents should demonstrate capability to mobilize stakeholders involved
  • Impact: Provides a long-lasting solution to an existing social problem

WHO MAY JOIN?

  • The applicant must be a Filipino citizen, 18-30 years old.
  • Proposals may be submitted by individuals or a representative of an organization, company, or community.
  • The applicant must be available to attend the development forum, Shapers Lab, on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the ADB Headquarters in Ortigas, Metro Manila. Financial assistance for transportation and accommodations will be provided for non-NCR based participants.
  • The proposal should not have won in other business plan or project grant competitions of the same magnitude (national, regional, provincial or district), or have received the same amount of funding for its implementation.Proposals may be submitted by individuals or representatives of an organization, company, or community.

HOW TO JOIN?

All participants must provide the following:

  1. A completed application form downloaded from the GLOBE Catalyst website (click here to download application form).
  2. One-minute video pitching their solution for an existing community problem. Applicants must upload the video on YouTube or Vimeo and ensure that the URL/link is provided in the application form.Guide questions:
    • What existing problem in your community do you want to solve?
    • What is your proposed ICT-based solution?
    • What kind of impact do you hope to make through your project?
  3. Photo/s showing the community you want to help and empower. You may also include links to news articles, videos, or blog entries about the community and/or your project, if already existing.

Email the application form and supplementary materials to globalshapersmanila@gmail.com with the subject:

Cat@lyst: <Name of Project>_<Name of Proponent>_Application”

Save your files under the same name format. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified and will merit no further feedback.

DEADLINE OF ENTRIES: May 31, 2013

PRIZES

The project will award five (5) winners.

PhP 200,000 cash grant, inclusive of ICT support

Maximum of 25% (PhP50,000) only may go to admin cost

 

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StartUp Opportunity: Launchgarage

LaunchGarage
WHAT IS LAUNCHGARAGE?
Launchgarage is a 5 month accelerator program that guides philippine startups from the idea stage, to the build, and the launch. We’re committed to provide the much needed support and resources to early stage startups in the Philippines and we are determined to highlight filipino innovation as one of the best in the world.
Training
The program runs for 5 months with teams exposed to training programs and workshops designed to educate on various skills and philosophies ranging from Lean Startup to business principles needed to launch and operate a successful venture in the Philippines and the region.

Seed Funding

Accepted teams receive a seed of US$ 30,000 for 15% equity in the startup.

This funding is intended as operating capital during the 5 month program to take the startups to their next major milestone.

Mentors

Teams are exposed to our network of mentors composed of veteran founders, industry analysts, tech business executives, angels, and venture capitalists, both from the Philippines, and from other regions around the world.

These mentors provide general and one-on-one advice to the teams that  help refine your product and provide valuable insight on direction and viability.

Pitch Days

Throughout the program, mentors help refine your pitch. Each team is given multiple opportunities to pitch to a panel of VCs for early critiques and maybe even additional interim funding.

Network Events

We count on our various mixer activities for teams to connect with VCs, rockstars in the industry, and strategic partners that add value to the startups’ own services and products.

Demo Day

The program culminates in a final pitching day in front of a large panel of VCs, angels, and peers. This is the big show.

Partners & Sponsors

Startup teams have access to various resources from partners and sponsors including Amazon AWS, Globe Telecom, Zendesk, and Google.

Join Launchgarage!
LAUNCHGARAGE IS READY TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS
FOR THE JULY 1 – NOVEMBER 30, 2013
BATCH OF STARTUPS.

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