The Philippines

Our program in the Philippines seeks to accelerate promising Singaporean startups into an innovation ecosystem that have yet to be tapped. Startups will have the opportunity to work in promising markets of growth that focuses on the Philippines’ innovation landscape - such as mobile economy, enterprise tech and e-commerce. The program will connect startups to the relevant stakeholders, as well as provide guidance and mentorships to expand their network to the Philippines market.

* Program is fully virtual

Apply for Batch 1!
The Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) is an initiative by Enterprise Singapore and the Economic Development Board. Organised by Plug and Play, the GIA Manila program seeks to help Singapore startups expand their market reach to the largest emerging economies in Southeast Asia. We will connect you to the necessary business units, provide mentorship expertise, and support you in your regional expansion.
Applications closing in March 2021!

* Program is fully virtual *

Program Benefits
Practical Training
This 5-week program consists of practical workshops that will give you a strong foundation to enter and scale your business in the Philippines. These sessions combine expert knowledge with practical advice to help you navigate the market, address business challenges and expand your network of useful contacts.
Mentorship with Experts
Great mentors can help startups avoid costly mistakes and succeed in their goals. We’ll connect you with experts and industry leaders who will guide you on how to drive your business growth in the Philippines.
This program is Initiated by Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) and organised by Plug and Play. Startups will receive support and guidance from the relevant Philippines' corporations and venture capitals.
Here's what you can expect
Regional Corporations and Local Conglomerates
Our sales experts will help you tailor your pitch effectively for regional corporations, once you are ready we will have a pitch recording session with you. Your recorded pitch will be shared to our corporate and VC partners.
Weekly Check-Ins
The startup journey can be incredibly stressful. The Plug and Play team will do virtual check-ins at the end of each week to see how you’re progressing.
Opportunities to Connect
We’ll arrange for you to meet local partners and participate in conferences & industry events during the training sprints.
Highly Relevant Training
Every startup is different. We’ll tailor our training approach to your startup to keep it highly relevant and useful.
Program Timeline
Week 1
Onboarding & Ventures Assessment
Week 2 & 3
  • Sales & Business Culture in Manila

  • Legal & Regulations in Manila

  • Pitch Polishing & Recording

  • Corporate Dealflows

  • 1-1 Mentorship

Curated Workshop & Office Hour
Week 4
  • Expert Panels from selected Manila Corporations

  • Startup Panels from selected Manila Startups

  • 1-1 sessions with Expert Panel Speakers

Curated Panels, Fireside Chat, & Office Hour
Week 5
  • This Expo Day will coincide with our bi-annual Plug and Play APAC Summit.

  • You will get to pitch at APAC Summit, to a wider audience of about 3,000 guests.

Expo Day
Meet some of our Partners
Apply for the Global Innovation Alliance program
in the Philippines today!
Program is fully virtual*
APAC SUMMIT: 3 Days of Innovation, 100 Startups, 1 Platform