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Global Innovation Alliance Manila

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.

Global Innovation Alliance
Philippines, Manila

Global Innovation Alliance Program in Manila

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Global Innovation Alliance

Program Benefits

Mentorship with Experts

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 Philippines.
Practical Training

Practical Training

This 5-week program consists of practical workshops that will give you a strong foundation to enter and scale your business in Philipp. These sessions combine expert knowledge with practical advice to help you navigate the market, address business challenges and expand your network of useful contacts.
Government Support

Government Support

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.

Program Timeline

Week 1 & 2
Onboarding, Mentor Matching, Ventures Assessment, Market Preparatory Workshops
  • Sales & Business Culture in Manila

  • Legal & Regulations in Manila

  • Corporate Dealflows

  • 1-1 Mentorship

Week 3 & 4
  • Pitch Polishing & Recording

  • 1-1 Mentorship

Pitch Polishing, Mid-Programs Check-Ins
Week 5
  • Expert Panels from selected Manila Corporations

  • Startup Panels from selected Manila Startups

  • 1-1 sessions with Expert Panel Speakers

In-Market Trip to Manila
Week 6
Networking with Investors
  • Investment workshops

  • Investor Networking

  • Check-Ins 

  • 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.

Our Corporate Network

Some of the Mentors You Can Work With
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Toby Floro

Investment Director, Kaya Founders
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Edsel Tupaz

Partner, ​Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
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Nico Sibal

Director, Portfolio Management, Foxmont Capital Partners
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Perry Ferrer

Chairman & CEO, EMS Group
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Eric Manuel

Philippines Representative, Management, ARCH Capital
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Miko David

Co-founder, David & Golyat
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Joey Gurango

Business Technology Coach, Founder, Servio Tech
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Joseph de Leon

Director & Venture Strategy Advisor, Gravitas Prime
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Jay Fajardo

CEO and Co-Founder, Proudcloud, Medifi
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Arnold Moralejo

Investor, President, Shatter Tech Venture Holdings
Some of the Industry Professionals that You Can Engage With 
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