I love waking up every day. Recently, I’ve been involved in three tech start-up companies and I think that it’s something that I have always wanted to do. Back on 2010, I had my first exposure to this industry when I joined Startup Weekend. I became busy after, so it’s just recently again that I have gotten the chance, time and opportunity to be part of this growing industry and I love it. It’s so exciting.
Most of my circles are non-techy people, but what I have realized that this industry also needs us, not-so-techy people with wild ideas and lovers of innovation. For us, people who want to start our own businesses, we also need to open our eyes that this is an industry that we should look at and explore.
Brands, investors, incubators and the like are now coming up with ways on how to look for new innovations. One example is this very cool program from Impact Hub and LBC.
“Impact Hub began in London in 2005, has expanded to become a global initiative spanning Amsterdam to Dubai, Singapore to San Francisco, and now, Manila. To date, it has more than 11,000 members in 73 Impact Hubs. Impact Hub Manila is an incubator, co-working and events space for entrepreneurs, activists, creatives and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change. The incubation program, the Fellowship, is a topic focused entrepreneurial idea award and one-year incubation program designed to attract, select and support impact entrepreneurs to grow their innovations. 23 Fellows in 10 Cities around the globe were already chosen,” explains LizAn Kuster, co-founder of Impact Hub Manila.
As part of the fellowship, Impact Hub seeks out a partner organization that will allow them to address social and ecological issues anchored on a specific theme. This year, following the theme of Mobility, LBC in partnership with the Impact Hub Fellowship hopes to provide a solid foundation that will grow these ideas into scalable, innovative, impactful ventures. The Fellowship program provides opportunities for networking through thought-provoking events, and community-driven programs anchored on a global member platform that allows participants to work, meet, learn and connect.
This spirit of a globally-connected community with local roots is shared by LBC Express, the Philippines’ market leader in payments, remittance, courier products, mail, parcels, and cargo logistics. Through its global network of more than 6,400 branches, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC has become the Filipino’s trusted partner in delivering the padama , wherever he or she is.
Applications are now open for Impact Hub Fellowship on Innovation in Mobility with LBC. I highly suggest that you apply for this! To pioneer Impact Hub Manila’s fellowship programs, they are looking for innovators with entrepreneurial ideas on mobility, and offering a chance to win up to PhP1 million worth of fellowship prizes. The grand prize includes a stimulating workspace at Impact Hub Manila for 12 months, living stipend, and access to seed funding, focused skill development and valuable networks.
The application is open for individuals or teams anywhere in the world. However, they should be able to work in Manila where the fellowship will take place. Interested innovators may apply at: http://www.impacthub.ph/program-fellowship
For more information on LBC, please visit http://www.lbcexpress.com; or call the following hotlines: 8585-999 (Metro Manila), 1-800-10-8585-999 (Provincial).
For more information on the Fellowship and Impact Hub, please contact LizAn Kuster, firstname.lastname@example.org, +63 915 431 04 54
Do join this amazing program!