Top100 landed in the Philippines this week to find the best startups the island-nation has to offer. The competition was fierce. A whopping 10 startups met the necessary scores to qualify for the finals at Echelon Asia 2019. The country will be well represented during the event.

A cool part about the two winners (Educredit.ph and SocialLight) is they both are making the world a better place.

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The two winners will enjoy:

  • Free exhibition booth space in the TOP100 Zone at Echelon Asia Summit 2019
  • A pitching slot on the TOP100 stage on day one of Echelon (and chance to win S$50,000 Startup SG grant)
  • Intimate investor meetings and inclusion to Corporate business matching (get customers!)
  • Five Starter Tickets to Echelon Asia Summit to bring your team, family and friends
  • Access to the TOP100 Tour in Singapore

Educredit.PH

Educredit.ph is a platform that wants to help people finance their education. It essentially offers access to loans to get the person through school and an easy repayment plan for after graduation.

The theory is that education is the key to success and that if someone can pay their way through school they will be in a financial position to repay the debt after graduation. It also has options to help students pay for housing and school supplies.

After graduation, Educredit.ph will take the debt payments out of the person’s salary until it is repaid. The company also works with customers to help them perfect their resume and get that job after graduation.

SocialLight

SocialLight has built a business model that it hopes can bring the internet to low income groups in the Philippines. It does this by creating avenues for partner-companies to monetise that is translated into free or subsidised internet for people who cannot normally get online.

A typical user journey sees them log-in to the online platform, watch two-to-three ads and then be granted access to the internet.

The company has been around since 2013 and has grown into a Philippines leader in WiFi advertising, analytics and monetisation.

The Qualifiers

As highlighted above, a whopping 10 startups met the qualification scores for TOP100.

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For these startups, they can take advantage of the following deal:

Discounted rates for Exhibition booth space in the TOP100 Zone at Echelon Asia Summit 2019 (Offer ends by end of the event day).

Once a qualified startup has purchased the TOP100 booth, they are then also entitled to:

  • A Pitching slot on the TOP100 stage on day 1 of Echelon
  • Intimate investor meetings and inclusion to Corporate business matching
  • Five Starter Tickets to Echelon Asia Summit
  • Access to the TOP100 Tour in Singapore

The startups that qualified for TOP100 at Echelon are:

  • Pepper Meals
  • Agrabah Marketplace
  • Tagani.PH
  • Sakay.ph
  • Edukasyon.ph
  • Mosaic Solutions
  • Go Race Sports Marketing
  • Pearl Pay
  • Synerbyte
  • Omnirio Pte Ltd

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