Globe-backed ivolunteer and Virtualahan top APAC Future makers 2017
Social innovation startups ivolunteer and Virtualahan, along with four others, were recently announced as winners at the Singtel Group regional Future makers 2017 which was held in Sydney, Australia. Now on its second year, the Future makers program received over 250 applications from individuals and organizations that are utilizing technology to address community needs. Nineteen teams were picked and had the privilege to collaborate with experts from Singtel, Optus, and Globe Telecom over a period of four months.
In the Philippines alone, the inaugural Globe Future Makers, staged in partnership with Kickstart Ventures and Ashoka, received a total of 135 entries from which five teams topped the competition, namely ivolunteer, Milktrack, The Spark Project, TULA (The Ultimate Learning Accelerator), and Virtualahan. ivolunteer and Virtualahan were chosen to represent the country in the regional competition.
ivolunteer and Virtualahan joined the four other winning teams from the Asia-pacific region, namely Hapticus, Learner Library, Sameview, and Solve education!. The six winners took part in a three-day program, in Sydney hosted by Singtel.
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