Fu­ture PER­FECT

Globe-backed ivol­un­teer and Vir­tu­ala­han top APAC Fu­ture mak­ers 2017

HWM (Philippines) - - Bulletin -

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Globe Tele­com’s cam­paigns, visit its web­site at www.globe.com.ph.

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