Silicon Valley calls SpellDial

They were at a “really low point,” SpellDial founder Albert Padin said in our interview. After two years of chasing their startup dream to make the world dial names instead of numbers, Padin had to look for a job. Padin said he could no longer stretch funding for his startup and decided to look forContinue reading “Silicon Valley calls SpellDial”

MVP makes pitch for risk-taking, start-ups

PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan’s latest baby is IdeaSpace, part incubator, part angel fund, part accelerator but fully backed by his conglomerate. During a meeting with bloggers from all over the country last week, Pangilinan said his group is setting aside P100 million a year for the next five years to fund startups that willContinue reading “MVP makes pitch for risk-taking, start-ups”

Exciting times for local startups

THESE are exciting times for local startups, Plug and Play Tech Center co-founder and vice president for operations Jojo Flores said in a press conference last week. Flores was in Cebu to announce this year’s ON3 Startup Pitching Competition. During the press conference in CeBuinIT or the Cebu Business Incubator for IT, Flores said atContinue reading “Exciting times for local startups”

PLDT, Metro Pacific setting up incubation, angel investment facility

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and the Metro Pacific Investments Corp. are currently setting up a program that aims to support technological entrepreneurship in the country, officials said last week. “If you look at the companies in the group, we are all heavy users and developers of technology. We all benefit from technology,”Continue reading “PLDT, Metro Pacific setting up incubation, angel investment facility”