STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL - [PHILIPPINES]

Winners revealed! Congratulations to the winners, the Top Female Entrepreneur and the Grand Regional Winners! Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this Challenge a success! Come back to the website regularly for more information on the next Challenge.

THE WINNERS OF 2018-2019 EDITION ARE


Mark GERSAVA: BAMBUHAY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

BAMBUHAY is a social enterprise that creates sustainable and eco-friendly bamboo products made by individuals in poverty-stricken provinces. This provides sustainable livelihood and employment to a growing number of Filipinos living below the poverty line, helping increase their incomes and uplifting their lives at the same time.

 


Aaron HILOMEN: ANTIPARA EXPLORATION

Startup for better energy - ANTIPARA EXPLORATION INC. delves in 3D underwater geospatial mapping and analytics that use a custom-designed algorithm, which can analyze and assess marine resources. This technology is a scalable solution to access and map marine resources for food security and sustainability, the management of which is crucial for food security, especially in archipelagoes like the Philippines.

 


Robi DEL ROSARIO: UPROOT URBAN FARMS

UPROOT is an urban farming project that creates community-based farms within the city, producing natural and sustainably-grown plants and fish locally, lowering food miles and ensuring freshness of produce. This community-based agricultural effort helps make food more available, accessible, and affordable, in line with their belief that no Filipino should go hungry.

 


Cecilia COMIA: SHIFT SCHOOL ARMCHAIR

Top Female Entrepreneur - SHIFT SCHOOL ARMCHAIR is a modular chair made out of lightweight and durable recycled plastic that can transform and double as a makeshift bed in times of calamities.