July 14, 2024

The Department of Trade and Industry held anew the Slingshot Conference with the theme, “Empowering Future Tech Giants” on Nov. 17 as one of the major events during the Philippine Startup Week 2022.  

Showcasing the success stories of local startups that have made significant strides, this year’s conference was kicked off by Competitiveness and Innovation Group Usec. Rafaelita M. Aldaba, who has been pushing for digitalization and innovation and the need to build a robust startup ecosystem.

Consistent with DTI’s Science, Technology and Innovation-driven industrialization strategy, the event aimed to inspire more startups to envision being the next “tech giants,” and that homegrown successes are possible.  

Success stories from Startup founders Ragde Falcis of ChatGenie, Bo Discarga of Betterteem, Lolita Cabanlet of Oro Handmade Innovations, Dr. Rainier Natividad of ArmasTec, and Paolo Kalaw of Nimbyx Capital were shared.

 The event also featured ecosystem presentations from Matija Squire of Fingerprint for Success and Stephen Kuester of Startup Genome.

The Slingshot conference has made significant accomplishments in boosting the startup ecosystem and celebrating its successes.  

The Startup Week, which ran from Nov. 14 to 18, is the largest Startup Conference in the country that brings together the                 local and international startup community to promote digital transformation, collaboration, and innovation, and lay down the available support to further grow the startup ecosystem. – Press release