QBO INNOVATION HUB
A STORY OF BAYANIHAN OR TEAMWORK

The bahay kubo, or nipa hut, is one of the most recognizable icons of Filipino culture.

It’s a traditional one-room house made out of native materials and suited to the local needs and conditions of Filipino communities. To build and transport the bahay kubo requires the hard work, ingenuity, and collaboration of many.

QBO, just like the bahay kubo that inspired our name, is a modern space for Filipino startups and other players in our ecosystem to come together and flourish. The quirky twist on the name is derived from the Filipino digital transformation, where alongside the advent of cellphones and the internet also came the tendency to shorten or abbreviate words.

We were formed in 2016 when the public and private sectors came together and united their vision of Filipino startups changing the world.

Since then, our role has actively been about helping startups succeed, developing our ecosystem, and forwarding tech and innovation. We believe that unleashing the potential of an entrepreneurship-driven economy is a path to nation building, sustainable development, and inclusive growth.

VISION
Filipino startups changing the world
MISSION
Creating a globally competitive startup ecosystem in the Philippines through the dynamic collaboration of local entrepreneurs, talents, mentors, investors, and other stakeholders

TEAM

aka the QBO "QTIES

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RENE MEILY
President
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KATRINA CHAN
Director
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NATASHA BAUTISTA
Head of Operations
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KARLA LEGASPI
Program Lead
Community Growth
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ADRIA VILLARROYA
Program Lead
Startup Development
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CARLO YAPTINCHAY
Program Associate
Startup Development
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ROSSTYN FALLORINA
Program Lead
Incubation
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DOMINIQUE NATIVIDAD
Content Manager
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RIVER JACOB
Creative Associate

THE QBO EQSYSTEM

FOUNDING PARTNERS

IdeaspaceDOSTJ.P. MorganDTI

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PARTNERS

PWCP&ADisiniLiquid Minds

INQBATION STARTUPS

AdmovCropitalinvestagramsLearntalkMAD travelOneWattPushkartSenti
Interested in being a part of our EQSYSTEM? Get in touch with us at hello@qbo.com.ph