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  • Writer's pictureTeam QBO

Empowering Filipino entrepreneurs with access to global opportunities through collaborative partners

Early this week, Draper Startup House Ventures and QBO Innovation Hub announced our partnership to support the Philippine startup community with access to opportunities beyond geographical borders.

Better together: A partnership to drive progress through levelled access to opportunities

Through collective action, this partnership between Draper Startup House Ventures and QBO InnovationHub fosters a well-supported, resilient, entrepreneur community.

Apart from access to local opportunities through QBO's partnerships and accelerators, Draper Startup House Ventures complements by bridging these startups to opportunities beyond geographical borders. Leveraging on DSH Ventures' network of global partners, comprising of the Draper Venture Network with access to 23 global funds, accelerators, incubators, Angels, VCs, PEs, niche investment firms, alternative debt firms, consulting firms and corporate investment arms who are interested in various opportunities not limiting themselves to physical borders, Filipino startups have the opportunity to launch and successfully scale their startups. Draper Startup House Ventures took off in May this year, to help connect entrepreneurs who were raising capital with relevant investors, looking to modernize the current venture capital model by democratising the fundraising process.

Collaboration is at the core of what we do. In partnering with Draper Startup House Ventures, we’re excited to expand our support, and boost access to funding for Filipino startups that are scaling up and changing the world. — Katrina Rausa Chan, Executive Director of QBO Innovation Hub
QBO has been integral in elevating the Philippine startup ecosystem. We look forward to this partnership, and to helping local entrepreneurs access both global capital and strategic opportunities through the Draper Startup House ecosystem. — Cristian Munoz, Founder of Draper Startup House Manila

Philippine Startup Week 2020: Filipino Startups Powering the New Normal

With proactive presence in the local startup ecosystem, Draper Startup House took part in the celebration of the Filipino entrepreneurial spirit during Philippine Startup Week 2020 — in addition to community events for entrepreneurs to engage and connect with one another, Draper Startup House Ventures co-hosted a panel segment, SouthEast Asia Trends in a Post-COVID World.

As entrepreneurship and innovation are essential in powering up the new normal, the program gathered seasoned SEA investors from Draper Startup House Ventures Syndicate to join the discussion on the budding opportunities in the post-COVID world.

Missed the event? Don't worry—rewatch the session on demand via Philippine Startup Week's YouTube Channel.

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