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Support for women startup founders and tech professionals

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What is Startup Pinay?

It is an initiative that aims to create a diverse, inclusive startup landscape in the Philippines by empowering women founders, leaders, enablers, and explorers.

Through the Startup Pinay program, QBO aims to take meaningful steps towards shifting gender norms, especially on the role of women in the workplace.

What is INQBATION 2020

Three Core Actions

In championing a movement that promotes women’s visibility, Startup Pinay also strives to increase access to growth capital to create a better landscape for women-owned and women-led startups in the Philippines.


The program fosters a community of female-led tech startups through its three core actions:


International Delegations, Media Features, Startup Conferences


Community Meetups, Business Meetings

Capacity Building

Mentorship, FEEDBAQ, WORQSHOPS, BASIQS, Incubation & Acceleration Programs

With these core actions at the heart of the initiative, QBO actively promotes opportunities for women to lead in the tech community.

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Catch the new wave of women-led startups pitch their ventures at the culmination of the inaugural cohort of the Startup Pinay BOOTQAMP—a program on validating business ideas and gaining early traction for #WomenInTech and #PinayTechSheroes.


This #IamRemarkable WORQSHOP aims to empower women and underrepresented groups to practice self-promotion and articulate and speak openly about their achievements in the workplace and beyond.


Is it wise to launch or work for a tech startup during a pandemic? Hear from our panel of experts from JobStreet, Edukasyon, Automart, Eskwelabs, and Liyab.


Who better to ask about creating robust creative strategies and engaging content on Facebook and Instagram than the experts themselves? We have partnered with Facebook to help startups conquer two of the biggest social media platforms today and put awesome, engaging content in front of the right audience at the right time.


In celebration of Mother’s Day, we've invited remarkable mompreneurs to give us the inside scoop on how they broke into the startup scene and navigate through the hustle and bustle of nurturing their ventures like a #MomBoss.


Celebrating women who dare to break the glass ceiling—featuring #PinayTechSheroes from Microsoft, PLDT-Smart, Grab, Workbean, and FrontLearners.

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Featured Resources

PHSW20: Investing in Women’s Startup Pinay

PHSW20: Investing in Women’s Startup Pinay

A two-fold panel discussion with panelists from She Loves Tech, Manila Angel Investors Network, Thinking Machines Data Science, Y Combinator, Kumu, 1Export, Qatalyst Ventures, and Beacon Fund and Patamar Capital.

#PinayTechSheroes Campaign

#PinayTechSheroes Campaign

As we take the Startup Pinay program a step further, we’re sharing #PinayTechSheroes stories across our various channels― amazing stories of remarkable women in tech to help promote, empower, and raise awareness about women founders while helping foster a community of female founders.

Ecosystem Mapping Reports

Ecosystem Mapping Reports

Explore the local startup ecosystems in the Philippines and discover female-focused programs, activities, and initiatives across the country.

About our Partners

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