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Unleash the entrepreneur in you! QC gov’t to launch ‘StartUp’ competition for the youth

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte is expanding the StartUp QC Program to launch a competition for students aimed at developing innovative business ideas of the youth via financial grants and mentorship sessions.

“Our schools are a great source of future business leaders, innovators, and creative thinkers. Through this competition, we can develop the potential and skills of our students and help them create the next inspiring business success story,” she said.

The city government through its Local Economic and Investments Promotion Office has partnered with key national government agencies, colleges and universities, and members of the startup community to kickstart the upcoming competition scheduled for April.

The StartUp QC Program is the first local government unit-led startup initiative that supports innovation and entrepreneurship, and empowers the local startup community.

The is a business plan competition for students that shall provide capacity-building activities such as lectures, mentoring, and network-building sessions. 

The activities shall assist and guide the student participants into preparing innovative proposals that address important societal and community-based challenges.

The competition is open to individuals and groups with at least one member residing in Quezon City, 18 years of age, and currently enrolled in any college or university in the Philippines.

Winners will have a chance to win up to P100,000 and other consolation prizes in addition to the unique learning experience the competition offers. 

The city government continues to connect with universities and colleges within and outside of Quezon City to promote the program and invite participants who would undergo preliminary evaluation for admission to the competition. 

Online registration for StartUp QC is available on the QC e-services website ( Deadline for the application is February 16, 2024.

For more information, check out StartUp QC on FacebookLinkedIn, and TikTok. 


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