PH startups eye repeat of last year's success at INNOVEX 2019

posted May 29, 2019 at 07:00 pm
by  Peter Paul Duran

PH startups eyes repeat of last year's success at INNOVEX 2019

During Asia's biggest Information & Communications Technology (ICT) event, a handful of budding Filipino companies are all set to wow the world.

Following the successful participation of the Slingshot Philippines Startup Pavilion and Delegation at the Innovex in 2018, the Manila Economics & Cultural Office, and its commercial affairs section, the Philippine Trade & Investment Center in Taipei have helped bring a selection of top-notch and cutting-edge, high innovation start-ups and community builders to represent the Philippine Start-Up Community and Ecosystem at the Slingshot Philippines Pavilion at INNOVEX 2019.

A total of 11 Filipino startups and one incubating center have participated in the event which is done at the sidelines of the grand five-day ICT show COMPUTEX Taipei 2019. 

In cooperation with the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry and QBO (pronounced as Ku-Bo) Innovation Hub, the Philippine delegation will once again showcase the best of PH startup technologies and game-changing solutions for the world today.

These include Artificial Intelligence, Geospatial Mapping, Innovative Housing Solutions, Cyber Security. Smart Advertising & eCommerce, Education, FinTech, Logistics, and Market Research. 

PH startups eyes repeat of last year's success at INNOVEX 2019

The Pavilion will be at the INNOVEX 2019 from May 29 until 31, 2019 at the World Trade Center in Taipei. 

Last year, six participating Philippine startups and one startup incubator were present at the innovation trade show with QBO bringing the PH startup ecosystem to the limelight and consciousness of Taiwan's innovation community.

In fact, last year had been a banner year for Pinoy startups in Taiwan, and they want to work on those gains as a springboard for another stellar year.

Innovex 2018 saw OneWatt, an innovative startup which develops a technology using Artificial Intelligence and Acoustics to diagnose the health of industrial equipment, won a total of $70,000 (PHP 3.6M) during the Innovex Pitch Competition. 

Since joining Innovex, the Philippine delegation say, startups have been featured in no less than two mainstream Taiwanese newspapers, on top of Slingshot Philippines sending the best the country can offer to Taiwan's major startup activities. 

Participating Startups Profiles (Innovex 2019)

These start-ups that will show their unique wares to foreign audiences will be Antipara Exploration, Container Living Philippines, Cryptors, Gypsy, Investagrams, JazzyPay, Mober, Qwikwire, Retailgate, Rumarocket and Senti.

Container Living Philippines uses decommisioned shipping containers to provide a disaster resilient expandable building system. This system has a modular design which is 5x faster to build, 3x stronger, 30% cheaper, and will last twice longer than a regular home. 

Gypsy is an advertising technology platform that helps advertisers extend their reach to unique, affluent, ride-hailing passengers through tablets with their software embedded inside TNVS cars. 

Jazzypay is a TECHSTARS and RAKUTEN backed company that helps businesses efficiently bill their customers from any part of the world via App, Email, SMS, or Messaging platforms. 

Qwikwire is in the business of providing comprehensive solutions for the enterprises to help them globalize their business. They provide full customer suport for all enterprise clients such as comprehensive real estate solutions for brokers and property developers. 

Rumarocket is an HR analytics company with a patent-pending algorithm that can predict if a candidate will perform or will stay longer in a company even before they are hired using AI for talent recruitment, management, and retention. 

Antipara leverages cameras and computer vision to provide fast and cost-effective means to collect, analyze, and present data for ports, maritime infrastructures, and environmental managers. 

Cryptors is a cybersecurity company  which invented the app Hackuna (Anti-Hack) that can block and detect public WiFi hackers. With their app, one can also track the hackers within the area, enabling ordinary people to fight against the "bad hackers." 

Investagrams is a one-stop-shop to financial freedom. It provides a handy guide for people who want to start their journey in the world of the stock market. Its mission is to encourage and give free education to every people on how to invest their money properly in equities.

Mober is a logistics startup that utilizes technology to offer tailor-fit trucking and moving solutions to businesses and individuals at a click of a button.  

Retailgate is geared towards harnessing the power of AI to help retailers gain Competitive Intelligence through retail analytics. With their AI, retailers can now forecast demand, assess marketing effectivity, determine conversion rates, and improve shopping experience on top of increased profits. 

Senti is the pioneering artificial intelligence company in the Philippines. They have grown to offer other AI solutions and services that provide unparalleled value to many industries. 

Participating Community Builders and Incubator-Accelerator (Innovex 2019)

Spring Valley was created to address the need for a venue where Innovation and Technology is cultivated and nurtured in terms of talent development and intellectual property creation. Spring Valley, the company says, aims to be Asia and the Pacific's answer to Silicon Valley in the US with a few exciting tweaks. 

Topics: Slingshot Philippines Startup Pavilion and Delegation , Innovex 2018 , hilippine Trade & Investment Center
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by The Standard. Comments are views by readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with The Standard editorial standards, The Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.