Alibaba Business School, in partnership with The Royal Beijing Language and Culture Center, has chosen the top three finalists for its Global Ecommerce Talent (GET) Programme in the Philippines.
The Makati-based language center also recently teamed up with iAcademy, the first Philippine educational institution that will be implementing the Alibaba GET Program.
The competition simultaneously will take place in over a dozen other countries such as the African Region, China, Cambodia, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Philippines, Colombia, France, Serbia, Russia, and Mexico.
This year’s Alibaba GET Global Challenge 2020 theme is “Digital Solutions During and Beyond COVID-19.”
The GET Global Challenge 2020 event aims to discover solutions that can be used during the pandemic and even after.
The challenge seeks to identify innovative digital solutions that will be of help to many people, businesses and institutions as everyone needs to adapt to the new normal.
During the competition, the teams were able to take advantage of everything the Alibaba GET Network offered, from individualized one-on-one coaching to different resources (case studies and industry reports, among others) and live-stream sharing and training sessions.
More than a hundred teams have entered the challenge from over ten countries and regions.
The teams that have been chosen from the roster of participants to represent the Philippines will be competing with 52 other teams from 14 different countries.
The three shortlisted teams are as follows:
Neighbourly is an e-commerce platform for residential neighbourhoods that promotes “bayanihan” by empowering community building and commerce. Due to the pandemic, there has been a rise in community commerce as Filipinos seek a safer way to purchase their needs and earn income. The Neighbourly experience is designed specifically to make buying and selling more convenient for you and your neighbors by solving the challenges faced when doing this through messaging apps and social media platforms.
CheckMade is a startup that aims to create a fraud-free online marketplace in the Philippines. The e-commerce industry has grown exponentially the past several months due to the pandemic and a common problem now is finding businesses or sellers that are legitimate. With CheckMade, small businesses can further increase their market reach by enhancing their reputation. Beyond detecting fraud, it is CheckMade’s goal to help create a better and more secure ecommerce ecosystem.
Symlify is a single platform that helps online sellers manage their businesses. Social network selling is now standard but it still has more room for improvement. Symlify is an order management system designed for small business online sellers that depend on social media. It serves as a central location where vendors can manage orders coming in from Facebook, Instagram or Viber. Its SymlifyGo dashboard generates order links that can be shared on different social media networks. It is where all orders can be efficiently tracked.
Alibaba Business School will be naming the Top 6 global winners from a slew of young and intelligent digital natives from different countries on August 29.
The top prize is up to $14,500 (P700,000). It also includes the opportunity to connect with potential mentors, employers, and investors. Alibaba is more than ready to give endless business opportunities within the ecosystem.