A recent business forum organized by the Technology Resource Center (TRC) of the Department of Science and Technology has cited the apparent emergence of ?golden age? for local tech start-ups, urging the community to sustain the boom.
The confab, held at the National Engineering Center in UP Diliman, drew participants from various technology incubators, including those from outside the country.
?We should strike while the iron is hot,? said Luis Sison, program leader at DOST-UP Enterprise Center for Technopreneurship and professor of electrical and electronics engineering at UP Diliman.
Sison, who is also the program leader for the CloudTop e-learning project of the DOST, said the only thing that is limiting the start-up boom right now is the lack of entrepreneurship mindset among the Filipino techies.
?We should change this mindset of young people wary to become technopreneurs. This is one the ways in which we can take full advantage of this start-up boom,? said Sison.
At the forum, TRC officials also discussed the progress being made by start-ups at the DOST-PEZA Open TBI located within UP Diliman — in the South S&T Park, the North S&T Park (where the UP-AyalaLand Technohub is located), and the National Engineering Center.
The start-ups are involved in software, content, and hardware development, particularly those businesses incorporating open technologies.