Sheona Mckenna, counsellor at the Australian Embassy, said only 18% of startups in the Philippines have women founders. This is roughly the same in Australia, where women are also “grossly underrepresented”.
Startup accelerator QBO Innovation Hub recently unveiled the winning startups in a nationwide startup competition that aims to help scale startups with Covid-19 initiatives.
The RESQUE Covid-19 Competition is a country-wide startup competition that aims to help startup founders stay afloat during these uncertain times.
The three added hotspots are the cities of Legazpi and Naga and the province of Bohol.