Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN) was invited by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) to represent the investment community as part of the official Philippine delegation to North America’s fastest-growing tech conference, Collision Con 2022.
Established in 2015, Collision attracted over 40,000 attendees from over 120 countries, including 1,250 startups, 850 investors, and 1,200 journalists over three days. The Venture Summit is an exclusive one-day assembly of the world’s top 250 venture capitalists.
MAIN delegates engaged with other entrepreneurs and investors in curated roundtables and personal meetings to explore opportunities.
“We had the privilege to share stories of our world-class Philippine startups one-on-one,” said Joseph de Leon, one of MAIN’s delegates.
During the conference, Filipino delegates tracked technological innovations across industries that will play a part in revitalizing the global economy and impact local markets.
“All of these we do, not just to make the public aware that these new innovations exist, or to introduce these companies to the viability of the Philippine market, but also to give them the opportunity to develop our local talent and reinforce the whole Philippine tech scene,” said DICT Undersecretary Ali Atienza. “The office of Emerging Technologies in the DICT is an active participant in realizing these collaborations between foreign and local tech companies and the Philippine startups.”
Supporting the government’s implementation of the Innovative Startup Act of 2019, MAIN, composed of more than 100 angel investors, has an existing partnership with the DICT, covering advocacy, awareness, and information sharing of ITpreneurship; skills, coaching and mentorship of aspiring startups; and conduct of the pitching competition, startup learning sessions, events, and conferences.
MAIN connects promising early-stage startups with investors, providing mentoring and guidance. Among MAIN’s notable funded startups are Kumu, Taxumo, Qwikwire, and Fortuna Coolers.
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