Winners of the Philippine Startup Challenge hailing from different universities in the Philippines will be joining the Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Program this year.
The PSC is the largest start-up competition for college students where participants develop ideas for a technology-based product or service to help students be prepared for real-world scenatios.
With 202 entries from over 100 schools in the Philippines, this year’s PSC recorded an almost 25% increase compared to last year’s number of participants. The growth in the number of participation mirrors the importance of digital entrepreneurship for fueling future job growth.
“At least three winners of this year’s 4th Philippine Startup Challenge will go on to join Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Program,” said Jackielyn Isip, Project Lead, Philippine Startup Challenge Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
The current top three universities with the most number of entries qualified for this year’s semi-finals are Bulacan State University with four entries, University of Southeastern Philippines with three entries, and MSU-IIT with three entries.
Other newschools in the semifinalists include student-teams from Colegio De La Purisima Concepcion, Lorma Colleges, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and University of the Cordilleras.