Startups.PH aims to provide users, potential investors and partners easy access to Philippine-based startups through a simple portal.
“Think global, act local,” goes the adage. With local startups on the rise around the region, you might get lost in the fray of businesses offering their various products and services. As such, a list where you can easily access all of these up-and-coming companies would be helpful. In the Philippines, netizens and mobile users have a new portal for accessing local startups with Startups.PH.
We got word from Jason Torres of Proudcloud, who says that Startups.PH will be launching today. Jason said “it’s a simple app” that is “built on a Ruby framework” (which is Proudcloud’s expertise). The site currently has two dozen startups listed, and startup founders are invited to add their own startup profiles and information by getting in touch with the developer. Jason says he is currently adding more entries to the list.
The site is a solo effort for now, although the project seems to have the backing of Proudcloud. Jason says he is currently handling the screening process for submissions. “I’m personally curating it for now,” he says, although it would be interesting to know what kind of interface will be used for self-entries in the future.
Aside from Startups.PH, the country also has a map-based list of startups at Represent.PH, which is actually an effort of Proudcloud co-founder Jay Fajardo. Which is the better one? I think both serve their own purpose, with Represent.PH offering a geographical perspective of startups in the country, while Startups.PH aims offer a one-stop-shop for local startups. What would be more interesting is how each of these can somehow share their data, and even interface with other startup repositories in the region.
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