GPCCI at Startup Event

17.05.16 AHK News, Members' Corner

GPCCI Representatives joined "Scaling up Startups" on May 17, an event for entrepreneurs to present their startups and to discuss the opportunities and challenges of setting up new business in the Philippines.

"Scaling Up Startups" had been organized by Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the EU Delegation together with Future Now Ventures, Bloomberg TV Philippines and AAA Law.

Representatives of the organizers, startup companies, government agencies and of the European Chamber talked about the rising Philippine startup scene and the importance of a good business environment that fosters innovation and competition.

Young companies had a few minutes each to present their business models in "Startup Elevator Pitches". Reactors afterwards gave feedback on presentation and feasibility. Constantin Robertz, Managing Director of Zalora Philippines, commented on behalf of GPCCI and pointed out that "what we saw are all good business models, solving very real problems."