Future Makers is the Social Innovation Program of the Singtel Group of Companies within the Asia Pacific Region. Launched in 2016 in Singapore and Australia, this program seeks to recognize the most innovative technology solutions focused on solving social issues in Singapore, Australia, Philippines, and the region. The program is open to passionate individuals who believe that technological innovation plays a key role in making wide scale social impact to help drive social development in the Philippines.




The solutions must address issues affecting poverty in the Philippines through the following focus areas:


Climate Change and Displacement


Health and Wellbeing


Learning and Education


Peace and Security


MECHANICS


ELIGIBILITY
1. Start-ups, social enterprises, for-profit and nonprofit entities are welcome to apply.
2. The program is open to individuals and groups who are based in the Philippines.
3. Group entrants are requested to choose one team lead to be the main applicant.
4 The entries should clearly articulate how they are using technology to optimize the social impact of their organization.
5. The innovation must be addressing at least one of the focus areas affecting Poverty: Climate Change and Displacement, Health and Wellbeing, Learning and Education, and/or Peace and Security.
6. Entries must be beyond the ideation and conceptual stage, with at least a working prototype having been deployed and the team having worked on the initiative for at least six (6) months.
7. All entries must be submitted in English.

KEY DATES

MARCH 21 MAY 7 JUNE JULY - OCTOBER
Start Day of Submission Last Day of Submission Evaluation and Selection Mentorship Series

BENEFITS

After going through a rigorous selection process, 5 start-ups will be selected and will be provided with follow-up support network to grow and scale their social impact.


Dedicated Mentorship


Network & Market Access


Technology Support


Regional Visibility

As part of the Globe Future Makers, they will receive technology support worth Php200,000 on a need and business relevance basis; critical non-monetary support such as industry insights, individual mentoring, and coaching; networking opportunities; and potential collaboration with the Singtel Group and its partner organizations.

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Implementing Partner: Ashoka

Ashoka is the pioneer in establishing the field of social entrepreneurship. With over 3,000 fellows from 89 countries, it is the largest professional network of social innovators in the world. Ashoka is helping accelerate social change through its global community of changemakers from across causes, disciplines, sectors, and borders.