Globe Future Makers

Tech for Social Good

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, it seeks to recognize the most innovative technology-enabled solutions focused on solving social issues in Singapore, Australia, and the Philippines.


Globe's Future Makers program aims to help build an ecosystem of support for social innovators using technology to solve the Philippines’ most challenging social problems. It is open to startups committed to achieving a wide scale positive social impact and using the power of technology to change the world.


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Program Mechanics


Eligibility

  • The competition is open to individuals, groups, start-ups, and social enterprises based in the Philippines.
  • If joining as a team, applicants are requested to choose one lead member to be the main applicant.
  • The entries should clearly articulate how technology is used to drive the social impact of their organization.
  • The solutions must focus on using technology for social good. The technology can be a machine, device, platform, or hardware/software.
  • The entries must be:
    • Beyond the ideation and conceptual stage
    • A functional product or service with actual users
    • Operational or in the market for 2 years or more for an added advantage
  • The entries must be submitted in English.
  • The entries must be addressing any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Key Dates

MARCH 12APRIL 30MAYMAY-JUNE
Start Day of SubmissionLast Day of SubmissionEvaluation and SelectionMentorship Series

Benefits

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


As part of Globe Future Makers, they will receive technology support worth P200,000 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.

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

The Spark Project


The Spark Project is a Philippine-based crowdfunding website and community that helps entrepreneurs and changemakers launch their creatively conscious ventures to market. As a pioneer in the local crowdfunding scene, they are dedicated to enabling Filipino creativity and innovation through their website and various community events.

SUSTAINABILITY

Globe of Good

At Globe, we aim to create a wonderful world by combining innovation with the power of collaboration, information, and communications technology. As our business continues to grow, we contribute to nation-building with an engaged and empowered workforce committed to doing a Globe of Good.

Digital Nation


We make education technology accessible to all and shape responsible digital citizens of tomorrow.

Care for Environment


We enable programs that support climate action and continuing efforts to build the nation.

Care for People


We provide employment opportunities and economic growth within our value chain.

Positive Societal Impact


We play an active part in community development by using our people and technology as a catalyst of positive change.

FAQ

What is the Globe Future Makers Program?

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-enabled solutions focused on solving social issues in Singapore, Australia, and the Philippines.


The Globe Future Makers program aims to help build the ecosystem of support for social innovators who are using technology to solve the Philippines’ most challenging social problems. This program is open to startups who are committed to achieving wide-scale positive social impact and believe in the power of technology to change the world.


This year, we are partnering with The Spark Project to look for social innovators who use tech for social good.

Who can join the Globe Future Makers program and what can I expect from it?

We welcome social innovators and social enterprises with relevant technological or innovative solutions that can solve existing and emerging social sector challenges in the Philippines and the region to join the Globe Future Makers program.


This will run for 3 months with follow-up support. Future Makers will attend workshops, coaching sessions and regular business mentoring by seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts. Most importantly, there are ample opportunities for community engagement and access to networking events.

Who can I contact to learn more about the Globe Future Makers Program?

For further information, you can contact us at [email protected]

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