Globe Future Makers
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.
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.
We welcome everyone-whether social enterprises or not-for-profits, 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.
Here are the guidelines for eligibility to the Globe Future Makers
- The competition is open to individuals, groups, or organizations, for-profit or non-profit, who are based in the Philippines.
Applicants are requested to choose one lead member of the team to be the main applicant.
The entries should clearly articulate how technology is used to drive social impact of their organization.
The solutions must focus on using technology for social good. The technology can be a device, platform, hardware/software.
Entries must be:
- Beyond the ideation and conceptual stage.
- Solution has been working for at least 2 years.
- Must have a functional product or service with actual users.
All entries must be submitted in English.
Must be addressing any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Yes. We are focused on applicants who want to have significant social impact in the Philippines. The final selection process will require the top 10 to participate in in-person interviews.
If selected as a Future Maker, participants will need to attend activities and events in Manila
It’s really easy! Simply follow the steps below:
Step 1 : Go to www.globe.com.ph/future-makers
Step 2: Click sign-up and fill out the application form.
There are no fees required to apply. Applications will be reviewed within April 2019. Top 10 finalists will receive a notification via email. Further interviews and evaluations will lead to the selection of the final Top 5 Future Makers in May 2019.
Kindly refer to the application form. Do not disclose any proprietary or confidential information in your application.
You’ll see a “Your response has been recorded” after filling out the Google form.
Please note that all submissions made are considered final so we encourage all applicants to check that all of the required information in the application form has been included before submission.
The deadline for sign-ups is on April 12. Finalists will be notified via email.
The program is open to both individuals and groups who are based in the Philippines. However, group entrants are requested to choose one team lead to be the main applicant.
No, Globe does not take any equity or royalty for the support provided. The aim of Globe Future Makers is to foster social impact through technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and build the ecosystem for social innovation.
Globe Telecom and The Spark Project will not claim ownership over the intellectual property rights of the social innovations submitted to the program. Intellectual property rights shall remain with the applicant at all times. However, we request that you do not include confidential or proprietary information in your application that you may not want to share publicly.