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Pollinate Impact brings Peer Powered Workshop to Manila

Pollinate Impact’s Peer Powered Workshop, led by expert facilitators Arielle Molino and Shami Rao, continued with its Southeast Asia edition by heading to Manila last May 16, 2024.


The event was held in collaboration with Villgro Philippines and boasted an attendance of 32 participants, all of whom are part of 18 different incubators from all over Metro Manila and other cities in the Philippines. Among this impactful roster was Benjamin Mirasol from the Ateneo Intellectual Property Office (AIPO).

Image: Peer Powered Workshop - Manila Participants; photo by Pollinate Impact
Image: Peer Powered Workshop - Manila Participants; photo by Pollinate Impact

Workshop attendees discussed challenges being experienced by the Philippine market and brainstormed solutions to these problems. Among the issues discussed were sustainability strategies of incubators, entrepreneurs’ commitment to the incubation/acceleration program, as well as the contextual and effective support needed by entrepreneurs based in geographically spread out areas.


Here are key solutions presented by the workshop’s participants:


Sustainability strategies of incubators

  • Establishment of collaborative funding opportunities between incubators and accelerators

  • Building a two-way street with funders to advocate for the development of more effective, innovative, and sector-specific funding strategies

  • Crafting purposeful narratives via shared data at an ecosystem level rather than at individual organizational levels


Entrepreneurs’ commitment to the incubation/acceleration program

  • Improvement of the screening and selection process by understanding entrepreneurs' needs, and having well-articulated value add and expectations of the program


Contextual and effective support needed by entrepreneurs based in geographically spread out areas

  • Stronger collaboration with experts for a more localized context on the situations in geographically spread out areas


Pollinate Impact is a non-profit organization driven by its global network of impact incubators. Focusing primarily on the Global South, the organization aims to empower, resource, and enable impact incubators to collectively amplify the organization’s ability to seek solutions to pressing global problems.


 

Interested business incubators and accelerators can connect with Pollinate Impact to network and learn how to better ideate solutions to common challenges. More information on Pollinate Impact’s upcoming events and activities can be found on their website and LinkedIn page.


To learn more about Intellectual Property and what AIPO can do for you, visit their website at www.aipo.ateneo.edu or follow them on their Facebook or LinkedIn.

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