15 October 2020 | Media Coverage

Startup Pinay program supports Filipinas in tech startup ecosystem

QBO Innovation Hub recently partnered with Investing in Women, an Australian Government initiative that promotes women’s economic empowerment in South East Asia, to expand Startup Pinay, a startup innovation platform that narrows the gender gap in the tech industry by fostering a community of female-led tech startups through funding, mentorship, and exposure.

“The growth potential of the tech industry presents opportunities for women in tech as founders, leaders, and employees. It can lead to a more equitable distribution of the benefits in this area,” said Sheona McKenna, Counsellor of the Australian Embassy. “Women founders are more likely to address pressing issues that women face. But there’s still a lot of work to be done.”

The three-year partnership between Investing in Women and QBO aims to improve workplace gender equality, and access to growth capital for women-owned and women-led enterprises in the country.


Mirasol, P.B. (2020, September 30). Startup Pinay program supports Filipinas in tech startup ecosystem. Business World. Retrieved from https://www.bworldonline.com/startup-pinay-program-supports-filipinas-in-tech-startup-ecosystem/

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