Empowering Green Startups for Environmental Solutions
The United States government has extended its support to twenty innovative startups, offering sustainable solutions to environmental challenges in Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, and Manila.
In a groundbreaking move to promote environmental resilience and inclusive economic growth, the U.S. Embassy’s American Spaces Philippines and The Spark Project recently concluded the Green Impact Accelerator boot camp. During this transformative five-month program, they fostered the growth and commercial viability of green startups through mentorship, networking, and crowdfunding matching.
Seeds of Change: Three Startups Emerge Victorious
Out of the twenty visionary solutions presented, three outstanding startups have secured seed funding to develop, implement, and scale up their transformative projects.
Among the winners is Cagayan de Oro’s “Kids Who Farm,” which introduced the Food Loop, an ingenious circular food system concept and technology that transforms household food waste into organic components for sustainable food growth.
Dumaguete’s “Plantsville Health” caught the attention with “Green LiveS,” an AI-powered system that records and monitors Philippine cinnamon production, paving the way for smarter agricultural practices.
Meanwhile, Manila’s “Dewaste Solutions” stood out with “MARE!,” a modular and portable materials recycling facility empowering environmental sustainability through education while generating employment opportunities for women in waste management.
Fostering a Greener Future
“This accelerator program brings us immense excitement as it focuses on enterprises positively impacting the environment,”
said Patch Dulay, CEO, and founder of The Spark Project.
“Through such initiatives, entrepreneurs and their businesses are not just elevated, but also connected to a like-minded community that earnestly supports their endeavors.”
U.S. Embassy’s Commitment to Environmental Resilience
Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer Pauline Anderson reiterated the U.S. government’s commitment moreover to support environmental resilience and foster inclusive economic growth.
“The projects we witnessed in this program highlight the vibrant Philippine startup community and showcase how their ingenuity can build sustainable ecosystems and foster prosperity.”
Paving the Way for Future Investment
The Green Impact Accelerator teams, after their successful endeavor, will reunite in October for the highly anticipated American Spaces Angel Investing Seminar. This exciting event offers them a unique opportunity to connect with potential investors, taking their transformative projects to new heights.
Additionally, the teams will also have the privilege of benefiting from seed funding opportunities, unlocking new possibilities for growth and impactful contributions in the realm of environmental sustainability.