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Globe seeks tech use vs social ills



Globe Telecom launches Globe Future Makers (GFM) 2019, in collaboration with The Spark Project, as it takes its position as an accelerator for social innovators in the country’s start-up community.

Introduced in 2017, Globe Future Makers (GFM) is the social innovation program of Globe which aims to help build the ecosystem of support for startups which are using technology to solve the Philippines’ most challenging social problems.

“In promoting digital transformation, we want to encourage as many businesses as possible to use technology for social good. Globe Future Makers offers a unique opportunity for our small enterprises using digital technology to scale up and test if their businesses are replicable in global markets. We encourage social innovators and start-ups to participate in GFM 2019,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe chief sustainability officer and SVP for corporate communications.
She added, “We want to strengthen the Filipino start-up community and use technologies of the future.” Crisanto noted that local start-ups are emerging in the technology space but many have yet to reach the level of complexity of start-ups in other countries.

GFM 2019 is open to Philippine-based individuals, groups or organizations with solutions that use technology such as a device, platform, hardware or software to achieve wide-scale positive impact.

Entries must be beyond the ideation and conceptual stage, with a solution that has been working for at least two years and a functional product or service with actual users. It must also address any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.