Congratulations to the Top 8 Winners of the 2022 R.I.S.E. Challenge!

These startups will be trained by seasoned RONIN mentors on Legal, Financial, Marketing, Team Development, and Effective Pitching -- equipping them to pitch to qualified investors in July 2022!

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Watch out for them as they RISE further to become leading lights for Philippine startups!

Digest PH is a one-stop shop to help grow businesses through tele-legal services for finding and hiring Philippines lawyers, reading laws, and creating contracts. Founded by Raymond Rodis in 2019, Digest Ph aims to help more startups with their legal needs.


Empath Corporation is a healthcare company that envisions accessible mental healthcare and psychoeducation through tele-mental health and psychoeducation services, training workshops, and wellness classes. Founder Stephanie Naval founded Empath in 2019.


Filpass Tamperproof Tech. Inc offers a blockchain-secured digital wallet that protects and stores reipients' credentials and important personal or business documents. Gaze Kasilag established Filpass Tamperproof Tech in 2021.


Fitscovery is a one-stop-shop for fitness to help connect vendors and consumers. Founders Michael Jiang, and Francis Aguilar aim to make Fitscovery internationally known. is an online insurance marketplace that helps people choose and buy insurance that fits their needs. Its founders are Hamilton Angluben, Aslagan Cuyugan, and Franco Nazareno.


Pic-A-Talk is an assistive mobile application for children with complex communication needs. 

Inspired by CEO Uma Roa's non-verbal autistic sister, Pic- A-Talk provides a platform that helps children communicate using pictures.

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Project Fort helps companies save money and improve overall employee health by using community-based data to develop dynamic wellness strategies. Founder Erika Medina is a public health professional and lecturer.


Synthillate has created the first ever algorithm and platform for converting intellectual properties (IPs) into valuable and easily monetizable financial assets and IP derivatives. Joseph Doroja established Synthillate in December 2021.