GRANTS and PRIZES

R.I.S.E. participants whose entries are awarded the 8 highest scores after the Pitching Event will receive:

A. Cash grant of PHP 500,000, broken down as follows: 
 

PHP 200,000 on the first week of the 12-week Mentoring Program provided that the participant achieves milestones including –

  1. Registration of startup in the City of Makati

  2. Completion of founding team

  3. Hiring key employees

  4. Finishing prototype

  5. Finding suppliers for key items / services

  6. Presentation of initial Cap Table
     

PHP 150,000 during the 5th week of the 12-week Mentoring Program provided that the participant achieves milestones including –

  1. Presenting the minimum viable product

  2. Obtaining the first paying customer
     

PHP 150,000 during the 9th week of the 12-week Mentoring Program provided that the participant achieves milestones including –

  1. Creation of the pitching deck

  2. Forecast of 12-month financial requirements
     

B. $5,000 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits 
 

C. The following benefits from Draper House Startup (DSH) Manila:

  • Free co-working passes (max 3 pax per startup) at DSH Manila’s working space in Poblacion, Makati for the duration of the 12-week Mentoring Program;

  • Discounts/exclusive corporate package on DSH Manila hostel and events spaces (Rooftop & Public House); and

  • Free membership to the global Draper Entrepreneurial Network 


D. Assistance for business registration in Makati City

E. 12-Week Entrepreneurship Training

The Ronin Group will provide training and mentorship on topics critical to startup acceleration including Legal, Finance, Marketing, Team Development and Effective Pitching.  

 

The fully-online program will span 12 weeks and will be conducted by industry experts.

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MEET THE MENTORS

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EIRENE JHONE AGUILA 

Member Faculty of Law

Far Eastern University

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VANESSA BICOMONG

Lecturer

Ateneo de Manila University

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 JOSEPH DE LEON

Director of Venture Strategy

Gravitas Prime

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AYA LARAYA

Founder

RONIN Group of Companies

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GIDEON PEÑA

Head of Legal

Data Protection Officer

Insular Health Care

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DOMNINA RANCES

Dean

Ateneo de Naga University College of Law

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CECILLE REBOLLOS

School Principal

Australian College of Hair Design & Beauty, Manila