Manila, Philippines, 19 November 2020. For immediate release. — Early this week, Draper Startup House Ventures and QBO Innovation Hub announced that they are partnering to support the Philippine startup community with access to opportunities beyond geographical borders.

Better together: A partnership to drive progress through levelled access to opportunities

Through collective action, this partnership between Draper Startup House Ventures and QBO Innovation Hub fosters a well-supported, resilient, entrepreneur community. Apart from access to local opportunities through QBO’s partnerships and accelerators, Draper Startup House Ventures complements by bridging these startups to opportunities beyond geographical borders.

Leveraging on DSH Ventures’ network of global partners, comprising of the Draper Venture Network with access to 23 global funds, accelerators, incubators, Angels, VCs, PEs, niche investment firms, alternative debt firms, consulting firms and corporate investment arms who are interested in various opportunities not limiting themselves to physical borders, Filipino startups have the opportunity to launch and successfully scale their startups. Draper Startup House Ventures took off in May this year, to help connect entrepreneurs who were raising capital with relevant investors, looking to modernise the current venture capital model by democratising the fundraising process.

Collaboration is at the core of what we do. In partnering with Draper Startup House Ventures, we’re excited to expand our support, and boost access to funding for Filipino startups that are scaling up and changing the world. — Katrina Rausa Chan, Executive Director of QBO Innovation Hub

QBO has been integral in elevating the Philippine startup ecosystem. We look forward to this partnership, and to helping local entrepreneurs access both global capital and strategic opportunities through the Draper Startup House ecosystem. — Cristian Munoz, Founder of Draper Startup House Manila

With this collaboration, diverse-minded individuals in the Philippines now have borderless access to support, and opportunities to connect with the rest of the world to raise capital.

Startup PH Week: Filipino Startups Powering the New Normal

With proactive presence in the local startup ecosystem, Draper Startup House will be participating in the upcoming Philippine Startup Week 2020 — in addition to community events for entrepreneurs to engage and connect with one another, Draper Startup House Ventures will be co-hosting a panel segment about SouthEast Asia trends in a Post-COVID World, on 23 November 2020 at 7pm.

As entrepreneurship and innovation are essential in powering up the new normal, the program will gather seasoned SEA investors from Draper Startup House Ventures Syndicate to join the discussion on the budding opportunities in the post-COVID world.

Join the Philippines’ largest 5-day virtual startup conference by registering here. To get more information on Philippine Startup Week 2020, visit

About QBO Innovation Hub

QBO (‘ku-bo’) is an innovation hub or platform for the startup community to collaborate, develop talent, and grow. It provides startups with support and resources through events and capacity building programs as well as focused interventions designed to improve access to markets, knowledge, capital, and talent.

QBO is the country’s first public-private initiative for startups, created through a partnership between IdeaSpace, J.P. Morgan, Department of Science and Technology, and Department of Trade and Industry.

Spurred on by the vision of Filipino startups changing the world, QBO’s mission is to create a globally competitive startup ecosystem in the Philippines. To learn more about QBO, visit

About Draper Startup House Ventures

Draper Startup House Ventures is a global syndicate created for the sole purpose of helping entrepreneurs receive better access to funding beyond geographical borders, while helping to cultivate a network of entrepreneurial growth. To find out more, visit

About Draper Startup House

The mission at Draper Startup House is to enable ONE MILLION entrepreneurs by 2030, disrupting hospitality by inventing a new category of entrepreneurial tourism and creating true value through their ecosystem of support for entrepreneurs.

Through the use of real human connection, inspired business travel, a diverse-minded community and access to global citizens – the community members of Draper Startup House are able to connect to new opportunities, inspire one another to innovate and execute, and empower one another to GO BIG, pay it forward, and drive progress. Please visit for more information.

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Ming Xia Ho

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