Updated: Apr 12
as published by the Manila Bulletin
Sprout Solutions and Kaya Founders have announced the winners of their recent Impact 23 Accelerator Program. The winners were announced at the biggest SaaS conference in the Philippines, SaaScon PH held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom.
Sprout Solutions and Kaya Founders have named Olivia Technology Group Inc., a tech company focusing on automating the accounts payables process as the grand winner of their 8-week accelerator program; Smile API, a digital platform that provides instant access to the most recent, comprehensive, verified data about your users' identity, employment and income in the industry and Umwelt Peopletech Solutions Private Limited, a One-In-All Employee Experience, and People Analytics Assistant were also awarded as 1st runner up and 2nd runner up respectively.
“We want to congratulate all the participants and of course, our winners for the Impact 23 Accelerator Program who were able to share their vision and plans to grow their business with their innovative ideas and tactics,” shares Sprout Solutions CEO and Co-founder Patrick Gentry. “We are proud of the finalists that we have for the challenge as they amplified the gaps in the market and valued the timing while more Filipinos embrace digitalization. We are optimistic about how they can eventually drive the next wave of digital transformation in the country,” he added.
The winners were selected through a series of performance evaluations from business, tech, and startup leaders from various industries. They were analyzed on their vision and how these companies fit into being the driver for the next wave of digital transformation in the country. The winners were also able to present their solutions at the SaaScon PH event.
SaaScon PH: Bridging SaaS Founders, Enterprise & Investors
Apart from the presentation of winners of the Impact ‘23 Accelerator Program, SaaScon PH also discussed various topics such as the global state of SaaS and AI in 2023, digital innovation and transformation, and how Philippine businesses have been adapting to these technological changes. Guests were also given the opportunity to listen in on lessons learned on growing a SaaS startup in the Philippines, and how we support industry-shaping digital startups.
Centered around the overall theme of powering the country's digital devolution with B2B SaaS, the one-day conference also welcomed top business leaders, investors, and tech founders to share their own insights and outlook on the growing B2B SaaS landscape in the Philippines through different panel discussions throughout the event.
Guests from various startup, tech, and locally-based companies were also given the opportunity to meet and network with other business leaders and companies and potentially create a meaningful partnership with them moving forward. Booths from the top 10 finalists of the Impact 23 Challenge were also present during the event.
“We are thrilled to welcome various companies and industries to the SaaScon PH as we open opportunities for a variety of collaborations and ideas that will evolve from this event. We believe that gatherings such as the 2023 SaaScon PH will allow us to empower not only startups in developing their businesses but also potential investors who could benefit from these groundbreaking digital platforms,” shares Gentry.
The SaaScon PH is presented by Sprout Solution and Kaya Founders, sponsored by AWS, Brankas, Beeline, and KMC. The event is also in partnership with Asia CEO Events, Wavemaker partners, Maya Business, PLDT, Rise, Konsulta MD, The Business Manual, and Rappler. Supported by Bloomberg.