Digital businesses are transforming lives in the Philippines by creating job opportunities, driving economic development, and giving communities the opportunity to create better living conditions for themselves. That’s why we created the Bridge for Billions Incubation Program for Filipino Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Payoneer.
Guided by our values, the purpose of this program is to empower Filipino digital businesses to make a positive impact for themselves and their people. Whether you’re an aspiring freelancer, a creative team offering digital services, a tech enthusiast or a group of developers… There’s a place for you in this transformative journey!
Here’s what we have to offer:
Unleash these benefits and more by becoming a part of our program today.
Learn how to manage finances, develop a marketing strategy and create a solid business plan.
We’re ready to embark on this entrepreneurial journey with you. Together, we’ll leverage digital innovation and drive positive change in your business and your community.
Make a lasting impact in the Philippines’ digital landscape and apply now to join our program. A world of opportunities awaits.
We will review all the applications and we will choose 70 entrepreneurs to participate in this edition of the program.
End of January
If selected, you will be invited to an onboarding to the program and session on how to select your mentor, how to use the incubation platform, its methodology and much more.
"Matching" is a fun process in which you get to meet several volunteer business mentors and decide which one is the best fit for you. For approximately one month you'll have 30min initial meeting with several mentors, and you will eventually rank them by order or preference. We'll then finalize who is your final "match": the one mentor who will guide you all along the program.
March to June
Begin a 4 month incubation period to continue developing your startup.
As the backbone of the program, the plaftorm offers a gamified and step by step experience that allows entrepreneurs to create their business plans and validate their model. Far from theory, the pedagogy pushes you to formulate your ideas and answer the tough questions.
It invites you to “get out there”, talk to people, research, and validate your ideas. Your mentor will be there for you every week to support you by challenging assumptions and offering a fresh perspective.
Make sure you define your true value. Your Value Proposition is the #1 thing that explains why people would be interested in your offer. It’s a promise that clearly communicates the benefits of your product or service
Understanding your competitors is essential to finding your spot in the market. Think you don’t have much competition? Think again! Take on new perspectives and build a Competition Map that will clearly show where you stand.
Building a company 100% by yourself is almost impossible. Every day you’ll decide: should I do it myself? Delegate? Outsource? Building relationships with your partners, supporters, suppliers and, of course, a great team is key.
How do you plan to sustain your business and capture your customers’ attention? We’ll help you understand what business model is right for you and start planning your marketing activities.
Are you leaving money on the table by being too shy with prices, or overcharging and losing business opportunities? We’ll help you figure it out by setting your first price point and determining a pricing strategy.
We make it easy even if you’re allergic to numbers. Get a step-by-step handle on all of your financial needs. Month by month, year by year, you’ll be able to estimate your expenses and revenue as you start and build your company.
Changing the world we live in? Building an Impact Plan will help you clarify what system you’re a part of and how you’re trying to influence it. You will also measure the impact you’re actually having on your customers, certain beneficiaries, your sector, or even the world.
Once you start your business, you’ll have to constantly adjust priorities to make sure you’re spending your time on the right things. Having solid, measurable objectives is a great way to align with your team and stay on track.
Make sure to share and grow with The Community, use the space to seek advice, ask for help and connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs.
The more time you are able to dedicate, the better the results. We have structured the program so that you can complete all the activities in 6-8 hours a week, including a one-hour video call with your mentor and participation in the workshops, this is your program. Also, remember that you will have to commit to dedicating at least 6 hours a week for the duration of the program (4 months) and that there will also be face-to-face sessions that you will have to attend (we will take into account the working hours to put it on for you). as easy as possible).
Nothing! This is a free program funded by the client.
We advise you to have a laptop or desktop computer and preferably one of these browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox. Even so, our platform also adapts to mobile phones.
Also, we hope that you have a stable and reliable internet connection both for your weekly review on the platform and to participate in calls with your entrepreneur by video call.
As an entrepreneur we want to hear from you! Share mostly with us your motivation and commitment for joining the program. Reflect accomplishments to date and what are you looking to achieve with the program as it will improve your chance to be selected.
Of course! Our program is made to collaborate with your entire team. You can easily invite your teammates to join your project and seamlessly collaborate on its development. You can work at the same time as a teammate, but please note, however, that our platform does not allow live collaboration like with Google Docs (you will only see a teammate’s edits after refreshing the page and you must have Be careful not to “override” the entries of others).
Your mentor will act as your guide throughout the program. Week after week, it will help you validate your strategy and design your growth plan. Mentors support you within the platform and meet with you once a week (usually via video calls) to validate your progress.
Contact Arielle, Incubation Manager of this program if you have any question.