Market Philippines - EXPAND


Young Population:

Population of 102 millions with median age of 23.4


Digital Users:

60 million users with 58% mobile users penetration

English Literate:

High English Proficiency with an EF EPI Score of 60.33 (Malaysia being 60.77)

Economic Stability:

Philippines moved up 12 places in the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom due to robust economic growth and fiscal gains


Increase of GDP Growth of 5.2% to 5.4% for 2017; projected to grow by 6.5% in 2018 and beyond. Services constitutes over 60% of GDP

High influx of investments from China and India continue to fuel growth

Low inflation at 2.7% and increasing domestic demand has created credit growth, as also higher opportunities
High growth sectors including Travel, Transportation, Tourism, Agriculture, Supply Chain Management, Software Development and IT Infrastructure. Healthcare, Education are considered priority areas for growth and adoption of new solutions


The people behind Launchgarage have been part of the local and global startup industry for more than 20 years. Their experience lends us insight on the unique needs of startups and their founders. Their global network provides the opportunity to build paths into other thriving innovation ecosystems around the world.

Over the years, Launchgarage has seen over 2000+ Philippine Startups, Evaluated 1000+ Startups globally and the founders have each had 15+ years of experience in the industry with a diverse, well-rounded set of verticals in our current portfolio


Schedule: Program starts in August (Trip to Manila 26 August - 30 August 2019)
Register by 19th July 2019
Participation Cost: USD 2,500


  • Program of workshops and meeting activities
  • Mentor costs
  • Seats at co-working space and access to meeting rooms
  • City transportion



  • Flight tickets
  • Accommodations
  • Tickets to selected external events
  • Personal consumption

“Participating in this event is only available for Malaysian Companies under Marketing Development Grant (MDG) by MATRADE. Please refer to the link for further information and eligibility before proceeding to registration“

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