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Blast Off!

Naga City, an Maogmang Lugar, presents

A Naga City Startup Challenge

ARE YOU A STARTUP FOUNDER LOOKING FOR INVESTORS?

ARE YOU AN INVESTOR LOOKING TO FUND TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS?

What is Blast Off?

Blast Off! is Naga City’s 1st digital startup pitching challenge! It is a flagship project of the Startup Development Committee by the Naga City Investment Board (NCIB) of the City Government of Naga. Blast Off! aims to ‘boost’ founders and their startups for a successful take off!

The Challenge

This is not a competition where “Startup A must win over Startup B” but a challenge where you can win through your own merit! As long as the judges are convinced that your startup is worthy of your ‘ask,’ you can qualify for an investment, a grant, a loan, and/or other forms of support.

Whether you’re a student or a startup founder, if you have a working prototype of your innovation, you’re in for the challenge!

The Blast Off! Challenge has 2 phases:

Phase 1: Application Screening

Prepare your pitch deck, fill out the application form, and submit the requirements for screening. If you qualify...

Phase 2: Live Pitching Session

Be ready to pitch, live on-stage, in front of startup investors and prospective partners.

Who can join?

Technology startup founder(s) who fit the following criteria:

  1. Filipino or Foreign;
  2. based in, operating in and/or planning to base and operate in Naga City with at least 50% Nagueño Workforce;
  3. no longer at the idea stage; must have at least a working prototype; live users, traction or expansion are also welcome;
  4. startup falls under any of the following categories: government, eCommerce, health, education, finance. If your startup does not fall under any of these categories, you may still join the challenge

Got questions? Email dih@naga.gov.ph

GET CONNECTED!

Get a chance to meet fellow founders, prospective investors and local business leaders. Build your network and strengthen your strategic alliances.

GET FUNDED!

Qualify for a grant, loan or investment from various government agencies, private investors and strategic partners who are supporting this challenge! The City Government of Naga has an initial pool of funds worth Php5M.

GET SUPPORT!

Avail the incubation facilities and future mentorship programs offered by the Naga City Digital Innovation Hub (DiH). Facilities include office space, internet connectivity, utilities, and other shared services.

Deadline of Application:
4 DEC 2020, 11:59PM (Friday)

 

Announcement of Qualifiers for the Pitching Session (thru email):

8-9 DEC 2020 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

THE PITCHING SESSION

14 DEC 2020 (Monday)

Apply now!

Step 1: Prepare Your Pitch Deck
Have the following topics prepared in your presentation slides: Problem, Market, Solution and Ask. Download the slide template here

Step 2: Apply for Pre-Qualification

Fill out application form here and upload your pitch deck.

Step 3: Pre-Qualified? Get Ready to Pitch

We will email you the result of your application. If you pre-qualify, refine, rehearse and get ready to pitch your startup!

The Pitching Session

Congratulations! You pre-qualified to pitch your startup!

Pitching session will be live, on-stage, and in front of judges who can be your prospective investors and partners. This is not a competition, meaning, you are not competing against other founders and their pitch decks. Judges will evaluate you and your startup based on your own merits. Prepare a pre-recorded demo video of your prototype or product, if necessary. You are only given a maximum of 10 minutes to pitch (presentation of demo video included). Question and answer portion will follow.

Are you an investor looking to fund a technology startup?

Kindly express your intention via email to the Naga City Investment Board (ncib@naga.gov.ph) so that arrangements can be made to make you become part of Blast Off and meet the startup founders.

Got questions? Contact us.

Please email the Naga City Investment Board at dih@naga.gov.ph

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