Launch of Philippine Startup Roadmap just the start: GOAB organizer

PHILIPPINE STARTUP ROADMAP. Present during the launch of the Philippine Startup Roadmap during the Geeks on a Beach Year 3 in Boracay are Kickstart vice president and co-founder Christian Besler, Plug and Play Tech Center vice president and co-founder Jojo Flores, Medifi co-founder and CTO Jay Fajardo, IdeaSpace president and founder Earl Valencia, DOST-ICTO Deputy Executive Director Mon Ibrahim, Office of Sen. Bam Aquino Director II Karl Vendell Satinitigan, DOST-ICTO senior consultant Beryl Li, STAC-Silicon Valley president Christina Laskowski, founder and instigator Tina Amper, and Blastasia Inc. president and CEO Arup Maity. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

The Philippine Startup Roadmap, launched at the just-concluded third Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) in Boracay, looks forward to spawning 500 startups with an estimated cumulative valuation of $2 billion by 2020.