In today’s event at Google Philippines, developers sat down with media partners and students to share the stories behind their success. Three developers talked about their humble beginnings, where their passion for technology started, and the challenges they encountered along the way.
The developer lounge also highlighted the recent success of ZipMatch, the first Philippine startup to participate in the Launchpad Accelerator program hosted by Google in California.
The Launchpad Accelerator program provides startups with the technical and business know-how in order to make it big in the industry. They are also awarded with $50,000 in equity-free investment, credits for Google products, strategic public relations support, and the opportunity to work closely with Google for six months in their homeland.
The Program also exposes the participants to workshops on Google tools and platforms along with intensive 1 on 1 mentoring sessions with engineers, product managers, and other industry experts.
Google also invited a number of startups to showcase their apps and share their own stories to the participants: By Implication (sakay.ph), Most Played Games (Flippy Bottle Extreme), Honesty Worldwide (Summit DIY Platform), and Puasoft (Midifun Karaoke).