MANILA, Philippines- Forbes magazine has recently recognized 300 young entrepreneurs in Asia who were proven to “push the boundaries of innovation” in their respective crafts. These impressive young go-getters and leaders come from different fields that includes enterprise technology, consumer technology, arts, entertainment and sports, finance and venture capital, social healthcare and science, manufacturing and energy, retail and e-commerce and marketing and advertising. “It’s fascinating to see how these millennials are using technology to disrupt their industries, empower their communities and overcome cultural barriers,” said Forbes Media’s Senior Digital Editor Rana Wehbe.
Here the top five in the prestigious list that are from the Philippines.
1. Shahab Shabibi, 21, cofounder of Machine Ventures
Shabibi is originally from Iran and she founded Machine Ventures which is a Philippines-based incubator that can provide financial support and management guidance to the aspiring entrepreneurs in the country. It also supported HeyKuya, a text-based personal assistant system that has over 35,000 users.
2. Matthew Cua, 28, founder of SkyEye Analytics
It started as a university project in 2009, the SkyEye designs its own drones to be able to conduct aerial surveys and procedure maps or even models for clients. His startup is now part of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Human Affairs.