SAN FRANCISCO, 28 April 2022 – Dynamico Space, supported by the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco and the Philippine Trade & Investment Center Silicon Valley, held its 3rd Mentor Feedback Session virtually on 7 April.

The session was a collaboration with IDEYA, the first technology business incubator in Mindanao funded by the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), which aims to create a progressive entrepreneurial ecosystem through various community building activities and technology-based business support services to enable budding entrepreneurs in the region to fulfill their startup dreams.

Mr. JR Calanoc, Dynamico Space Co-founder and CEO, Ms. Nancy Hwang, Mentor Coordinator and Head of Customer Experience Geo Enterprise, Ms. Yanting Li, Advisor to Health Stack I.O., Mr. Ray Potter, CEO of Safelogic and an angel investor, provided feedback to the presentations by the following group of startups that have identified real world problems and have come up with innovative solutions that can be scaled beyond the Philippines:

1.     Hyper Food Box: Climate change affects all pillars of food security, reducing crop yields in the tropics, raising food prices, reducing the nutritive value of some food, and disrupting food availability. Hyper Food Box provide a business model that establishes community food gardens, enabling a hyperlocal food network and connecting local farmers with businesses, such as hospitals and restaurants, among others.  The company has also integrated the participation of persons with disabilities in their business model.

2.     Lesstics: There are 60+ billion plastics a year and only 5% is recycled, hence Lesstics has developed a process that turns single-use plastics into insulator boards, roofing tiles, and more.  They have won several awards from APEC Chile, the United Nations, and the British Council.

3.     Sirena AI: 236,000 people die from drowning each year and it is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death, representing 8% of total global mortality. Also, 90% of drowning deaths are from low and middle-income countries.  Sirena AI has developed a drowning detection technology that is not reliant on existing computer visual detection systems. It has a 99% drowning detection accuracy in 10 seconds.

Consul General Neil Ferrer expressed thanks to Dynamico Space and their mentors for the guidance and support to PH startups. “We look forward to seeing PH startups such as Hyper Food Box, Lesstics and Sirena AI grow and expand globally,” he added.

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