Pinoys urged to create the next 'Facebook, Google or Apple'Monday, June 11, 2012
Yet for Earl Martin Valencia, head of strategic business development at Smart Communications, what needs to be realized is that rather than just , helping startups is more of an advocacy.
"It’s not just money, but other forms of support that we need to make sure startups become successful," Valencia said, who is a co-founder of Ideaspace Foundation.
The Idea Space Foundation is a nonprofit start-up incubator company funded by the Manuel V. Pangilinan group of companies. These include industry giants such as Smart, . (Meralco), Maynilad Water, and Metro Pacific Investments Corp.
"We (Filipinos) should have created Facebook," Valencia said.
"Silicon Valley should and can be done anywhere in the world if we do create an environment to celebrate success," he added.
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