ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards

this 2017, You or someone you know deserves global recognition.

The ASEAN Rice Bowl Awards 2017 celebrates the spirit of innovation and achievement in the startup ecosystem.

The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards (ARBSA) celebrates the resilient spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the startup ecosystem. Resilience has always been a key ingredient in Filipino success, and it’s no different for Filipino entrepreneurial success. ASPACE is thrilled to once again be the Country and Community Partner for The Philippine Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2017 Nationals and be part of this exhaustive celebration of startup excellence. Tuck in your modesty for another day as we open up nominations for the national round.

We’re looking for the Philippines’ very own ultimate rockstar from each category that will represent us at the Grand Finale in Malaysia on the end of November 2017 and get a chance to get the best opportunities for partnership, regional media exposure, investor matching, Cross Regional Exchange Program, and Global & Regional Networking.

Nominations extended until September 13, 2017.

Nominate Startups ⇢

⇣ ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2016

This is what you missed.

On Friday, July 15th, at A SPACE Greenbelt, we celebrated, awarded, partied + connected at the inaugural Philippine Rice Bowl Startup Awards). Next stop, the ASEAN finals!

The Startup awards hosted 150 innovators at the awesome A SPACE Greenbelt, pimped out with music, food, liquids, trophies, balloons, and lots of valuable connections. Plus an after party at the Palace Pool Club. Thirty-four finalists in eleven categories became 11 winners who will represent the Philippines at the ASEAN Startup Awards in September.

Philippine Rice Bowl Startup awards is part of a worldwide network called Global Startup Awards which connects startup ecosystems nationally, regionally and globally. More details here ( + (

The Philippine Rice Bowl Startup Awards is produced and hosted by A SPACE, the Philippines leading cowork + collaboration project. We run next generation workspaces in Manila + Cebu, supercharge communities, and guide amazing ideas into orbit. More details here: (

⇣ Be an Ambassador

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If you’re looking to help out in a different way, you can volunteer to be a National ARBSA Ambassador or Jury! As long as you have vast knowledge about the startup ecosystem, submit your profile/contact at the form on the left.

As a National Ambassador, you will:

  • Promote the Award among ecosystem players.
  • Nominate at least 5 deserving startups and ecosystem players at

As a National Jury, you will:

  • Promote the Award among ecosystem players.
  • Use your grasp of startups and evaluate the submissions to narrow down the finalists.