The Rice Bowl Startup Awards

You or someone you know deserves global recognition.

The Rice Bowl Philippines Startup Awards 2016 celebrates the spirit of innovation and achievement in the startup ecosystem. Last year the ASEAN winners accessed $62m in funding, a wave of regional publicity… plus a pretty cool looking trophy.

⇣ Categories + Criteria

Startup of the Year
The startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year. Either in the form of growth, impact, sales, product and service.

Best Newcomer
A noteworthy startup that has less than 12 months in operation and yet has managed to establish a promising track-record. Either in the form of growth, impact, sales, product and service.

Best Disruptor / Gamechanger
The startup that has managed to show the greatest development either by disruption, growth, impact, sales, product and services .

Best Professional Investor
An investor that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be defined as an exit, early investment of a notable startup or realization of an earlier investment.

Founder Of The Year
An individual that has shown great leadership in the past year. Notable achievements could be fund raising / great customer growth / good financials/ Great leadership


Developer Hero
An individual has showcased his/her talent either by building a tool or, a product or the individual that has contributed to the developer ecosystem.

Startup Journalist of the Year
This person has displayed passion for the startup scene by providing insightful and impacting coverage as either a blogger or a journalist. The winner would be a person that has produced stories the past years with impact and original angles. This person has shown a persevering interest in the topic.

Best Social Media Influencer
Best Social Media Influencer, Blogger, or Media Public Figure with a large impact or following.

Best Campaign of the Year
Best Marketing Campaign of the Year. Can be in terms of growth, impact, sales, product or service.

Best Social Entrepreneurial Tech Startup
Best Tech Startup with a product of service within the field of social entrepreneurship that have created the most impact and or growth.


⇣ Images + Philippines finalists 2015

E-commerce site for consumer electronics founded by Kristian Salvo

Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALT)
Sustainable and ecologically designed lamp powered by tap water and table salt. Cofounded by siblings Aisa Mijeno, CEO and Raphael Mijeno, CFO


Secure Cross-Border Billing And Payment by Raymond Refundo

Crowdfunding platform for farmers co-founded by Ruel Amparo, CEO and Rachel De Villa, CTO

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