Busan, South Korea, November 25, 2019. Burket was selected to be a part of the Philippine delegation, along with 3 other startups, to the 2019 ASEAN-Korea Startup Week from November 18-28. Startup founders from the ASEAN region collaborated with their Korean counterparts in workshops, business meetings, and a demo day. Burket is represented by its co-founder and CEO Herbert Joei Bactong.
The Philippine delegation, led by the Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB), participated in seminars and mentorship sessions at the Startup Campus, Pangyo Techno Valley, Seongnam City. The delegation, headed by DTI-EMB Director Senen Perlada, is composed of startups Burket.Ph, AdMov PH, Senti Techlabs, and Veer Technologies.
Director Perlada presented the Philippine startup ecosystem at the government officials’ “pitching” presentations during the ASEAN Investment Seminar on day 3 of the Startup Week. Dir. Perlada highlighted the passing of two key legislations that will benefit the startup ecosystem – Republic Act 11337 or the Innovative Startup Act and Republic Act 11293 or the Philippine Innovation Act.
Justin Lim of Veer Technologies and Ralph Vincent Regalado of Senti Techlabs emerged as the top performers from among 18 startups that presented during the demo day.
Burket will be pitching at the ASEAN-ROK Startup Expo Come Up 2019 in Busan as part of the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit that will be hosted by Korean President Moon Jae-In and attended by ASEAN leaders.