Elevate: Baguio city

Conventionally known for its export industry, Baguio’s economy is propelled by manufacturing electronics, machinery, clothes, textile, and plastics. More recently, the country’s summer capital has welcomed outsourcing businesses as Baguio grows its portfolio of IT parks.  

From 2013 to date, Baguio City maintains its spot as one of the 15 Most Competitive Cities as ranked by the National Competitiveness Council. Driven by its robust local economy and notable government efficiency, the city continues to attract attention.

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Just last year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) selected Baguio City to be part of its Creative Cities Network which promotes collaboration among cities that identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.

Member cities are recognized for their creativity in crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts, and music. Baguio City, cited for its remarkable crafts and folk art, is the first in the Philippines to join this global network of creative economies.

Baguio’s creative talent and entrepreneurial spirit especially when matched with its strong export industry and tourism sector set off an exciting force to further spur sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

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The Elevate National Roadshow will gather entrepreneurs—both aspiring and already in the business—who use technology for a series of workshops and talks.

The City of Pines will be one of the destination of the Elevate National Roadshow. Catch the Baguio stopover on August 15, 2018.

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**Actual dates might be subject to change.

 

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The Elevate National Roadshow is accepting applications for startups to share and showcase their ideas while giving them valuable mentorship and support. While the Roadshow only includes 5 cities, applications are open to all cities nationwide.

 

Each of the five cities’ winners will be invited to be part of the Innovation Summit. The Innovation Summit, the biggest event of Impact Hub Manila, will feature its renowned partners, potential investors, key movers, and industry icons.

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For more information, contact:

Michelle Buentipo at michelle.buentipo@impacthub.net

or visit, https://programs.impacthub.ph/elevate2018

Photos: Suroy Pilipinas