Elevate: Dumaguete city

Located in Negros Oriental region in Central Visayas, Dumaguete City was recognized as one of the top destinations for outsourcing in the world in 2016 by offshoring consultancy firm Tholons. While the inclusion of innovation, startup ecosystem, and digital transformation as criteria in Tholon’s 2017 index dropped the city from the most recent list, Dumaguete City has an ace up in its sleeves: its economic dynamism.

The National Competitiveness Council describes economic dynamism as usually associated with activities that create the stable expansion of businesses, industries, and higher employment.

[av_image src='http://impacthub.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Silliman_Hall_Silliman_University_Dumaguete_City-1024x577.jpg' attachment='1126' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' copyright='' animation='no-animation' av_uid='av-2rnrtc' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image] Siliman Hall

The council recorded that the city’s business registrations, permits, capital, and revenue proves the flourishing local economy. As per the council’s Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index, the city’s local economy, together with its improving government efficiency, has been growing year after year since 2014.

In addition, the Department of Trade and Industry identified Central Visayas as one of the top five regions in the country that has the most number of micro, small, and medium enterprises with 53,218 businesses in operation in 2016.

The region also hosts many industries, including footwear, ICT & IT-enabled services, electronics, food processing, marine, and houseware and furniture.

[av_image src='http://impacthub.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ELEVATE-Logo_V-Full-Color-Grey-Flat-1-1024x256.png' attachment='1131' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' copyright='' animation='no-animation' av_uid='av-7odnlc' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image]

The Elevate National Roadshow will have its first stop in the City of the Gentle People on August 6, 2018.

[av_button_big label='Know More About Elevate 2018!' description_pos='below' link='manually,http://bit.ly/elevateroadshow2018' link_target='_blank' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello' custom_font='#ffffff' color='custom' custom_bg='#0384c4' color_hover='custom' custom_bg_hover='#42b2d1' av_uid='av-337d8g' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_button_big]

**Actual dates might be subject to change.

[av_one_third first av_uid='av-3skfls'][av_image src='http://impacthub.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ELEVATE-Logo_Full-Color-Grey-Shadow-300x300.png' attachment='1132' attachment_size='full' align='center' styling='' hover='' link='' target='' caption='' font_size='' appearance='' overlay_opacity='0.4' overlay_color='#000000' overlay_text_color='#ffffff' copyright='' animation='no-animation' av_uid='av-3k85f4' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_image][/av_one_third]

[av_two_third av_uid='av-200ehc']

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.

[/av_two_third]

[av_button_big label='SEND YOUR APPLICATION NOW!' description_pos='below' link='manually,https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bsKf3ZfECeAgQufM_15KuKLgwTAijKMswtudsHw9Fu0/edit' link_target='_blank' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello' custom_font='#ffffff' color='custom' custom_bg='#0384c4' color_hover='custom' custom_bg_hover='#42b2d1' av_uid='av-32ri8w' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''][/av_button_big]

Photos:

Philippine Information Agency

Ric Canizares via Wikipedia