Innovating, disrupting and being sustainable is the way to success—do you agree with that? I do! Companies and individuals need to continually improve themselves to be able to keep afloat in their respective circles. On the other hand, some companies and individuals get involved in some controversy so that people will talk about them. Bad publicity is still publicity, right?!

Meanwhile, to create smart, entrepreneurial innovations, LBC Express and Impact Hub Manila partnered to launch the start-up incubator’s very first fellowship program. The ‘Impact Hub Manila Fellowship in Innovation in Mobility with LBC’ aims to discover and cultivate the most innovative business ideas that provided sustainable development in order to promote, support, and implement adaptive solutions to issues of logistics and mobility.
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This partnership was formed to initiate collaboration among established corporations and emerging start-ups. These two companies realized that collaboration is key to the advancement of mobility innovation and its continued development in the future. The worsening traffic conditions in Metro Manila contribute to several major problems encountered by Filipinos in their day to day lives, the Fellowship program has decided to focus on finding opportunities and creating innovative solutions to such logistical challenges. These solutions could address the following areas, but not limited to the constant dilemma of commuting: energy and resources efficiency in general transport, methods to optimize traffic flow, smart transportation management, value chain innovation, and improvements to supply and distribution channels.
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LizAn Kuster, co-founder of Impact Hub Manila said that they recognize that there is a great need for global-minded incubator, which primarily focuses on social enterprises to support and reinforce the growing and hugely talented sector. On the other hand, Dino G. Araneta, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of LBC said that the company (LBC) is continuously seeking ways to transform the industry and pioneer ways to improve their services that is why they wanted to become a part of Impact Hub initiative that will cultivate ingenuity and help participants to focus it into something tangible.

Applications for the Fellowship are now open. This is open for individuals and teams anywhere in the world; however, they should be able to work in Manila, where the fellowship will take place. To pioneer Impact Hub Manila’s Fellowship programs, they are looking for entrepreneurial ideas on mobility, offering participants a chance to win more than Php1 million worth of fellowship prizes and earn guidance from a community of professionals and supporting corporations. The grand prize includes a 12-month stimulating workspace at Impact Hub Manila, living stipend, and access to seed funding, focused skill development and valuable networks.

Interested innovators may apply at http://www.impacthub.ph/program-fellowship. For more information on the Fellowship and Impact Hub, please contact LizAn Kuster, lizan.kuster@impacthub.net, +63 915 431 0454.

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Donna is a certified multitasker! From being a homeschool mom to work from home mom to stage mom to blogger mom, Donna is able to master the art of doing several tasks while taking care of his son, Kib. A teacher by profession, Donna earned her Master's Degree in Childhood Education at Miriam College. Currently, Donna works as an events director at Manila Workshops and as an ESL online tutor at Rarejob. Get to know her more at her personal blog at http://homeschoolerkib.blogspot.com

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