To commemorate the declaration of Philippine independence from Spain in 1898, we round up some local businesses that champion the Philippines and the Filipino. Maligayang Araw ng Kasarinlan!


This unique online portal aims to empower the Filipino student. Its goal is to equip them with the knowledge to choose the right school and course for them based on their chosen career path. Aside from career advice, the tech start-up also serves as an avenue for any Filipino student to apply for scholarship or funding here and abroad.


Inspired by the Filipino concept of Bayanihan, this mobile app is an on-demand service for a number of different tasks. From deliveries to shopping to cleaning and more, anyone can book an Ate or Kuya who can fulfill the task at hand. The company’s mission is to provide job opportunities for 1 million Filipinos. At a time now when people are encouraged to stay home, on-demand services like MyKuya are especially thriving.


This livestream platform allows Filipinos to get creative with their own live shows that are streamed through Kumu. You can get paid through your livestreams, winning prizes through game shows on the platform, and participating in the promotions run through Kumu. Backed by a major network, telecom, and publisher, they continue to provide an avenue for Filipinos to not only amplify their voices online but also provide a source of steady income.

Session Groceries

Even before the pandemic, this initiative has been helping farmers from Baguio bring their produce to more people, particularly people in the Metro Manila, Laguna, and Cavite areas. The social enterprise commits to giving farmers a better deal than what they usually would get at the traditional market. It’s also their advocacy to educate the community on the benefits of eating fresh, local produce.

Things That Matter

Founded by the same people behind the company Rags2Riches, this online marketplace aims to create a positive impact for its advocates and to inspire intentional living. All the brands under Things That Matter continue to learn from regular learning sessions with R2R and their partners, creating a community for its sustainable brands and social entrepreneurs.

Here at Launchpad Coworking, we champion the Filipino entrepreneur, creative, start-up. We provide you with the tools you need to get your ideas off the pages of your notes and into reality. We believe that anyone can succeed if only they are given the opportunity and the space to do so. We celebrate you!