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Lone Filipino EdTech Startup Makes it to Global List of Publicis90
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Lone Filipino EdTech Startup Makes it to Global List of Publicis90

Filipino EdTech startup Edukasyon.ph is on the Publicis90 list of digital startups and projects that exhibit values of innovation and entrepreneurship. This was announced at thePublicis90 ceremony held on 01 July 2016, in Paris, France at the Viva Technology Startup Connect/ Paris 2016.

“We are proud to represent the Philippines at the Publicis90. This is an honor we wish to share with our fellow Filipino education advocates and startups who are working hard to enable access to education to careers,” said Lites Viloria, CEO, Edukasyon.ph.

 

Edukasyon.ph founder, Henry Motte-Muñoz shares the trophy with the team. Holding the Publicis90 trophy is Jerald Laparan, Office Manager.

Edukasyon.ph provides students with opportunities to find education pathways for the careers they aspire to. The site enables students to apply to the right senior high schools, universities, colleges, and training providers. It brings users closer to the educational opportunities and scholarships that help them achieve their dream career.

“This award is not only a win for Edukasyon.ph, but a win for every Filipino student who deserves to get the right education that will get him to the right careers. Our inclusion to this list will help us expand our reach all over the Philippines and benefit more students that need information for education,” said Viloria.

Publicis90 is a startup global initiative to foster digital entrepreneurship. This initiative is part of the Publicis Groupe’s 90th anniversary celebrations recognizing the pioneers of tomorrow. The Publicis90 list has 90 digital projects and startups all over the world. There were more than 6,000 entries from 141 countries that joined the competition. The global jury that adjudicated all entries is comprised of 39 of the most prestigious digital personalities and experts, who hail from Publicis Groupe, McKinsey and Company, AOL (America Online) and Facebook among others

“We join the Publicis Groupe in celebrating this 90th year milestone of innovation and entrepreneurship. We laud this initiative of recognizing innovative ideas that are not only entrepreneurial but have social impact as well. We see this as an opportunity to expand access to information and to replicate this model in other countries where problems in education access and youth unemployment continue to persist,” said Henry Motte-Munoz, Founder, Edukasyon.ph.,” said Henry Motte-Munoz, Founder, Edukasyon.ph.

Publicis was founded in 1926 by Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, the father of French modern advertising. Publicis has a client roster that includes Nestle, Perrier-Vittel, Siemens, Renault, Coca-Cola and British Airways. The network operates in 76 countries and 130 cities.

Henry Motte-Munoz received the award during the Publicis90 ceremony held in Paris, France at the Viva Technology Startup Connect/ Paris 2016. The Viva Technology Startup Connect/ Paris 2016 brings together 5,000 startups with top investors and companies to grow businesses and shape the future.

“Our team has always been steadfast in our faith on what Edukasyon.ph does. Being part of this list is not only a cause for celebration but a validation of the work that we do that on a global level. The transition from education to careers is not only a third world agenda but an international concern that needs to be addressed,” said Munoz.

Edukasyon.ph is a social enterprise founded by Henry Motte-Munoz in 2014. He is the only Filipino who made it to the Class of 2015 Asia 21 Young Leaders, a network of young leaders from across the Asia Pacific, representing the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Henry is one of 10 Filipinos included in the Forbes 30 under 30. The list features young entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in Asia across 10 fields.

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