The establishment of the Innovation and Development Accelerators Consortium for Startups (IDEAS) in the Davao Region aims to synergize the programs startup enablers to achieve a stronger, inclusive, and conducive startup ecosystem in Region XI.

IDEAS shall facilitate collaborative initiatives to improve incubation programs, mentoring, networking, fundraising, and media exposure of DOST TBIs for startups.

It intends to align the programs of legally mandated implementing agencies of the Philippine Innovative Startup Act, namely, DOST, DTI, DICT, at the regional level, to extend more support to startups.

It is foreseen to aid startups with the potential for exponential growth to access government funding such as Startup Grant Program, BIST, WHWise, and the likes. It endeavors to also support startups to acquire investments from private entities to increase job opportunities and economic development in the region.

Our Mission

Lead Davao region’s startup community towards upgrading inclusive, innovative, scalable and socially impactful business ventures.

Our Vision

Transform the local region to a leading innovation hub by producing successful business ventures through collaboration, networking and promotion of value-generating products and services.


Strengthen the startup ecosystem in Davao Region

We aim to do this by:

onboarding startup enablers in the region, establishing a regional startup development roadmap, and implementing collaborative programs and activities for the startup ecosystem.

Strengthen the startup ecosystem in Region XI by establishing and formalizing an inclusive Regional Startup Ecosystem Consortium

Onboard other startup enablers in the region and formalize the ecosystem

Establish a regional startup development roadmap (centering on IPs and research agenda under PCIEERD)

Develop strategies to promote the startup programs of PCIEERD/DOST

Establish a pool of mentors and conduct mentorship programs to increase fundability of startups

Craft skills enhancement program for the TBI team and other startup enablers

Implement collaborative programs/activities for the ecosystem

Forge partnerships with other startup enablers that are not currently engaged with the TBI

Meet the Team

Prof. Miguel Carlo Guillermo

Project Leader

Candice Lleses

Regional Startup Ecosystem Lead

Jomari Valdez

Marketing Lead

Richard Day

Project Development Officer