This year’s theme focuses on six high-impact sectors — Creative Economy, Education, Food, Global Filipino Engagement, Healthcare, Tourism — that influence national growth and innovation. How are you working to create an impact in any or all of these sectors?

HOW TO APPLY TO BE AN INDIEPRENEUR

Applicants need following requirements to be eligible to participate:

1. Be an early-stage venture with an existing developed product, program, or business model

2. Is looking to scale

3. Demonstrates or has potential for high-impact and social value, specifically in the Philippine context

4. Has promptly completed the application form by clicking on the ‘APPLY’ button below

APPLY

GENERAL SEARCH RULES AND GUIDELINES

•  Individuals are allowed multiple entries, provided they are applying under separate ventures for each entry. Please do not send the OCEAN18 Secretariat any documents that are not required for submission. When necessary, the OCEAN18 Secretariat will request for additional data. 

•  Lack of compliance to the application requirements will result in automatic disqualification. 

•  OCEAN18 organizers reserve the right to modify or amend the aforementioned rules or waive compliance therewith at their sole discretion. 

•  All decisions of the OCEAN18 Screening Committee and Panel of Judges are final. Any attempted correspondence following the announcement of these decisions will not be entertained.

•  All materials submitted to the OCEAN18 Secretariat will automatically become the property of the organizers.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For additional questions, feel free to email us at kathleen@oceansummit.ph.

No, there is no application fee to apply to be a Sponsored Indiepreneur.

Individuals are only allowed multiple entries provided they are applying under separate ventures for each entry.

No, applicants are not required to possess DTI Business Name Registration, BIR Registration, or a Mayor’s Permit. Take note that judges will take into consideration commercial viability, sustainability, impact, and other relevant criteria listed above, but we’re encouraging all indiepreneurs from various early stages to apply.