Innovators Wanted: Applications now Open for Impact Hub Manila and LBC’s First Fellowship Program

If you have smart, entrepreneurial ideas in mobility (i.e., logistical challenges in moving people and packages), and if you can work in Manila, then send your application to the ‘Impact Hub Manila Fellowship in Innovation in Mobility with LBC’. This is the first fellowship program by Impact Hub Manila, a start-up incubator, and was achieved in partnership with LBC Express. Participants can win more than P1M worth of fellowship prizes, access to seed funding, and months of workspace usage at Impact Hub Manila. To ensure the growth of start-ups, Impact Hub Manila will not be taking any shares.

Impact Hub Manila and LBC Express partnered up to spark collaboration among established corporations and emerging start-ups. The Fellowship in Innovation and Mobility focuses on finding opportunities, and creating solutions, to the web of logistical challenges known as the worsening traffic in Metro Manila.

The solutions can address the constant dilemma of commuting, energy and resources efficiency in general transport, methods to optimize traffic flow, smarter transportation management, value chain innovation, and improvements to supply and distribution channels.


Participants can win more than P1M worth of fellowship prizes, and earn guidance from a community of professionals and supporting corporations. The grand prize includes a 12 month stimulating workspace use at Impact Hub Manila, living stipend, access to seed funding, and focused skill development and valuable networks.

Apply Now

The application to the Fellowship is open to individuals or teams anywhere in the world, as long as they can work in Manila, where the Fellowship will take place. Interested innovators can apply at This link also contains all the information you need on the Fellowship.

Application is from October 1, 2015 until November 15, 2015. The Fellowship in Innovation and Mobility with LBC will be the first in a series of annual innovation and incubation programs.


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About Impact Hub Manila

Impact Hub Manila is an incubator, coworking and events space for a membership community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social environmental change. You can find their office on the 5th floor, Green Sun, 2285 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, 1231 Makati City.

About LBC Express

LBC Express, Inc. is the Philippines’ market leader in payments, remittances, courier products, mail, parcels, and cargo logistics. Founded in 1945, it is an iconic and global Filipino brand.



Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for