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917Ventures in the News

RUSH Only PH Firm in APAC CIO Outlook’s Top 10 Ecommerce Solutions Companies for 2022

RUSHhttpswwwrushph the loyalty and ecommerce arm of 917Ventures made it to the Top 10 ecommerce solutions companies for 2022 of APAC CIO Outlook the only Philippine firm on the index newsroompartnersapacciotopsolutionssocialmediathumbnailjpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomnewsroom_partners_apac_cio_top_solutions_social_media_thumbnail_d9322eb244jpg APAC CIO is a print and digital enterprise technology magazine that helps organizations and business leaders learn about the latest IT trends and companies in the AsiaPacific region RUSH is the only company from the Philippines selected for the list joining other top firms from other parts of the world Ekky Software Australia 020 Ecommerce Malaysia Synagie Singapore Valtech UK Vettons Malaysia Fung Omni Services Singapore MailAmericas Argentina SCI Ecommerce Singapore and SP eCommerce Singapore APAC CIO Outlook said the companies were selected based on the innovative and userfriendly technological services they render to global enterprises and public sector entities Ecommerce is a competitive space with significant growth potential for companies RUSH eStores endtoend ecommerce solution allows businesses to launch a successful online store in no time and help them thrive in the marketplace says Annie Johnson Managing Editor of APAC CIO Outlook RUSH offers digital innovations for businesses to manage their customer lifecycle Initially launched as a loyalty solution RUSH has powered successful rewards and retention programs of some of the nations biggest brands RUSH CEO Stephanie Kubota described the company as Your GoTo Ecommerce Partner as it laid its foundation around digital transformation helping over 100 leading brands maintain a competitive edge even during the pandemic To help empower small and medium enterprises SMEs to boost their online presence RUSH established an ecosystem allowing clients to equip themselves with a onestopshop experience through eStore The comprehensive platform helps end users frontliners and owners in the quick deployment of digital solutions The eStore platform can be easily and seamlessly operationalized into a merchants business in a matter of days RUSH remains steadfast in helping businesses especially SMEs by providing bestinclass technology and impactful synergies at a very fair price point Kubota said The eStore solution retails at P2500 per month for its starter package called Spark which gives entrepreneurs value for money by creating a website for them and allowing them to enjoy unlimited transactions user accounts branches and products and the lowest transaction fees...

Asticom and KodeGo Launch AstiELEVATE IT Cadetship Program

Asticom Group of Companies has just launched a cadetship program with coding boot camp KodeGohttpskodegoph to help aspiring young professionals develop their skills and carve out careers in information technology and engineering and create job opportunities amid a challenging labor market newsroompartnersasticomlaunchesAstiELEVATEITsocialmediathumbnailjpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomnewsroom_partners_asticom_launches_Asti_ELEVATE_IT_social_media_thumbnail_d7c32d6addjpg Through the program AstiELEVATE Asticom and KodeGo can assist in the professional development of fresh graduates and career shifters as well as provide them muchneeded exposure in their chosen fields for increased employability We couldnt be more honored to be part of AstiELEVATE The mission of KodeGo is to provide accessible education and we want to upskill Filipinos for better opportunities which aligns with Asticoms own purpose At KodeGo we believe that the Filipino talent is worldclass said Cristina Gervasio EntrepreneurinResidence at KodeGo KodeGo is a startup under Globes 917Ventures It produces highlyskilled individuals through short intensive and rigorous online tech training and placement services Were grateful and thrilled to have KodeGo as one of our partners Together with their support we can continue creating opportunities for these aspiring young talents By helping them grow in their careers we also help improve their lives said Mharicar CastilloReyes President and CEO of Asticom Group of Companies AstiELEVATE cadets will undergo a sixmonth program designed to equip them with knowledge and experience to make them employmentready By the end of the program they will be posted to Asticoms subsidiaries such as business process solutions company Asti Business Services Inc ABSI and Fiber Infrastructure and Network Services Inc FINSI a technology and engineering firm serving companies from the telecom and tech industries ...

High School Grad Carves Out IT Career After KodeGo Bootcamp

Twentyyearold John Michael Baldonado has always wanted to venture into a career in tech even taking the STEM track in senior high school to prepare He was all set to go to college but the pandemic struck His fathers business suffered leading to financial struggles in the family newsroom917ventureshighschoolgraditcareersocialmediathumbnailjpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomnewsroom_917ventures_highschool_grad_it_career_social_media_thumbnail_d7b06e21bejpg But these setbacks did not deter John from moving forward He decided to try KodeGos classes to help his family out and pursue his dreams KodeGohttpskodegoph is the online tech bootcamp of Globes 917Ventures It offers shortterm courses with no upfront payment allowing students to pay a percentage of their income after graduation Fortunately nabigyan ako ng opportunity ni KodeGo to hone my skills I didnt pursue college Naging praktikal ako sa buhay Mas okay na magwork muna Since pandemic yung business ni Papa natamaan so financially unstable kami he said John made the right call His decision to join KodeGo led to a careeraltering shift Because of his excellent performance John received multiple job offers with the help of KodeGos team even before he graduated And at his current job he got promoted as Development Lead in just six months Sa KodeGo three months lang mapiplace ka talaga Sila kasi ang naging bridge ko to the employers Overwhelming na nakakatuwa Before graduation ang dami nang nangungulit May mga nagiinterview na Happy to say lahat sila binigyan ako ng offer I chose saan ako maggogrow he shared John encouraged other high school graduates and career shifters to try KodeGo if they want to penetrate the IT industry The lessons are beginnerfriendly and easy to understand he said Hindi picky ang KodeGo As long as may eagerness to learn KodeGo is there to help you Ieexpose ka nila sa industry Bibigyan ka nila ng opportunity outside the bootcamp itself Guided kasi Hanggang ngayon nga hindi pa rin ako pinapabayaan Community and family din talaga he added Johns positive experience in KodeGo prompted him to inspire his father to also join the bootcamp Vince Yamat 917Ventures Managing Director said KodeGo is determined to raise the caliber of Filipino software engineers and address employment gaps in the country As part of the Globe Group this is aligned with KodeGos support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which fosters innovation and infrastructure as economic drivers under SDG No 9 and highlights partnerships toward achieving the SDGs under SDG No 17 As with all our ventures our vision for KodeGo is to give Filipinos an accessible upskilling platform that will equip them with the necessary training and make them more competitive in the IT industry Yamat said With the program Yamat hopes to see more young people become frontend backend and fullstack web developers Students who apply for the program will learn via extensive handson experience peerprogramming and building realworld projects After undergoing intensive tech bootcamps they are then matched with partner companies KodeGo is one of the business ideas taken in by the 917Ventures program for promising ventures It plans to offer tech and nontech courses in the future Last year the startup secured SG30000 and recently landed a spot among the top six finalists at the Singtel Group Future Makers Program a regional social innovation and capacitybuilding program that supports promising social impact startups with innovative technology solutions that help address social and healthcare challenges in vulnerable communities...

KonsultaMD Group Seen To Help Government Delivery of Primary Care

The consolidation of KonsultaMD HealthNow and AIDEhttpswwwachealthcomphnewskonsultamdhealthnowandaideannounceconsolidation three of the countrys marketleading digital health apps is expected to help the government lead the countrys development of a productive resilient equitable and peoplecentered health system newsroompartnerskonsultamdhelpgovernmentcaresocialmediathumbnailjpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomnewsroom_partners_konsultamd_help_government_care_social_media_thumbnail_29bff60164jpg This follows the integration of the three applications into one KonsultaMD superapp bringing together KonsultaMDs expertise in ondemand consultations HealthNows strength in medicine delivery and AIDEs mastery of providing health services in the home The consolidation will expand the reach of reliable telehealth services across the country particularly in underserved areas We are starting to see telehealth everywhere said KonsultaMD CEO Cholo Tagaysay With this consolidation we hope to accelerate the adoption of telehealth even further and move closer to providing healthcare for all Filipinos Dr Enrique A Tayag Director of the Department of Healths Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service said telehealth should be an enabler of primary care Telehealth has been in the Philippines for the last 15 years but many telehealth projects have been smallscale and donorfunded Thus the impact is shortlived and telehealth projects did not scale that much said Tayag at the closing event for the consolidation held recently With the private sector coming into the picture Tayag explained that they are now seeing a different model of implementing telehealth This puts the government in a better position to guide telehealths safety quality and efficiency through transparent regulations Overall we want to see more of these in the coming future And we know that KonsultaMD is actively taking part in this telehealth ecosystem he shared Tayag explained that they had just released guidelines on implementing telemedicine in the delivery of services together with the Department of the Interior and Local Government DILG and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation PhilHealth which will help more local government units in planning and managing telehealth services at the barangay level Consistent with the universal healthcare UHC directions we encourage KonsultaMD and its partners HealthNow and AIDE to charge the DOH including the DILG and PhilHealth as allies in its telehealth innovations The KonsultaMD superapp packed with rstinthemarket features on endtoend patient care aimed at improving the countrys healthcare landscape will launch in the first quarter of 2023...

Online Grocery Store Promises More Rewards for Shopping, More Efficient Deliveries

Online grocery store PureGo a collaboration between the Puregold Group and 917Ventures is now Rappithttpsrappitph the Filipinos new grocery shopping sidekick that promises more efficient deliveries and a better shopping experience Newsroomonlinegrocerystorepromisesmorerewardsforshoppingmoreefficientdeliveriessocialmediathumbnailjpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomNewsroom_online_grocery_store_promises_more_rewards_for_shopping_more_efficient_deliveries_social_media_thumbnail_8696990267jpg Rappit a play on words combining wrap it and rapid is hopping into Filipino households with more fun and exciting shopping experience plus greater rewards for their shopping With its rebrand Rappit is embracing a bigger sense of purpose to continue offering premium quality groceries at affordable prices provide stellar user experience customization and reward app users with exclusive perks and freebies This is how Rappit aims to take delivery service to a whole new level We are thrilled to introduce Rappit to online grocery shoppers The app takes all the things users loved about PureGo with the addition of even better customer service access to reasonably priced product favorites and exciting rewards every time you shop with us We want to not only continue giving users a better shopping experience but also change things up to keep online grocery shopping fresh and enjoyable said Rappit CEO Cindy Toh Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu meanwhile shared his excitement over the arrival of Rappit seeing it as a gamechanger in the online delivery space Rappit stands out as a fresh exciting and dynamic delivery brand that wants to give not just an excellent online shopping and delivery experience to its customers but also reward them for using the service This reflects the AlagangGlobe brand of caring for people as we go about our business Cu said With Rappit shoppers will get more personalized service with a userfriendly navigation experience that will make online shopping feel like second nature Using Rappit also promises to be more fun with app users able to shop from a mix of shopping categories One of the things shoppers can look forward to with Rappit is the more rewarding experience it provides and the many perks customers can enjoy Expect to experience steals deals and freebies on the Rappit app In line with Globes commitment to innovation the Rappit brand is a testament to the positive impact of technology in addressing everyday needs As we go beyond the telco business and become a digital solutions platform that aims to address the challenges of the Filipino people we are so excited to see how vast Rappit can contribute to this vision Cu said Puregold President Vincent Co meanwhile said Rappits mission is aligned with Puregolds goal of providing Filipinos greater access to quality products for their daily needs Puregolds aim has always been to provide access to quality goods to the Filipinos With Rappit we aim to extend this purpose to more customers nationwide through the use of cuttingedge technology Puregold further reinforces its vision in providing a more rewarding online grocery experience for the Filipinos through the solutions that we are innovating said Co To use Rappit visit its website at wwwrappitph You may also download the app on Android or iOS ...

KonsultaMD Provides foodpanda Delivery Partners and Family Members with FREE Healthcare

Leading telehealth service platform KonsultaMDhttpskonsultamd and quickcommerce platform foodpanda Philippines have collaborated to provide riders bikers and other delivery partners and their family members FREE healthcare for one month inarticle01jpghttpswebsite917vprodstatics3apsoutheast1amazonawscomin_article_01_6672295211jpg The partnership aims to support and thank frontliners such as delivery personnel who played a major role in the lives of people stuck in their homes at the height of the global health crisis The delivery partners also remain indispensable in the nations economic recovery Whether its delivering our morning coffee our groceries or medicines we cant deny the way delivery has changed and shaped our lives The riders our unsung heroes were the primary point of contact for many people during the pandemic They put themselves and their families at risk to help us After all that theyve done for us its time to give back said Cholo Tagaysay KonsultaMD Chief Executive Officer Through KonsultaMD foodpanda delivery partners and up to four dependents can get accessible healthcare anytime and anywhere The free health plan includes 247 unlimited consultations via voice and four free video consults with licensed KonsultaMD doctors It also covers eprescriptions elaboratory requests emedical certificates and access to various benefits offered by other KonsultaMD partners KonsultaMD Health Plans are subscriptionbased and available for as low as 60 per month There is also a pay per consult service for nonmembers for just 199...