(Source: www.forbes.com)

Most people associate the Philippines with island getaways, turquoise waters, and rum-based cocktails in coconut husks. In short, the Philippines is where you go when you want to escape work.

But more and more entrepreneurs are heading to the Philippines to actually start their companies, with the obvious advantages of a large, English-speaking population with high mobile penetration outweighing the potential negatives.

Three of Manila’s most talented young entrepreneurs explain just exactly what it is that makes the Philippines such a unique market for them.

Things like a largely unbanked population, or the widespread use of smartphones. Or the 100 million plus English-speaking population.

Financial services platform Coins.ph, data science consultancy firm Thinking Machines, and EdTech social enterprise Edukasyon.ph are all startups using these factors to their advantage, and finding an untapped market to operate in.

Could the Philippines be the next big startup hub in Asia?

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