Cerebro Labs: Seeking Applications for its Cerebro Startup Challenge

Deadline: 23 March 2018

Cerebro Labs is seeking applications for its Cerebro Startup Challenge to help startups create a disruptive value proposition, innovate their business models, and accelerate their business growth through an array of business support services. The challenge aims to assist startups to connect with a network of domain experts, investors, advisors, and corporate partners.

Cerebro Labs is a tech business incubator and accelerator for pre-seed and early stage startups across all verticals. It provides rigorous training and mentoring sessions to selected startups to help them overcome the hurdles in successfully launching their products or services.


  • The selected startups will receive pre-seed grant of Php60,000 cash and enter Cerebro Lab’s Incubation Program, a six-week intensive training and mentoring program where the following support services worth around Php 1,000,000 will be provided:
    • Co-work space
    • Shared office equipment
    • Communication and internet services
    • Business, Marketing, Legal and Financial consulting
    • Free access to seminars, workshops and other special events
    • One-on-one sessions with Cerebro’s full-time, Silicon Valley-trained staff
    • Access to Cerebro Lab’s startup community and network of local and international investors and corporate partners
    • Other services which Cerebro Labs may find necessary in the successful incubation of a particular startup
  • Top graduates of the Incubation Program will have the chance to enter the Cerebro Labs Acceleration Program where a seed fund amounting to a minimum of Php500,000 plus Php2,000,000 worth of support services will be provided.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Startups who have not received any venture capital, uses technology to innovate and rapidly scale and willing to participate in Cerebro’s incubation program are welcome to join.
  • Only a maximum of 4 members of the team will be allowed to participate in the incubation program.
  • No age limit but minors who participate must submit written parental consent together with their application.
  • Open to all nationalities subject to compliance with immigration and other pertinent laws by foreign nationals.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canton and Enderbury Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos or Keeling Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo – Brazzaville, Congo – Kinshasa, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dronning Maud Land, East Germany, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR China, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Johnston Island, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau SAR China, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Metropolitan France, Mexico, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar or Burma, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, North Vietnam, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pacific Islands Trust Territory, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Panama Canal Zone, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, U.S. Miscellaneous Pacific Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For further information, please visit cerebrolabs.

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