Twenty-five teams composed of students from different colleges and universities are moving to the Semi-final Round of the Philippine Startup Challenge (PSC) 4, the national competition for college students aspiring to be the next big startup geniuses.

Trimmed down from a pool of 202 entries, the 25 selected teams will now undergo coaching for further development of the teams’ ideas, which attempt to give technological solutions to various societal concerns on transportation, health, environment, agriculture, security, and even food shortage.

After the coaching sessions and evaluation of the teams’ Business Model Canvass and Minimum Viable Product, further judging and assessment will determine the ten (10) teams who will advance into the National Finals on April 2018.

“We are happy to see new universities and very good and fresh ideas from our young innovators. We are hopeful that through this competition, we will continue to encourage the youth to create ICT-based solutions to make our country a Digital Philippines,” shares Ms. Emmy Lou V. Delfin, Program Manager of the eInnovation group of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

The Philippine Startup Challenge is organized by the DICT and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) together with industry partners Ideaspace Philippines, Huawei Technologies Philippines, Microsoft and Philippine Society of IT Educators (PSITE).

Below are the Top 25 Entries advancing to PSC 4 Semi-Finals:

ARKILA by Team Arki Devs from Lorma Colleges: Arkila is a ride-hailing and logistics services transport solution app that offers wide range of vehicle selection.

BLOODPLUS by Team BloodPlus from the University of San Jose – Recoletos: BloodPlus is a web and mobile application where people can request for blood if they are urgently in need for blood and notifies eligible blood donors.

BUHAY++ by Team Buhay from the University of Cebu, Main: Buhay++ is an Online Platform for Ethical and Legal Organ Donations

BUILD by Team Build from Bulacan State University: BUILD is a web and mobile application wherein buyers (clients) and suppliers (bidders) from different areas can connect through one centralized electronic procurement system.

CONVASS by Team Cord from the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines: Convass is a website for online canvassing and purchasing of construction materials for government agencies whose budget is Php50, 000 below.

E-PURSE by e-Pursuers from the University of Southeastern Philippines: e-Purse is mobile wallet application that digitally pays the items and also store changes up until the last cent.

FACE TRACK 2.0 by Team Trackers from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology: Face Track 2.0 was inspired by the slow inspection system in Iligan City that would take an hour for verification of each citizen and that disturbs the activities and appointments of each citizens and sometimes, unmonitored or lack of enforcement.

GIMME SPOT by Team Gimme Spot from the University of Southeastern Philippines: Gimme Spot is a toilet finder for both public and private toilet. it will also let you host your own private toilet to be rented.

IN-SHOE TRACKER by Team Wayfarer from Bulacan State University: Wayfarer is a tracking device designed to track travelers by incorporating the device in the traveler’s shoes using piezoelectric transducer.

JAC IN THE BOX by Team Eventrix from Bulacan State University: Jac in the box is an application intended to provide convenience in organizing celebrations and surprises based on the customer’s time and budget, delivering all services directly to them.

LABADO by Team Rushmore from Saint Louis University: Labado is a pickup, wash, and deliver service that provides transient students a convenient way to have their laundry done.

LAUX by Team AQ from Ateneo de Davao University: Laux is a service app primarily handling laundry services that focuses on cleaning, washing, and dry cleaning clothes.

LINKMED by Team Nexus from Bulacan State University: LinkMed aims to make the Philippines’ doctor services to become more flexible by reaching the distant patient and extending the hospital services by using technology.

LINQUE by Team Linquers from the University of Southeastern Philippines: Linque is for all sari-sari store owners and company’s sales workers who are experienced hassle delivery, inefficient and improper distribution of goods.

LUGAN by Team The Boys from the University of the Cordilleras: Lugan is a shared ride service that picks up multiple passengers heading in the same direction and keeping rides affordable and easy.

MOMENTS by Team Eksena from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines: Moments is a web-based platform as a service to be used by event organizers in finding event resources provided by legit businessmen.

MYMDLAB by Team The Elaborators from Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation: myMDLab is a mobile and digital application that lets the patient request for laboratory services at the comfort of his home.

PARKinLOT by Team Accelerate from Saint Louis University: ParkInLot, is a mobile-web application that will help lessen road obstruction by utilizing unused parking.

PETPAL CO. by Team Bangan from Ateneo de Davao University: Petpal Co. is an application that can help you find trusted pet sitters.

SENTINEL by Team #Proud IIT from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology: Sentinel is a Smart Watch with GPS locator with a feature that, when activated, will locate the person in any place.

S.M.S by Team Fibonacci from Gordon College: S.M.S or Send me to school is a scholarship-matching application designed to ease the scholarship searching and application process.

SWIFT by Team The Night’s Watch from Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion: Swift lets you hire bike and motorcycle riders to deliver your documents from point A to point B securely, easily, and swiftly.

TAP TRACK by Team TechnoGeeks from University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines: Tap Track is a Portable RFID Based Attendance Management System with SMS Transmission for Field Workers.

TRAVEL WATCH by Team Metanoia from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology: Travel watch is an IoT technology that helps the drivers to stay alert, secure and safe throughout the travel.

VENTURE PAL by by Team Rocket from University of Cebu – Main: Venture Pal is an online investment pooling platform for Philippine Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.