2 Cyber Centre startups get boost at global exhibition in S. Korea

TWO startup companies operating at the Technology Business Incubation Center (TBIC) being hosted by the Negros First Cyber Centre in Bacolod City got a boost at the Global Games Exhibitions (G-Star) 2016 held in Busan, South Korea on November 17 to 19.

Aardvark Mobile Games and Audacity Studio, which are involved in game development, were two of the six participating companies from the Philippines.

All in all, there were 37 Asean startup companies came from nine participating countries in this year's global games exhibitions.

The event is aimed at promoting Asean game software in the Korean market.

It is also geared towards providing business networking opportunities among Asean companies and Korean buyers.

Hajee Birth Aquino, representative of Audacity Studio, said G-Star has given them the chance to see how the industry works in the global arena.

Aquino added that through the exhibition, they have realized that there is still so much to be done to further improve the local software development industry.

“Thus, we are asking our leaders to continuously support startup incubation programs to make us capable of competing globally and ultimately reach our dreams,” he added.

The TBIC is a joint project of the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental and the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation of Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT).

“We are very proud of our game development movers for trying their best to lift the name of our city and province up in the international market,” said Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, executive director of BNEFIT.


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