ShelterTech SouthEast Asia Global Summit
Following successful programs in Mexico, Kenya and India, ShelterTech launched its first regional accelerators in Southeast Asia and the Andean region of South America in 2020, supporting startups and scaleups responding to the global housing challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
After several months of intense work with the 20 ventures in our regional cohorts, and with close support from more than 100 housing and business practitioners, we are delighted to present the Global ShelterTech Summit, the accelerators’ closing ceremony, where we will share the results of our regional programs.
About Habitat for Humanity’s ShelterTech
ShelterTech is a global innovation platform advancing entrepreneurial housing solutions that radically improve the lives of low-income families. Supported by Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter and its partners, ShelterTech puts entrepreneurs at the center of a highly connected ecosystem of collaborators who share a passion for revolutionary solutions in affordable housing. They include investors, financial institutions, corporations, governments, peers, mentors and technical experts.The challenge is daunting: 1.6 billion people live in inadequate shelter globally, many in slums and informal settlements that, for generations, have trapped families in a cycle of poverty, poor health and social injustice. But Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live — and ShelterTech brings this into focus every time someone with a breakthrough housing idea improves their business model in partnership with impact investors, mentors and peers. ShelterTech supports innovation in housing sectors ranging from materials and markets to energy.
About Villgro Philippines
Villgro is one of the oldest and largest impact enterprise incubators in the world. Founded in India in 2001, Villgro has since supported and funded over 300 enterprises, providing more than USD 9 million in capital, and impacting over 60 million lives. Today, Villgro is present in India, Kenya, the Philippines, and the United States.
Villgro Philippines is an early-stage impact incubator and investor. We inspire, fund, mentor and nurture early-stage enterprises that are building innovative solutions to impact the lives of the poor. We partner with like-minded foundations, companies, and governments to create and launch initiatives that connect those working to create sustainable and inclusive solutions and help them scale up. We believe in deep collaborations to build a robust ecosystem for enterprises in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.