SCPA’s 25th Anniversary
For 25 years, SCPA has been distributing great love to every Filipino through its hygiene brands Sanicare, Femme, Tisyu, Cheers, Naturale, and Jade. What’s not known to most people is that behind these brands is a company that has been motivated by great love for their people. In celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary, SCPA desires to pass on their passion of seeing employers invest and create impact in the lives of their people.
SCPA partnered with with Asian Institute of Management-Dado Banatao Incubator (AIM-DBI) to search for startups that have human investment at its business gene by rolling out a program called HIIGENE: Human Investment x Impact Grant for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment.
Asian Institute of Management-Dado Banatao Incubator incubates and accelerates innovation-driven enterprises that will provide solutions to current and emerging world problems, create jobs, and distribute created wealth in a dispersed manner.
At AIM-DBI, qualified startups go through a well-crafted, needs-focused, and mentorship-based progressive development program that allows them to realistically bring their innovative ideas to life-altering technologies and scalable businesses.
HIIGENE is a social impact accelerator program that emphasizes and celebrates the principles of people management in starting, running, and sustaining a Filipino enterprise. Through HIIGENE, SCPA will award P500,000, equity-free, to up to three start-ups from AIM-DBI that evidently show human investment and social impact infused in their business models, operations, or organization.
Moreover, the winning startup(s) will be mentored by the Founders themselves through the HIIGENE Mentorship Program crafted by SCPA and AIM-DBI.
Meet the Finalists
Farmvocacy – stems from founder, Vincent Mendoza’s thrust to educating farmers with sustainable, profitable farming methods so they can live a dignified life and provide food today and for the future generations. Since its inception, the startup remains committed to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals of No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Responsible consumption and Production and Life Below Water
FH Moms – started with MK Bertulfo’s struggle to balance both taking care of her child and working 2 jobs to provide for her family. An application for an online job sparked the idea of an online community where Filipina moms could pursue freelance work and provide a community of support. Thus, the online platform FHMoms was born with a mission to improve the quality of life of every Pinay mom who wishes to have a career and take care of their families
Payruler – An automated, end to end solution that streamlines Human Resource processes from hiring to retiring: Payruler. The system contains seven automated major modules – recruitment process automation, employee information management, timekeeping, payroll reports generation, employee self-service, and fully dedicated learning management – so that Human resources are empowered and focused on taking care of their employees
Mayani – Founded by a diverse group of technologists and entrepreneurs, Mayani connects farmers directly to retail and commercial partners. To date, this agri-technology platform has over 12,000 farmers serving over 10,000 B2C customers and is the first of its kind to secure an investment from AgFunder, the world’s most active agricultural technology venture capital in Silicon Valley
Eskwelabs – An online data upskilling school for people and teams in Southeast Asia certified by the Education Alliance of Finland and recognized as a winning solution for “Digital Skills for today’s workplace” by Asian Development Bank. With the arrival of the digital economy, Eskwelabs delivers affordable outcome-focused online education for students and professionals, including those affected by Covid-19.
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