Through a variety of educational events, workshops and programs, YouthHack has worked with hundreds of students in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and the US over the past few years. We run startup challenges, code weekends, student incubators, coding bootcamps and more.
We hope to continue building the startup ecosystem across the globe by bringing together the bright young minds of tomorrow and providing them with the network, resources and mentors to help them turn their ideas into reality. Interested? Read our Open Letter to the Friends of YouthHack on How We Started.
We believe in solving for our community. In every decision we make, we ask ourselves, how is this going to help our community of student entrepreneurs?
We believe in equipping students with skills relevant to the 21st century while also providing them with opportunities to put these skills into practice.
No idea is too crazy for us to turn into reality. We believe that we’re never too young to make a difference.
‘How can we use our programs and skills to make an impact in our communities?’ is a question we ask ourselves every single day
Back in 2014, then 18-year-old high school graduate David Ongchoco had just gotten back from visiting universities in the US where he got the opportunity to attend startup events in Silicon Valley. When he got back to the Philippines, he asked himself why there weren’t any programs for students in the Philippines to get involved and learn more about startups, technology and entrepreneurship. Inspired to bring the culture he witnessed in Silicon Valley, he gathered a team to help organize what would become the first two-day YouthHack Startup Challenge.
The success of the first-event would lead to more programs both in the Philippines and in other countries like Singapore, Hong Kong and the US. YouthHack hopes to create a global community of student entrepreneurs and changemakers, and become the go-to platform for students who want to turn their ideas into realities.