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Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Gregory L. Domingo (third from left, first row) together with Undersecretaries Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba (left), Ponciano C. Manalo, Jr. (third from right, first row), Nora K. Terrado (right, first row) pose with top accelerators and incubators of startups on July 6, 2015 in the Slingshot MNL conference at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. In his keynote message during the conference, Domingo said that there is a need for companies that make it in the global market to create a spark that would ignite the entire startup industry, and capture the imagination and commitment of people. He added that DTI intends to closely work with this industry and come up with a policy environment to support it. Joining them are Stanford University US- Asia Technology Management Center Director Richard Dasher (second from left, first row), Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary Rowena Cristina L. Guevara (second from right, first row), (from left, second row) Air Bnb Southeast Asia and India Managing Director Jia Jih Chai, UBER Regional General Manager Michael Brown, APAC Amazon Web Services Venture Capital and Startup Ecosystem Business Development Manager John Fitzpatrick, JFDI CEO and Co-founder Hugh Mason, and Plug and Play Co-founder and Vice President Jojo Flores. (DTI-PRU)