“Innovation is more important than inventions. Innovation implies industry.”
Silicon Valley tech pioneer
Who We Are
The Asian Institute of Management – Dado Banatao Incubator (AIM-DBI) is a hybrid Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) technology business incubator-accelerator program for innovation-driven entrepreneurs whose businesses have the potential to impact all sectors of society in Asia.
What We Do
Our goal is to drive inclusive and long-term growth in the Philippines through technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship (TIE) to provide solutions to current and emerging world problems, create jobs, and distribute created wealth in a more equitable manner.
What We Offer
How To Be Part of AIM-DBI
AIM-DBI THINCOHORT 2023 Program Cycle
The AIM-DBI THINCOHORT Program is a twelve-month progressive development track for qualified pre- to early-stage startups. It focuses on ten areas of a startup's development—branding, finance and business, legal and corporate compliance, technology, startup management, data science, people and culture, intellectual property, business investment readiness, and sustainability and impact. With technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, AIM-DBI helps startups solve current and emerging problems.
● Application: 1-30 April 2022
● Selection: May 2022
● Final Results and Onboarding: June 2022
● THINCOHORT 2022-2023 Program: July 2022 – June 2023
AIM-DBI THINCOHORT 2022-2023 Application
1. Download the application form.
2. Send accomplished form to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with email title (AIM-DBI THINCOHORT 2022-2023 Application).
3. Wait for a confirmation email from AIM-DBI Team regarding your submission and next steps.
How to apply?
Fill out the online application form. Multiple rounds of review will then assess the startup team and its technology, growth potential, investment readiness, and ability to build quickly and scale.
When is the application deadline?
Application is on a rolling basis; ergo, no set application deadline. As long as the Incubator has enough space to take in another startup, it will.
How is the AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator different?
It carries with it a rich abundance of experience and success in investing, starting, and growing startups. Chief adviser Dado Banatao is a serial entrepreneur of and investor in a number of startups in the Philippines and the US. Additionally, given the joint partnership and leadership of the Asian Institute of Management and DOST, the AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator promises access to a wealth of practical knowledge and expertise.
Who can apply?
Teams and founders with strong technical and business backgrounds ― irrespective of alma mater ― that meet the basic qualifications.
Is there a maximum number of team members?
The private office space per incubated startup can comfortably accommodate up to six members. Should the startup need to house more than six, they are strongly advised to find ways around the space constraints.
Where is the Incubator located?
The AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator can be found at the AIM Conference Center Manila, corner Benavidez and Trasierra, Legaspi Village, Makati City.