The TIDE is a social enterprise that exists to help the community in Cebu. As Cebu’s first coworking and entrepreneurship hub, The TIDE is filling a major gap in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the first space in Cebu that provides a flexible and affordable coworking space, classes to build tech and business skills, space for events & meetups, introductions to investors, and access to mentors and global networks. Most importantly, The TIDE has resident entrepreneurs who are experienced in building companies and who will actively provide help to members. The TIDE was created by the founders of engageSPARK (a member of Opportunity Labs) and Symph. These founders include experienced entrepreneurs and investors who are available to mentor and help entrepreneurs. They hold office hours on Friday afternoons for entrepreneurs to get advice and help.
The TIDE is a key catalyst in building the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Cebu and enabling entrepreneurs to build successful companies, create economic growth and jobs by building their skills, and facilitating access to global capital and relationships. The TIDE will serve as the Center of Excellence for other cities that may also want to develop their own startup ecosystems.
To elevate Cebu City, Philippines, to a world-class startup city and catalyze the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs (tech and non-tech) in the Philippines. Investors, mentors, and entrepreneurs from all over the Philippines and the world will be attracted to Cebu City to build great companies that have a regional or global reach.