SlingshotMNL was a smashing success, with plans for it to become an annual event. Over 800 participants representing startup companies, the investor community, and government flocked to the Philippine International Convention Center to attend the plenary sessions, panel talks, exhibits, workshops, and networking socials.
The Anvil Award-winning event also garnered plenty of media attention, with quality coverage from all major broadsheets, broadcast news media, and online news channels.
Most importantly, Slingshot MNL paved the way for better access for startups to investors, incubators, accelerators, and financial institutions. This underscored the central theme of APEC 2015 of inclusive economic growth, showing the world that the Philippine government was about putting its words to action.