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The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) earmarked a P4.7-million grant to support a wellness company that curates healthy lifestyles for employees.  

Startup Splore Innovations Group, Inc. (Splore), headed by Alby Litton and Franz Brillantes, will receive funding from DOST-PCIEERD to help in scaling their operations nationwide and advancing their technology.  

Splore is a wellness company that builds, manages, and delivers curated employee wellness programs backed by company employee profiles and trends. 

Through the grant fund, Splore intends to design and test wellness programs for companies that would like to help their employees keep a healthy work-life balance.  

Mr. Alby Litton, the president and CEO of Splore Fitness
Splore Fitness office interior

“Mr. Alby Litton, the president and CEO of Splore Fitness, a startup that assists companies in effectively engaging their employees by delivering a meticulously curated program that enhances the overall health and morale of the workforce. Their end-to-end solutions alleviate HR professionals from the administrative burden of establishing, overseeing, and sustaining engagement programs, allowing them to focus on other deliverables and meet deadlines. The company provides both online and onsite services.”

DOST-PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit lauded the startup company for harnessing the power of innovation in coming up with its project.  

We hope more startups will follow Splore in utilizing the power of science, technology, and innovation in coming up with solutions that will cater to the needs of the Filipino people,” he said.  

Litton express gratitude to DOST-PCIEERD for its recognition of their potential through the Startup Grant Fund Program.  

“We are optimistic that through the grant we would be able to reach more companies and help their employees become more rounded individuals and productive Filipinos,” he said.  

DOST-PCIEERD’s Startup Grant Fund Program (SGF) has funded over 58 startups with a total of PHP 226 million over the past 5 years.  

For the 2023 Cycle, Splore was part of the six (6) approved proposals out of the 46 proposals received by PCIEERD.  

Paringit said Splore is a company that delivers innovation with a purpose, elevating the health and well-being of Filipinos during challenging times and pioneering the future of tele-sports for the remote workforce. 

Within the past 2 years, Splore has directed their focus on providing corporate wellness programs to renowned companies such as SunLife, AXA, and RingCentral. These wellness programs have been personally designed to enhance employee well-being, performance, and happiness, while promoting a healthy work-life balance.  

Looking ahead, Splore aims to direct the funding towards expanding its operations across multiple companies around the country, offering comprehensive & extensive wellness programs to their employees. Furthermore, by leveraging technological advancements, Splore aims to utilize employee profiles and behavioral trends in order to provide optimal and sustainable programs specifically designed for each client; thereby, reducing health costs and improving overall employee health & morale in the country. 

Litton and Brillantes said they are on a mission to create a positive shift in the Philippines work environment so that employees would no longer think about moving out of the country for international job opportunities.  

“The Splore team envisions the Philippines as a country where health & wellness is accessible to anyone and would cease to be viewed as a luxurious lifestyle,” he said.

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