TOMASInno Center successfully incubates two ventures on e-learning, pain management

Two incubatees from TOMASInno Center, the University of Santo Tomas Technology Business Incubator, have successfully completed the Incubation Program and are now certified DOST-TIC Incubation graduates. Its founders joined the Graduation Ceremony on December 1, 2022, at the Dr. Robert Sy Grand Ballroom, Blessed Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building.

The first incubatee is Cerebro, an EdTech startup that helps solve teachers’ workload issues with ready-to-use digital lessons and curriculum-aligned test banks. Having been implemented as an e-learning tool in 20+ schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cerebro has also been in the Top 2 of the DTI’s Venture Pilipinas Startup Pitch Competition – People’s Choice Awards 2021.
Cerebro was founded by its CEO Mr. Jonald Justine Itugot, a licensed professional teacher, who gained over 10 years of classroom teaching and school administration experience in different private institutions before devoting his full attention to e-learning. He is an alumnus of the UST College of Education Class of 2011.
The second incubatee is PainFree — Pain Management and Consulting, Inc., which helps people with musculoskeletal pain. Its products and services include biomechanical tape and the fasciocutaneous release techniques. It mitigates and lessens the pain of those who suffer from debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. The company has also put up a “Go PainFree” telerehabilitation platform. PainFree is founded by its CEO, the UST Center for Health Research and Movement Science Research Supervisor and College of Rehabilitation Sciences academic staff Prof. Valentin Dones III, Ph.D.
During the graduation ceremony, the keynote address was delivered by Engr. Edward Paul H. Apigo, Sr., Science Research Specialist, Research Information and Technology Transfer Division (RITTD). TOMASInno Center Assistant Manager Prof. Michael Francis D. Benjamin, Ph.D. proudly presented the graduates while Assoc. Prof. Michael Jorge N. Peralta, MS, MSPT, Ll. M., Executive Assistant for Intellectual Property and Research and the UST Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Rev. Fr. Jannel N. Abogado, O.P., awarded the certificates.
The TOMASInno Center (TIC) is the Technology Business Incubator (TBI) of the University of Santo Tomas (UST). Under the supervision of the Office of the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation and in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), TIC was established in August of 2019 to assist start-ups, and to promote innovation and technopreneurship. Since its establishment, it has conducted two (2) batches of the Incubation Program with the guidance of the TIC Mentors from the Academe and Thomasian Alumni.

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