Ignite 2019: The Philippines’ Premier Innovation Conference

Innovating Asia: Shaping The World

June 24 & 25, 2019 | Makati Shangri-La

With over 50 international speakers and 1,500 expected audience members, this is the biggest event by the Ignite team yet.


A gathering of the top minds in innovation across Asia in startups, investments and industry, to share world-changing ideas and best practices in shaping the world’s technologies.

Ignite 2019 is a two-day event that features world-class keynote speakers, WILDFIRE: New and Improved Pitch competition , and MATCH: the biggest business matching in the country today. Get ready for endless opportunities to collaborate with exciting innovators and established institutions.


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“If every country in South-East Asia has a signature startup conference then Ignite represents the Philippines!”

Navin Danapal
SEA Director of Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX)

Meet the Speakers

Over 50 world-class speakers dedicated to helping you and your business grow.



Drew Calin

CEO
Greenhouse

Jeremy Rolleston

CEO
Active8me Pte Ltd

Naga Tan

Co-Founder
Bukas.ph | Dana Cita

James Tan

Managing Partner
Quest Ventures

Alexander Hamilton

Co-Founder & CEO APAC
Vobling

Hanno Stegmann

Director & Head of SG Office
BCG Digital Ventures

Enrique Gonzalez

CEO
IP Ventures

Robert W. van Zwieten

CEO & Founder
The Serendra Group LLC

Amarit Charoenphan

CEO & Founder
HUBBA & Techsauce

Koichi Saito

Founder & General Partner
KK Fund

Ryu Hirota

Principal
Spiral Ventures Pte. Ltd.

Neel Chowdhury

CEO & Editor-in-chief
Sycamore Media Holdings

Nguyen Phi Van

Chairwoman
Vietnam Angel Network

Adrian Avendano

CEO
GlobalSouthTech (GST)

Mathew Welch

Senior Advisor
AND Global Pte. Ltd

Yuki Koyama

Senior Manager
Dentsu Ventures

Samuel Jeanblanc

Market Lead
Google

Brian Cu

President
Grab Philippines

Tristan de Belloy

Founder & CEO
Quanta Digital

Gui Faria

Co-Founder
Penbrothers

Karl Mak

Co-Founder & CEO
Hepmil Media Group

Kartini Andri Wardhani

Associate
Venturra Discovery

Shaun Byrne

President & CEO
Cortex Technologies Corporation

RJ Balmater

Investment Analyst
Monk's Hill Ventures

Ong Le Yu

Director, Equity Capital Markets
Singapore Exchange

Khor Qianyi

Senior Analyst & Head of Environmental, Social & Governance
Quest Ventures

Jojo Flores

Co-Founder
Plug and Play Tech Center

David Kuo

Co-Founder & CEO
iiiNNO Co., LTD

Bhavna Suresh

Co-Founder & CEO
Lamudi

Todd Schweitzer

Founder & CEO
Brankas

Kohki Sakata

Partner, CEO of IGPI Singapore
Industrial Growth Platform Inc.

Tina Marie Stockdale

Executive Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer
Security Bank Corporation

Gilberto Gaeta

Director, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Emerging Markets; Google Customer Solutions
Google

Francesco Mascolo

Head of Business Operations
DCG Group

Hiroshi Kitade

Angel Investor
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Donald Lim

CEO
Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines

Vincent G. Tobias

Head of Innovation
Ayala

Alex Bono

CEO
HABBITZZ

Johanna L. Wiese

Director / Agritech Lead, SEA
Mistletoe Global

Vaibhav Agarwal

Co-founder & CEO
Inc42 Media

Karel Holub

Chief Argonaut
Argomall, Inc.

Joshua Agusta

Vice President of Investments
MDI Ventures

Kylie Misa

Co-Founder
WVN Home Textiles

Christian Besler

Chief Digital Officer
Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc.

Nathan Boublil

Co-Founder & Global Managing Director
ZEN Rooms

Supachai Kid Parchariyanon

Co-Founder and CEO
RISE

Steve D. Benitez

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Bo’s Coffee ( AG&Rock Inc.)

Mohan Belani

Cofounder and CEO
E27

John Aguilar

Host and Creator
The Final Pitch

Minette B. Navarrete

President
Kickstart Ventures Inc.

James Soukamneuth

Impact Investing Director
Investing in Women Initiative

Carmina Bayombong

CEO and Co-Founder
InvestEd

Oko Davaasuren

Director
Techstars

Angelito M. Villanueva

Chief Innovation & Inclusion Officer
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

William Valtos Jr.

Group President - Financial Services
ICCP Group

Kenji Nakanishi

President and CEO
DBP-Daiwa Capital Markets Philippines,Inc.

Martin Lichauco

Managing Director
Crescent Point

Haruka Furukawa

CEO
Slush Tokyo

Paolo Limcaoco

Investment Manager
LGT Venture Philanthropy

Cindy Wang

Chief Marketing Officer
Uxin Group

Amra Naidoo

Co-founder, Partnerships & Operations Director
Accelerating Asia

Moritz Gastl

Country Manager
CompareAsia Group

Will Kim

Managing Partner
Mission Capital

John Orrock

CEO, Principal Investor & Advisor
Future Now Ventures

Josep Curto Diaz

Adjunct Professor of Business Analytics & Business Intelligence
IE Business School & IE School of Human Science & Technology

Pedro Paez

Specialist Solutions Architect for AI/ML
Amazon Web Services

James Gilbert

Director of Marketing, APAC
HubSpot

Maria Corazon Bulatao

President & Chief Operations Officer
Quad X

Navin Danapal

SEA Director
SOSV/MOX

Karena Belin

CEO & Co-Founder
WHub

Karen Contet Farzam

Founder & CEO
Angelhub

Jeffrey Seah

Partner
Quest Ventures

Frederic Levy

VP of Money Transfer
Mynt

The Agenda



Day 1 : Conference
Mon, June 24, 2019


08:00 - 09:30 AM
Registration
09:30 - 12:00 PM
Keynote Speakers
12:00 - 01:30 PM
Networking Lunch
01:00 - 05:30 PM
Breakout Session
05:30 - 05:45 PM
Closing Remarks
06:00 - 09:00 PM
After Party

Day 2 : Business Matching
Tues, June 25, 2019


08:00 - 09:30 AM
Registration
09:30 - 11:00 AM
Pitch Competition
11:00 - 12:30 PM
Reverse Pitch
12:30 - 01:30 PM
Networking Lunch
01:00 - 05:30 PM
Business Matching
05:30 - 05:45 PM
Closing Remarks

Pitch Competition

A redefined competition that invites startups to pitch to
multiple organisations, judges and prizes all on one stage.




Presented by:

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$10,000.00

Compete for Equity Free Cash Prize

Win a trip to the Seedstars Regional Summit and a chance to win $500,000.00 in equity investment.


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April 22 to May 31, 2019
Application Period
Call for Startups
May 31 to June 17, 2019
Pre-Selection
Announcement of Selected Startups
June 25, 2019
Pitch Competition




The Judges


Ikuo Hiraishi

Founder & CEO
Dream Vision INC.

Christiaan K.

Partner
Dymon Asia Ventures

Samir Chaibi

Investment & Portfolio Head
GREE Ventures

Ching Tseng

Associate
AppWorks

Michael Lee

Investments
REAPRA

Business Matching






The largest innovation-centric Business Matching event in the country that brings together Startups, Investors and Corporations in the spirit of collaboration.



How to Join


Step 1



Register your corporation or apply for your startup.

Step 2



Email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours with payment link.

Step 3



Use payment link to purchase the Business Matching Pass.

Step 4



Payment confirmation will be sent via email after purchase.







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Participating Investors



Testimonials


“With the Philippines continuing to become a hotbed of the world’s creative and technology talents, we believe Ignite can push the Philippines into the world stage where we can see creative ideas and advanced technology put to good use and exponentially improve the lives of people everywhere.”

Donald Lim
CEO
Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines

“With every passing year, the scale, prestige and impact has been exponentially increasing. Furthermore, IGPI has benefitted from Ignite in a plethora of ways including power networking, staying abreast with innovation in Philippines and getting access to some fantastic entrepreneurs.”

Kohki Sakata
Partner
IGPI

“IGNITE was an intense week of exposure to The Philippines tech ecosystem. From forward-looking corporations to up-and-coming startups, the energy was palpable and the possibilities seemingly unbound. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and look forward to the next installment of IGNITE.”

James Tan
Managing Partner
Quest Ventures

“I connected a range of new people from corporate, VC funds and startups from various industries at Ignite. This conference always provides an excellent opportunity to catch the latest trend of startups scene in SEA and I learnt a lot from seasoned speakers with diverse expertise"

Koichi Saito
Founder & General Partner
KK Fund

“It was a first time for me to visit and see how Philippines' startup ecosystem is going on. I thought it is a high potential market from the viewpoint of population and talented people who have English and programing skill. We have invested in a few startups in Philippines, but we would like to see more startups there if we have a chance.”

Takeshi Kitao
Investment Manager
Cyberagent Ventures

“I had no idea it was such a large conference that would put some regional events to shame! If every country in South-East Asia has a signature startup conference then Ignite represents the Philippines! It's good to see such diverse participation and the hunger from a rising economy.”

Navin Danapal
SEA Director
MOX

“Ignite is the must-attend tech event if you'd want to connect with and learn the rising startup ecosystem of Philippines.”

Ryu Hirota
Principal
Spiral Ventures

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