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The Largest Premier International Innovation Conference

IGNITE 2020 CYBER

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October 13 to 15 | October 20 to 22

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About Ignite 2020 Cyber

The Special Online Edition

IGNITE is the Philippine’s biggest premier international conference by Techshake, dentsu x, and Brainsparks. For the past 3 years, we’ve gathered the largest audiences from the startup ecosystem, all under one roof. In the spirit of innovation and collaboration, we aim to continue our tradition online.

Ignite will continue to support, connect, and create global opportunities for our flourishing startup ecosystem and create value for businesses through networking, pitching sessions, and keynote talks powered by the Ignite App.

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Our Partners

JETRO
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Ignite values education as it forms the foundation for innovation. This year, 50% of our ticket sales will go directly towards supporting the Covid-19 response efforts of Teach for the Philippines.

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"Innovation is about solving customer pain points. So it starts with their problems and your response to their problems."

Jeremy Rolleston, founder of Active8me

See you in Ignite 2020 Cyber

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Join our Business Matching!

Match is the largest innovation-centric Business Matching and Networking event in the Philippines. Instantly connect with Investors, Startups, Corporates, and Innovators using the Ignite App!
  • Get direct access to our pool of VIP attendees and innovators.

  • Instantly book one-on-one meetings.

  • Connect with over 1,000 guests.

Build new relationships and create new opportunities for yourself and your business!

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Exhibit in our Virtual Booths!

Check out our MATCH Business Networking Virtual Boothsfrom cool startups from all over the region, innovative corporations, and the biggest and most active investors on the IGNITE app during IGNITE 2020 CYBER.
In fact you should get a booth too!

Why Get a MATCH Virtual Booth?

  • 6 days to showcase your business to the world

  • Generate leads and access to feedback from visitors 24/7

  • Real-time access to statistics and metrics of visits

  • Save travel, logistics, and time for your business

  • Launch products, campaigns, and promotions***

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Keynote Speakers

The Speakers

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Who can join?

All ASEAN and East Asia startups in the following categories:

  • Health Tech
  • EduTech
  • FinTech
  • E-Commerce
  • Workplace/Remote Work

Why should you join?

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Get Funded!

Win up to US$ 5,000.00 in equity-free cash to help scale your startup further.

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Get Noticed!

Be seen by more than 3000 founders, investors, and corporates from all over the world that are part of the IGNITE community! Help your future customers or investors find you.

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Get Connected!

Get the chance to meet the 100+ Investors and 1000+ participants that are attending this year’s event thru our AI-powered event app! Set meetings and close deals during the event!

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Startups

A total of 35 startups to pitch.

The Judges

Media Partners

SparkUp
CNN Philippines
Inquirer.net
POP
When in Manila
Adobo Magazine
The Manila Times
Primer

Community Partners

Technode
DTI
Kickstart Ventures
La Camara
CCI
Endeavor
Launchgarage
App Works
Startup Village
Dutch Chamber of Commerse
PhilDev
La French Tech Philippines
VIetnam Innovation Summit
NEF
Makati Business Club
British Chamber
WHub
AngelHub
TAO Startup
ideaspace
Nordic Chamber of Commerce
QBO
Upscale Innovation Hub/ UP Enterprise
Rise
CIS Live
Techsauce
Seedstars
Agilab
PITBI
University of the Cordilleras
Animo Labs
TIP Nitro
New Energy Nexus
OIH
ICCP
JPX
chinaccelerator
mox
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VIP Audiences

Yutaka Kitade

Yutaka Kitade

650 Fund (Venture Partner)
EduLab, Inc. (Advisor)
William Valtos, Jr.

William Valtos, Jr.

ICCP SBI
Director
Kevin Darmawan

Kevin Darmawan

Coffee Ventures
GP
Jack An

Jack An

AppWorks
Associate
Jun Wakabayashi

Jun Wakabayashi

AppWorks
Analyst
Paolo Limcaoco

Paolo Limcaoco

Accion
Investment Officer
Federico Parenti

Federico Parenti

Sempione SIM
Fund Manager
Pia Angeli Bernal

Pia Angeli Bernal

Kickstart Ventures, Inc.
Manager - Community Development
Shin Nishimura

Shin Nishimura

SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS INC.
Hiroshi Inui

Hiroshi Inui

Kobe City Government
Chief Evangelist
Maria Natashia Kusnardi

Maria Natashia Kusnardi

Prasetia Dwidharma
Investment Manager
Arya Setiadharma

Arya Setiadharma

Prasetia Dwidharma
CEO
Toby Floro

Toby Floro

Wavemaker Partners
Associate
Kenneth Darmansjah

Kenneth Darmansjah

Soul Parking
CFO
Laura Lestari

Laura Lestari

AC Ventures
Senior Investment Assoc.
Yudi Tandi Anugrah

Yudi Tandi Anugrah

Orbit VC
Associate
Richie Wirjan

Richie Wirjan

Orbit VC
VP Investment
Fatima dela Cruz

Fatima dela Cruz

Qatalyst Ventures
Chief Investment Officer
Yano Que

Yano Que

Qatalyst Ventures
Managing Director
James Lette

James Lette

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Executive Director
Alex Pham

Alex Pham

Patamar Capital
VC Principal
Marc-Olivier Francq

Marc-Olivier Francq

Index Asia
Partner - Family Office
Kieran Martin

Kieran Martin

Index Asia
Partner
Jaemin Park

Jaemin Park

Index Asia
Partner
Freddy Shen

Freddy Shen

Golden Gate Ventures
Associate
Benny Tjia

Benny Tjia

Indogen Capital
Principal
Vincent Tobias

Vincent Tobias

Ayala Corporation
Head of Innovation, Board Member
Kohki Sakata

Kohki Sakata

IGPI Singapore
CEO
Christian Besler

Christian Besler

AC Health
Chief Digital Officer
Marilen Tantamco

Marilen Tantamco

JG Digital Equity Ventures
Portfolio Director
Takeshi Ebihara

Takeshi Ebihara

Rebright Partners
General Partner

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ignite 2019
A gathering of the top minds in innovation across Asia. This is where startups, investors, industry leaders and collaborators share world-changing ideas and best practices in shaping the world’s technologies.
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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
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Grand Winner
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The largest innovation-centric Business Matching event in the country that brings together Startups, Investors and Corporations in the spirit of collaboration.

400+

meetings facilitated

1300+

meetings held through
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INNOVATION CONFERENCE
IGNITE 2019 Philippines’ Premier Innovation Conference was held on June 24-25 at Makati Shangri-La, Manila.

2000+

attendees

80+

speakers

14+

countries represented
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Past Speakers

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

Greenhouse

Drew Calin
CEO
Jeremy Rolleston

Active8me Pte Ltd

Jeremy Rolleston
CEO
Naga Tan

Bukas.ph | Dana Cita

Naga Tan
Co-Founder
James Tan

Quest Ventures

James Tan
Managing Partner
Alexander Hamilton

Vobling

Alexander Hamilton
Co-Founder & CEO APAC
Hanno Stegmann

BCG Digital Ventures

Hanno Stegmann
Director & Head of SG Office
Enrique Gonzalez

IP Ventures

Enrique Gonzalez
CEO
Robert W. van Zwieten

The Serendra Group LLC

Robert W. van Zwieten
CEO & Founder
Amarit Charoenphan

HUBBA & Techsauce

Amarit Charoenphan
CEO & Founder
Koichi Saito

KK Fund

Koichi Saito
Founder & General Partner
Ryu Hirota

Spiral Ventures Pte. Ltd.

Ryu Hirota
Principal
Neel Chowdhury

Sycamore Media Holdings

Neel Chowdhury
CEO & Editor-in-chief
Nguyen Phi Van

Vietnam Angel Network

Nguyen Phi Van
Chairwoman
Adrian Avendano

GlobalSouthTech (GST)

Adrian Avendano
CEO
Mathew Welch

AND Global Pte. Ltd

Mathew Welch
Senior Advisor
Yuki Koyama

Dentsu Ventures

Yuki Koyama
Senior Manager
Samuel Jeanblanc

Google

Samuel Jeanblanc
Market Lead
Brian Cu

Grab Philippines

Brian Cu
President
Tristan de Belloy

Quanta Digital

Tristan de Belloy
Founder & CEO
Gui Faria

Penbrothers

Gui Faria
Co-Founder
Karl Mak

Hepmil Media Group

Karl Mak
Co-Founder & CEO
Kartini Andri Wardhani

Venturra Discovery

Kartini Andri Wardhani
Associate
Froilan Rabatan

Cortex Technologies Corporation

Froilan Rabatan
Sr AVP for Business Development and Operations
RJ Balmater

Monk's Hill Ventures

RJ Balmater
Investment Analyst
Ong Le Yu

Singapore Exchange

Ong Le Yu
Director, Equity Capital Markets
Jojo Flores

Plug and Play Tech Center

Jojo Flores
Co-Founder
David Kuo

iiiNNO Co., LTD

David Kuo
Co-Founder & CEO
Bhavna Suresh

Lamudi

Bhavna Suresh
Co-Founder & CEO
Todd Schweitzer

h4 Brankas

Todd Schweitzer
Founder & CEO
Kohki Sakata

Industrial Growth Platform Inc.

Kohki Sakata
Partner, CEO of IGPI Singapore
Gilberto Gaeta

Google

Gilberto Gaeta
Director, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Emerging Markets; Google Customer Solutions
Yutaka Kitade

415

Yutaka Kitade
Venture Partner
Vincent G. Tobias

Ayala

Vincent G. Tobias
Head of Innovation
Alex Bono

HABBITZZ

Alex Bono
CEO
Johanna L. Wiese

Mistletoe Global

Johanna L. Wiese
Director / Agritech Lead, SEA
Karel Holub

Argomall, Inc.

Karel Holub
Chief Argonaut
Joshua Agusta

MDI Ventures

Joshua Agusta
Vice President of Investments
Kylie Misa

WVN Home Textiles

Kylie Misa
Co-Founder
Christian Besler

Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc.

Christian Besler
Chief Digital Officer
Nathan Boublil

ZEN Rooms

Nathan Boublil
Co-Founder & Global Managing Director
Supachai Kid Parchariyanon

RISE Corporate Innovation Powerhouse

Supachai Kid Parchariyanon
Co-Founder and CEO
Steve D. Benitez

Bo’s Coffee ( AG&Rock Inc.)

Steve D. Benitez
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mohan Belani

E27

Mohan Belani
Cofounder and CEO
John Aguilar

The Final Pitch

John Aguilar
Host and Creator
Minette B. Navarrete

Kickstart Ventures Inc.

Minette B. Navarrete
President
James Soukamneuth

Investing in Women Initiative

James Soukamneuth
Impact Investing Director
Carmina Bayombong

InvestEd

Carmina Bayombong
CEO and Co-Founder
Vijay Tirathrai

Techstars

Vijay Tirathrai
Managing Director
Angelito M. Villanueva

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Angelito M. Villanueva
Chief Innovation & Inclusion Officer
William Valtos Jr.

ICCP Group

William Valtos Jr.
Group President - Financial Services
Kenji Nakanishi

DBP-Daiwa Capital Markets Philippines,Inc.

Kenji Nakanishi
President and CEO
Martin Lichauco

Crescent Point

Martin Lichauco
Managing Director
Haruka Furukawa

Slush Tokyo

Haruka Furukawa
CEO
Paolo Limcaoco

LGT Venture Philanthropy

Paolo Limcaoco
Investment Manager
Cindy Wang

Uxin Group

Cindy Wang
Chief Marketing Officer
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Amra Naidoo

Accelerating Asia

Amra Naidoo
Co-founder, Partnerships & Operations Director
Moritz Gastl

CompareAsia Group

Moritz Gastl
Country Manager
Will Kim

Mission Capital

Will Kim
Managing Partner
John Orrock

Future Now Ventures

John Orrock
CEO, Principal Investor & Advisor
Josep Curto Diaz

IE Business School & IE School of Human Science & Technology

Josep Curto Diaz
Adjunct Professor of Business Analytics & Business Intelligence
Pedro Paez

Amazon Web Services

Pedro Paez
Specialist Solutions Architect for AI/ML
James Gilbert

HubSpot

James Gilbert
Director of Marketing, APAC
Maria Corazon Bulatao

Quad X

Maria Corazon Bulatao
President & Chief Operations Officer
Navin Danapal

SOSV/MOX

Navin Danapal
SEA Director
Karena Belin

WHub

Karena Belin
CEO & Co-Founder
Jo Chan

AngelHub and WHub

Jo Chan
Investor Relations Manager
Jeffrey Seah

Quest Ventures

Jeffrey Seah
Partner
Frederic Levy

Mynt

Frederic Levy
VP of Money Transfer
Pinky T. Yee

Goldilocks Bakeshop Inc.

Pinky T. Yee
New Business Group Director
Diane Eustaquio

IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc.

Diane Eustaquio
Executive Director
Rosie Keller

Seedstars

Rosie Keller
Regional Manager for Asia
Gerard Chia

VisVires New Protein

Gerard Chia
Partner
Christiaan Kaptein

Dymon Asia Ventures

Christiaan Kaptein
Partner
Miguel Warren

Payoneer

Miguel Warren
Regional Head, SEA
Pailin Pie Vichakul

Digital Ventures

Pailin Pie Vichakul
Principal
Ravi Trivedi

iProspect

Ravi Trivedi
General Manager
Kurt Tanyu

Openspace Ventures

Kurt Tanyu
Senior Associate
Tomo Watanabe

Cybozu

Tomo Watanabe
Manager
Takashi Ishihara

JETRO Manila

Takashi Ishihara
Executive Director
Hamilton Angluben

Cashalo

Hamilton Angluben
General Manager
Geryll Pastor

Security Bank Corporation

Geryll Pastor
Innovation Head
Don Pansacola

NextPay

Don Pansacola
CEO
Ericson James Pacaba

Morningtide Capital Partners

Ericson James Pacaba
Managing Partner
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Testimonials

RJ Balmater

"IGNITE 2019 was a fantastic gathering of experienced investors/mentors and curious founders. I believe everyone learnt a lot about the state of the Philippines ecosystem and also how promising the future is for the country."

RJ Balmater
Investment Analyst
Monk's Hill Ventures
Hanno Stegmann

"IGNITE has developed to be the best startup and innovation conference in the Philippines - great speakers, participants and well organized; all you expect from a high-profile conference"

Hanno Stegmann
Director & Head
SG Office for BCG Digital Ventures
Karel Holub

"If you are part of startup ecosystem in the Southeast Asia, you cannot afford to miss Ignite event, and if you are serious startup in the Philippines you have to participate."

Karel Holub
Chief Argonaut
Argomall, Inc.

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