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

Froilan Rabatan

Sr AVP for Business Development and Operations
Cortex Technologies Corporation

RJ Balmater

Investment Analyst
Monk's Hill Ventures

Ong Le Yu

Director, Equity Capital Markets
Singapore Exchange

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.

Gilberto Gaeta

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

Yutaka Kitade

Venture Partner
415

Vincent G. Tobias

Head of Innovation
Ayala

Alex Bono

CEO
HABBITZZ

Johanna L. Wiese

Director / Agritech Lead, SEA
Mistletoe Global

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 Corporate Innovation Powerhouse

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

Vijay Tirathrai

Managing 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

Jo Chan

Investor Relations Manager
AngelHub and WHub

Jeffrey Seah

Partner
Quest Ventures

Frederic Levy

VP of Money Transfer
Mynt

Pinky T. Yee

New Business Group Director
Goldilocks Bakeshop Inc.

Diane Eustaquio

Executive Director
IdeaSpace Foundation, Inc.

Rosie Keller

Regional Manager for Asia
Seedstars

Gerard Chia

Partner
VisVires New Protein

Gerard Chia

Partner
Dymon Asia Ventures

Miguel Warren

Regional Head, SEA
Payoneer

Pailin Pie Vichakul

Principal
Digital Ventures

Ravi Trivedi

General Manager
iProspect

Kurt Tanyu

Senior Associate
Openspace Ventures

Tomo Watanabe

Manager
Cybozu

Takashi Ishihara

Executive Director
JETRO Manila

Hamilton Angluben

General Manager
Cashalo

Geryll Pastor

Innovation Head
Security Bank Corporation

Don Pansacola

CEO
NextPay

Ericson James Pacaba

Managing Partner
Morningtide Capital Partners

Donald Lim

CEO
Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines
Opening Remarks Day 1

Dr. Rafaelita M. Aldaba

Undersecretary for Competitiveness & Innovation
Department of Trade and Industry
Opening Remarks Day 2

Rene A. Ledesma Jr.

Host

April Ong Vano

Host

Dae Lee

Host

The Agenda



Day 1 : Conference
Mon, June 24, 2019


08:00 - 09:30 AM
Registration
09:30 - 12:00 PM
Keynote Speakers
12:00 - 01:00 PM
Networking Lunch
01:00 - 05:00 PM
Breakout Session
06:00 - 11:00 PM
After Party

Day 2 : Business Matching
Tues, June 25, 2019


08:00 - 09:00 AM
Registration
09:00 - 11:00 AM
Pitch Competition
11:00 - 12:30 PM
Japan Pitch Event
12:30 - 01:00 PM
Awarding
01:00 - 02:00 PM
Lunch
02:00 - 06:00 PM
Business Matching

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


- Registration now closed -



The Judges



FutureNow Ventures 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


Seedstars Judges



Michael Lee

Investments
REAPRA

Pailin Pie Vichakul

Principal
Digital Ventures

Marina Aoe Shimono

Asia Associate
Seedstars

John Orrock

CEO, Principal Investor & Advisor
Future Now Ventures

Abraham Hidayat

Managing Director
Skystar Capital


PLDT Judge



Leandro “Andy” T. Santos

Head of PLDT Enterprise Core Business Research and Development
PLDT Enterprise


QBO Judge



Katrina Rausa Chan

Director
QBO Innovation Hub

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

“Participated in IGNITE 2018 as a sponsor. I had a lot of business opportunities and even found this aggressive local company that is now our partner. I'm really grateful.”

Yoshifumi Iida
Chief Operating Officer
Cybozu/Kintone

“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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