Haven’t signed up for Philippine Startup Week yet? This is your sign!
Philippine Startup Week 2020 is a large-scale collaborative initiative by multiple government and private agencies to showcase the Filipino startup community. This year, it highlights the Filipino entrepreneurial spirit as we power up the new normal together.
This 5-day conference will happen virtually on November 23 to 27, 2020. IdeaSpace, our alumni, and our current cohort are proud to be part of multiple events throughout the week!
First things first: Making Business Integrity A Priority
Brought to you by IdeaSpace and UNDP
November 25 | 4:00 to 5:30 pm (GMT +8)
The pandemic has upended industries and livelihoods, pushing more people towards entrepreneurship. Young entrepreneurs often look for guidance on how to create a product or service, how to hire people, or how to find funding, but young entrepreneurs could also make a significant impact by operating with honesty, transparency, and integrity and setting an example for other entrepreneurs in their countries. UNDP’s FairBiz program aims to provide young entrepreneurs with the support needed for them to build their businesses the right way.
Our speakers for this event are Brook Horowitz, Business Integrity Advisor; Edmond Yap, Co-Founder, Smolpotato; and Zulfiqar Essa, Co-Founder, TechScape. It will be moderated by IdeaSpace Executive Director, Diane Dugan-Eustaquio.
Creating Win-Win Partnerships: How Big Business and Startups Can Work Together
Brought to you by IdeaSpace and PLDT Innolab
November 27 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT+8)
Startups have played an important role in helping individuals, businesses, and organizations rise to the challenge of digitalization during the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to accelerate the transition into a fully digital economy comes with the need to build strong partnerships between startups and corporations.
A collaboration between IdeaSpace and PLDT Innolab, this panel discussion focuses on corporate-startup engagements and best practices for successful corporate-startup engagements. This session would be of great interest to startups looking to work with brands and businesses to integrate, co-develop, or co-market their products or services.
This event will feature Mel Nava, Founder, 1Export; Jojo Gendrano, FVP & Head of Core Business Solutions, PLDT Enterprise; Danielle Owen Whitford, Founder and CEO, Pioneera; Nathan Moyes, General Manager, Virtual Business Partners; John Sharp, Managing Partner, Hatcher; and Chaye Cabal-Revilla, Senior Vice President and Group Controller, PLDT. It will be moderated by IdeaSpace Executive Director, Diane Dugan-Eustaquio, and PLDT Enterprise Core Business Research & Development Head, Andy Santos.
Department of Information and Communications Technology
November 23 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT +8)
The first program of the week has two tracks featuring startups and startup community builders in the countryside. It includes IdeaSpace alumni Zes Martinez from FAME of Cohort 3.
The first track, Startups Creating Impact in the Countryside in the New Normal, focuses on Startups located outside Metro Manila that have successfully created impact despite the COVID-19 affecting the whole country. The second track, Enabling the Next Generation of Startup Community Builders in the Philippines, provides a platform to discuss best practices, experiences, tips, contributions, and services of enablers who work together towards developing and sustaining the innovation ecosystem.
TBI Virtual Summit
Department of Science and Technology
November 24 | 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT +8)
The 4th Technology Business Incubator Summit with the theme Building a Sustainable Startup Ecosystem in the Midst of the Pandemic will feature Junjun Fetizanan from Futuristic Aviation and Maritime Enterprise (FAME). They developed an affordable and easily installable small form factor transponder and gateway that uses LoRa (Long Range Network) with a range of 21 Miles that can be used by the aviation and maritime industries.
Slingshot Conference: Creating International Connections
Department of Trade and Industry
November 25 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT +8)
Slingshot is an international conference that brings together different stakeholders of the Philippine startup ecosystem to discuss scaling and globalizing startup enterprises. During the conference, startups are able to showcase their products and service, as well as explore opportunities for collaboration and connect with other stakeholders.
Creating International Connections features our alumnae Cherry Murillon, Founder and CEO of CAWIL.AI will bring together local startups that have benefitted from connecting with the international market. This discussion aims to help others take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey by tackling the different experiences of startups establishing international networks.
Why Startups Should Prioritize Employee Experience
November 26 | 8:00 to 9:00 PM (GMT +8)
The pandemic has shaken industries around the world and businesses are forced to make hard decisions in order to survive. Cutting costs and adapting to new processes are part of the new normal, but what about employee experience?
Penbrothers, alongside various startup leaders, firmly believe that we should put people first in order to survive this pandemic and come out of it strongly.In this session, we explore how an amazing employee experience can transform your business not just today, but for years to come.
We are hosting a panel full of brilliant talent, but more importantly culture-focused leaders – Vanson So (Head of People for Canva Manila), Nick Padilla (Space Captain and Chief People Officer of Kahon.ph), Bela D’Souza (Founder and Head Mama of edamama), Diane Eustaquio (Executive Director of IdeaSpace), Gui Faria (Co-founder and Managing Partner of Luxclusif and Penbrothers), moderated by Josef Werker (Managing Director of Penbrothers and Co-founder of Humble from this year’s accelerator cohort).