MANILA, Philippines – This year, QBO Innovation Hub, the first and only public-private sector partnership aimed at developing the Philippine startup ecosystem, is joining the organizing team along with Original Pitch Venture Capital (OPVC), a Philippines-based venture capital firm that invests and supports companies to become leaders in their own categories, to bring Techtonic Summit 2018: Disrupting Southeast Asia, which will happen at the SMX Convention Center Manila on June 22-23, 2018.
Among those being highlighted in the conference are:
- Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV
- Monchito Ibrahim, Undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
- Nora K. Terrado, Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
- Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
- John Rubio, Country Director of Facebook Philippines
- Jojo Flores, Co-Founder of Plug and Play Tech Center and Co-founder of Launchgarage
- Brian Cu, Country Manager of Grab Philippines
- Manny Ayala, Managing Director of Endeavor Philippines
In addition, speakers from global startups, venture capital firms, and corporate accelerators include:
- Marcus Tan, Founder and CEO of Carousell
- Jeffrey Paine, Founding Partner of Golden Gate Ventures
- Paul Meyers, Head of muru-D Singapore
- Michael Blakey, Managing Partner of Cocoon Capital
Techtonic Summit 2018 is also organized by PMCM Events Management, XS by XS, and LiquidMinds.
“It has always been QBO’s goal to unite the startup ecosystem,” said Rene “Butch” Meily,President of QBO Innovation Hub. QBO’s founding partners are DOST, DTI, J.P. Morgan, and IdeaSpace Foundation. “Techtonic Summit is the perfect opportunity to bring together startups and stakeholders from across Southeast Asia. Headlined by spectacular speakers and a conjugation of some of Asia’s top VIPs, Techtonic Summit 2018 is the tech conference to attend.”
Last year, Techtonic Summit made history as the Philippines’ largest tech conference with over 6,000 attendees. As a follow-up to this huge success, Techtonic Summit 2018 will be an even bigger groundbreaking formation with 10,000 attendees, 200 startups, and 100 investors.
The 2-day summit aims to make Southeast Asia the epicenter of groundbreaking innovation by bringing together the movers and shakers from across Southeast Asia – startups, investors, corporates, the academe, media, and government, to create a bigger network for startup ecosystem, gain local and international exposure, and secure successful funding for startups.
Attendees can look forward to explosive speaker line-ups, rattling startup pitches and exhibits, and a landslide of ideas and innovative breakthroughs.
“Summits like Techtonic Summit are really valuable opportunities for both startups and investors to get acquainted with some of the best ideas and technologies in the market. It’s really a venue for collaboration and idea generation and I look forward to getting to know some of Southeast Asia’s top entrepreneurs,” says Francis Simisim, Partner of OPVC and CEO of Social Light Inc.
The main event will be the Ring of Fire Pitching Competition where startups will battle it out on stage, not just for exposure, but for a chance to win USD10,000. In addition to that, the top 20 startups automatically become Startup Exhibitors at the 2-day summit, which includes a free cocktail booth, as well as an exclusive showcase to a curated list of VIPs consisting of venture capitalists, angel investors, and corporate and government representatives via business matching and an invite-only VIP dinner.
Tech-enabled Filipino startups who are currently operating or intend to operate outside of the Philippines in the next 12 months, as well as tech-enabled foreign startups that currently operate or intend to operate in the Philippines in the next 12 months are eligible to join.
Whether to join the competition, put up a booth, or learn more about our startup ecosystem, Techtonic Summit 2018 is an event that’s vital to anyone interested in making it as a tech
entrepreneur in Southeast Asia. Registration to attend is free for the public!
For more info:
Email: info at techtonicsummit.com
Mobile: (+63) 917 834 4978
Landline: (02) 501 0029