Past event…

Event Ended

MINT College Manila

For more info on upcoming
events & programs
visit your community's
new home on up.co

Startup Weekend Manila is back and we’re ready to take in registrations!

Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Premier Sponsors
Blog
Judges

Leigh Reyes

President and Chief Creative Officer of Lowe Philippines   |  

Leigh's work has been recognized at both creative and effectiveness shows such as Cannes Lions, Clio, D&AD, Asia-Pacific Adfest, Spikes, and the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards. She has served on the juries of Cannes Lions, London International Advertising Awards, Adfest, and Spikes.

She champions digital integration across agency processes and skillsets. For the past two years, she has been a member of the organizing committee of MobileMonday Manila, an open forum for mobile visionaries, professionals and enthusiasts.

Leigh's interests include vintage and Japanese fountain pens, calligraphy and anything geeky. She is @leighpod on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Isaac Souweine

Lean Startup Guru   |  

General Manager, Southeast Asia for Pollenizer, an Australia-based company that co-founds early stage internet companies. Isaac caught the startup bug at age 20, taking leave from university to join the dot-com boom. An experienced product manager and corporate intrapreneur, his most recent role was as head of product marketing for Yahoo! Southeast Asia. Isaac has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA from Columbia University. He lives in Singapore with his wife and two children.

Jojo Flores

Co-Founder & V.P. Operations at Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center is a Silicon Valley based tech startup accelerator, which he started in January 2006, and built a community of 600+ tech startups, 200+ angel investors, 200+ VC investors, 100+ large tech corporations and service partners, 50+ domestic and international universities, and numerous experts in various technology fields. Since inception, Plug and Play startups have been able to raise in excess of $1 billion.

Jojo currently serves as a Board Member and V.P. for International Operations at American Liquid Packaging Systems (ALPS), where he successfully started and co-founded 12 bottled water companies in over 30 cities in Europe and Asia. ALPS is also one of the leading distributors of plastic resin in the world with offices in Central America, Europe, and Asia.

Additionally, Jojo serves as a Board Member in the Science and Technology Advisory Council to the Philippine government and leading universities, helping them bridge technology entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley.

Jojo completed his BS Administration studies in 1989 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Nix Nolledo

CEO @ Xurpas   |   LinkedInGoogle+

A digital entrepreneur who is presently CEO of Xurpas, one of the largest mobile value added service providers in the Philippines. He is also on the board of Hatchd Digital, a startup studio that creates, scales and invests in digital businesses

Coaches

Paul Rivera

Founder @ Kalibrr   |  

2x entrepreneur. Founder & CEO of Kalibrr. Co-founded major Philippines BPO serving top Valley startups in 2007. Experience with Google & Mercantila in San Francisco prior to moving to Manila. Studied at University of California, Berkeley. Loves bacon.

Isaac Souweine

Lean Startup Guru   |  

General Manager, Southeast Asia for Pollenizer, an Australia-based company that co-founds early stage internet companies. Isaac caught the startup bug at age 20, taking leave from university to join the dot-com boom. An experienced product manager and corporate intrapreneur, his most recent role was as head of product marketing for Yahoo! Southeast Asia. Isaac has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA from Columbia University. He lives in Singapore with his wife and two children.

Ann Jacobe

Founder @ Shoephoric   |  

A successful technopreneur for 10 years. Founder of Shoephoric, an online community of shoe lovers and Youphoric Labs, the platform for anything that makes you euphoric. Hailed as September’s Mega Woman by Mega Magazine and one of Preview Magazine’s Best Dressed. The IT Boss in Killer Heels.

Michael Ngo Dee

Founder @ Tripid.ph & Ex-Rocket launcher   |  

Prefers action over talk. He started out his career in the industry of mobility seeking to empower sari-sari stores with the use of their mobile phones.
After half-a-decade of empowering mobile users, he wants to move his innovations from the bottom of the pyramid, to further empower those who are closer to the middle.
Experienced with startups from Ateneo, the Telcos, Rocket and own pocket. He is currently the Founder of Tripid.ph. Tripid is a peer-to-peer route sharing platform that enables real-time carpooling.
Mike believes in building better products, creative commons, the concept of choice, economic liberalism and capitalism.

Eric Su

Founder @ Piclyf   |  

Andres Torrubia

Founder @ Fixr.com   |  

Calen Martin Legaspi

CEO @ Orange & Bronze Software Labs

Kahlil Corazo

UA&P's Lean Guru   |  

After an exciting corporate stint, Kahlil made the leap to entrepreneurship. And landed pretty bad. This experience taught him Customer Development the painful way. Now in his second attempt, his customers are voting for the direction of his startup each step—by handing him their money. He was so happy with CustDev that he became “the first man outside the Americas to bootleg Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad.

Guyi Shen

CEO & Founder @ Save22

Nam Le

CTO & Co-founder of 70Street

With over 15 years in e-commerce, enterprise, and UX development for startups, Nam is a driving force in agile development. He has worked as a Senior Developer for Sapient, Washington Mutual, and has worked as Director of UX and Widget Development for Rearden Commerce.

He was also the first and only developer of Shoedazzle.com pre-capital, and has worked with a number of startups in early stages ever since. His various experiences in startup to enterprise technology stacks gives him a unique understanding of both architecture and the user experience.

Jen Yu

Multi-disciplinary creative technologist with a decade in the trenches of every possible media classification. Jen is an award-winning animator and interactive designer with a decade of industry experience. Coming from Manila, Vancouver, Cannes, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, she has worked on interactive projects with Disney, NBCUniversal, YouTube, Adobe, Canada’s National Historic Sites, and independent operations like Slide (Acquired by Google), Loot Drop, LOLApps, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and more. She has been featured at PBS, CBC, ReelWest Toronto, TEDActive, and more for interactive and animation work.

Christian Blanquera

Founder @ Openovate Labs

From San Francisco. Developed in projects for Fortune 500s including, Ebay, Autodesk, Stanford U, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Adobe, Nokia and recently with YouTube and Delivering Happiness, Zappos. Founded Openovate Labs last year to better support these projects as well as develop products internally. Bootstrapped and self funded, he is siging his first investment deal the day before this Startup Weekend.

Schedule

Friday

Sep 28
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Sep 29
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Sep 30
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • After-Party!
Organizers
Jay Fajardo
Jonathan Lansangan
Charo Nuguid
Christian Besler
Upcoming Events