The Startup Summit 2015, organized by YES Philippines and in partnership with the YE! – a project of Child and Youth Finance International based in Amsterdam, truly had an unprecedented success last August 8, 2015 at the 5th floor Mega Trade Center Function Room A and B, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Pasig City.
Approximately 400 people comprising of startups, founders, investors, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs joined the conference.
The summit presented a powerful line up of speakers namely Jay Fajardo, Founder and CEO of Proudcloud Inc; Subir Lohani, Managing Director of Carmudi Philippines; Frederic Levy, Founder and CEO of CashCash Pinoy; Iddo Goren, Founder and CEO of Veems and Liz Andrea Kuster, the founder of Impact Hub Manila.
Meanwhile, the winners of the National Startup Competition who will be participating the one-week YE! Social Enterprise Boostcamp in Amsterdam were Louise Ivan Payawal of Apollo and Ginbert Cuaton of Banwa Cottage Industry Inc who received the full scholarship. The other eight partial scholarships were given to Ernest Tabada of iHarvest+, Jay Mark Balmes of Empleo, Kennevy Te of HotMeals, Valerie de Leon of Skiddo, Philip Adrian Atilano of TimeFree Innovations, Lyle Jover of Raket.ph, Rachel de Villa of Cropital and Paula Patrice Dela Cruz of Project Mushroom.
On the other hand, Ray Refundo of Qwikwire has bagged the right to represent the Philippines in an all-expense paid trip to the Pitch Competition in Monterrey Mexico. While iHarvest+ seized the Future Agro Challenge award, PocketMarket for the Creative Business Cup, Pass-exams.ph for Philippine Startup Cup and Raket.ph for Get in the Ring.
The pitch competition panel of judges were Mr. Joe Maristela, Director of Business Development Star Business Centers, Inc.; Mr. Howie Ross-Valino, Asset Management and Hedgefund Manager and Private Banking; Mr. Anderson Tan, CEO and Founder of Universal Millinillion Inc.; Mr. Iddo Goren, Founder and CEO of Veems; Mr. Matthias Jaeggie, Co-founder of Impact Hub Manila and Ms. Jie Xue, Founding Team Member of YE! Community.
The YES Philippines’ Startup Summit is one-day event that aims to gather and equip all startups in the Philippines. It was made possible through YES Philippines’ partnership with YE! Community of Netherlands, Kauffman Foundation and Global Entrepreneurship Week Global and through media partnership with Light Network TV and WheninManila.com