9 epic speakers making the Manila Academy Roadshow better than Sinigang

Kevin McSpadden
9 epic speakers making the Manila Academy Roadshow better than Sinigang

The final stage of our incredible Southeast Asia roadshow takes the team to Manila to meet the best and brightest of Philippines tech

Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and now Manila, the Academy roadshow enters its final stage on Thursday. Over the past month, we have heard from e-commerce CEOs, Malaysian VCs and Indonesian media pros.

In Manila, we will hear from the best-and-brightest from the startup ecosystem. Already excited?

Join us at Buddha Bar Manila, on October 25th between 4pm and 9pm. Sign up here!

Where is it happening?

Buddha Bar Manila,
PICAR Place, Kalayaan Ave, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.
4pm to 9pm.

Located at Picar Place on Kalayaan Avenue, this establishment is impressively spacious, with two floors, numerous balconies and an outside terrace with a pool. It offers local and foreign clients the possibility of enjoying diverse atmospheres.

Buddha-Bar Manila highlights Asian culture, with an audacious, subtle and constantly innovative menu.

Also Read: Check out the full e27 Academy website here! 

Here, one can enjoy refined and exotic cuisine that has delighted the palates of its visitors as well as a different atmosphere each evening, thanks to diverse theme-based events and parties.

Who are our speakers?

Panelist for the topic on Fundraising : Avoiding the mistakes that even veterans still make

Mikko Perez, Founder and CEO of Ayannah

Mikko Perez is Founder & CEO of Ayannah, an award-winning fintech start up that provides affordable and accessible digital financial services to the next billion people in the world’s emerging middle class.

Prior to becoming an “over-aged internet entrepreneur”, Mikko had stints as a private equity investment manager and investment banker. Having began his career as a community organiser in rural Philippines, Mikko is passionate about combining finance and technology to build better communities.

Artie Lopez, Co-Founder and Startup Coach, Brainsparks Philippines

Artie Lopez is a start-up coach, a Director of Founder Institute – Manila, and co-founder of Brainsparks, the first and only “founder-focused” incubator in the Philippines. Brainsparks’ vision is to “Turn Dreamers into Founders”.

Lopez has over a decade of experience in the tech startup industry and is a passionate advocate of using technology and innovation to improve people’s lives.

Through Brainsparks, #StartupCoachArtie has supported countless startups develop their ideas, accelerate their growth, and raise funding from investors globally. #StartupCoachArtie and Brainsparks is happy to have successfully helped several PH Startups close their seed funding. In his spare time, he likes to mentor small businesses and social enterprises that support local communities.

Diego Jose Ramos, Co-founder of Horsepower.ph

Ramos has over 15 years of Corporate experience from Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Technical Recruiting Industries. He is the recipient of multiple awards in sales, operations and service leadership.

He went on to Co-found a multi-awarded startup named Horsepower.ph and is the Founding Director of Philippine Association for Digital Commerce and Decentralized Industries (PACDI.org.ph).

Ramos is currently involved with an alpha stage startup, MedicalTourism.ph and TuTour, and sits in the Advisory Board for multiple startups, namely, Diplomazee.com, JazzyPay.com and the Philippine Partner of Singapore Executive Search Company, HarperandHill.com and an upcoming Media Company.

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Mohan Belani, Co-Founder & CEO of e27

Mohan Belani is the Co-founder and CEO of e27, a startup and tech ecosystem platform focused on help startup founders build and grow their companies.

He believes that startups can make the world a better place, and in order for Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem to be relevant, it needs to be driven by sustainable and impactful companies solving problems at scale.

Belani enjoys working with Founders and helping them alleviate the challenges of building great companies; specifically around the areas of talent, funding and market access.

Panelist for the topic: It Takes A Community (To Build A Successful Business)

Orly Darnayla, Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Beach Club.ph

Darnayla helps entrepreneurs and business owners become risk-free before jumping into entrepreneurship. He shares his lessons learned as startup founder, entrepreneur and business owner. He also a business consultant and mentor.

Darnayla is self-made entrepreneur and is the Founder and CEO of Sightads Corporation (an advertising agency). He was 24 years old when he decided to quit his job and put up his own first company way back 2005.

With almost no capital, no business background and a college dropout he was able to set-up of the successful companies and pursue his passion of being a entrepreneur.

Eyad Zahra, Community Director of WeWork

From City Lead to Expansion Lead, to Director of Business Development operations and now a Community Director, Eyad Zahra has a built up experience of community building over his years of working with WeWork.

He also has experience producing and directing films!

Zahra has been on the panels for Jakarta, and Bangkok. Now catch a top WeWork community builder in Manila as well!

Micah Asistores, Mentorship Lead and Manager of PhilDev

Aside from being the Chapter Director of Startup Grind Manila, Micah is the Community Lead of A SPACE Philippines.

She has produced various events from the smallest gatherings to a big international gathering. She handles events from content, speakers, marketing and production. She’s also involved in business development and strategy of her current organization.

Through gatherings, meetups, talks and workshops, Micah hopes to make an impact in the Philippines’ startup ecosystem.

Patrick Bartolome I. Dulay, Founder and CEO of The Spark Project

‘Patch’ Dulay is the founder and CEO of The Spark Project, a Filipino Crowdfunding website and community. It aims to “spark” local entrepreneurs and change makers by enabling them through an online platform that showcase their creations and initiatives. It’s also a place for like-minded people to discover, support and fund local projects.

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Guilherme Faria, Co-founder of Penbrothers

A man of numerous achievements, Faria’s featured skills are Business Planning, Marketing Management and Marketing Strategy and is accomplished in speaking five languages: English, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. As an entrepreneur he has started various businesses and is presently the Co-Founder of Penbrothers International and a Managing Partner of Upteam Corporation.

Why are we doing the roadshows?

e27 doesn’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to learn and contribute to the ecosystems. Though we live in different countries, our community should remain the same and together we can build an even stronger ecosystem through learning and networking together!

We want you, to come into the roadshow filled with curiosity and leaving the roadshow with a sense of comradery and more connected to the startup ecosystem.

Who is the Roadshow meant for?

In summary? Everyone! Be it a budding unicorn founder, a student with the dream to start their business or a retiree that realizes he/she still has much fight left in them. We are not limiting the demographics.

Why is the roadshow would be beneficial to you?

Our content is meant to be enjoyed by founders, but it is also meant for anyone with the mindset to want to learn more about entrepreneurship in terms of the startup ecosystem. We are providing the opportunity to you, to network with other entrepreneurs and investors in a comfortable setting outside of the usual work setting.

We are also giving away 2 tickets to our main program called e27 Academy, a 3 day 2 night bootcamp filled with education and entertainment!

When is the Roadshow happening?

Can’t make it to Manila ? No worries we have it online! We will be streaming via Facebook Live from 4:30 pm (GMT+8) – Check out our Facebook to find out more!

The roadshows will be starting from 4pm till 9pm as well and we’ve kept the content constant so you won’t feel like you’ve miss out #NOFOMO :)

Photo by JC Gellidon on Unsplash

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