Conference to highlight Asia's global startup leadership

Ignite 2019

Posted at Jun 10 2019 12:46 PM

How does Asia fare in leading the global startup space?

This topic will be put on spotlight during a conference on June 24 to 25 at Shangri-La, Makati City.

Called IGNITE 2019, this year's installment will underscore how innovations in Asia are leading the charge in the global technology space.

It is organized by Techshake, dentsu X Philippines, and Brainsparks with an aim to support and connect the innovation ecosystem of the Philippines to the world.

With over 2,000 expected attendees and 60 speakers from across the world, the event's third staging will be the largest to date, the event organizers said in a statement.

Discussion and competition

The two-day event will also be an opportunity for innovators to collaborate through a regional pitch competition and business matching activities.

The first day will be filled with keynotes and panel discussions by thought leaders and industry experts from the region.

Meanwhile, the second day will be focused on collaborative opportunities through WILDFIRE, a regional pitch competition.

Participants can also look forward to MATCH, an innovation-centric business matching activity that provides an opportunity for meetings between startups, investors, and corporations.

The organizers said their goal is to bring together startups, investors, corporations, government agencies, accelerators, and incubators to find ways to work together in the spirit of collaboration.