With more than 80 speakers already confirmed to participate at Seamless Philippines 2017, the show is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before. Over the coming months we’re going to be bringing you highlights from the line-up to whet your appetite ahead of the doors opening on 27th September at the SMX Convention Centre in Manila.
With that in mind take a look at these 10 great entrepreneurs who are poised to rock the Philippines!
Jorge Azurin, Co-Founder, Horsepower.ph
An innovative platform of benefits such as HR, healthcare, logistics, procurement and back-office services for start-ups, designed to benefit, busy entrepreneurs throughout the Philippines.
Anya Lim, Co- Founder/ Managing and Creative Director, ANTHILL Fabric Gallery
Anya runs an award winning social enterprise that preserves and promotes Philippine hand-loomed fabrics by engaging partner communities in Abra, Cebu and Bukidnon provinces, the fabrics are made into apparel and accessories that are sold in their physical and online stores.
John Dang, Co-Founder, Zipmatch.
ZipMatch allows real estate sellers who yearn for the ability to show buyers what homes actually look like via the power of virtual reality headsets. How cool is that! Fun fact: The name of the company was inspired by the popular online dating website, match.com.
Lia Andrea Ramos, CEO, Glamourbox
The brain child of Miss Universe Philippines 2006, Lia swapped the glitz and glamour of the catwalk to sleepless nights of an entrepreneur. Glamourbox is a subscription based retail business which delivers a sampling of beauty products that fit a particular theme to a subscriber’s home.
Mikko Perez, Founder, Ayannah
Ayannah provides affordable and accessible digital commerce and payment services to spur financial inclusion and literacy in the Philippines. Ayannah means “a beautiful flower” or “beautiful blossom” in Swahili. It also means “innocent” in Hindi and “a good path” in Sanskrit. Phonetically, “ai” and “an” mean “love” and “security” in Mandarin Chinese. In colloquial Filipino, “Ayan na!” means “Here it is!
David Margendorff, Co-Founder & Chairman, Pawnhero
If you haven’t heard of Pawnhero, you may well have been living under a rock. It is a multi-award winning mobile pawn shop service, is disrupting the alternative finance status quo and working to revolutionize the way Filipinos engage with their pawn shops.
Mario Jordan Fetalino III, CEO, Acudeen Technologies
One of the Philippines’s fastest growing Fintech startups focused on helping SME’s with their financial needs by building a best-in-class P2P factoring marketplace platform. Recently they beat out fourteen other competitors at the Seedstars World 2017 pitch competition and came home with the $500,000 grand prize! That’s certainly a lot of beer money for Mario aka Magellan and his team!
Luis Buenevenutra, CTO, Bloom Solutions
Luis is a Manila-based entrepreneur specializing in cryptocurrencies, and has been focusing on the Bitcoin remittance space since 2014. He authored Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin in 2017, which collects learnings about an improved remittance business process, as well as stories about the many startups around the world that are pioneering this new landscape.
Jeannie Javelosa, Co-Founder, Echostore Sustainable Lifestyle
If Wonder Woman was a Pinay, it had to be Jeannie Javelosa! She’s a writer, retailer, business owner, entrepreneur and ASEAN social activist all rolled into one, and has now created an innovative platform called Echostore Sustainable Lifestyle, a pioneering retail store and social enterprise.
Patrick Lynch, CEO, First Circle
First Circle offers Filipino businesses collateral free loans and leverages digital technology to remove application inefficiencies and long waiting times, with their services approvals range from average 30 days, to one day.
Seize your opportunity to meet these heroes of disruption at Seamless Philippines 2017, where over 80 speakers will take the stage to discuss the latest trends and strategies for winning in the age of seamless commerce. Click here to find out more.