SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016





    The Manila leg of the Startup AsiaBerlin Innovation Roadshow

    In May 2016, the City Senate of Berlin and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH started organizing a city partnership initiative revolving around the startup ecosystems of Berlin, Bangalore, Manila, and Djakarta. This was launched at the Asia-Pacific Week 2016 held in Berlin, and attended by innovation community leaders from the partner cities to craft a framework of cooperation and knowledge sharing between ecosystems.


    The result of the meeting at APW resulted in the Startup AsiaBerlin Roadshow where 30+ delegates from each ecosystem visits each other's cities to immerse themselves in the ecosystem, share their best practices and experiences, and establish relationships that will mutually benefit their respective startup cities.


    Manila is represented by Impact Hub Manila and Launchgarage.



    You can't miss our exciting lineup of innovators and disruptors shaping the startup ecosystems in Berlin and Manila.

    Geraldine de Bastion

    Global Innovation Gathering

    Geraldine is an expert on information and communication technology and new media for development and advises organizations such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and GIZ on digital media and communication strategies. Geraldine is founder of the Global Innovation Gathering, a network of grass-root innovators, social entrepreneurs, founders and managers of makerspaces, hackerspaces and innovation hubs. She also works with activists and bloggers around the world on digital rights issues. She works as a free curator and moderator for re:publica and other international events. Geraldine has an honorary position as head of board at the German NGO Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. and a member of iceBauhaus e.V.


    Luis Buenaventura

    Bloom Solutions

    Building tech startups in the Philippines for nearly a decade, Luis is a Manila-based entrepreneur specializing in financial technology and cryptocurrency. He began focusing on the Bitcoin remittance space in early 2014 and built one of the most recognizable brands in the nascent crypto-money-transfer industry.

    His writing on Bitcoin and its impact on remittances and mobile money has been featured on Techcrunch, The Next Web, Tech in Asia, and Rappler. In 2015, he presented at Inside Bitcoins in Singapore, the International Money Transfer Conference (IMTC) in Las Vegas and Miami, and the Brookings Blum Roundtable in Aspen.


    Yatan Blumenthal


    Of German-Colombian Origin, Yatan grew up between Latin America and Europe. He studied in Manchester, the UK and Maastricht, the NL, and worked for the United Nations in Asia, a Bank in Spain and an NGO in India until 2008. Since then he has taught at University level, founded a few startups, a hardware accelerator and acted as a country manager and managing director of the Food Assembly in Germany. He currently lives in Berlin, is actively involved in Hardware.co Accelerator and studying how to improve Accelerators for maximum impact.

    Manny Ayala

    Endeavour Philippines

    Manny is the Managing Director of the Philippine office of Endeavor, a global nonprofit organization focused on accelerating the growth of high impact entrepreneurs. High impact entrepreneurs 1) have the biggest ideas, 2) have the potential to scale their businesses and 3) multiply their success by mentoring and investing in other entrepreneurs. Endeavor is in 26 countries and has supported over 1,200 high impact entrepreneurs.

    Prior to Endeavor, Manny founded Hatchd, Inc, a technology incubator that has helped to create companies such as Rappler, PawnHero, AVA, Purple Click, Zipmatch and Ayannah. He also founded EGGstreme, an international mobile content company, which was sold to Globe Telecoms along with its sister company, EGG.

    Paula Schwarz


    2016 FORBES 30 under 30 for Europe, Paula has developed several projects to help solve the current migration crisis in Greece. As cofounder of Startupboat, first formed with the help of more than 60 entrepreneurs from companies like Facebook and Index Ventures, she's helped launch Migration Hubs, a service to integrate migrants into the workplace and society across Europe, and X Fund, a fundraising platform that will launch at the World Economic Forum this year -- just a few of the social initiatives she's worked on.

    Ibba Rasul-Bernardo

    Sari Software Solutions

    Ibba has been working with marginalized and underprivileged groups by giving them access to relevant technology. An IT entrepreneur since he was 22, he is the founder and CEO of Sari Software Solutions, a platform, systems, and mobile applications company that aims to leverage technology to empower the base of the pyramid (BOP). His passion lies in bringing technology to the BOP with projects like the Solar Energy Foundation's Ride for Light which brought solar energy to far-flung off-grid areas, E-Dalaw which enabled virtual visit of inmates by their indigent families, and Buhayko.org for teaching blogging to underprivileged students living in slum areas.


    Our powerhouse talks will surely knock your socks off.

    Registration and Coffee

    0800 - 0900


    0900 - 0930


    0930 - 1015

    Innovation in the Global South

    Geraldine de Bastion, Global Innovation Gathering

    1030 - 1100

    Accelerating Business, Methodologies, and Co-working

    Yatan Blumenthal Vargas, Hardware.co/Betahaus

    1115 - 1145


    1200 - 1345

    Is the Philippines Ready for the Blockchain?

    Luis Buenaventura, Bloom Solutions

    1400 - 1430


    Paula Schwarz, Startupboat

    1445 - 1515

    Building Locally for a Global Market

    Ibba Rasul-Bernardo, Sari Software Solutions

    1530 - 1600

    Impact Entrepreneurship

    Manny Ayala, Endeavour Philippines

    1615 - 1645


    1700 - 1800


    BOOTSTRAP MANILA 2016 will be held at the awesome AXON Hall at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati.

    2285 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, 1231 Makati City, Philippines


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