25 Jun 2019

Event description

Seedstars World is coming to Manila!

As a special edition, we will be hosting the pitch competition within Ignite Conference this year!

So, if you are an startup looking to apply for the pitch competition, please go to the Ignite website.

How is it going to work:

The 20 best startups from Manila will be invited for a training delivered by the Seedstars team and local mentors;

After working closely with the entrepreneurs, we will invite the top 12 to take part in a pitch competition and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Manila 2019. All the startups who will be selected to pitch will also be rewarded with one free month of our brand new Investment Readiness Program.

The winning startup of Manila will also join the Regional Summit, where it will have the opportunity to be selected to join the 3 months Growth Program Online and the Global Summit - with the chance to win up to USD500.000 in equity investment. Seedstars is a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups.


1) Have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

2) Have a maximum of USD 500,000 of funding to date

3) Have operations in Philippines

Apply NOW and get the opportunity to represent your country regionally and globally!

Attendee Registration


14:00 - 14:30

Arrival and Networking

14:30 - 16:00

Getting Investment Ready!

16:00 - 16:15


16:15 - 17:00

Art of Pitch

17:00 - 17:30

Coffee Break

17:30 - 19:00

Mentoring Session

19:00 - Onwards

Closing | Cocktail

9:00 - 11:00

StartUps Pitch


Pinetree Capital


Jose-Andre Ramirez

Jose-Andre Ramirez

Senior Investment Manager
Pinetree Capital
Francisco Dennis  Manzano

Francisco Dennis Manzano

Polaristech Philippines
Artie Lopez

Artie Lopez

Co-Founder and Startup Coach
Aya  Laraya

Aya Laraya

Pesos and Sense
Victor Lee

Victor Lee

Chief Investment Officer
Pinetree Capital
James  Lette

James Lette

Executive Director
Manila Angel Investor Network (MAIN.PH)
Joseph de Leon

Joseph de Leon

Director - Venture Strategy
Gravitas Prime
Ronnie Mohnani

Ronnie Mohnani

Founder & Creative Director
Gruppo Sachin Inc.
Matt Kolling

Matt Kolling

Portfolio Manager
LLK Partners


The event will take place at Makati Shangri-La.

Ayala Avenue Corner Makati Avenue, Makati City 1200, Philippines