Kickstart Startup Mixer: Compete!

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:00 - 22:00 PST


The One School, 55 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City


Startups face tremendous odds: not just to survive the dreaded Valley of Death, but to stand out, shine and succeed. This is especially true for those with international aspirations. Do you have what it takes to compete? Do we all?

Come to Kickstart Startup Mixer: Compete!

Thursday, March 27, 6:30pm at Kickstart in #Area55.

Guillermo "Bill" Luz, Private Sector Co-Chairman of the National Competitiveness Council, will talk about what it takes to compete in this ever smaller world. The Philippines' ranking rose in the last two years: what can we do to drive it up, and to take advantage of these improvements?

Come over, listen, learn, and participate. And as ever, make friends, swap stories, and have a drink with us (we're turning two next week, did we tell you?).

The Kickstart Team

(**) Guillermo Manuel Luz the Private Sector Co-Chairman of the National Competitiveness Council, a public-private sector body which develops strategy for the long-term competitiveness of the Philippines through policy reforms, project implementation, institution-building, and performance monitoring.

He is Associate Director of Ayala Corporation, the holding company of one of the oldest and largest business groups in the Philippines, with business activities in real estate development, banking and financial services, telecommunications, water infrastructure development and management, automotive dealership and distribution, business process outsourcing, electronics manufacturing solutions, and new investments in power, renewable energy and infrastructure.

He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ayala Foundation from December 2006 to May 2011, a foundation which manages projects in education, environment, entrepreneurship, arts and culture, and community development. He also served as Director of Ayala Museum from January 2010 to May 2011

He was Executive Director of the Makati Business Club, a leading business organization and think tank, from 1987 to 2006 and served on its staff since 1983.

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