RAID THE FRIDGE: Corporate x Startup Collab

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 18:00 - 23:00

Kickstart Investment/Workspace

55 Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati City


Corporate-Startup Collaboration: Working with Giants

Meet, an intelligent process automation platform of InnoVantage -- a 2015 seed-stage investment of Kickstart Ventures. Two product pivots and new funding raised from two additional VCs later, Aiah founder and chief executive officer Gian de la Rama would like to share with the Raid The Fridge community top lessons gained over the years engaging different companies going thru digital transformation or beginning to explore digitalization.

Recently, Gian and his team have done work for Facebook Philippines and Globe Telecom for a lead generation campaign that ultimately yielded a 3x increase in leads (vs online channels within the same period), 10x growth in chat engagements, and 50% lower customer acquisition cost for Globe Broadband.

It'll be great to learn from Aiah's several corporate-startup collaborations: a combination that harnesses each other's strengths that can set the course of an exciting future.

Who should attend

  • You’ll get the most out of this session if you're part of a Customer Experience team tasked to create compelling customer experiences;

  • You’ll get something out of this session if you're part of a Marketing Team tasked to engage with any audience at scale using a personalized, always-on channel; and

  • You’ll get something out of this session if you're part of a Digital Transformation Team or an Innovation Executive tasked to transform an enterprise through process improvements and operational efficiencies.

See you on January 30th -- you can look forward to an evening of reconnecting with old friends, making new friends, and swapping #startupPH and #corporateinnovation stories over beers! Please don't forget to RSVP.

Pia Bernal | Community Manager at Kickstart Ventures


Gian de la Rama | Gian is the CEO and co-founder of InnoVantage, the leader in intelligent process automation using natural language interactions, robotic process automation, and workflow orchestration.

A graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, Gian is a self-taught software developer who got his feet wet in the corporate world: Hewlett-Packard, Unilever. He also worked with US startups such as Montpac and Efficio Technology Services.

Gian began his entrepreneurial journey in 2008 when he co-founder his first venture. After five years and two more ventures, he co-founded InnoVantage. On the #startupPH community side, he lead the creation of Manila AI, an informal group of AI enthusiasts and practitioners dedicated to developing practical AI applications, a consultant for Globe Telecom, and a regular speaker in AI, tech startup, and entrepreneurship conferences."


Aiah is the trade name of InnoVantage, a leading intelligent process automation company. Aiah is an intelligent process automation engine that serves as their clients' first AI teammate, automating their processes and customer/employee interactions at scale.

Aiah can automate customer or employee interactions using Aiah Assist or automate repetitive business processes using Aiah Actions.

6:30 pm - Registration/doors are opened to guests. Networking over beers kicks-off | 7:50 pm - Guests are notified that talks will begin shortly and should head indoors where the program is held | 8:00 pm - Start of program | 9:30 pm - End of program and networking resumes | 11:00 pm - Networking ends, thank you for raiding the fridge with us!

Raid The Fridge is the signature networking event of Kickstart Ventures, a Corporate Venture Capital firm, for the #startupPH community -- first held in August 2012, Raid The Fridge is held every last Thursday of the month except December. Today, it is the longest-recurring startup mixer in the Philippines and it is brought to you in partnership with YouthHack Manila, a community of student startup organizations united by their advocacy to expose the youth to startups, technology, and entrepreneurship. | | @YouthHack

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