RAID THE FRIDGE: Startup to Scale Up

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:00 - 23:00

Kickstart Investment/Workspace

55 Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati City


Sprout's Success Story: From Startup to Scale Up

Welcome to a fireside chat evening on February 27th at Raid The Fridge! Joining us are the co-founders of Sprout Solutions-- Patrick and Alexandria Gentry, as well as Kickstart's vice-president for investments -- Joan Cybil Yao -- as moderator.

This is your chance to uncover the founders' lessons in fundraising, which transformed Sprout Solutions from a seed-stage startup in 2015 to a Series A company in 2019, as well as to engage them in a conversation regarding their outlook on Philippine tech startups.

Our resource speakers would also love to hear from you -- a fireside chat is ultimately for the benefit of the audience so we're excited to hear your questions whose answers could be priceless for all attendees.

Who should attend:

  • You’ll get the most out of this session if you're a startup founder or works for a startup currently in fundraising mode

  • You’ll get something out of this session if you're a decision-maker or in a C-level in SMEs or Corporates keen to understand startups in aid of your in digital transformation or innovation goals in 2020

So see you on February 27th -- you can look forward to an exciting fireside chat, reconnecting with old friends, making new friends, and swapping #startupPH and #corporateinnovation stories over beers!

Pia Bernal | Community Manager at Kickstart Ventures

While Raid The Fridge is business-as-usual, we would like everyone to RSVP i.e. no walk-ins. We in Kickstart Ventures are mindful of the heightened awareness by the general public on virus #2019nCov and the disease #COVID19 and as such, guest information shared during your online registration to Raid The Fridge allows us to identify and account for each guest as a matter of public safety.


Patrick Gentry | Patrick is the co-founder and CEO of Sprout Solutions, a software company in the Philippines focused on automating the tedious processes of HR and payroll. He came to the Philippines with a backpack in 2008 and hasn’t left since. A true entrepreneur, Patrick loves solving difficult problems.

Patrick is a recipient of the Rice Bowl ‘Founder of the Year 2017’ award and has spoken at various conferences around the HR, business and technology space.

As a thought leader in the HR industry, Patrick is always looking for opportunities to empower HR professionals and companies to understand HR innovation with the ultimate goal of improving business in the Philippines.

Alexandria Agbayani-Gentry | Alexandria is the cofounder and Chief Product Officer of Sprout Solutions. Along with her husband and business partner, Patrick Gentry, she paved the way for Sprout to become a leading HR and payroll software provider in the Philippines from its humble beginnings as a tech startup.

Prior to founding Sprout, Alex was in charge of operations and user experience at Saperium, where she transitioned into and fell in love with software. Her pioneering experience in product management and multi-platform software user experience has been instrumental in incorporating a user-centric philosophy to Sprout’s products.

Alex began her professional journey in publishing as an editorial assistant for Hinge Media (now Hinge Inquirer Publications) even before she got her degree in broadcast communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman. After 8 years of work in the publishing industry, she made her way into becoming one of the youngest group publishers in the country.

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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