Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:30 - 23:00 PST

Kickstart Investment/Workspace

55 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines


Unlocking The US$200 Bn Digital Opportunity in Southeast Asia

On 24 May at the Google e-conomy SEA conference held in Singapore, Google SEA and Temasek presented the results of their joint study on e-commerce. The key message: “THERE IS A US$200 BILLION DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA BY 2025.”

The conference proceeded to give an (1) overview of the SEA Internet economy; (2) the SEA Internet opportunity; (3) SEA VC and startup landscape; and (4) the challenges to overcome. Essentially, data was shared on what’s driving the e-conomy growth, and what current challenges are slowing down the growth.

A $200bn internet market opportunity sounds really amazing and you wonder, “What does the Philippine market share look like?”

Well, join our Raid The Fridge this month: guest speaker KEN LINGAN, Google Philippines Country Manager, will present the joint Google-Temasek e-conomy study. Hear him share the factors driving the SEA internet economy growth --- and hey, let's return the favor by asking him questions! :) It is going to be an exciting talk, and we look forward to seeing a very engaged audience.

So if you’re a digital startup founder, or an organisation involved in internet businesses, see you on June 30th! Say hello to Ken, swap updates with old friends, and meet newbies from the #startupPH community!

We’ve re-stocked the fridge, help us empty it.

The Kickstart Team

Google Philippines Country Manager Ken Lingan joined Google Philippines from Unilever where he was Vice­-President for Deodorants, Southeast Asia and ANZ, and based out of Singapore. Ken's 16-year experience in marketing and brand development includes a stint as Marketing Director for Unilever Home and Personal Care in the Gulf Region. He was also the Regional Brand Director for Rexona in the Asia Region.

Ken graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Management Engineering. He is married with two young daughters and a son. Outside of work, Ken loves running, reading and trying out new food places.

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Kickstart Ventures is the wholly-owned corporate venture capital firm of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading mobile operator. Kickstart invests in early- to early-growth stage tech startups glo...

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