Come join our October Raid The Fridge next week on Thursday, October 27th!
We're excited to present to you a line-up of speakers who are great ambassadors of Youth + Enthusiasm and Experience in the context of startups and entrepreneurship:
FIRST: Three student organisations - YouthHack Manila, UP Center for Student Innovations, and HealthHacks PH - will be pitching to the startup community: who they are, what they do, what the’ve done, and what support do they need from the StartupPH Community.
Each group has done a tremendous job of organising hackathons, bootcamps, and networking events for students on entrepreneurship, digital technology, and startup innovation. They aspire to do more: once you’ve listened to them pitch, we hope you’d be happy to reach out to them and offer assistance so they can do more.
SECOND: Tech VC firm Monk’s Hill Ventures joins us to talk about compensation - How Do Startups Pay Themselves? Compensation data for startup executives are difficult to come by hence we’re lucky to have their Managing Partner Kuo-yi Lim share some findings from a survey done in Singapore that will shed some light on general trends and principles to consider when recruiting and rewarding team members.
If this topic is important to you, Kuo-Yi is very interested to have a discussion with founders/startup folks from the #startupPH community.
So come over on October 27th: renew friendships, create new contacts, and swap stories with the startup community.
The Kickstart Team
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
A student-led and organized series of tech hackathons for the health sector. Their goal is to spread sustainable development and awareness of potential healthtech in the Philippines.
UP Center for Student Innovations
A service-oriented organisation working towards the enhancement of student learning by working on real-world projects. It is a venue for Computer Science students to discover their potential and excel in the field of software engineering.
A team of aspiring youth student entrepreneurs from different backgrounds with one mission: empower local communities by providing them the resources, opportunities, and skills-development workshops. YouthHack started out as a technopreneurship challenge in the Philippines but has expanded to communities around the world.
A Managing Partner at Monk's Hill Ventures, a tech venture fund investing in post-seed stage startups in Southeast Asia. Most recently, he was the CEO of Infocomm Investments, a $200M venture fund based in Singapore investing in technology startups globally. At Infocomm Investments, Kuo-Yi led investments in Twilio (NYSE:TWLO), Dataxu, Reebonz, Quid, Gengo, DS3, and other leading startups.
Kuo-Yi has been a founder, early employee, mentor and angel investor of early-stage technology startups spanning the US and Asia. He was a senior sales executive at Encentuate (acq. by IBM) and Reputation Technologies (acq. by Security Sources), and co-founder of SportsHook, a sports-focused SaaS platform.
Kuo-Yi graduated from MIT with the bachelor, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering.