RAID THE FRIDGE: Project Alpha

Tue, 28 May 2019 18:00 - 23:00

Kickstart Investment/Workspace

55 Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati City


Launching a startup is difficult and your startup needs all the help it can get to have an edge on the competition. SeedPlus, Southeast Asia’s premier seed fund, AWS, the globally recognized cloud platform for startups, and Kickstart Ventures, the leading Corporate Venture Capital firm in the Philippines, have teamed up to bring you Project Alpha 2019 Manila x Raid the Fridge.

Project Alpha aims to seek out and empower high-potential budding startups in Southeast Asia, which have dreams of becoming the next breakout story. Project Alpha strives to be the catalyst supercharging the growth of the best early-stage startups by helping to defray operational costs, whilst providing mentorship and potential funding.

In 2019, Project Alpha will be in six countries: Manila, Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, and Kickstart Ventures is thrilled to be the local partner for its inaugural launch in Manila via Raid The Fridge!

So come join us on May 28th (Tuesday -- instead of our usual Thursdays) and meet the people behind Project Alpha: Seedplus and AWS! And even better, they’re bringing with them acclaimed entrepreneurs and local heroes as our Raid The Fridge speakers who can share their experience founding, scaling, and operating two of Southeast Asia's most successful startups.

So do join us and find out how you can become the next generation of startups and startup founders under the 2019 cohort of Project Alpha. As always, we are re-stocking our fridge with beers and you can look forward to an evening making new friends, reconnecting with old friends, and swapping #startupPH #projectalphaSEA stories!

Your Fridgemaster,

PIA BERNAL | Kickstart Community Manager
More info on Project Alpha:


Ron Hose @ | Founder & CEO
Prior to, Ron was a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital fund backed by Eric Schmidt. Ron was also the co-founder of TokBox (acquired by Telefonica), a consumer video conferencing company. TokBox was backed by Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, Stanford University and some of Silicon Valleys best-known angel investors. Ron holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from Cornell University, where he graduated at the top of his class. Ron is also an active investor and adviser to several Silicon Valley startups.

Valeri Inting @ Neuron Mobility | Lead, International Expansion & Head of Singapore Operations
Valeri recently joined Neuron to expand the business regionally by launching in new markets across Asia Pacific and to concurrently lead its most mature operations in Singapore. She has extensive operational and business experience having worked in both startups and in venture capital. She previously worked with Wavemaker Partners in investor relations, portfolio development, and community. Valeri supported over 100 technology startups across the region and helped set up the back-end infrastructure for the firm's third fund. Prior to this, she served as the founding product and business lead for Tech in Asia’s Branded Content team where she grew product revenue to over US$1 Million in 15 months.

6:00pm - Registration: doors are opened to guests; networking over beer kicks off | 7:50pm - Guests are notified that talks will begin shortly and are encouraged to go inside | 8:00pm - Introduction by Kickstart | 8:10pm - Introduction by AWS | 8:20pm - Introduction by SeedPlus | 8:30pm About Project Alpha | 8:40pm - Q&A with Ron and Valeri | 9:50pm - End of program and networking resumes | 11:00pm - Networking ends, thank you for raiding the fridge with us!

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Kickstart Ventures is a Corporate Venture Capital firm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ leading mobile operator. Kickstart invests in early- to early-growth stage te...

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