Raid The Fridge: DATA

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 18:00 - 23:00

Kickstart Investment/Workspace

55 Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati City


What does it take to build a successful data team and artificial intelligence products?

Come find out on Thursday, October 24th, for real talk and true hair-raising stories with founder Stephanie Sy from Thinking Machines!

Who should attend:

  • You’ll get the most out of this session if you’re a startup founder, CTO, or engineering manager looking to grow your data team and build data platforms and products;

  • You’ll get something out of this session if you’re an individual contributor who wants to hear real stories about the data industry.

What will be discussed:

  • Data Scientist: Sexiest Job of the 21st Century or Sexiest Scam of the 21st Century? 

  • Building Tech: Building a Data Warehouse | Building a Data Platform | Building a Data Product 

  • Building People: Your First Hire | Growing Your Team | Working With Vendors

  • The Money Question: Maximizing Consulting Hours | When to Buy Data SaaS | Paying for Training, Does It Ever Work? 

  • Data People: Who do YOU need?


Stephanie Sy is the founder and CEO of Thinking Machines, a startup that builds data platforms and AI tools for improved organizational decisions. Her team’s work combines algorithmic thinking and data storytelling to drive effective action by organizations in all sectors. Thinking Machines is part of the UNICEF Innovation Fund’s 2018 cohort and a Waze Research Partner.

Stephanie was an early employee at Wildfire Interactive and joined Google as part of the Wildfire acquisition. She's built data platforms for ramen-profitable startups, 100-year old businesses, and major tech companies.

Stephanie was recognized on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 2018 list for her work on enterprise technology, and Gen T 2019 list for technology innovation. She has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

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

About this community

Kickstart Ventures

Kickstart Ventures

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...

Join community