We use cookies on this website to give you a better user experience. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more

One ASEAN Startup Award 2024 Pre-event in Manila

One ASEAN Startup Award 2024 Pre-event in Manila

Tue, 23 April 2024

Join us for the One ASEAN Startup Award Pre-event in Manila on 23 April, a pivotal moment in our journey towards the summit!

This is one of the three pre-events that will be held to feature 10 finalist startups from around the world pitching their innovative ideas. Honourable guests from various startup ecosystem key players are invited to discuss startup scenes in ASEAN, focusing on Digital AI and Impact startup areas, and how they are changing the startup game.

Two winners will be selected from finalist startups, and they will be granted a US$10,000 research fund aimed at fueling their expansion plans while making a significant contribution to the research initiatives of ERIA.

We invite all startup ecosystem-related players, including startups, investors, industry experts, policymakers to participate in this event. For more details about the One ASEAN Startup Award, please refer to the event page.


12:30 PM – 1 PM


1 PM - 1:20 PM

Opening Remarks

  • Dr Leah J. Buendia, Undersecretary for Research and Development National COSTI Chair, Department of Science and Technology of The Philippines
  • Koji Hachiyama, Chief Operating Officer, ERIA
1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

Introduction of ERIA E-DISC & ASEAN Startup Award

1:35 PM - 2:10 PM

One ASEAN Startup Award Finalists Pitch Session: Digital/AI Category


  • Maria Wilvenna Anora, Co-founder and Head of Strategy, AtoANI Agriventures 
  • Bo Discarga, Founder and CEO, Betterteem Technologies
  • Rajifah Ramli, Co-Founder and CEO, Data8
  • Galvin Lian, Business Development Director, FathomX
  • Kevin Philip Gayao, CEO, IOL Inc

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Panel Discussion: How AI is going to impact ASEAN

Moderated by Ms Michelle Khoo, Center Leader/Director, Center for the Edge, Deloitte Southeast Asia


  • Mr James Jefferson Tan, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Expedock
  • Ms Joan Yao, Vice President, Investments, Kickstart Ventures
  • Dr Erika Fille T. Legara, Associate Professor and Aboitiz Chair in Data Science, Asian Institute of Management
  • Mr Luis F. Gonzalez, Co-founder and Advisor, AI Asia Pacific Institute
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM


3:25 PM – 4 PM

One ASEAN Startup Award Finalists Pitch Session: Impact Startup


  • Le Thanh, CEO, AirX Carbon
  • Wilson Kien Ho Ko, CTO, Reconnai
  • Mica Martirez, Co-founder and COO, Rezbin Waste Technology
  • Kazuki Sakamoto, Head of ASEAN Business, Sagri
  • Muh. Agung Saputra, Managing Director, Surplus Indonesia
4 PM - 5 PM

Panel Discussion: The role of impact investment in ASEAN

Moderated by Ms Hoa Nguyen, Financial Advisory Director, Deloitte


  • Mr Franco Varona, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Foxmont Capital Partners
  • Ms Taka Nakamura, CEO/taliki Fund General Partner, taliki
  • Mr Do Bui, Founding Partner and CEO, ThinkZone Ventures
  • Ms Beia Latay, CEO, KonsultaMD
  • Mr JT Solis, Co-founder and CEO, Mayani
5 PM - 5:30 PM

Award Ceremony and Closing Speech

5:30 PM

End of event

*The dinner party after the event is open to guests by invitation only.

Event Details:

The Peninsula Manila Hotel 1226 Makati Ave, Makati, Metro Manila

One ASEAN Startup Award 2024 Pre-event in Manila,

Tuesday, 23 April 2024,

12:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Manila time, UTC+8