WHO WE ARE
What We’re About
SlashIgnite is a social innovation company that exists to harness the multidisciplinary ("slash") talent of humans to #IgnitePossibility and solve social challenges.
Based in Southeast Asia (the Philippines), we believe that Asian innovators can tap into our own diverse cultures, innate history, and intuitive identity to create innovations that matter -- for today, and for the future.
ILOILO ⚡ MANILA ⚡ ASIA 🌏
Our base is in the Philippines with headquarters in Iloilo City, and a hub in Metro Manila that is globally connected to innovation cities around the world.
Iloilo is a rising innovation and creativity hub, in one of the fastest growing regions of the Philippines.
We are the regional center of Western Visayas with at least 7 universities in the city alone, 5 Research & Development Centers in Agriculture, Aquaculture, Health, Genomics, Biotech, etc., and direct flights to global hubs like Singapore, Hong Kong, Cebu, Davao & Manila. We are also an active collaborator of #InnovateIloilo. Want to learn more about doing business or setting up innovative enterprises in Iloilo? Contact us!
MANILA ⚡ ASIA PACIFIC
We are the Community Builder for Monstar Hub Philippines
Our Metro Manila hub is located at the Central Business District of Makati City - https://www.facebook.com/MonstarHubPH.
Being part of the international Monstar Lab group, Monstar Hub gives us access to innovation hubs like Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, Shanghai, Hanoi, and many more! Learn more about Monstar Hub here.
WHAT WE DO
Preparing Filipinos for the Future
SlashIgnite Academy aims to train Filipino innovators in mindsets & skills that can help prepare them for the future, and enable them to build innovative solutions that matter.
ECOSYSTEM & VENTURE BUILDING
Fostering an Ecosystem to Help Innovators Solve Challenges Through Enterprise
We work to help foster an innovation ecosystem to catalyze innovative projects by mission-driven innovators and build sustainable business models to be adopted by organizations, or to be spinned-off as their own enterprises.
Igniting solutions for Iloilo’s sustainability by 2030.
As a fast growing city and province of the Philippines, and with numerous infrastructure investments like an international container port, airport expansion and inter-island bridges, Iloilo is poised to be a rising global innovation hub of the Philippines. Infrastructure is there, but there are many gaps in the ecosystem.
Particularly 3 things:
The need for a backbone organization to coordinate the stakeholders of the ecosystem;
A lack of Innovation training and mindsets among citizens, schools, and public/private organizations;
The need to have dedicated initiatives to help government, industry, academe and R&D centers collaborate to generate more innovative ventures.
Our Ventures & Initiatives
How can we ensure that this innovation-driven economy in Iloilo will benefit our crafts and heritage bearers? How do we make sure we leave no person behind in our quest to advance our society? In the era of Circular Fashion, can we innovate our supply chains so we can produce sustainably?
These are the questions that were asked in the development of Panublix - a platform for made-to-order crafts and weaves from indigenous, artisan and weaving communities in Iloilo, Philippines. From the word "panubli-on" which means "heritage". www.facebook.com/panublix
THRIVE HIVE PH
How do we prepare Filipino companies and their workforce for the future? In an increasingly data-driven field and the presence of younger workfroce, Human Resources or People Operations are challenged to adapt and transform their company cultures to support well-being, inclusion, personal and professional development. This can greatly result in increased retention, low turnover rates, and overall high company performance. In response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Thrive Hive is here to put the "human" back in "human resources" by helping companies design human-centered solutions and systems for their most volatile asset -- the people.
Launching projects related to science communication, encouraging women in STEM, and a program for social innovators!
ILOILO INNOVATION ROADMAP - #INNOVATEILOILO
SlashIgnite Founder, Noreen Bautista was tapped by the Iloilo Provincial Government to coordinate and compile the very first innovation roadmap of the city and province of Iloilo, Philippines. The roadmap's vision is to make Iloilo a premiere innovation hub in the Philippines by 2030 and is aligned with the UN SUstainable Development Goals, the Global Innovation Index and the Philippine Development Plan. (Read the roadmap report here)
SLASHIGNITE ACADEMY: PREPARING FILIPINOS FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK
In 2017, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry Region VI, we launched the pilot course of SlashIgnite Academy - an Introduction to Online Professional Skills. It introduced the opportunities of online remote work and the skills needed to thrive in the new economy. Today, SlashIgnite Academy is focusing on Entrepreneurship & Creative Education.
SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATORS
We ran workshops with the university-based technology business incubators like West Visayas State University - Green Technology Business Incubator (WVSU-GTBI), Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology and the University of the Philippines in the Visayas.
INNOVATION WORKSHOPS FOR AGRICULTURE & DISASTER RISK REDUCTION & MANAGEMENT
In 2016, our SlashIgnite consultant worked with an international NGO that assisted organic farming communities in Iloilo, Philippines. We ran Business Planning workshops and developed their business plans to be submitted for funders. In 2018, we were also tapped to run workshops for an innovation lab for solutions in disaster risk reduction and management.
We are a team of impact-driven people ⚡ fully embracing our multi-disciplinary talents to solve problems through entrepreneurship & innovation.
NOREEN MARIAN BAUTISTA
Founder ⚡ Chief Igniter, SlashIgnite
Startup and Innovation Advocate, Learning and Development Trainer and Community Builder. Currently building communities for tech-powered women, running digital and future-skills training, and promoting local startup and innovation initiatives in Iloilo, Philippines.
CLAIRE SAMANTHA JUANICO
Fisheries Technologist ⚡ Co-founder, Panublix
Aside from being a licensed fisheries technologist, teacher and working with the Philippine Genome Center, Claire is passionate about highlighting the richness of the Philippines in terms of history, culture, science & technology. She is interested in communicating science through creative means.
Mental Health Advocate ⚡ Co-founder, Thrive Hive PH
Krz is a mental health advocate and has a Masters candidate of Guidance and Counselling, a certified Mental Health First Responder and a member of Postpartum Support International and the Global Shapers Community. With a background in working for corporations and project development, she is currently an independent HR Consultant for MSMEs in Iloilo City.
Doctor ⚡ Co-founder, Thrive Hive PH
Mitz is a medical doctor and founder of Project KaleidosCOPE, an award-winning youth mental health program in the region. With nearly a decade of experience working with and training youth leaders, he is an impact-driven social mobilizer. He also has keen interest and aptitude for research. Prior to being a doctor, he has worked on marketing for organizations and universities.