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.
We connect, nurture, & equip #SlashIgniters as they create innovations that matter to society.
Based in Southeast Asia (Iloilo, 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.
By 2030, we would have enabled over 1,000 #SlashIgniters creating economic, social & environmental value and building innovative mission-driven ventures in the Philippines
#IgnitingPossibility for Society through Social Innovation Ecosystems, Education & Ventures
WHERE WE ARE
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!
WHAT WE DO
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.
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.
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
In 2018, Republic Act 11036, otherwise known as the Mental Health Act, was signed into law. Following that, several memoranda have also been released by government agencies such as the Department of Labor and Employment and the Civil Service Commission, mandating public and private organizations to have mental health programs and policies in place. But this remains to be realized. The majority of public and private organizations are yet to establish mental health policies and programs within their own institutions. Welby aims to fill this gap by build effective workplace culture that puts a premium on workforce well-being and creativity. Our experience in human-centered research and assessment, workshop design and facilitation, and talent management will help co-create wellbeing policies and programs with our clients.
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.