Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ignition Venture Studio: The Perfect Space For Entrepreneurs

When the super Tanya Llana (The Marketing Guru of Victoria Court) sent an email invite without anything but a big red dot as image and with the word "Ignition" on top of the invitation, I know right away that it is a revolutionary facility that will help freelancers, young entrepreneurs and StartUp innovators. The name itself, gave it all away. Ignition. It's a common term right now if you are in different groups of young innovators which lucky enough that 1/4 of my network belongs to that category.

Ignition Venture Studio has more, according to Paolo Villonco, the CEO and well, one of the most eligible bachelor for 2017 ( It's really important to know to understand such aggressive venture, yeah, the search engine is just in my little fingertips and just so happened that he can be the Brand Ambassador of the company since his aura is uber pleasing to the eyes according to some blogger friends who attended the event. Okey, let's go back to the main point, the Ignition Venture Studio not the CEO.) According to Paolo, it's one stop shop. Yes, you heard it right with the services that only them can provide such as the following;

Assistance in accomplishing the Business Registration, Government Compliance, Corporate Housekeeping, Immigartion, Real Estate Transactions, Intellectual Property, Accounting/ Book Keeping and Tax Filing, Human Resource anagement and Tax Planning and this because the Co- Founders are lawyers and entrepreneurs who are experts in these services.

I love the ambiance actually with the Modern Asian Architecture design. The earth colors, wood tables and Trellis like ceiling gave me that feeling that you're just at home relaxing. When Atticus King, one of the Co- Founders approached us also with the ready and very welcoming smile, I am ready for that next interview. He mentioned that aside from the facility and the services that they can offer, his background as a successful serial entrepreneur can help also the soon to be members of Ignition. For those who are still confuse and needs guidance, they are there ready to help everyone. Guys, don't forget that Atticus is the son of Archie King, the man behind the successful Victoria Court- The biggest drive in hotel in the country. So, he got that charm and expertise from his Dad thus he is there to inspire also the members to succeed in spite of any hurdles and challenges. The facility is designed according to Atticus to show confidence, success and high level of competence thus their objective is to reflect it to it's members.

Oh here comes, Margo Flores who is the only gal among the founders. She sat beside me and introduced herself. She is an expert in financial planning and equities with experience in office development, management, leasing and rehabilitation thus she is perfect as one of the igniters among the pack.

Well, actually, I am so familiar with these kind of facilities, for me, I am calling it as Co- working spaces with a lot more to give- Peace of mind.


Atty. Paolo Villonco, Atticus King, Tanya Llana and Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas

Kim King, Atticus King, Atty. Rod Nepomuceno and Tanya Llana

A Branding Workshop

On May 31, 2017 from 2PM to 7PM at Misono Japanese Restaurant, the 2nd Social Media, Digital Marketing and Public Relations workshop will be held for this year under TAG Media and Public Relations. Main speaker will be the Co- Founder of TAG Media and Public Relations- Engr. Grace Nicolas.

TAG Media and Public Relations advocacy is information dissemination thus doing this kind of events nationwide since 2010. Joining also is the Chairman of CLL Group of Companies- Christian Leynes and the new OIC of Zoomanity Group- Karren Cernal.

The objective of the workshop are the following;
1. To equip the newbie marketers and entrepreneurs of strategies on how to reach their target clients fast.
2. To be inspired with the speakers success stories for them to be empowered to launch similar or improved techniques to increase profit.
3. To learn more about content creation, public speaking, Search Engine Optimization, public relations, branding and blogging.

Tag Media and Public Relations is an advertising agency handling companies like Mac Carranz Graphics International Corporation,  Yamaha Electronics, Zoomanity Group, I- Aicon, Gi Corporation Philipines Incorporated (Biyaheko), Tree Top Adventure, Elabram Systems Group and Xremo among others.

Contact details: grace@tagmedia.asia or 09166299381 or 02 9170213

Profiling DIBZ- A Mobile App solving your parking problems

I met Leeroy Livy and Donald Saurombe last year pitching their idea to me about this revolutionary mobile app that according to them will solve the parking problem. At first, I need to ask them repeatedly about the implementation since I myself, working in Makati with a car is really a parking challenge everyday. After a year, these two aggressive gentlemen with their determination to succeed, made it.

DIBZ is a mobile app that is bringing convenience to drivers in Metro Manila! With Dibz, drivers can search for and reserve an available parking space and its guaranteed that it's available when you arrive. No more circling the block in search for parking, no more waiting for other cars to vacate a parking, no more scramble for loose change and lost parking tickets! All payments are made cashless.

Dibz also operates an on-demand mobile valet service in selected areas for when you are in a hurry and just don’t have the time to park your own car or when the nearest parking space is far from your destination. With Dibz Valet, you can just pick a drop off point and a valet will be assigned to meet you there to park your ride for you! When you need your vehicle back, you can just request for it on the app and it will be returned to you within 15mins!

Another feature of Dibz is the Private Partners Program that utilizes the concept of the shared economy. We realized that there a thousands of underutilized parking spaces in Metro Manila- an example would be someone living in a condo in Makati but working in BGC, his/ her residential parking space lies empty 8-10 hours per day while other drivers circle around the block nearby in search of an available parking space.  Dibz offers a platform for anyone who owns a private parking space to list it for rent when the owner is not using it- by doing so, the owner can recoup part of his/her monthly parking expenses, while helping to improve the parking experience of other drivers!

How to Download Dibz
Currently Dibz is available on the Android platform and it’s iOS version is being tested out by a closed group of testers. The iOS version is expected to be launched to the public before mid-June! Drivers that are using Android devices can visit Google Playstore and download the app.

How to Pay for Parking Through Dibz?
All payments for your parking through Dibz are cashless! Drivers just have to purchase parking credits through credit/ debit card or through over the counter payments made available through our payments partner, Dragonpay.

What Locations is Dibz Available?

Dibz is currently available in Makati at Dela Rosa Car Park 1 and Valero Car Park 2. More locations will be added soon in Makati, BGC, Ortigas and Quezon City! For more information, visit www.dibz.co

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Tribune Post at E- Tail Asia Singapore

E- Tail Asia will bring together 300 VPs and Directors from Asia’s leading retailers to discuss the future of e-commerce, on March 7 to 9, 2017 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The Tribune Post, one of the leading regional newspaper in the Philippines under Nani Cortez with an award winning online counterpart (http://www.theonlytribunepost.blogspot.com) under Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas will join the annual "E- Tail Asia" event as partners that features online leaders as speakers.

The complete set of speakers to grace the event are as follows;

Alokedeep Singh, Director of eCommerce and Digital, Titan

Roger Graell, Online Sales Director, Mango

Kevin Hagino, Senior Marketing Manager, LEGO

Akira Mitsumasu, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy, Japan Airlines

James Hansford, eCommerce & Customer Relationship Centre Manager, Nespresso

Singapore Jasper Knoben, E-Commerce & New Business Development lead, Philips

Anil Srinivas, Sr. Director – eCommerce, Levi Strauss & Co

Meysam Moradpour, Director, Digital Ventures, Pizza Hut

Betty Lam, Director, Vice President, E-Travel Retail, DFS Group

 Daniel Chan, Head of E-Business & Digital, Asia-Pacific, L'Oreal

Ronan Hurl Chief Operating Officer, Sephora SEA

Aspa Lekka, Managing Director, Foodpanda

Aimone Ripa di Meana, Chief Marketplace Officer, Lazada

Praseed Prasad, Director of Brand Marketing, Flipkart (India’s biggest marketplace)

Daniel Lim, Co-Founder, Reebonz

Nanthekumar Tamilselvan, Regional Head of Lifecycle Marketing, PropertyGuru

Wouter Van Wersch, President and CEO, GE ASEAN

Elaine Wong, Co-Founder, BFMe.com (China’s 3rd biggest marketplace)

Ralph Manalo Wunsch, Founder, MetroDeal (Philippines biggest marketplace)

Sandeep Komaravelly, Senior Vice President, Snapdeal

Kuik Xiaoshi, Co-Founder, VanityTrove & Vanitee

Roger Yuen, Chief Executive Officer, Clozette

Muhamad Fajrin Rasyid, Co-founder and CFO, Bukalapak.com

Fadzarudin Founder & CEO, Fashion Valet

Khánh Hồ Quang, CEO, Cungmua

Pawoot Pongvitayapanu, Founder & Managing Director, Tarad.com

Rachel Lim, Co-Founder, Love, Bonito

Hamish Stone, CEO, iCarAsia

Veen Dee, Head of Marketing, Fashion Valet

Shobhit Datta, Paid Acquisition & BI, HipVan

Danny Baskara, Founder and CEO, Evoucher

Ganesh Kashyap, GM & Director, eCommerce - Asia Pacific, Mondelez International

David Chmelar, Co-founder and CEO, iprice Group

Jacqueline Van den Ende, Founder, Lamudi Philippines

Pushpendra Sharma, Founder & CEO, SpacesGenie.com

Thomas Kroman, Chief Marketing Officer, WearYouWant

Manoj Gupta, Founder, Craftsvilla
Frank Kang, CEO, Althea

Thanawat Malabuppha, CEO and Co-Founder, Priceza

Hanno Stegmann, CEO, Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG)

Benjamin Choo, Country Manager, Singapore, KKday

John Lawson, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author

Max-F. Scheichenost, Founder and Managing Partner, Alps Venture

David Lim, Motivational Speaker, Leader of the 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition

Yu Xian Lim, Author and Analyst, Euromonitor International

Siva Ganeshanandan, Director, Adobe Marketing Cloud, Asia Pacific

Jack Zhang, Co-Founder & CEO, Airwallex

Ronen Mense, VP, Asia, Appsflyer

Ander Orcasitas, General Manager, APAC, Dynamic Yield

Pankaj Khushani, Head of Media Technology Solutions - SEA, India & Korea, Google

Patrick Steinbrenner, Managing Director, APAC, Insider

Momchil Kyurkchiev, Co-Founder/CEO, Leanplum

Speaker TBC, Mastercard

Anthony Chan, Head of Strategic Products and Experience Consulting, Greater Asia, Sitecore

Venkataramana Rao Nott, Founder, CEO, Vinculum Group

John Tay, Senior Manager of Online Merchendising and Conversion, Adidas

Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Canon

Chakkit Chatupanyachotikul, Senior Manager, Online, Lazada

eTail Asia is one of the region’s premier event for senior eCommerce and Multichannel Directors of leading retailers. Each year, Asia’s biggest names attend to network and get a 360° perspective on the most pressing challenges and opportunities in digital retail.