QWIKWIRE WINS IGNITE PH
In photo (L-R) Lyle Belen, Brainsparks Founder, Paul Sabandal, Qwikwire Chief Design Officer, Ray Edison Refundo, Qwikwire Chief Executive Officer, Inno Manog, Qwikwire Chief Marketing Officer, Elross John Pangue, Qwikwire Head of Business Development and Artie Lopez, Brainsparks Co-Founder
Qwikwire, a cross-border billing and invoicing platform for enterprises in the Philippines, won the IGNITE
PH pitch competition, beating the nine other local startup finalists and was awarded a cash prize of
$5,000 (P252,000) last July 1, 2017 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, Taguig, Metro Manila.
IGNITE PH, the premier innovation conference staged by TechShake in partnership with dentsu X
Philippines and Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI) is a one-day conference which aims to support the
young and flourishing startup community in the Philippines. It featured events such as Pitch
Competition, Panel Discussion, and Exhibit which was attended by more than 500 people.
The conference featured renowned judges and speakers from the digital community including founders
and CEOs from organizations like 500 Startups, Spiral Ventures, Cyber Agent Ventures, Kickstart
Ventures, Fenox Venture Capital, Gnb Accelerator, Dentsu Aegis Network PH, dxLab, ICCP Venture
Partners, REAPRA & COENT Ventures, Endeavor Philippines and Draper Nexus.
The other startup finalists include Cropital, Fetch, OneWatt, Regaladoo, Seiza Digital, Senti, Serve Happy,
Stash, and uHoo.
Qwikwire is a B2B payments solution that helps enterprises in the Philippines to collect payments
coming from outside the country. They empower real estate developers, banks, BPOs, and billing
services with their customized payments processing solutions. Qwikwire is also one of the startups
which Brainsparks incubates and help accelerate. Brainsparks is a startup incubator that helps founders
build sustainable and meaningful technology companies.