Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia: 
Diversity & Empowerment

Forbes’ second ever Under 30 Summit Asia will bring together the region’s most outstanding and promising young entrepreneurs and game-changers. From inspiring stories of professional success to unbelievable tales of overcoming adversity, Forbes is proud to present an all-star lineup of some of the brightest young achievers to make the 30 Under 30 list. The event will be hosted this year by one of Asia’s most dynamic metropolises, Manila, home to its own vibrant startup scene that’s already making its own impact across the Asia region.

Join us for two days of learning, inspiring, discovering and connecting with each other.


FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

  • Professional Boxer
    Philippines
  • Chairman & CEO
    ONE Championship
    Singapore
  • Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Actor
    Philippines
  • Founder
    NH Prima International Sdn Bhd
    Malaysia
  • Cofounder & CEO
    SALt
    Philippines
  • Founder
    annlouieli.com & Chrysogem
    Taiwan
  • Founder
    Feeding India
    India
  • Cofounder
    Refugee Talent
    Australia
  • Executive Director
    WaterSHED
    Cambodia
  • Managing Partner & Cofounder
    Collegiate Capital
    United Kingdom
  • Cofounder & CEO
    Lucideus
    India
  • Director/ Producer
    Pakistan
  • Cofounders
    Freedom Cups
    Singapore
  • Cofounder
    Hotnest Technology
    China
  • Cofounder
    Machine Ventures
    Philippines
  • Cofounder
    Dano
    South Korea
  • Managing Partner, Third Culture Music + Media
    Director, Wonderfruit Festival
    Philippines
  • Cofounders
    Crimson Education
    New Zealand
  • Cofounder
    Privi Medical
    Singapore
  • Cofounder
    SoaPen
    India
  • Cofounder
    Solidware
    South Korea
  • Cofounders
    GoDimensions
    India
  • Founder
    Vakilsearch Legal Solutions
    India
  • Cofounder
    Cazza
    China
  • Cofounder
    Tezign
    China
  • Street Artist & Painter
    Philippines
  • Cofounders
    The Golden Duck Co
    Singapore
  • Cofounder
    Vigo Technologies
    New Zealand
  • Founder
    Poputar Inc
    China
  • User Interface Designer
    Fujitsu Ltd
    Japan
  • Founder
    KEYI Technology
    China
  • Founder
    SkyEye Analytics
    Philippines
  • CEO
    Shenzhen Arashi Vision
    China
  • Co-Founder & Managing Director
    Third Culture Music + Media
    Philippines
  • Founder
    Chai Walli
    Australia
  • Chef de Partie
    GAKUSHIKAIKAN
    Japan
  • Pastry Chef and Partner
    Tasteless Food Group
    Philippines
  • Bar Manager
    La Lola Group
    Philippines
  • Cofounder & Executive Pastry Chef
    The Lavonne Academy
    India

AGENDA

16:30

Meet some of the Philippines’ hottest startups, spanning industries like fintech, healthtech, education and more. This casual gathering of local entrepreneurs will introduce innovators from across the region, and provide an incredible window into Manila’s flourishing startup scene and the young men and women making it all happen.

Venue: Pineapple Lab

18:30

The Forbes Under 30 Summit Asia welcomes all attendees to jump in and break the ice over cocktails and canapés in a setting that showcases the works of up-and-coming Filipino artists. Your culture fix from the Philippines awaits you here.

Venue: Pineapple Lab

20:30

Bottoms up! A short walk from the arts and performance hub of Pineapple Lab, we explore some of Manila’s trendiest and most unique nightlife spots as we barhop the Poblacion neighborhood hole-in-the-wall and terrace venues.

Venue: ‘Poblacion’ - Makati’s old downtown area

11:00

Randall Lane, Editor, Forbes magazine
 

11:10

With a population of close to 5 billion spread out across hundreds of diverse cultures, Asia is ripe with opportunities for technology to transform entire communities. We meet some of the most innovative minds leading the tech revolution on their home turf.

Daisy Guo, Cofounder, Tezign, China
Prusothman Sina Raja, Cofounder, Privi Medical, Singapore
Soowon Sophie Eom, Cofounder, Solidware, South Korea
Hrishikesh Datar, Founder, Vakilsearch Legal Solutions, India
Jamie Beaton & Sharndre Kushor, Cofounders, Crimson Education, New Zealand

Moderator: Paul Armstrong, Digital Director, Asia-Pacific, Forbes Media

11:40

Who says an old dog can’t learn new tricks? We speak with two young innovators using old world materials to develop sophisticated new tech to tackle big problems in the world today.

Aisa Mijeno, Cofounder & CEO, SALt, Philippines
Yogita Agrawal, Cofounder, SoaPen, India

12:10

Home to the world’s fastest growing economies, Asia is luring more and more young entrepreneurs who are choosing to start businesses in the region. But what opportunities do they see here?

Fabian von Heimburg, Cofounder, Hotnest Technology, China
Abbas Kazmi, Managing Partner & Cofounder, Collegiate Capital, United Kingdom
Shahab Shabibi, Cofounder, Machine Ventures, Philippines

Moderator: Lewis D’Vorkin, Chief Product Officer, Forbes Media

12:40

It’s not all about millennials anymore. Some of this year’s youngest list honorees, all under 21, take to the stage to show what the newest generation of technologists are capable of.

Sanjay Kumaran & Shravan Kumaran, Cofounders, GoDimensions, India

14:30

Recent worldwide hacks such as WannaCry have made headlines globally, causing the world to wonder…”Could that ever be me?” Witness one of our Under 30 programming experts try to access an audience member’s personal devices from the stage. Think your iPhone is hack-proof? Prepare to be shocked.

Saket Modi, Cofounder & CEO, Lucideus, India

14:50

It’s a new age of women changing the world. We speak with this year’s top female entrepreneurs about the shifting perception of women in the workplace and how they’ve handled the transition. Personally and professionally, these queens of their industry have empowered countless women around them as they shatter the traditional stereotypes.

Neelofa, Founder, NH Prima International Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Lee Jisoo, Cofounder, Dano, South Korea
Katrina Razon, Managing Partner, Third Culture Music + Media & Director, Wonderfruit Festival, Philippines

Moderator: Carla Thomas, Senior Producer, Forbes Media

15:20

It’s not all about millennials anymore. Some of this year’s youngest list honorees, all under 21, take to the stage to show what the newest generation of technologists are capable of.

Chris Kelsey, Cofounder, Cazza, China

15:35

Can art change the world? For this panel, the answer is a resounding “Hell yes.” Some of Asia’s most talented creatives discuss how they use their art form as a platform for positive social change.

Shahnawaz Zali, Director/ Producer, Pakistan
Ann Louie Li, Founder, annlouieli.com & Chrysogem, Taiwan
Archie Oclos, Street Artist & Painter, Philippines

Moderator: Lewis D’Vorkin, Chief Product Officer, Forbes Media

16:10

Moderator: Randall Lane, Editor, Forbes magazine

16:30

Every problem has a solution, and this line-up of inventive Under 30 honorees are proof of that. Join this series of presentations by a new generation of innovators that are changing Asia and the world – one problem at a time.

Ankit Kawatra, Founder, Feeding India, India
Rebecca Paranjothy & Vanessa Paranjothy, Cofounders, Freedom Cups, Singapore
Nirary Dacho, Cofounder, RefugeeTalent,  Australia
Daroath Phav, Executive Director, WaterSHED, Cambodia

Moderator: Rana Wehbe, Senior Digital Editor, Asia-Pacific, Forbes Media

17:00

Moderator: Randall Lane, Editor, Forbes magazine

17:30

Tea time anyone? Sample and sip on some of the finest Indian chai range with Ayurvedic qualities while you inspect the most exciting inventions and products that landed their creators on this year’s 30 Under 30 Asia list. The products — including smart guitars, cutting edge VR sets, robots, drones, 360 degrees cameras and more – will also be available for a test drive in the Discovery Area.

Participants:

Jason Gui, Cofounder, Vigo Technologies, New Zealand
Tatsuya Honda, User Interface Designer, Fujitsu Ltd, Japan
Yang Jianbo, Founder, KEYI Technology, China
Zhang Bohan, Founder, Poputar Inc., China
Matthew Cua, Founder, SkyEye Analytics, Philippines
Aisa Mijeno, Cofounder, SALt, Philippines
Troy Douglas, Founder, Nexba, Australia
Christopher Hwang & Jonathan Shen, Cofounders, The Golden Duck Co, Singapore
Yogita Agrawal, Cofounder, SoaPen, India
Liu Jingkang, CEO, Shenzhen Arashi Vision, China
Vinesh Johny, Cofounder & Executive Pastry Chef, The Lavonne Academy, India
Uppma Virdi, Founder, Chai Walli, Australia
 

18:30

We’ve talked all day about the impressive talent on this year’s Under 30 Asia list – now let’s celebrate them. The most brilliant young chefs in Asia will be on hand giving live cooking demos that showcase their culinary craft and get your mouth watering. Work off what you eat on the dancefloor as Asia’s brightest up-and-coming stars take to the stage for a truly memorable end to the night.

Food
19:30   Chef Seira Furuya
, Chef de Partie, GAKUSHIKAIKAN, Japan
20:00   Chef Michael (Miko) Aspiras, Pastry Chef and Partner, Tasteless Food Group, Philippines

Cocktails
20:30   Michael Tubiera, Bar Manager, La Lola Group, Philippines

Music
21:00   Katrina Razon (DJ Katsu) &
Mikhail Schemm (DJ Mikhail), Third Culture Music + Media, Philippines
22:00   Jake Zyrus, Singer, Philippines

22:30

Time to let your hair down and loosen that tie. Grab a cocktail (or several) and help us toast another incredible year of Asia’s youngest business leaders and pioneers.

Katrina Razon (DJ Katsu) and Mikhail Schemm (DJ Mikhail), Third Culture Music + Media, Philippines

*Program is subject to change




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LOCATION

Solaire Resort and Casino

1 Asean Avenue Entertainment City Tambo,
Parañaque City 1701
Manila, Philippines


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