Do what you were born to do
in the company of others who are doing
what they were born to do.
How many people does it take
to ignite a city and confront
the world’s wicked problems?
Every day, in Manila, the world’s 2nd most
populous metro, we ignite one more.
Instead of titles and bios, we each express
OUR OWN PERSONAL MANIFESTO
on Ignite’s Necessary Progression:
from Genius, to Purpose and Mission,
to Collaboration, and ultimately,
to Innovation and Impact.
WHY IT WORKS
Because we use an unprecedented mix of
people-centered transmedia movements
and a personalized discernment app.
Thus, we nurture year-round touchpoints
across neighborhood, campus, corporate
and civic communities,
the lifeblood of every city.
THE APP FOR
AND ABOUT YOU
1. Every week, unlock an IGNITE LAYER
that gets deeper and smarter about your
gifts and their necessary progression:
from Genius, to Purpose and Mission,
to Collaboration, and ultimately, to
Innovation and Impact.
2. After completing each week’s layer,
instantly unlock a GIFT BOX curated
precisely for you: someone to meet; an
insight to explore; a program,
collaboration, or venture to look into.
3. Go beyond digital and join us for any of
30+ iconic movements we host year-
round. Like many of us, you’ll want
to IGNITE GIFTS for life.
30+ Iconic events in 2018 alone – weekly,
monthly, quarterly, and so on. Plus, stories
that expand all the energy and force that
happen between, and because, of them.
IT STARTS WITH GENIUS
Everything we do in Ignite, we do to
operationalize and bring to life – in our
circles, in our campus chapters, in our
corporate partners, in our city –
this Ignite Manifesto.
At Ignite, we know these to be true:
First, that I am gifted with my own Genius
– unique, unrepeated and unrepeatable for
Second, that my singular Genius bears the
thumbprint of Who I Am and Why I am Here.
Genius points to Purpose, Purpose to
Third, that I can only give out of what I
have been given. And what I have been
given, I must give and live for others.
Genius finds its fullness
in a Purpose bigger than self.
Fourth, that if I am honest and brave, my
Genius and Purpose will find their manifest
call in a shared Mission –
with others, for others. A Mission rooted in
finding that particular slice of humanity
whose particular pains I am particularly
gifted (and compelled!) to heal.
Fifth, that this shared Mission leads
naturally to Collaboration, and ultimately,
to Innovation. Shared Mission demands
Shared Genius: mine, yours, ours.
If we are a collection of our own Genius –
each unique, unrepeated, unrepeatable –
there is nowhere else to go, but to Innovation.
We Ignite, therefore, not just for self, but for
each other. Because what we are born to do,
we are born to do with others. We need
each other’s Genius.
And far beyond Genius, we need each other
to be on this journey, to fulfill this necessary
progression: from Genius, to Purpose and
Mission, to Collaboration, and ultimately, to
Innovation and Impact.
This is the path of transcendence. This is
how we lift each other to heights we never
in our wildest dreams, or loftiest ambitions,
A TRANSCENDENT LIFE
WELCOME TO IGNITE
Welcome to Ignite.
This is your space for life’s
most important conversations – and for
turning them into action and impact.
Who am I? Why am I here? What was I born
to do? And many things between.
These are lifelong conversations;
never done, never off the to-do list.
Conversations at times comforting,
at others, confronting and uneasy;
always meaningful, revealing, filling.
Here, as in all good conversation, you
speak and you listen. With your mind,
surely. But if you are true, then these
conversations are always – and perhaps
only – with your heart and soul.
This is not religion. IGNITE is
nobody else’s sacred space but yours.
We hope you visit often, weekly at least.
That’s what we built this for,
that’s how to IGNITE: with frequency
and the proven force of habit,
helped along by technology.
APP ABOUT YOU
Just log in and you’ll see a new, deeper
layer every time – all of it increasingly
more and more personalized –
for you, with you, by you.
As in all good conversation, we are
merely surfacing your deep truths.
Want more? Join us in person for monthly
Ignite Circles and Retreats or quarterly
Ignite Weekends, where we take on the
collective challenge of birthing mission-
driven ventures over 72 intense hours. For
those solving the world’s wicked
problems who need venture capital and
partnerships, we offer Founders Lab (Seed
Capital), Founders Leap (Growth Capital)
and Ignite xChange (Corporate and
Venture Innovation Labs).
In short, we do all we can
to spur life’s most important
action, collaboration, impact.
Whether online or in person, to IGNITE is
to embrace Greatness – by embracing with
greater clarity, depth, and authenticity
what we are born to do.
We IGNITE, therefore, not just for self,
but for each other: because what we are
born to do, we are born to do with others;
likely many others. We need each other’s
To IGNITE, we use a personalized mix of
questions we each discern for ourselves.
Our inputs – which are always kept in
utmost privacy – are then run through
algorithms, and later AI, in order to
hasten serendipities: meeting the right
people at the right time with far more
frequency, far more precision, far more
depth, far less small talk and small-
mindedness. We have smart phones,
smart TVs, smart cars – surely we can
get smart where it matters most.
IGNITE, then, is not to be mistaken for
networking, or LinkedIn, or getting social.
We’re here to connect, not on job titles,
industries or hashtags, but on the shared
desire for meaning and purpose,
A Life Fulfilled.
To do what we were born to do,
in the ever-increasing company of others
who are doing what they were born to do.
Out of all this, Greatness happens.
And Transcendence. You will do things
you never in your wildest dreams
imagined, or in your loftiest ambitions
dared. And you will do it with kindred
spirits who will call you, and you them:
friends and partners.
This is the promise of IGNITE GIFTS.