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IGNITE xCHANGE II

The Wicked Labs Series


MEGA MANILA 2020: THE FUTURE OF LEARNING, WORK AND MAXIMIZING HUMAN POTENTIAL

Plus a major announcement uniting a series of collaborations from IGNITE xCHANGE 1 into an umbrella initiative.

Rise and shine to Manila’s greater Silicon Valley. Yes, Manila. We’re not the world’s second most populous city for nothing (behind Tokyo’s 33MM, ahead of NYC’s 17MM).

Every day in our bustling metropolis of 24,000,000, we wake to a laboratory-full of the world’s most wicked problems. 

Which puts us in pole position to solve them. We enjoy a massive advantage being so up close and personal to a whole biodiversity of the world’s most pressing problems, and thus, to a universe of innovations.

Manila’s store of wicked problems holds a torrent of potential unicorns, billion-dollar innovations that impact humanity and matter on a global scale

– if we cared enough to solve them. 

This is what every IGNITE xCHANGE is about.

We ignite compassion and fan the flames of our inimitable brand of innovation.

Here’s how:


1. We focus on one of Manila’s wicked problems. In this case, the future of learning, work and maximizing human potential.

2. We gather 50 of Manila’s bright minds, restless spirits, and experienced hands from a diversity of sectors in and around our defined space. Diversity is key. Among us, we will have luminaries in fields related to learning, work, and maximizing human potential circa 2018. And we will be right alongside innovators who are pushing the envelope in fields like collaborative consumption and the sharing economy, artificial intelligence, smart devices and internet of things, med tech and home healthcare, edutech, fintech, and more.

3. We use experience-design thinking to create an exhilarating mix of exchanges – from experts sharing directly from the battlefield, to game-enhanced breakouts and plenaries – we challenge ourselves to identify the most viable opportunities to innovate in our defined space. Solutions are always great, but when the paradigm itself is broken, we push the envelope and challenge our xCHANGERS to re-imagine a wholly different future and how to make it happen.

4. As your hosts for every IGNITE xCHANGE, we make sure the flow of energy and ideas continues beyond the day of. We extend the experience through transmedia platforms that sustain continuing exchange, and real-time updates on ongoing collaborations and how our community is acting on the mix of ideas and energy exchanged. 

5. Finally, we invest and execute on the best fruits of our IGNITE xCHANGE, opening the door and facilitating collaboration for those of us who want to participate. When a viable innovation opportunity emerges, we commit resources to nurture and pursue innovation: from idea, to design and prototype, through rapid ready-fire-aim MVP (Minimum Viable Product) sprints that test and bring innovations to market in 6-month commitments.  


And for you, this added thrill of discovery:

Of all the people we could have chosen, WHY YOU?

What is it in you that could be, with all of us, a force for innovation?

…..

Every IGNITE experience proceeds from this same core belief:

That we Ignite, 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 how we lift each other to heights we never in our wildest dreams, or loftiest ambitions, dared.

Full IGNITE MANIFESTO below.

IGNITE xCHANGE II
Saturday, 21 April 2018    
1:00-5:00 pm     
Happy hour and light reception follow.     
Venue:     
Turf Room    
MANILA POLO CLUB     
McKinley Road,     
Forbes Park,     
Makati City    



Seats are free, but limited.     
We would greatly appreciate      
your RSVP below.

We hope you will join us for this very different take on problem solving, innovation and venture capital. 

– Andre Yap on behalf of Ignite Corps ’18

RSVP REQUIRED:


    Curious about the IGNITE xCHANGE? Click on the image below to learn more.


    IGNITE MANIFESTO

    At Ignite, we know these to be true:

    First, that I am gifted with my own Genius – unique, unrepeated and unrepeatable for all time.

    Second, that my singular Genius bears the thumbprint of Who I Am and Why I am Here. Genius points to Purpose, Purpose to Genius.

    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 – where can we 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 the 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, dared


    Do what you were born to do in the company of others who are doing what they were born to do

    Ignite Gifts