Spark Fest 2019 held last March 23, at the Globe Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig gave aspiring business leaders a foretaste of crowdfunding using the Internet to access a wider network of investors and allied businesses.
The latest byword in today’s business world, crowdfunding, frog leaps the traditional money sources such as banks and established lenders and helps startups to concentrate on improving their products or services instead of exhausting their efforts on pitching their proposals to potential backers.
This is what The Spark Project (TSP) is all about and it is the only Philippine-based crowdfunding platform for creative and social enterprises. Spark Fest 2019 showed how a formidable support network can be provided using the Web to gather influential thought leaders and top industry movers to share their insights on various aspects of entrepreneurship for the benefit of budding businesses and their consumers.
Spark Fest, now on its 3rd year, included its newest feature – the Spark Tank, where participants were able to pitch and consult their ideas face-to-face with successful entrepreneurs who have been through the experiences of mounting startup businesses. Included in its impressive line-up of speakers were: TV personality, author, and vlogger Bianca Gonzales-Intal; host & former child star RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale; Gina Romero of Connected Women; Trish Lim of Woven Craft PH; Christian San Jose of CSJ and Co.; Sherill Quintana of Oryspa Solutions; Anya Lim of ANTHILL Fabric Gallery and Instagram sensation @pereastreet.
Joining them are The Bloomfields, Anna Oposa of Save Philippine Seas, Kirk Damasco of Worship Generation, Enzo Pinga of Earthbeat Farms, Diana Santos Ferrer of The School of Satchel, Guido Sarreal of Trail Adventurous and Kawil Tours, Biana Cruz of Acceler8 by UnionSPACE, Alea Ladaga of Techtonic Summit, Kylie Misa of WVN House, Artie Lopez of Brainsparks, Tiago Arnaiz of SparkUp.ph, Denise Subido of MUNI, and Antonette Mendoza of European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines.media.Xchange inc., is Spark Fest 2019’s official PR partner. They specialise in Public Relations, Special Events Management, Social Media Marketing as well as corporate communications, crisis communication, digital campaigns, and multimedia & graphics design.