In partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, Ignition recently launched its workshop series at Ignition Venture Studio BGC. Attendees were technology start-ups, members of technology business incubators and Filipino scientists/researchers interested in entrepreneurship.
The first workshop was on Innovation Law and Data Privacy and had the following distinguished speakers on the following topics:
Atty. Juan Paolo Villonco, a distinguished intra-corporate litigator and innovation law expert discussed how to prevent Co-Founder conflict, which is responsible for 65% of start-up failures. The module was a deep dive into issue spotting among co-founders and a basic familiarization on corporate documents such as articles and by-laws and general information sheets.
Palash Gupta J.D. a seasoned VC lawyer who practiced in the US, India and Singapore discussed the significant provisions of investor agreements and gave useful tips to start-ups on what VC’s are looking for in founders, terms and conditions founders should take note of and why and negotiation tactics.
Atty. Jolon Pabiton, a veteran labor and litigation practitioner, lectured on Labor Law basics and hiring. He walked – Labor Law 101 – Hiring basics.
Atty. Cecille Soria, one of the few Filipino experts on Data Privacy law explained the GDPR and why it is relevant to building a global/regional start-up.
This workshop series also headed to Cebu on September 28-29 in Negosyo Center UP Cebu + Co-working Space 168 Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu.