Who We Are
We believe that people who pursue their passion can transform the world.
Ignition is a nation-building enterprise which aims to empower the entrepreneur. We provide business support services that allow individuals to focus on executing their innovative ideas without the backend hassles of running an enterprise. But we go further than just helping entrepreneurs maintain their business—Ignition helps them sustain it. We bridge venture capital with disruptive innovators and foster an accessible community that yields opportunities, nurtures trailblazing ideas, and encourages knowledge sharing for growth.
Ignition services are designed for entrepreneurs, allowing them to spend most of their time, resources and effort on their core business. It also reassures them of quality and reliable service at a fraction of the cost of big traditional corporate service firms.
The office is more than just a place to work.
The workplace should inspire everything related to the entrepreneurs’ business. Ignition space is particularly designed to project an image of confidence, success, and a high level of competence.
Ignition is a community filled with like-minded and productive entrepreneurs and professionals that complement each other. The environment makes it easy for members to cooperate and coordinate to pursue business projects.
Atty. Juan Paolo Villonco
is counsel to leading entrepreneurs and fund managers on legal aspects of their business and corporate affairs. He has the distinction of being the first Filipino graduate of Stanford Law School, graduating with Honors in 2014. He is an intra-corporate litigation specialist having practiced law for seven years with the Siguion Reyna Montecillo and Ongsiako Law Firm.
has 14 years of exceptional experience in real estate and finance. She is an expert in financial planning and equities. She continues to play a role in the growth of one of the up and coming private real estate companies in the CBD and has experience in office development, management, leasing, and rehabilitation.
is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He has successfully invested in several start-ups in the health and wellness, publishing, hospitality, and food industry.
Atty. Mark Tiaoqui
carries 10 years of premium corporate law experience having worked for some of the best Philippine law firms. With a Juris Doctor degree from Ateneo de Manila Law School, he began his career as a member of the corporate law department of Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos and eventually joined the Project Development and Finance and Tax group of Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles.
George SyCip received his A.B. in International Relations/Economics ‘With Distinction’ from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is the Chairman of Give2Asia, a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 corporation that has made over $350 million in grants to Asia. After a career in banking, consulting and project development work, Mr. SyCip currently Chairs Asian Alliance Investment Corporation. He is also a Trustee or Director of several other organizations, including Global Heritage Fund, and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction.
Atty. Jose Marlon Pabiton
has been in the active practice of law for the past 12 years. His legal career includes extensive trial practice, corporate and business consultancies that range from the business set up to land, banking practice, corporate vehicle acquisitions, human resource planning and management and government consultancies. He is both a practitioner and academician connected with Far Eastern University Makati, Ateneo Law School, DLSU-FEU MBA-JD program and Enderun Colleges.
over 8 years in private equity investments, transaction advisory services, and auditing services. Objective is to provide insightful, value-added financial services while gaining personal and professional growth.
has diverse expertise within the digital marketing spectrum including Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Web Analytics. With her vast knowledge in the field, she continues to launch successful marketing initiatives alongside notable international and local brands with multiple market segments.
is a maker, designer, design thinker, inventor, patent holder, entrepreneur, speaker, educator, and trainer. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Makerspace Manila.
is a classically trained actress and performing artist who began her training in 2004. Miel worked briefly in public relations, production design, and content production before starting her own production company in 2015 called Casa Camón Productions.
Atty. Juan Paolo Villonco
is an Innovation Law expert. With over 10 years experience in corporate law, litigation and technology. Advisor of the DOST and its Technology Business Incubators.
Atty. Palash Gupta
has been practicing law for 14 years. He has an international background have worked at firm in Boston, Massachusetts, Mumbai, India and Singapore. Has several years’ experience working with high growth startups and entrepreneurs across multiple jurisdictions. Has worked as a general Counsel for a social impact investment fund and has advised clients on all aspects of setting up and structuring companies out of Singapore, drafting and negotiating contracts and completing transactions while acting for both investors and young companies. He combines an academic career with his legal practice and has been teaching American law subjects to masters students at the San Beda Graduate School of Law.
Mr. Miguel Cervantes
Miguel Cervantes is the co-founder and the COOr of Makerspace Manila. He graduated from De La Salle University Manila with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and an ECE board passer. He taught in the ECE Department of DLSU Manila, spent 9 years in the semiconductor industry and taught part time in Enderun Colleges, before co-founding Nymbus Strategic Inc., the corporate vehicle that drives Makerspace Manila today.
His background and passion for electronics and technology drives him to further democratize STEAM (Science, Tech, Eng’g, Arts & Math) to a younger audience and help mold the generation of tomorrow, today.