Co-Founder and President of Hapinoy, a social enterprise that empowers women microentrepreneurs through Training, Access to Capital, and Mobile-Based Technologies; Founding Partner and Board Member of Rags2Riches, a Fashion and Design house for urban poor artisans. Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for AwesomeLab, a Startup building Internet of Things technologies; Founding Partner of ReconX, a Waste-to-Energy CleanTech Startup.
He is a GSBI Online Mentor of Santa Clara University, a Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship, and a member of the Global Agenda Council for Social Innovation of the World Economic Forum.
He studied in the Ateneo Grade School ’91, High School ’95, and College ’99 with a degree in BS-Management Engineering. To deepen his knowledged in Social Entrepreneurship, he has attended INSEAD’s Social Enterprise Program, Santa Clara University’s Global Social Benefit Incubator, and Harvard Kennedy School’s The Art of Science and System Change.
He has been recognized as Philippines21 Young Leader for AsiaSociety in 2008, Go Negosyo Young Inspiring Social Entrepreneur 2010, 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepeneur of the Year Finalist, 2011 Global Social Benefit Incubator Fellow; and 2011 Asian Social Entrepreneur by the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, 2013 DevEx 40 Under 40, 2013 Multiple Intelligence Awardee for Math – Logical Intelligence, Rappler’s Do More Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship, and 2014 Purpose Economy 100 Awardee.