Patrick “Patch” Dulay is a startup enabler. He is the founder and CEO of The Spark Project, an online crowdfunding platform for passion-driven Filipino projects.
As a lifelong learner and teacher, his passion for education and entrepreneurship inspires him to serve entrepreneurs by providing them access to tools that help accelerate their business ideas to reality. He’s an experienced resource speaker and facilitator on various topics like crowdfunding, social entrepreneurship, business model canvas, lean startup, innovation and design both here and abroad. He’s been conducting workshops and mentoring entrepreneurs young and old since 2013.
As an innovation and program consultant, he has worked with Ayala Land Inc. in mounting IDEA’YALA, the flagship youth challenge of the Ayala Malls crowdsourcing innovative ideas that shape the mall of the future.
Patch got his undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2005. He completed his Master’s degree in Global E-business at the University of Lille, France in 2010. He also spent two years as a lecturer in the Department Information Systems and Computer Sciences at the Ateneo de Manila University.
He is one of 4 Filipino delegates chosen to be part of the Economic Empowerment cohort of the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellows Program (YSEALI PFP) for Spring 2016, and the 2015 Entrepreneurship head of the Global Shapers Community Manila hub. He was awarded the Industry Mover of the 2016 Rappler Move Awards.