Last night was the first edition of Founders Drinks Manila. I first started attending a “Founders Drinks” event in San Francisco when Jonathan Swanson of Thumbtack.com would host them in his swanky waterfront condo downtown San Francisco. We borrowed the idea from his events and started running them in Vancouver and last night, we put together Founders Drinks Manila with the help of Jay from Proudcloud and Christian from Kickstart.
All in all it was an excellent event. We put together a group of 50 people, the vast majority founders of Philippine startups as well as a couple from the media and our friends at Amazon AWS. The event was invite only so that we could ensure only founders were in the room as a way to foster conversation about the startup community and network with others that are working to grow a business.
A big thank you to Amazon for picking up the food tab and to the Kickstart guys for the round of drinks!
We will do this event again… if you want to be on the list, be sure to reach out and introduce yourself.
Here are a couple pictures from the event… for more photos head on over to the PayrollHero Facebook page.
John Arce from WebGeek.ph, Stephen Jagger and Marga Dumlao from PayrollHero
Erwin from Yahoo! Philippines