Katrina CHAN

Executive Director, QBO | IdeaSpace

Kat concurrently serves as the Executive Directorof QBO Innovation Hub, apublic-private initiative which she launched in 2016to develop the Philippines’ startupecosystem; and IdeaSpace, a pioneering corporate acceleratorand early stage fundbacked by the MVP Group. In this capacity, she leadsone of the most active startupenablers in the country, and has worked with over150 partners to accelerate the growthof a combined network of over 500 Filipino startupventures across various stages andindustries.Kat completed her B.Sc in Materials Science and Engineering,with a double major inBusiness Administration at Carnegie Mellon Universityin the US.Kat is a Filipina millennial that advocates for spurringinnovation and technopreneurshipas an engine for driving economic growth and competitiveness.She also leads theStartup Pinay program at QBO and hopes to supportthe advancement of fellow womenin the tech space.