Qbo Innovation Hub
Kat serves as Director of QBO, a Philippine innovation hub and startup platform which she cofounded in 2016. QBO is the first of its kind public-private partnership initiative in the country formed by a collaboration among the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry, IdeaSpace and J.P. Morgan, specifically geared to provide resources, connections and support to accelerate the growth of Philippine tech startup companies. At QBO, Kat advises startups and leads overall program and business development activities collaborating closely with startup ecosystem partners.
Kat previously served as Associate Director and Head of Growth and Strategy at IdeaSpace, the Philippines’ largest private startup accelerator, and draws on prior experience working with senior management in corporate development, capital markets and process engineering positions.
Kat completed her undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University, obtaining a degree in Materials Science and Engineering, with a double major in Business Administration. Kat is a Filipina millennial that advocates for spurring innovation and technopreneurship as an engine for driving economic growth and global competitiveness in emerging economies.