Speaker Series – Maoi Arroyo


April 25


04:30 pm - 05:50 pm


University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Francisco



Come hear Maoi Arroyo, UP Diliman – BS Biology 2001, talk about Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries.

Relentless: Forcing Impact through the Gauntlet of an Emerging Ecosystem

Stanford University | Skilling Auditorium
494 Lomita Mall • Stanford, CA
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 • 4:30-5:50PM

The Philippines has been the underachiever of South East Asia – a country teeming with potential, from the talent of its people to its stunning biodiversity. In this talk, serial entrepreneur Maoi Arroyo discusses how a boutique consulting firm she founded has worked with academia, government, investors, corporations, and startups to push innovations where they can make the most impact. Specializing in “inclusive innovations”, Hybridigm Consulting, focuses on combining technology, business, and community development to increase average household net worth in a country where 85% of people live on less than $5 PPP. Her firm is now transforming into a startup studio and fund dedicated to eradicating poverty in the Philippines in a decade.

Maoi is the founder and CEO of Hybridigm Consulting, the Philippines’ pioneering biotechnology consulting firm, whose clients include companies in Europe, the US, and the ASEAN region. She was named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders of 2015. She was also awarded in 2011 as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), by the President of the Republic of the Philippines. The TOYM is the highest and most prestigious award given to Filipinos under 40. She was honored by the Philippine Development Foundation USA as the youngest of 45 awardees in Science and Technology (2010) for her contributions to national development; and hailed by Entrepreneur Magazine (2006) as one of the top 35 entrepreneurs under 35. She co-organized two major private sector initiatives in the Philippines: TechnoNegosyo (spearheaded by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship) and PESO, an annual technology & innovation business plan competition. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, a professional practice program developed by the University of Cambridge, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and the MIT Sloan School of Management. She graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of the Philippines.