Earl Martin Valencia

Earl Martin Valencia

Earl is a man who constantly thinks outside of the box, eager to create change and motivate tomorrow’s leaders. He is an innovator, a disruptor and a forward thinker. Earl is the founding adviser of QBO, pronounced (kubo), the National Innovation Centre of the Philippines, which is our version of Silicon Valley. QBO, connects start-ups with its 4 core pillars: IdeaSpace, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Science and Technology and JP Morgan Chase Foundation. The company was launched late 2016 and is a huge step forward for the country, contributing to a bright and exhilarating future for us all. Earl is co-founder of IdeaSpace Foundation, which has to date, supported more than 50 start-ups in the Philippines. He was a 2016 World Economic Forum Davos attendee, a 2016 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardee and is also co-founder of the SlingshotMNL Conference. He is also currently working to start a company in New York that will focus on using Artificial Intelligence to map out personalities and connect them with career opportunities.

His legacy: To unleash people's potential regardless of where they are in the world by systematising meritocracy.

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