Jay Fajardo is a seasoned tech entrepreneur who is an ardent advocate of innovation from the grass roots. He has over 35 years in the ICT field and extensive P&L experience, technology research and development, financial analysis, and operations management.
He is currently founder and CEO of agile software development firm PROUDCLOUD, the founder and CEO of LAUNCHGARAGE, an innovation hub based in Manila, and the Chief Strategy Officer of Jojo Crowdshipping, an emerging B2C and B2B logistics platform.
In 2002, he founded Wi-Fi hotspot network Airborne Access, which was acquired by PLDT in 2008.
Holding roles as director, advisor, and mentor in various tech startups in Manila, Jay is considered to be one of the pioneers and thought leaders of the Philippines’ tech startup scene. Jay regularly speaks at local and international forums on technology, innovation, and the Asian startup ecosystem.
Jay is currently working with Konnektiv on the MAKE-IT in Asia project for the GIZ in which we are developing a preliminary study on innovation and entrepreneurship advancement in Asia.