Our Story

xchange is an incubator for early-stage social enterprises in the Philippines.

We invest in organizations – both for-profit and non-profit – whose core mission is the creation of value for marginalized communities in the Philippines. We are an active investor, working closely with our portfolio companies to help them achieve their goals. Beyond capital, we seek to contribute our expertise in enterprise management and finance, built over decades of firsthand experience. Our mission is to multiply the change that social enterprises achieve, by helping them reach sustainability and scale in the shortest possible time.

The Team

Rico Gonzalez, Managing Director


Nono Coliangco, Managing Director


Rizza Mariano, Finance Director


Love Gregorie Moral Perez, Director


Erika Tatad, Director


Susette Tungol, Finance Associate


Onin Cruz, Finance Associate


Camille Vilota, Finance Associate


April Romillo, Finance Associate


Brandon Ho, co.lab Operations Assistant

Our Family

Ashoka Philippines

Terri Jayme-Mora, Country Manager

Recognized as a “catalyst for social entrepreneurship activities around the country”, Ashoka Philippines works to maintain the strength and vibrancy of the Philippine citizen sector by identifying and supporting the best and most effective ideas on the ground, carried out by leading Filipino social entrepreneurs. Ashoka seeks to harness the passion, experience, and expertise of these individuals by providing critical financial support and welcoming them into a global Fellowship of over 3’000 social entrepreneurs from more than 70 countries.

Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AshokaPhilippines
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashokaph



Zhihan Lee, CEO
Ellwyn Tan, COO
Tippi Fernadez, Head for Operations

Bagosphere empowers rural out-of-school youths by equipping them with the necessary skills to join the BPO industry. It runs a “study now, pay later” call center training facility, which uses a specially-developed 2-month program that equips students with English communication and soft skills to make them ideal candidates for the call center industry. Eighty percent of Bagosphere’s students are employed within two months and go on to earn an income 4x higher than unskilled work, thus enabling rural youth to save for their professional and personal goals.

Social Media Links
Website: http://www.bagosphere.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bagosphere


Bayani Brew

Ron Dizon, CEO
Xilca Alvarez-Protacio, Co-Founder, Community Development & Organization

Bayani Brew is a social enterprise in the competitive fast-moving ready-to-drink iced tea market. As a social enterprise, Bayani Brew advocates the use of local and indigenous ingredients and sources its agri raw materials from organic farming communities such as farmers in Angat, Bulacan through the GK Enchanted Farm, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) beneficiaries in Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan, and Good Food farmers in Capas, Tarlac. Its mission is to make subsistence farmers’ hand-to-mouth existence a thing of the past. Bayani Brew wants to be remembered not only for its refreshing beverages but also as part of a movement brewing a new breed of Filipino batch*t crazy in love with our country.

Social Media Links
Website: www.bayanibrew.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bayanibrew/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BayaniBrew/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bayanibrew


Electric Vehicle Expansion Enterprises Inc

Rex Darell Vergel, COO

Electric Vehicle Expansion Enterprises, Inc. (EVEE) focuses on two areas in the Philippine public transportation industry: the growth of electric vehicles through the use of e-jeepneys and the modernization of the Philippine public transportation industry through the introduction of efficiencies and new practices, such as removal of the boundary system.

Social Media Links
Website http://www.eveei.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/EVEEi



Mark Ruiz, President, Microventures Inc.
Jalu Go, Director of Operations, Microventures Inc.
TJ Agulto, Executive Director, Microventures Foundation

Hapinoy is a program that seeks to empower the marginalized, last-mile micro-retail sector of the Filipino economy by fostering inclusive distribution channels and business strategies. Concentrating on village mom-and-pop stores, owned mostly by female micro-entrepreneurs, Hapinoy provides small business owners with tools to sustainably grow their businesses through training and education; leadership development; access to capital, as well as new business opportunities.

Social Media Links
Website: www.hapinoy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hapinoy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hapinoy


One Renewable Energy Enterprise Inc.

Erel Nerida, President

One Renewable Energy Enterprise Inc. (OREEi) seeks to empower the roughly 2.5 million off-grid and un-electrified households in the Philippines via community-based, solar-powered development solutions, including solar lamps, solar water pumps, solar charging stations, micro-grids, etc. By providing off-grid families and institutions access to their energy needs, OREEi enables cleaner indoor air, higher productivity, and greater economic opportunities.

OREEi also possesses decades of experience and deep technical expertise in the design and installation of solar PV systems for commercial and residential clients.

Social Media Links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onerenewable



Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, President

Rags2Riches, Inc. (“R2R”) is a fashion and design house that empowers community artisans. Partnering with Filipino artisans across the country, R2R creates eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of upcycled scrap cloth, organic materials, and indigenous fabrics. These products are featured and sold both locally and internationally, in stores such as Anthropologie (US, Europe), as well as R2R’s own retail outlets in Metro Manila, and online. In a world where fashion and design are often seen as excess, R2R is proof the style and sustainability can coexist.

R2R does not only provide artisans with opportunities for sustainable livelihood; it seeks to enhance their dignity and self-respect through community organization and life skills training. R2R sees itself as a life and livelihood partner for its artisans, as they create better futures for their families and communities.

Social Media Links
Website: http://rags2riches.ph

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rags2RichesInc

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/rags2richesinc

Instagram: http://instagram.com/rags2richesinc

Contact Us

Visit Us:

Unit 301 #3 Brixton St.
Baryo Kapitolyo
Pasig 103


(+632) 661 76 16