How can entrepreneurs get money and close the gender gap?

In nearly 40% of economies, women’s early-stage entrepreneurial activity is half or less than half of that of men’s. The COVID-19 pandemic has added an unprecedented challenge for economies and founders. Female entrepreneurs are the ones who have been hit harder, as they overcome pre-existing barriers, such as lack of access to finance, lack ofContinue reading “How can entrepreneurs get money and close the gender gap?”

New Board for the California Spain Chamber of Commerce

The California Spain Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercio California España – CSCC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes knowledge sharing and networking between business, academia, technology communities and individuals in California and Spain. In 2020, with new challenges, the CSCC has renewed its Board of Directors. I am happy to join an awesome team as Board ofContinue reading “New Board for the California Spain Chamber of Commerce”

Techstars Startup Weekend USA 2020

I am proud to help Techstars as mentor for startups, specially in tough times of COVID-19 crisis. The seed accelerator, in partnership with Google for Startups, holds this weekend a 54-hour event designed to support entrepreneurs. This Startup Weekend is nationwide, and brings together participants focused on developing solutions that directly tackle COVID-19-related challenges. MoreContinue reading “Techstars Startup Weekend USA 2020”

Corporate Entrepreneurship: Digital Acceleration, the Silicon Valley Way

In these days, when teleworking, virtual events and online classes are the new normal, many sources talk about the era of “fast-tracking digital transformation in companies“. So, building on the last post on the startups ecosystem in Silicon Valley, the challenge is: what can established business learn from that ecosystem? Based on my past experiencesContinue reading “Corporate Entrepreneurship: Digital Acceleration, the Silicon Valley Way”

Hacking Silicon Valley? Inspiration for European entrepreneurial ecosystems

After some months in Silicon Valley, I had several conversations regarding its entrepreneurial ecosystem, and even the potential of other areas worldwide to foster startups with the same impetus. From a fruit orchard area to the current epicenter of technology, the Valley has evolved thanks to different stakeholders, on top of entrepreneurs and startups. SomeContinue reading “Hacking Silicon Valley? Inspiration for European entrepreneurial ecosystems”