“Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come” Victor Hugo
Biography: Marcus is considered as one of the most important serial entrepreneurs in Mexico within technology and innovation. His experience has been powered by creation of startups, operations, new business development, strategy and innovation. Marcus is the founder and CEO of Startup México, which is one of the most important incubators/accelerators in Latin America.
Previous to DUX Capital and SUM, Marcus performed the following activities: Created and led Wayra Mexico, which is Grupo Telefónica’s technology business accelerator. Acted as professor and entrepreneurship director at CENTRO (Mexican leading university within design and creative disciplines). Led Abdeo Medical/Innovamédica. Which was acquired in 2010 by Alandra Medical. Founder of Peerant, which was the first spin-off of a Mexican company taken to Silicon Valley; Founder of Simitel, pioneer company in voice recognition and software development. Founder of Mexico.com, first internet portal in Mexico. Latin American telecommunications – pioneer in e-commerce and IP voice.
Member of Endeavor’s entrepreneurs/mentors’ network and two times winner of the 2004 and 2008 Intel’s Technology Award (with his companies Simitel and Innovamédica), Marcus is recognized as a top-notch high impact entrepreneur. His executive profile and his successful business have been matter of different business cases and publications in Mexico and the USA. His success stories have been presented personally in more than 15 academic institutions such as MIT, ITAM, ITESM, EGADE, Latin America Economic Forum, among others.