What's it take to build innovation from the idea stage through to global scaling? We're going to peek into the brain of Charles Irizarry and his experience with over 25 companies to at least scratch the surface of answering that question. Hold your deeper questions for the Q&A to tap Charles for his P.O.V. on your specific challenges.
Charles Irizarry is Managing Director of Rokk3r Cobuild (video
), and a founding partner of Rokk3r Labs
. He co-leads a team of over 65 product designers, engineers and business strategists working with partner entrepreneurs to develop digital products and launch companies. Charles manages sophisticated, multi-disciplinary engineering projects that lead to the launch of industry-transforming ideas.
Rokk3r Labs is the place in the world to launch companies that change the world. It is a platform for entrepreneurs to create exponential companies, and for investors and organizations to increase value and stay at the edge of innovation. With a focus on leveraging accelerating technologies (e.g., blockchain, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing) and implementing new-age methods of raising capital, Rokk3r Labs is harnessing the global collective genius to cobuild companies that change the world. Currently, Rokk3r Labs has a portfolio of over 25 companies aiming to disrupt various industries.
Previously, Charles co-founded 5DPI Media, where he led business development, UI/UX design, and product architecture. He helped create over 20 software products and platforms for enterprises and small-to-medium sized businesses across multiple industries. Charles also held an IT-security position with the Miami Dade Public School System. Charles studied Business Management and Marketing at Florida International University, and is a recognized leader and speaker within Miami’s startup scene.