Javier Gonzalez

nonprofit management · International Business · Sustainable Business · entrepreneurial ecosystems · business model innovation · international affairs · Economic Development · Startup Advising

About Me

Founder of a number of award winning technology start ups which have been backed by top VCs and multinational corporations. Currently shareholder and member of the board of several companies, and Country Manager of Viva Wallet (JP Morgan). Former International Director of Digimarc Corp. Mentor of dozens of start ups at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Ufounders (Madrid), Tony Elumelu Foundation (Nigeria) and others. Trustee of the tMA Foundation, an entity which operates FabLab León (member of MIT's FabLab Network). Post-graduate degree in Innovation Management (PhD Program) from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Master's Degree in Management, Diplom Kaufmann and Diplome Grande Ecole de Gestion from ESCP (Paris, Oxford, Berlin). Elected as one of the “40 under 40” European Young Leaders (European Commission) . Speaks English, French, German and Spanish. Winner of Red Herring Global 100 Startups, Best Startup Award Madri+d, Best Business Idea Actualidad Economica, Best Startup Award Actua Universidad Politecnica Madrid, Best Tech Startup Award IE.