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MARCUS DANTUS

CEO - Startup México

I have founded and headed some of Mexico’s most innovative companies and initiatives.

Academy

Es profesor invitado de emprendimiento e innovación

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Es profesor de innovación en la Disruptive Business Academy

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Fundó el Centro Emprendedor

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Awards

Intel Technology Award

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Endeavor Dedication Award

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Top 10 Mexican Entrepreneurs

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Intel Innovation Award

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Startup Nations Delegate for Mexico

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Selected Member of Startup Federation

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Fastest Growing Entrepreneur Program in Latin America

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Top 20 Global Accelerators

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Top 10 Latin America Accelerators

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Work Experience

DIRECTOR

Session: 2011

Simitel

DIRECTOR

Session: 2001

DIRECTOR

Session: 1993

Executive Highlights

Business Development and Sales Leadership

Closed hundreds of alliance and sales contracts with enterprise, SMB and government sectors internationally. Successfully built distribution network in over 18 countries. Tripled revenues for Simitel four years in a row (2002 – 2005). Increased revenues in Innovamedica by 70% in my first year.

Start-up Experience

Helped lead international expansion for medical device R&D firm. Pioneer in ECommerce in Latin America, established first Internet Portal in Mexico (Mexico.com), started-up growing telecommunications solution business. Expert in the identification, analysis, and resolution of diverse operational issues as well as succeeding in adverse conditions and environments.

Strategic Planning

Turned around under-performing organization by changing and implementing new business model and strategy. Developed and executed international expansion plan for Innovamedica/Abdeo. Effective in developing business, sales, financing and market strategies.

More Executive Highlights

Team Building

Superior capabilities in selection, recruitment, training, development, empowering and retaining top performing talents.

Corporate Financing and Governance

Over $10M US raised from companies in US, Europe and Mexico.Successfully spun-out IT and Life Sciences companies in Silicon Valley. Experience building and managing advisory and corporate boards. Board Member and advisor in over 40 companies in Mexico and US.

Awarded Entrepreneur

Recipient of multiple international, industry, and organizational awards for superior leadership, performance, and contributions. Commendations included Intel Technology Prize and Endeavor ́s

Academia

Keynote speaker in over 300 industry events in Mexico, US, Canada and Europe. Guest professor IPADE and CENTRO, speaker at Harvard, MIT, ITAM, Anahuac, UVM, ITESM, UNAM, UAM, IPN and many others. Coordinator of Startups Module at ISDI’s Master in Internet Business program. Innovation Professor at Disruptive Business Academy.