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María J Vázquez Schaich

Entrepreneurship, Tech, Research. Connecting Latin America and NYC

Work experience

May 2015Present

Mentor and Business Development

Cuonda - Podcast platform for the Hispanic Community
Cuonda is a podcast platform for the Hispanic community created by two of the most recognized journalism entrepreneurs in Spain, Ana Ormaechea and Ángel Jiménez. They started this company at CUNY Tow Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. I'm working as a mentor in product and business model development, as business development and also helping them connect with sponsors and investors.
Nov 2014Present


LandNYC helps established tech companies, startups, and institutions working in tech from Latin American land in New York and San Francisco to expand or establish their operations via different programs, events, and services. I work in partnerships with several organizations and companies in US and Latin America to generate individually-tailored and valuable solutions. - LandNYC networking/business short trips for institutions and entrepreneurs in NYC and San Francisco - LandNYC commercial representations in NYC. Business development and partnerships in US for tech businesses and institutions. - LandNYC Crossborders - We help institutions and entrepreneurs from US establish relevant connections in Latin America to expand operations or look for partnerships. Worked for: -Boutique developers from Uruguay and Colombia (Magenta Innova and Scalable Path) -Tech companies and startups: Italent Connection (Argentina and NYC), Moneero (fintech, international, WorldCupTech2015 finalist), Tizkka (fashion app Brazil-NYC), Dress and Friends (fashion, Germany), Cuonda (Spain-NYC, media, CUNY Tow-Knight Center), Genlife (genetics, Uruguay, Institut Pasteur), Nodum Software (Uruguay, ERP) - Social entrepreneurship: (we won a fellowship to participate in a one year program for Latin America Entrepreneurs at Columbia Business School. This startup founded in one of my media entrepreneurship incubation courses in Uruguay). -Organizations: Startup Mexico, Startup Brazil, ANII (Uruguayan Government agency), Latam Global, Angels Club (San Francisco), Puente Labs (San Francisco) Land NYC Events: I organize the Latin America Tech Meetups (monthly in NYC and San Francisco). I collaborated at Collision Conference Las Vegas 2015, NewCo Conference NYC 2015, Digital Media Summit 2015 (Luma Partners), FWD.US annual event. Currently organizing the first international conference for startup studios in partnership with Quasar Ventures.
Oct 2014Present

Content and research, community reach and management, business development, coordination.

Latin America Tech Meetups
Latin America Tech Meetup in New York and San Francisco, is an event happening every month where noted entrepreneurs, hackers, investors and tech people get together to discuss trends and opportunities in the convergence of tech startups, technology and Latin America. I organize, coordinate and produce content for the monthly Latin America Tech Meetups in NYC and SF.
Aug 2013Present

Senior Consultant

Inteligencia Estratégica
Consultant for different clients in business development, innovation, tech and operations, research and communication.