Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Since I was a child, I was very passionate for childhood development. I committed as a volunteer at KADIMA, a center for disabled children. She also volunteered in OXFAM Mexico. This passion, combined with my experience at the Ship for World Youth was pivotal in my development as social entrepreneur to create Sports for Sharing/Education for Sharing which has implemented its curricula with over 480,000 people in 5 countries in the region, along with my terrific team.
I have also had the opportunity to learn from many different leaders through the attendance and participation in different international forums. There, I have been able to develop a great network of supporters of to our cause.
Being a student at MIT and Harvard has given great momentum to our international expansion strategy. I have also been in contact with different groups of experts that add value and innovation to our methodology, thus enhancing our impact in the community.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We have developed key alliances with universities and scientific hubs in order to strengthen the pedagogical tools of our programs. I will highlight the collaboration with the Harvard PhD student led organization Science Clubs, the Centre for Mathematics Investigation (CIMAT), and support from Harvard and MIT students and faculty.
To strengthen our association, we have crafted a multidisciplinary board composed by personalities of multiple fields, including entrepreneurs, Deans of Mexican universities such as the ITAM, the lawyer of Coca Cola for Latin America, the Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center, experts in evaluation, etc. This board provides advice on relevant fields such as fundraising, international strategy, evaluation, and innovation.
Additionally, several prestigious institutions like McKinsey & Co. and Bank of America Merryl and Lynch provide us with advisory regarding strategic and financial planning.