Cindy Blanco

StartupGDL, Managing Director

Cindy Blanco

StartupGDL, Managing Director

Biography

Cindy Blanco serves as the Managing Director of StartupGDL, a non-profit organization based in Guadalajara focused on three main goals: 1) attracting the world’s most innovative high-growth tech startups, 2) strengthening tech education in local K-12 schools and universities, and 3) mentoring the most promising local tech entrepreneurs to take their companies global. Born and raised in Guadalajara, Cindy is passionate about elevating the profile of Mexico — and especially Guadalajara — as a world-class destination for offshore operations and investment capital in the high-tech sector. Before StartupGDL, Cindy worked at the MIT Enterprise Forum Mexico as the Strategic Partnerships Manager and at Plug and Play Tech Center as the Operations Manager at the accelerator’s Mexican chapter. Cindy graduated from ITESO with a degree in International Affairs.