Marcus is a recognized serial entrepreneur with eighteen years as an executive manager, entrepreneur and mentor in both Mexico and the US, heading startups in the ITC and life sciences sectors.
Marcus is the Founder of StartUp Mexico – the first super-campus for entrepreneurship in Mexico, and also teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at IPADE, Mexico’s top graduate business school and heads the startup module at ISDI’s Master in Internet Business program.
Previously, he founded and headed Wayra Mexico, Telefónica´s startup accelerator, focused primarily on IT and Communication high-impact businesses. He has been CEO and founder of several companies in the past, including Mexico.com, Simitel and Abdeo Medical.
Marcus has also won several entrepreneurship and innovation awards including Endeavor’s dedication award and the Intel Entrepreneurship Award in both 2004 and 2008. His companies have produced business cases that are studied at several universities in Mexico, He was selected an Endeavor entrepreneur in 2003 and remains active as a mentor.
He remains committed to fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Mexico, both as an academic, investor, board member and advisor in over 30 companies. He studied computer science and administration at ITESM in Mexico and Communications in the University of Pennsylvania in the US.