Nuria is a specialist in corporate finance and company’s ownership.
Nowadays, her pedagogy activity is combined with the financial one; she is a member of the Board of Directors of Adelte Group, a portfolio company of Baring Private Equity, house where she has worked for 6 years as Investments Director. Her experience in finance includes the whole field of the discipline: asset banking, wealth management (private banking), controlling and corporate finance, in roles as both LP and GP.
During her 30 years of profession, Nuria has developed a teaching career parallel to the financial one, collaborating in the classrooms and exercising different educational responsibilities in several age groups.
Now her interest is to leave a better world through contributing to modernize the education of the youngest.
Javier Echarri began his career in the Spanish Association of Machine Tool Manufacturers and the Mondragón Group. In 1992 he was appointed Secretary General of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Benelux, position he held for three years. From 1995, he worked at the BBVA bank as Institutional Banking Director in charge of the European Union institutions. In 1999 Echarri joined the EVCA, The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, and only a year later, became its fourth Secretary General, a position he held until end-2010.
Volker is a mobile veteran with more than 12 years in the space as an angel investor, (co-) founder, executive, advisor, mentor, blogger and speaker. He is currently the Chairman of Cognisess and a Venture Partner at Emerge Venturelabs’ ed-tech accelerator. Emerge was born out of Oxford University’s Said Business School. He is also a co-founder of Blue Beck, a game and app development studio, and Digital M, a provider of branded digital merchandise.
Nuria is a High School teacher in Experimental Sciences. She has Biologist formation but she’s educator by vocation. Shaped as a teacher through practice in Schools. ‘I understand education as the opportunity to participate in the process of growing great people. I have a large sense of responsibility to carry out the educational task where the most important is to provide students with necessary tools to be competent’.
Barry O’Neill is an interactive media, games and ed-tech entrepreneur and investor. Having worked in and held business interests across Europe, Japan, USA and China, Barry has broad experience in the global mobile space as well as a deep understanding of the dynamic operating environments and pressures of both entrepreneurial start-up enterprises and established multinationals. Barry is the Chairman and CEO of StoryToys, the award-winning developer and publisher of educational and entertainment content for the PreK-3 market. Barry also advises several specialist games venture and project funds.
Experienced instructional designer, editor, writer, and localization expert with project management experience. Assist companies seeking to successfully localize products for the Latin American market. Work for companies designing culturally sound educational products for the English-Spanish market in the US. Specialties: ELA and SLA Curriculum development. Instructional Design.Educational materials writer. Latin American Spanish Localization.
Cristina is a lawyer with 10 years of experience having developed her professional career in Uría Menéndez and Deloitte both in the M & A, Corporate and Real Estate Law areas. As a result of her experience in the corporate world and managing teams, she has made a career transition to focus on leadership, change in organizations, professional transitions, coaching, career management & career planning, time management and work-life balance. In this sense, Cristina is COO of the Spanish team of the Association for Coaching in Spain to promote the excellence and professionalization of the coaching industry in Spain. She currently combines her professional activities as a lawyer with the study, development and practice of these areas related to the management of people in organizations.
Cristina Rios Martin