2014: UTEC Ventures was founded as an initiative from UTEC, to promote entrepreneurship.
UTEC Ventures is financed by a Ministry of Production’s program, called StartUp Perú, which boosts incubators and is part of the first generation from beneficiaries.
November 2014 – 118 applications
2 in portfolio (Compadre and Tullpi)
June 2015 – 69 applications
4 in portfolio (Joinnus, iSend, X-shirt, and diloo)
UTEC Ventures is a member of the Global Accelerator Network – GAN, prestigious network that brings together more than 70 accelerators of business leaders in more than 80 cities around the world. This makes UV the first and only peruvian accelerator, and the second in Latin America to be part of the GAN.
March 2016 – 150 applications
4 startups in portfolio (Fitco, Foodbox, Mesa 24/7, and Nanda)
January 2017 – 120 applications
7 startups in portfolio (Ambrea, Dconfianza, Diddli, Freshmart, Netzun, Riqra, and Wally)
Jose Miguel Porto holds the position of Senior Partner in Montezuma & Porto law firm Previously he was Legal Consultant in NII Holdings and Corporate and Commercial Counsel Chief in Nextel del Peru S.A. Jose Miguel is a lawyer from PUCP and has a LLM from the University of Chicago.
Enrique Stiglich is the Director of Administration and Finance in UTEC. He previously held the position of country manager in TechnoServe and before he served as Team Leader Case in Bain & Company.
Alfredo Perez Costa is the Director of Sales and Marketing of Casa Andina. He was previously Brand Manager at British American Tobacco and before, Finance Specialist at Bank of America. Alfredo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing and Economics from Redford University.
Alejandro Agois owns Magma Comunicación Visual, a company where he also served as Art Director. Previously he served as Art and Webmaster Director in Epensa and before that, was a graphic designer in Studioa. Alejandro holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communication from the University of Tulsa.
Advertiser specialized in Communication and Branding, with more than 10 years of experience in the digital market. He is founder and CEO of SmartClick, a interactive advertising agency. He previously was a Web Designer for Beyond MM. Sergio has a certificate of Digital Marketing at NYU.
Jessica Ruas is the Director of UTEC. He previously was Commercial Director of UPN. Jessica holds a degree in Communications and Advertising from UNIFE, a masters degree in Communications from the PUCP and completed the Business Management Program from the University of Piura.
Oscar Montezuma is a lawyer from PUCP, who focuses on telecommunications, IT and intellectual property. He currently is advising local and foreign companies involved in telecommunications, technology, e- commerce and the entertainment industry. He is a Senior Partner in Montezuma & Porto.
Ena Andrade is Director of LaClinika, a leading Creative Boutique in Retail, Design and Art Direction in Peru. She previously was Creative Director of Modern Peru . Ena studied Graphic Design at Toulouse Lautrec and holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.