“Asking yourself, ‘What are you going to do about it?’ is the starting point of some amazing journeys.”
John is driven by a fascination for creating the right environment for companies to grow. He has channeled this passion in various roles from being part of the founding team of the first for-profit Gap Year company in the UK, which is now the largest in the world, to being the director of an Innovation Centre at Tec de Monterrey, one of Latin America’s most prestigious universities, where he co-developed innovation strategies for blue chip companies and budding entrepreneurs alike. In 2010 John and a team of students won the Cisco I-prize that identified a billion dollar idea that Bridges the Gap between Virtual and Physical Worlds.
He has lived and worked in 8 countries, loves visiting wild unexplored regions, relishes listening to live music and makes a kick-ass curry.
John is driven by a fascination for creating the right environment for companies to grow. He has channeled this passion in various roles from being part of the founding team of the first for-profit Gap Year company in the UK, which is no… more
“When you are experiencing a difficult moment, when everything looks dark…look back and see all the successes that you have had.”
Ricardo has been founding startups since he was 20, and has international experience and success. Ricardo founded Yumbling in 2011, a SOLOMO (Social-Local-Mobile) platform focused on leisure information that was acquired by Grupo Expansion (Time Inc.) in 2013. He led the growth and expansion of software startup JackBe in Mexico and Latin America, which was acquired by Software AG in 2013. Ricardo enjoys advising early stage startups and collaborating with other local entrepreneurs. He has been recognized by El Universal as one of the top seven innovative entrepreneurs in Mexico.
He is a soccer fan, and still enjoys playing it. While not working on a startup, he really loves to spend time his wife and two daughters.
Ricardo has been founding startups since he was 20, and has international experience and success. Ricardo founded Yumbling in 2011, a SOLOMO (Social-Local-Mobile) platform focused on leisure information that was acquired by Grupo Expansi… more
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I'm inPotzollcalli echándome one pozolazo! Someone like?
RT @DavidRButler: Change a family’s life forever—build a house for $6k with @NewStoryCharity. They’re in @ycombinator current class. http:…
RT @Maciah: It’s a bad joke.. but it’s true http://t.co/0gONSQ2RtF
RT @ajbrustein: Coke wants to tap into start-up mojo like @wonolo @winninbattles http://t.co/eTzJ8flodd
“Wonolo, a Startup Backed by Coca-Cola Founders, Raises Seed Funding” by @DavidRButler on @LinkedIn https://t.co/kKydGeELHj
RT @ccfounders: .@twistilled’s community-in-a-box tracks social influencers and their most interesting topics http://t.co/OeDDYAsDUq http:/…
RT @ccfounders: 7 questions: Wonolo Founders http://t.co/KPs0sao2M6 #meetthefounders @wonolo http://t.co/WpiNfH2dBZ
Segregating art from science, physics from music, biology from architecture, we are inhibiting the alchemy of invention. Dustin Yellin
Good art is not what it looks like; but how it makes you feel. The same could be said for business. #entrepreneur #lean
“Working to prevent AI from turning evil is like disrupting the space program to prevent overpopulation on Mars.” —Oren Etzioni #TED2015
RT @asaelcastillo: @JohnECooper please RT today’s blog about ODI Outcome-Driven Innovation… Have a good one Sir! http://t.co/NJWQbHZbVr
#iusacell want to pay, it's 10:30, no service Reforma 222 … http://t.co/pwp2mU16aa
Underdog - Not the favourite. Our rules. Passion + determination. Triumph against the odds! @RicardoSuarez
TheHomeDepotMx With a broken product and freight guy who cares a peanut. Your poor service is still terrible!
TheHomeDepotMx Your online service is pathetic! First experience was great, this horrible! Horrible! HomeDepotCareerProfeco
TheHomeDepotMx Please deliver the order today. After all, I'm paying for the service delivery and not cheap …
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RT @ilucatero: How to experiment with marketing without ruining your business http://t.co/v6UydfTJUe
@Brett Do you know any Community Managers looking for their next big challenge in Mexico?
@nationalcares made a reservation, paid in advance, uploaded all my details, still waiting 30 minutes to get car. Lousy service!
@nationalcares really pathetic service in #Merida #Mexico waiting for car to arrive 25mins and counting….
@nationalcares does not seem like you care from a customer perspective. 40 mins waiting, still no car. Should be on the beach, instead…
@BestBuyMexico #profeco por favor investigue a #bestbuy su servicio en línea roba dinero a los clientes. ¡No usen #bestbuymx!
Simple, beautiful & ad-free. Read the manifesto: http://t.co/Uuddcw2sPl
Report: Amazon To Become Top American Clothing Retailer By 2017 http://t.co/KCHW2HHzvI
Homejoy Is Shutting Down After One Too Many Worker Lawsuits http://t.co/7Ksl4jDqCl
Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies http://t.co/AxEB7Ese7g via @techcrunch
Epic Fail: How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix - Variety http://t.co/JxOthG6eMh via @nuzzel thanks @JosueGio
RT @DavidRButler: If Y Combinator goes later stage, the “only shot” that VCs will have at competing with it will be to “go earlier and earl…
First Click: Amazon, not Apple or Google, holds the key to the smart home http://t.co/ZaWlZy5pXz
Why The Apple Watch Is Flopping http://t.co/BBH4IAAKyI
Venture Capital Funds Show Strong Growth as World Markets Turn http://t.co/x58dThMGfA
‘Microsoft’s Four Most Costly Blunders Besides Nokia
Microsoft writes off $7.6 billion from Nokia deal, announces 7,800 job cuts http://t.co/llDxKF2jcN
Uber’s biggest rival in China just raised $2 billion more http://t.co/7KN95dRG59
@weex David, I sent you a message through LinkedIn, I would appreciate if you can take a look. Thanks
Google’s Waze testing carpooling program in Israel http://t.co/6vcR1wXHYF
YouTube star PewDiePie made $7 million in 2014 http://t.co/TZN2FXhBFP
Dollar Shave Club Is Now Worth $615 Million http://t.co/nhrsEYUBPh
Dollar Shave Club Raises $75 Million http://t.co/GjX3zkCwt6
Uber Driver Is Employee, California Regulators Rule [Updated] http://t.co/q75HRslNC3
A water bottle that glows when you should drink more water http://t.co/wan7Ug1RIs
Dick Costolo is leaving Twitter, to be replaced by Jack Dorsey as interim CEO http://t.co/SD2bqm9rtF
Sprite Ethers The Competition By Putting Nas, Biggie, Rakim, and Drake Lyrics On Limited Edition Cans http://t.co/06MEmj0k09
With New $135 Million Series D, Blue Apron Takes The Lead In Funding For Meal-Kit Startups http://t.co/v5BkDqjKnA
‘Wi-Fi That Charges Your Gadgets Is Closer Than You Think
SG Conference & Expo 2015 http://t.co/a4lloJizfL via @nuzzel thanks @vanessa_amaya
The First Battle In The Mobile Payments War Is Over http://t.co/bzXiLCWoFE via @techcrunch
A New Chapter for Path - Path http://t.co/z0K8VfbFpV via @nuzzel
Amazon plans on selling its own brand of groceries http://t.co/TzSFKWXW3H
Coke wants to tap into start-up mojo - http://t.co/BDc5dgTiSY http://t.co/zmClyVRS7w via @nuzzel thanks @DavidRButler
A first look at Uber’s car for self-driving research http://t.co/hAHkemkgtl
Just In Time: Spotify Inks Music Deal With Starbucks http://t.co/0FGnuwMbnU
Daily chart: No inspiration from above http://t.co/V1KBrpGnzu via @TheEconomist
RT @ajbrustein: Coca-Cola sees a new opportunity in bottling billion-dollar startups like @wonolo http://t.co/L0R0IKCcwo via @sai
RT @ajbrustein: Wonolo App Helps Workers Find Flexible, Part-Time Jobs | NBC Bay Area http://t.co/3GMoWwu6FH via @nbcbayarea @wonolo
Secret App Closing Because Anonymity Makes People Jerks http://t.co/UvmOBE38xa
@robertoah Muchas gracias….
First Click: Apple’s worth more than… everything http://t.co/bCWaJxj9i9
@robertoah Me podrás pasar el URL de ¿Qué tan bueno es tu servicio de telefonía celular?, el de @asilascosasw no está bien
@robertoah Gracias..pensé que eran del 2015, pero al parecer son del 2014. Saludos.
@rosskimbel Congrats for your marathons!!
Blablacar compra la ‘start up’ mexicana Rides http://t.co/ohUDY8zyXG Muchas Felicidades @nacho_cordero @albertopadilla @crispalaciosg
‘Amazon Finally Reveals The Size Of Its Massive Cloud Computing Business
Mobile wallets more popular in Sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else http://t.co/5geEXHZZ3T
Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare http://t.co/A3vF02gH1w via @techcrunch
E-commerce Platform Shopify Files to Go Public http://t.co/75to88mY7F via @Inc
Apple Watch pre-orders were 1 million in the US on its first day, a shopping data firm estimates http://t.co/8k7nSvlf58 via @nuzzel
No Internet, No Credit Cards, No Problem: How Airbnb Launched In Cuba http://t.co/felNLh0BWo via @nuzzel thanks @charlestaker
Los jóvenes mexicanos que lideran la revolución del dron http://t.co/C9ZbEQzrou via @nuzzel thanks @JavierMtzMorodo
LinkedIn To Buy Online Education Site http://t.co/6Gwv8Mnk5b For $1.5 Billion http://t.co/G2HhbgIA7j via @techcrunch
Apple Watch: the definitive review http://t.co/O6Ax1Hc368
4 reasons why design is taking over Silicon Valley, according to @johnmaeda http://t.co/vBt5peIrdL by @DrCrypt via @FastCoDesign
Startups in Mexico: Techs-Mex http://t.co/5nkNWzEvxL via @TheEconomist
‘How Apple Pay Gets You to Spend More Money
GoDaddy is 18 years old, unprofitable, has a mountain of debt, and is now going public http://t.co/tRP21ZlrqH cc @quirarte
Why Millennials Understand The Future Of Work Better Than Anyone Else http://t.co/trn30Ks7nK
The Apple Watch Looks Great—But It’s Going To Disappoint Lots Of Users http://t.co/KtnOEYxwVM
Apple’s shareholders really want Tim Cook to buy Tesla http://t.co/aZ15prP0m9
How Apple Pay Is Supposed to Work on the Apple Watch http://t.co/BbOZbhPICM