Juan is a successful tech entrepreneur who has launched more than 100 start-ups, including the first high-tech start-up accelerator in Southern Europe. He received an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an M.S. in Economics from Ecole Centrale in Paris, and M.S. and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Sevilla. He was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2021.
Marko is a successful tech entrepreneur with a passion for launching and leading companies in the genetics and bioinformatics industries. Before launching Universal DX, he founded GenePlanet, a biotech start-up focusing on preventive genetic testing. He received a B.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Ljubljana and an M.S. in Biotechnology from Wageningen University & Research. He was the winner of the MIT iGEM synthetic biology competition in Health and Medicine and selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2021.
Antonio brings more than 25 years of experience launching and leading new technology companies, including one publicly-traded on the NASDAQ. In addition to his experience as an entrepreneur and chief executive, he spent 8 years at McKinsey & Co where he leaded the EU Telco practice. He received an MBA from the Institut Europeen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD).
Christian brings more than 15 years of experience in Life Sciences to his role. Formerly, he was a member of Boston Consulting Group’s Operations and Healthcare team and led the company’s recruiting efforts. He received an MBA from the Institut Europeen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), and is a member of Handelsblatt Health Circle and was selected as Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2021.
Kristi brings more than 10 years of experience in biotechnology to her role. Her areas of expertise and study include genetics, cancer biology, liquid biopsy, method development and data analysis. At Universal DX, she is leading a multidisciplinary team in diagnostic product development focusing on GI tract cancers. She received a B.S. in Genetics and a M.S. in Biotechnology & Biochemistry from Tallinn University of Technology.
Ignacio brings more than 10 years of experience in financial services and management consulting to his role. Formerly, he held roles at global financial consulting firms Barclays Capital, PwC and Kearney. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from ICADE (Madrid) and HEC Montreal, an MBA from the Institut Europeen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD). He was selected at Singularity University’s Global Startup Program 2019 with UDX.
Federico is a medical executive with more than 18 years of experience translating novel genomic technologies into clinical molecular tests in both academic and industry environments. A Board-certified Molecular Pathologist, he received an MD from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Pathology at Thomas Jefferson University (USA) and Molecular Pathology at University of Pittsburgh (USA). He previously served as the President of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP).
Alvaro brings more than 10 years of experience in management consulting, with a focus on advising tech start-ups. He received an MBA from San Telmo Business School and also completed The Executive Program on Entrepreneurship at MIT. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of North Florida.
Paola brings more than 15 years of experience in biotechnology and chemistry applications, including project and clinical and laboratory data management. She earned a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from University Pablo de Olavide as well as an MBA from ThePowerMBA.
Immaculada has more than 10 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance in the fields of IVD products and Medical Devices, which has informed her extensive knowledge of European and US IVD regulations and related ISO standards. She earned an M.S. in quality management systems (EQF) and a B.A. in Tourism Business Management from the University of Birmingham.
Purificación brings 10 years of laboratory experience as an analyst and project manager including an organic and three bioanalysis laboratories and 5 years of clinical data experience. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Quality Assurance and Environmental Management from the University of Murcia.
Antonio brings more than 14 years of experience in architecture design and implementation of AI-based solutions, focusing on Machine Learning applied to the life sciences industry and Natural Language Processing (NLP). He holds an M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Seville and a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Alicante.