Álvaro Zárate

Founder, Professor, and Researcher in Lima, Perú

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Hi, I'm Alvaro, a geek who enjoys prog music, psychedelic science, fitness and nerdy shit.

I'm Founder/CEO at Doer, a smart guide for business incubators and investors, and previously founded City Incubators, supporting a community of +3,000 awesome entrepreneurs in emerging cities. Advisor to governments of Peru and Paraguay on development through entrepreneurship & innovation, former Professor and Head of the Entrepreneurship Business School at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), and postgraduate professor at Universidad de Lima & Universidad de Piura.

I've been appointed Peru's ambassador by MIT's Innovators Under 35. At 24, I founded Startup Academy, the first private incubator in Peru, helping give birth to +400 companies, and was General Coordinator at Lima Valley, the pioneering startup community in the country.

Previously, I was Mentor at local incubators like Wayra or international programs like Startup Weekend or Lean Startup Machine, Campus Coordinator at Walden University (USA), Visiting Professor at Universidad de las Américas (Chile) & insert more boring stuff here.

I'm now also spending time researching the use of ayahuasca in mental health and as an enabler for personal growth, through my latest venture Microhuasca.

  • Education
    • Universidad de Lima - BEng Industrial Engineering