Álvaro Zárate

Founder, Professor, and Researcher in Lima, Perú

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Hi, I'm Alvaro, co founder/CEO @ Endocosmic Foundation, backing nonprofit initiatives on consciousness expansion, bridging indigenous ancestral technologies with modern science, @ Microhuasca, Ayahuasca microdosing for mental health and self exploration, and founding member @ the International Microdosing Association.

Before: Postgraduate Professor & Head @ Entrepreneurship Business School at UPC (Peru), Founder/CEO @ Doer, smart guide for business incubators and investors, and @ City Incubators, supporting high volumes of entrepreneurs in emerging cities. Directly helped +5,000 founders start startups, advisor to governments of Peru and Paraguay on development through entrepreneurship & innovation, 10 years helping build responsible startup ecosystems.

At 24, I founded Startup Academy, first private incubator in Peru, helping build and train 450 local startups, 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), Universidad de Lima & insert more boring stuff here.

  • Education
    • Universidad de Lima - BEng Industrial Engineering