Álvaro Zárate

Founder, Professor, and Researcher in Lima, Perú

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Hi, I'm Álvaro, co founder @ Microhuasca, Ayahuasca microdosing for mental health and self development, @ Cosmovision, for teaming up to create psychedelic initiatives, @ International Microdosing Association (w/James Fadiman, “father of modern-day microdosing”), @ Asociación Latinoamericana de Psicodélicos, building the formal psychedelic ecosystem in Latin America, and @ Endocosmic Foundation, for backing initiatives on consciousness technologies,

Before: Postgraduate Professor & Head @ Entrepreneurship Business School at UPC (Peru), Founder/CEO @ Doer, helping create or develop startup incubators, and @ City Incubators, supporting high volumes of entrepreneurs in emerging cities. Directly helped +5,000 founders start startups. Been an advisor to governments of Peru and Paraguay on development through entrepreneurship & innovation, with 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 or Organizer at local incubators like Wayra Perú or international programs like Startup Weekend or Lean Startup Machine, Campus Coordinator at Walden University (USA), and Visiting Professor at Universidad de las Américas (Chile), Universidad de Lima and Universidad de Piura.

  • Education
    • Universidad de Lima - BEng Industrial Engineering