Cofounder & Director, Impact Hub
Sebastián is a Management Engineer. He is also an MBA and Master in Business for Entrepreneurs, from the European School of Management and Business of Madrid and has studies in City Health Diplomacy from the Graduate Institute Geneva (https://graduateinstitute.ch) and is an Accelerate UK graduate (https://www.100open.com/work/innovate-ukbritish-council)
He has over 16 years of experience in the private, educational, social and entrepreneurial sectors with extensive track record in sustainability, innovation, partnerships management, business development, consultancy, sales, scaling and project management.
In this lapse of time, he has earned 11 national and international awards as an entrepreneur and he has helped to co-found 2 currently operating companies. Maybe the most important award Sebastian has earned is the Americas Innovators Award in the category of sustainability (https://www.innovadoresdeamerica.org/sebastian-bustamante). Sebastián is also an UNLEASH Lab 2017 Denmark Fellow (https://unleash.org) and an Americas Project from Texas Rice University Fellow (https://www.bakerinstitute.org/research/americas-project).
For most of his professional career he has been a consultant in initiatives like the Resilient Entrepreneurs Promotion Project in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, co-financed by IDB Lab. Sebastián is the Co-founder of the Impact Hub Medellin, a global network of impact and innovation present in +50 countries and +100 locations, where he leads the implementation of the Lafiya Innovators Program (https://medellin.impacthub.net/lafiya/), an international acceleration platform for health & wellbeing startups. He also co-leads the chapter for Latam of the Angel Investor Network "Angels 4 Impact" (https://angels4impact.net/en/).
Sebastián has carried out his professional career between Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay and has visited 42 countries. He has had more than 300 people in charge throughout his professional career, participating as well as an international speaker in more than 60 national and international conferences. He is currently enrolled as Associate Professor in the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, in the entrepreneurship educational track.
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