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Marcos J. Polanco

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Founder Institute

HQ Phone:  (650) 618-2569

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Founder Institute

3337 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, California,94306

United States

Company Description

The Founder Institute (http://FI.co) is the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across over 78 cities and 6 ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Director

PRIDCO (Commowealth of PR) Development Co.


Director, Information and Communication Technologies Business Unit

Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company


Affiliations

Piloto 151

Board Member


Clearshore Consulting

Founder


Kauffman Fellows

Kauffman Fellow


Parranda

Co-Founder


Expansive Ventures

Kauffman Fellow


Founder Lab

Founder


Decisive Growth

Founder


Imana , Inc.

Founder


Education

bachelor's degree

Computer Systems Engineering

Stanford University


Web References(33 Total References)


About Us | Piloto151

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About Marcos Polanco
Mr. Polanco is a Kauffman Fellow at Expansive Ventures, a network based venture capital firm that leverages the collective intelligence of the Founder Institute to make large early stage investments worldwide. He started his career in Silicon Valley performing database research at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories that resulted in the TimesTen technology later acquired by Oracle. Mr. Polanco went on to various technical & managerial roles at Silicon Valley startups before co-founding Imana, Inc. in 1995 to commercialize social search algorithms he co-invented and patented. Returning to his hometown, he led the establishment of an undergraduate software laboratory at Interamerican University in Puerto Rico which released the open source SNAP Platform for Java developers. Subsequently, he joined the Government of Puerto Rico as Founding Director of its information technology investment promotion division. In that role, Mr. Polanco negotiated the launch of Microsoft, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, and HCL Axon technology centers on the island. Returning to private industry, he has cultivated the startup community as co-organizer of Startup Weekends, and co-director of the Founder Institute. As COO of medical device startup iCare Medical, he played an integral role in opening the United States, United Kingdom and Puerto Rico markets for the company. Mr. Polanco holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University. Marcos Polanco Marcos Polanco Mr. Polanco is a Kauffman Fellow at Expansive Ventures, a network based venture capital firm that leverages the collective intelligence of the Founder Institute to make large early stage investments worldwide.


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Last night we had the honor of one our rock star Board Members, Marcos Polanco leading a workshop with our members entitled "Startup Ideation for Venture Impact" where hegraciously shared his thoughts on how to discover your Startup Superpowers.
arcos Polanco (@MarcosPolanco) is a Kauffman Fellow at Expansive Ventures, a network based venture capital firm. In addition, he is a director for the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup founder training program, in both Puerto Rico and Peru, with a total of 25 startups launched under his guidance. The institute leverages the collective intelligence of the Founder Institute to make large early stage investment worldwide graciously shared his thoughts on how to discover your Startup Superpowers. He started his career in Silicon Valley performing database research at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories that resulted in the TimesTen technology later acquired by Oracle. Marcos then went on to various technical and managerial roles at Silicon Valley startups before co-founding Imana, Inc. in 1995 to commercialize social search algorithms he co-invented and patented. The workshop was well attended and not only did Marcos impart valuable nuggets of information, our well-heeled audience also participated in a spirited and lively discussion during the Q&A where he addressed the audience's questions. He roundly stated, "bad ideas are the best ideas, because if it's a good idea then somebody in a big company would have gotten it funded." We also got to hear first-hand from Founders Institute (@Founding) graduates who shared what the program had taught them, the opportunities they experienced such as going to New York to pitch their ideas to potential founders. The Founder Institute is the world's largest startup accelerator, with a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and help founders build enduring technology companies. So many innovative ideas and concepts were shared throughout the evening. Marcos, then introduced the importance of protecting a newly hatched business model or idea. He played the role of "Proprietary Idea Protection Officer" and introduced us to the concept of a "Friend NDA" during the 60 second pitch breakout session, which was appreciated and honored by the audience. In closing, Marcos shared "Tonight we covered what it means to change the world, there's a new World that can be created. Just use your imagination." Stay tuned for more information about a #StartUpIdeas online event with Marcos Polanco in the coming weeks where we will continue the dialogue around: What are the components of a great idea? A big thank you goes to our Keynote Star speaker Juan Carlos Velez Gallego, http://keynotestar.com/ founder, along with the organizers of #MaketheLeap Event Ramphis Castro, partner, Mindchemy http://mindchemy.com/ and Marcos Polanco, Kauffman Fellow, http://www.expansive.vc/


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Marcos Polanco
Mr. Polanco is the Founder of innovation management software firm Decisive Growth; he started his career in Silicon Valley performing database research at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories that resulted in the TimesTen technology later acquired by Oracle. Mr. Polanco went on to various technical & managerial roles at Silicon Valley startups before co-founding Imana, Inc. in 1995 to commercialize social search algorithms he co-invented and patented. Returning to his hometown, he led the establishment of an undergraduate software laboratory at Interamerican University in Puerto Rico which released the open source SNAP Platform for Java developers. Subsequently, he joined the Government of Puerto Rico as Founding Director of its information technology investment promotion division. In that role, Mr. Polanco negotiated the launch of Microsoft, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, and HCL Axon technology centers on the island. Returning to private industry, he has cultivated the startup community as co-organizer of Startup Weekends, and co-director of the Founder Institute. As COO of medical device startup iCare Medical, he played an integral role in opening the United States, United Kingdom and Puerto Rico markets for the company. Mr. Polanco holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University.


Video | Piloto151

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Last night we had the honor of one our rock star Board Members, Marcos Polanco leading a workshop with our members entitled "Startup Ideation for Venture Impact" where he graciously shared his thoughts on how to discover your Startup Superpowers.
Marcos Polanco (@MarcosPolanco) is a Kauffman Fellow at Expansive Ventures, a network based venture capital firm. In addition, he is a director for the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup [...]


General | Piloto151

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Last night we had the honor of one our rock star Board Members, Marcos Polanco leading a workshop with our members entitled "Startup Ideation for Venture Impact" where he graciously shared his thoughts on how to discover your Startup Superpowers.
Marcos Polanco (@MarcosPolanco) is a Kauffman Fellow at Expansive Ventures, a network based venture capital firm. In addition, he is a director for the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup [...] A big thank you goes to our Keynote Star speaker Juan Carlos Velez Gallego, http://keynotestar.com/ founder, along with the organizers of #MaketheLeap Event Ramphis Castro, partner, Mindchemy http://mindchemy.com/ and Marcos Polanco, Kauffman Fellow, http://www.expansive.vc/ Juan Carlos Velez Gallego Keynote Star has an incredible wealth of experience on the front-lines of #technology having been a part of the mobile app revolution.


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