Velazquez - Business Development - Mexico, D.F.

Oscar Velazquez

Mexico, D.F.


Business Development

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Managing Director

The Founder Institute Mexico City

July 2012 - July 2012

The Institute brings together seasoned founders, new entrepreneurs, investors and community groups to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies in markets across the globe.

Managing partner in Mexico City

Enviu in the World Program

March 2012 - March 2012

The Challenge of Enviu in the World Program

Together with the team of Enviu in Rotterdam, the main idea is to inspire the world so we can increase the quality of life of more people, preserve our ecosystems and generate business value. Together we are organizing challenges to develop innovative business solutions to local issues.

I am currently managing the program in Mexico City, where we will find impact-driven business concepts and transform these concepts into profitable companies.


Jardin de Innovacion: Open innovation for a better planet

January 2012 - January 2012

Impact Driven Entrepreneurship Accelerator

The Garden of Innovation has a pre-designed, innovative and creative environment perfectly suited for nurturing, growing and launching sustainable business ideas of great value to humanity and the planet.


Startup Weekend Mexico City (Sustainability) 9th of November

August 2012 - November 2012

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.

We are focusing the next start up weekend in Sustainability innovations.


Sustentables: Impact Driven Entrepreneurship Network

September 2011 - September 2011

Sustentables is network of extraordinary people from civil society who have dedicated themselves to sustainability either through practise, profession or education.

While our main hubs are situated in the Netherlands and Mexico, our members are like-minded citizens from across the globe, active in their respective fields and organisations, with the aim of improving the quality of sustainable development.

Our mission is to stimulate discussion, inspiration and synergy between different stakeholders working towards a sustainable future; to create a constructive space and a systematic approach where innovations in science, technology, society and governance meet entrepreneurship, thus aiding the transition to a green economy.

Co-Founder / Business Developer

Local Heroes

August 2011 - August 2011

Local Heroes is a website and smartphone app that maps and lists all the sustainable activities happening in your neighborhood. These activities are organized by people, organizations and companies and who all work towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Be inspired by your community and become a local hero yourself by sharing your ideas and actions!

Local Heroes the app

• Facilitates mapping of local sustainable activities
• Creates an audience for these activities
• Enables social contact , real time around the mapped activites
• Stimulates people to make more sustainable lifestyle choices

Project Manager

Open Source House Mexico

June 2011 - September 2012

Open Source House provides sustainable and affordable housing in an effort to improve the overall quality of life in urban areas of the world’s poorer countries. Through an online platform, designs of modular housing are shared, improved and upgraded in an open source way. This makes valuable and essential information on sustainable designs accessible to a large group of people.

Sustainable Affordable Housing
Open Source House aims to create sustainable and affordable housing for all with locally embedded design using natural materials. Including the wishes and needs of the end user and an assessment of the local current housing industry. The solutions are generated in the design competitions, are open source and are encouraged to be used by anyone to improve housing anywhere in any situation.


Startup Weekend Utrecht

September 2011 - November 2011

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities.

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!


Owner / Business Development

Amaranto Network

January 2010 - February 2012

Amaranto is an agency based in the Netherlands promoting and supporting sustainable trade initiatives between Mexico and Europe.

Incubated Entrepreneur

Utrecht Inc

September 2010 - August 2011

Participated in the pre incubation phase / pressure coocker for the Amaranto V.o.f.
Utrecht inc. One of the largest incubators in the Netherlands, UtrechtInc offers all of the support that you need to make your start-up a success.

Consultant for the Sustainable Development master plan for the Xico-Tlahuac region

Omega Consulting

October 2010 - February 2011

R&D of a regional development plan for a sustainability cluster in Mexico City.



January 2009 - August 2011

FRACTAL Hub is an online platform where specialists from around the world contribute into the co-creation of sustainable development master plans of micro-regions (neighborhoods) in collaboration with the local groups of entrepeneurs and activists in developing countries. The Fractal Master Plan is a digital interactive document that sets the guidelines for long-term development of a site over a specified period of time. It serve as a tool in assisting local regions in formulating their development needs and creating sound guarantees for investors.

The FRACTAL Hub Sustainable Master Development Plans include texts, media and info-graphics based on sustainable development performance indicators describing the proposed project and phasing; sub-site project plans give details of all development on the project site. The Info-graphics included are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge, presenting complex information quickly and clearly.

FRACTAL Technology is developing methods in which different partners like experts from universities, (local) government institutions, the sustainable technology sector, Non Government Organizations, the sustainable investment sector and businesses combine their expertise and resources to create successful results for communities.

Research consultant

Urbanistica Guatemala

February 2009 - July 2009

Worked as a consultant creating local economic development strategies for the city center low income areas in Guatemala City.

ICT Assistant


January 1999 - January 2000

Assistant for ICT Manager

Qualifications & Certifications

Santa Monica College

Kofi Annan Business School

Universiteit Utrecht

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