MADRID
Paseo de la Castellana, 171
Spain

Adventure Network is the product of a Strategic Alliance between Dr. Randy Goldsmith (Texas, USA), Antonio Collado y Yael H. Oaknín. Built on the links between Texas and Spain, it is an international network for accelerating high-potential projects and one that will complement its access channels with regard to investment with the forthcoming launch of Adventureros. One of the leading platforms for Equity Crowdfunding in Spain, and, indeed, globally, and built on the links with Texas, its aim from the start has been to achieve rapid growth among the US Hispanic population as well as in Latin America.

“Without question, innovation is the underlying fundamental factor that drives change-change in our economic, governmental, educational and social systems. Recorded time is measured in innovation milestones.


RANDY
GOLDSMITH

He has been facilitating the emergence of innovation ecosystems in the United States for more than 35 years. His model has been successfully applied in numerous cities and he has used it to help create more than 1,000 hi-tech businesses and mobilize millions of dollars of seed capital for young, high-potential companies.

Randy is Chairman of the Texas Technological Development Center, and in the past he has headed similar organizations in Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. He was Chairman of SATAI in San Antonio from 2002 until 2006. He is a founding member of the Capital Formation Institute, the Texas Coalition for Capital, the Defense Transformation Institute, and the Venture Coaching Academy

He is currently in charge of managing the Texas Research and Development Foundation’s fund, and is the Investor in Residence for South Texas where he evaluates and recommends the projects to be financed by the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, amounting to 500 million dollars.

Antonio Collado y Yael H. Oaknín worked with Dr. Goldsmith at the SATAI Network (San Antonio Technology Acceleration Initiative) in 2004, and they have since kept in touch. In 2012 they began planning the extension of the Goldsmith Model to Spain.

ANTONIO
COLLADO

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He obtained a Master’s Degree of Science in Management of Technology from the University of Texas. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Administration and Business Management from the University of Barcelona.

He has more than 15 years of experience as an Innovation Consultant with CARSA and Innovalia, and previously with the SATAI Network and IBM.

He is an optimist by nature, systematic on account of his education, creative by necessity, reliable out of a sense of duty, and hard-working due to his genes. As he encounters problems, he unconsciously sees the solutions. He needs innovation as much as it pursues him. They have a very stable relationship. In fact, every day they find a new reason to continue their journey together – these days it is Adventure Network.

“However large and complex a problem may be, the approach must always be to find solutions.”


“In such a well-connected world, distances are measured in trust, not in kilometers”


YAEL
H. OAKNÍN

A graduate in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the École Centrale París, she obtained a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the University of Texas in San Antonio, USA.

She has a great deal of experience as a consultant in innovation and technological development.

In recent years she has been exploring new models in what she now considers to be a personal challenge: to help, as much as she possibly can, the emergence of a socio-economic context capable of making the most of knowledge, talent and entrepreneurial initiative as the primary forces for wealth creation and development.

In 2008 she co-founded the company, Learn and Show-Innovation Institute, a private institute that offers training and support to innovators and entrepreneurs. In 2009 she acquired the license for TEDxCanarias (www.tedxcanarias.com) and organized the third TEDx event held in Spain after those in Madrid and Barcelona. In early 2013, she co-founded the collaborative project Arca de Babel, a space for diversity, knowledge, talent and business. She is currently a director of Adventure Network.

HERMÓGENES
DEL REAL

The most notable part of his academic education is his Degree in Business Science from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). He has a doctorate in Financial Economics: Banking and Stockmarkets from UAM, a Chief Knowledge Officer Master’s Degree from the INSEAD-Euroforum in Fontainebleau, Paris, and has completed a course on Management Research at El Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard.

He is a lecturer at UAM, a project tutor and has been a conference speaker on Management, Administration and Entrepreneurship on the national and international stages since 1993. He is a member of the Mentoring Council and a mentor at both the IE Business School and Madri+d.

He has 22 years of professional experience in business consultancy and management, as both director and entrepreneur. He has created more than 1,000 jobs in small and medium-sized businesses as well as multinational companies.

“Knowledge is important, but only when joined with our feelings does it make us happy.”


“Artists and designers can communicate complex data in new ways, reaching out to diverse audiences. Artists pose important questions, designers and engineers provide inspired solutions. Together we can do more than when on our own.”


BORJA
RODRÍGUEZ

A strategist in Marketing and New Media Communications, Graduate in Business Administration and Management from the ULPGC (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). He also graduated in Sociology of New Technologies from the UNED (National Distance Education University), and he obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Network Analysis from the University of Michigan.

He has always worked in the field of communications in both public and private businesses, in cultural and artistic institutions as well as in marketing and commercial companies. In 2013 he co-founded Klawter, a center of digital strategic development for businesses and professionals.

A researcher of technological innovation and its impact on both culture and business, he has written several articles and spoken at conferences, talks and artistic exhibitions in institutions and places such as the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Center for Contemporay Art) in Seville, the V Congreso Iberoamericano de Cultura: Cultura digital, cultura en red (5th Iberian-American Congress on Culture: Digital culture, networked culture), and the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow.

 





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