Global Community & Startup Initiatives Lead, #OpentoWork
Gabriel's professional biog
Community builder and startup initiatives professional. Entrepreneur-minded with an interest in tech, partnerships/relationship building and project management. For the past 3 years until now I’ve been building local communities for SaaStock, a b2b SaaS community of founders, execs and investors. It was an opportunity to work with some of the most talented SaaS founders from all over the world, delivering conferences in Europe, USA, APAC and South America. Prior to that, I ran bespoke programmes for clients who wanted to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation (corporates, government organisations, universities and more). I’ve mentored in community growth for Google Launchpad and have also led London-based communities.
I’d like help with…
Finding my next opportunity in the community world!
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
Interesting/unusual: In my early days of entrepreneurship I used to run my own street food business focused on mushrooms and wild mushrooms. From food to tech. Also, I don’t know if this counts as interesting, but I am proud to be part of the LGBTQ+ community, and a big supporter of diversity and inclusion. I used to hide it from professional profiles, but speaking up is part of the change :)
A career highlight
At my last job I was able to design and launch a global initiative consisting of local communities (chapters) across the world focused on B2B SaaS. This grew from 0 to 20+ cities in one year. Other highlights include: I’ve planned and delivered startup programmes for conferences, global pitch competitions, community app, membership programmes and more. I’m interested in all verticals.
Feb 02, 2021