Andrés Alberto Buitrago Alzate
Founded 2+ startups
About Andrés Alberto
Serial founder with experience in various entrepreneurship forms such as:
• 2002 - 2006/ Informal Entrepreneurship.
• 2006 - 2007/ Commercial Entrepreneurship.
• 2008 - 2013/ Small-Business Management.
• 2011 + /Cultural Entrepreneurship.
• 2012 + /Digital Entrepreneurship.
• 2013 - 2014/ Corporate Entrepreneurship.
• 2014 + /Digital Products Prototypes.
• 2015 - 2017/ R&D methodologies' deepening.
I'm passionate by the research and technology with experience in the management of interdisciplinary teams in different fields: management, marketing, design and technology. I has performed different roles in more than 150 projects:
+ 50 products prototypes.
+ 50 marketing projects.
+ 30 management projects.
+ 20 research projects.
+ 10 negotiations.
I'm looking potential team members and partners in order to co-create prototypes or mentoring your projects.
If DNA is software, who is the programmer? - Anonymous
Founder & CEO
January 2006 - Today
Wk Club is a marketplace that integrates the differentiated products of multiple companies with commercial entrepreneurs. Our prototype is going to be the result of some years researching the commercial entrepreneurship.
Founder & Entrepreneur.
Another Stupid Brand
January 2010 - Today
Another Stupid Brand was founded in 2010, which was inspired by the influence of international snob brands on the Colombian culture. We're Managing potential partners and team members in order to scale new products, if you want to contribute, join us!!
Founder & Activist.
Regular Tres Cuartos
January 2010 - Today
Regular 3/4 is a popular phrase used in Colombia to express inconformity; I usurped the phrase to try to found a movement that commercializes products with the works of the artists that have been linked. This movement metaphorize the role that the educational system could assume as a fourth democratic power. The educational system is governed by the scientific method and could balance the democratic structure of government systems. Three branches of power over four, 3/4. We are looking for potential partners and team members to prototype the minimum functionalities of a platform. If you want to join, talk me!!
Founder & Experimenter.
January 2010 - October 2014
Fishbone is an apparel brand, designed for people who love fresh modern graphics and the ocean. I achieve a successful exit strategy with the brand.
Co-founder & Researcher.
August 2014 - November 2014
Startup Weekend is an event in which a Startup should be prototyped during a weekend. In 2014, I participated in 5 events as a co-founder and researcher to iterate validation and prototyping methodologies in early stage initiatives. // • Startup Weekend Medellín-Ruta-N (Mobile and Web Applications) 08/22/2014: During this event Wolf Academy borned, Nicolás Gaviria and Felipe Garzón took the initiative to solve the problem of communication between the challenges of organizations involving students who were interested in real projects. During this event I developed the first hypothesis of the business model under the canvas methodology. // • Startup Weekend Bogotá -Uniandes (Science) 09/15/2014: During this event Bump Data System borned, Edgar Torres launched the idea of developing a 3D mesh sensor to map the damage of roads in an information system. During this event I made the final pitch and raised the root problem, which led me to investigate the methodologies to diagnose the state of road mesh damages in Colombia and the techniques used to estimate repair costs. In conjunction with the team, we plan a B2G business model (Business 2 Government), as well as the exit strategy. This initiative won third place. // • Startup Weekend Americas Manizales (Internet of things) 09/23/2014: During this event the challenges in Colombia's security systems were investigated and validated. // • Startup Weekend Medellín-Parque-E 11/5/2014: During this event the prototype of Contact borned, Samuel Romero presented the pitch on a mobile application to eliminate printed cards. During this event, I started the competitive surveillance and the benchmark of the user experiences of the networking platforms in events. The rest of the team designed the corporate image, the models, the user interfaces and the final pitch. Contact was planed as a mobile application to improve the networking of attendees at events. This prototype won the second place in the event. // • Startup Weekend Bogotá (Travel, tourism and gastronomy) 11/20/2014: During this event the challenges in the management of the hotel industry's fares were validated and investigated.
Economics - Unfinished Degree
2004 - 2008
Marketing - Diplomatures
2011 - 2011
Business Management - Unfinished Degree
2013 - 2014
2014 - 2016
2013 - 2014
2015 - 2015
Miami Entrepreneurship Center
2016 - 2016