Maribel Martinez, Founder

Product Manager

Miami, Florida, US

Maribel is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Maribel is looking for an adviser who

Has expertise in

Business Development

Relevant industries

Technology Education

Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Maribel

So I moved to New York, learned a whole lot about consulting in the education space, and now I'm ready to take what I've learned and share it with my hometown, Miami. Having started my career as a teacher almost two decades ago and with 7+ years of professional development/training, public and private schools in Miami are desperate for the type of professional development I offer--technology integration (Web 2.0, iPads), using technology with English Language Learners, Google Apps for Education, and developing teacher leaders--because districts offer little to no support with implementing new initiatives like technology in the classroom. I need someone who can advise me on marketing strategies, legal issues such as whether or not to become a LLC, and suggest ways I can grow (my vision is to expand beyond job-embedded PD and offer online courses, video support, and such). Most importantly, I'm not in this to become a millionaire (although I wouldn't mind having a few employees someday), instead my focus is to partner with teachers, have our work be relevant to their needs and the needs of their post-millenial students, and to develop and retain the next generation of world-class educators. Best part: I expect to have my first paying customer by this fall.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Product Management
Technical
Sales
Marketing
Education

Walden University

Ed.S

- 2012

Florida International University

M.S.

- 2003

Florida International University

B.S.

- 1997

Certification

Elementary Education, Special Education, Reading Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages