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Prof. Rodrigo de Alvarenga

PUCPR - Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PhD Program in Industrial Engineering & Systems)
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Rodrigo de Alvarenga has worked for 21 years in financial markets dealing with investment banking, global & corporate banking and middle market. Being very passionate about mentoring and advising aspiring entrepreneurs, he became a chief mentor in global entrepreneurship programs such as European Innovation Academy Portugal, Arab Innovation Academy Qatar, Global Scaling Academy, Founder Institute, and has been contributing as a judge at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Innovators under 35 Award EU & LATAM editions. Rodrigo has been awarded in 2015 by ESIC Business & Marketing School with the 10th Brazilian edition of the Aster Prize - Professional Trajectory. Aside from this, Rodrigo has been teaching courses, at the graduate level, in entrepreneurship, digital transformation, venture building, business design and impact measurement as a visiting professor. He became an Angel Investor in 2010, took over as HAG’s CEO in 2013, a Venture Builder founded by him in 2010 that has invested in +30 startups from USA, EU, LATAM & MENA region and has been working with corporates in digital transformation, corporate venture & people's acceleration. Currently, Rodrigo is pursuing a PhD in Industrial Engineering & Systems focusing his research on venture building and he holds an MSc in Economic Development, an MBA and BA in Business.

Areas of interests in TH research

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, impact-driven businesses, impact measurement,

Areas of competence and expertise in TH research


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