Gustavo Grande

Director, Venture Ready Programs

Gustavo Grande is the Director of Venture Ready Programs at StartUP FIU. Over the years, he has worked with numerous startups and established businesses from all industries on the processes of strategic planning, product/project, and business development. Prior to this, he was a business development consultant and an entrepreneur in the logistics and trade industry. Gustavo holds an MBA from Hult International Business School with an emphasis on Entrepreneurship and Social Impact. He is also certified as a Design Thinking practitioner and facilitator from IDEO and Stanford University.

His mission is to support curious minds and innovators in addressing real-life challenges while they develop their entrepreneurial skills. Using the experiential learning cycle and design thinking methods, Gustavo will support you in the process of making your vision come to life.