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Sergio A. Escobar

Entrepreneur • Advisor Montreal, Canada Area, CA

Strategic Development, BizDev, Loyalty Management, eCommerce, Fin-tech, Angels/VC funding, Governance

Strategic Development, BizDev, Loyalty Management, eCommerce, Fin-tech, Angels/VC funding, Governance

2 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


Guabira Meat Industries


GHoldings Investment Fund
The Founder Institute
Momentum Venture Partners - Fund & Accelerator
Now In Store
GHoldings Investment Fund


Mentor - FinTech Startupbootcamp January 2015 - present
International Mentor The Founder Institute January 2015 - present
Venture for Canada December 2014 - present
Mentor & Global Ambassador Momentum Venture Partners - Fund & Accelerator May 2014 - present
Managing Director - Montreal The Founder Institute December 2013 - present
Montreal Program Director - Startup NEXT Techstars November 2013 - present
Curator Startup Genome May 2013 - present
Hacking Health March 2013 - present
MobileMonday 2013 - present
Lean Startup Machine July 2012 - present
Global Facilitator Startup Weekend January 2012 - present
Startup Ventures & Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Consultant Management Consulting August 2010 - present
Board Advisor Now In Store March 2013 - July 2013
Co-Founder, Investor Guabira Meat Industries 2005 - 2013
Managing Director Angel Investors Challenge | Défi Les Anges Financiers 2010 - 2012
Manager, Strategic Development (Mandate) Aimia Inc 2011 - 2011
Strategic Business Development Director DH International ltd 2009 - 2010
Market & Corporate Strategy Advisor GHoldings Investment Fund June 2008 - December 2008
President and CEO North Ostriches Ltd. September 2003 - August 2008
Managing Partner Family Assets Property Manager December 2000 - December 2005
Technical - Commercial Engineer CEL Aerospace Group June 1999 - August 2000
International Development Agent International Trade Missions - Université Laval May 1999 - June 1999


Université Laval Business Administration 2004 - 2006
Académie de Poitiers (France) Mathématiques et Sciences de la Nature 1989 - 1993
Bolivian Military & Armed Forces University Geo-politics, Economics, Politics, Defense, National Strategic Planning, International Relations
Universidad de Chile Investment Projects

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • loyalty
  • • ecommerce
  • • subscription commerce

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Strategy • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy • Strategy Development • Self starter

Key Accomplishments

Past experiences launching/running startups as well as working with growth-stage companies/institutions. Co-organized and lead startup incubation and acceleration programs.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

- Strategic Development,
- BizDev,
- Loyalty Management,
- Mobile,
- eCommerce,
- Fin-Tech,
- Angels/VC funding,
- Governance

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think Sergio is awesome?
Vouch for them.

Gabriela Galilea
Co Founder, Mr Patch and Explorer, Tech Peaks The people accelerator.
Sergio has a contagious energy that encourages to dream big, he can actually make you believe and taste the accomplishment of great things. ... Have worked with him at the organization of the first Startup Weekend of Paraguay, creating a community of startupers and building the entrepreneur´s ecosystem in this small southamerican country. Has been a great mentor to me, always willing to help and brainstorm.
Minhaz Anwar
Chief Coffee Officer, BizCafe and Co-Director, The Founder Institute.

Aaron Carr
We worked together
Aaron was a BigCo executive who decided to launch a startup company. When we worked together at a BigCo, he was always involved launching ne ... w projects... an entrepreneur inside a BigCo. He is a tenacious and communicative person, open-minded, risk-taker, hungry for success! With the right co-founder (a technical person) to compliment Aaron deep management expertise, the sky is the limit...

They're my advisor
David is a go-getter, a hustler that will work non-stop until he accomplishes his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. It's part of his DNA.

Yrina Janvier
They're my friends  •  Agent de liaison, Canadian Red Cross and Jeune Administrateur, Institut sur la gouvernance d'organisations privées et publiques (IGOPP).
She has attended all Founder Institute events and has successfully passed our predictive personality test. Definitely think she could become ... a great entrepreneur!

Sophie Schwartz
They're my advisor  •  Hugamy comic strips messenger Founder. Head of Digital - Online Personalization Big data dunnhumby. McGill grad. - Founder Institute Grad.
Sophie is part of the early-stage accelerator Founder Institute in Montreal, a 3.5 months program. She's doing great and will definitely ben ... efit from Founder dating to find a technical co-founder.

Mazen Elbawab
They're my advisor  •  Founder and Developer, Maz-e. Previously Software Consultant, Intrinsic Medical Imiaging.
Mazen is part of Silicon Valley early stage accelerator Founder Institute in Montreal. He has a solid business idea that was completed valid ... ated during the ideation phase. He is now in the process of building a MVP for his product. During the last weeks, he has received great feedback and good ratings from mentors. He will definitely be a good entrepreneur.

Gabriela Galilea
They're my advisor  •  Co Founder, Mr Patch and Explorer, Tech Peaks The people accelerator.
Actively involved as a volunteer with Startup Weekend in Paraguay, she managed to get accepted into an accelerator program in Trento (Italy) ... . She's a passionate entrepreneur with a strong desire to "get shit done".