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Jorge M. Calderon

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Carett; Social Entrepreneurship Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas; Founder, Impact Strategy Advisors and Springworks, UM & Kellogg Grad.

Founder, Carett; Social Entrepreneurship Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas; Founder, Impact Strategy Advisors and Springworks, UM & Kellogg Grad.

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6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

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

Involved In

Founder

Stealth
Promise Capital
Springworks

Advisor

GSVC
Lucky Iron Fish
TONIIC
Co School
Coro Center for Civic Leadership
mpower
Pipeline Ventures
Impact Business Leaders
babele
BUILD
Tonle Design
Summer Technologies

Positions

Founder Stealth 2015 - present
Lecturer University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business 2014 - present
Social Impact Fellow, Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI) University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business 2014 - present
Faculty Director, Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business 2014 - 2015
Founder Promise Capital 2012 - 2015
Founding Managing Director Impact Strategy Advisors 2010 - 2015
Founder Springworks 2009 - 2015
Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Astia October 2012 - 2013
Principal/Owner Hillview Ventures 2007 - 2010
Director, West Coast Office Seed Stage Venture Capital Firm 2008 - 2009
Board of Directors Member Young Audience of Northern California 2007 - 2009
Management Consultant Oliver Wyman May 2005 - 2007
Management Rotation Program Bank of America May 2003 - May 2005
Private Wealth Associate- Summer MBA Intern Bank of America July 2002 - October 2002
Web Technology Consultant Accenture October 1997 - May 2000

Education

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship 2001 - 2003
University of Michigan 1991 - 1995

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Venture capital • Business Development • Private equity • Entrepreneurship • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

6
Vouches Received

4
Vouches Given

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Amy Jenkins
GM, Strategic Initiatives, Education Elements. Harvard Business School grad. Love thinking about how to improve student outcomes
Jorge is a great listener and will really take the time to understand your challenges and how he might be able to help.
Rowan Gardner
They're my advisor: Impact Business Leaders  •  Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, RowAnalytics and Advisor, Ozopure Ltd.
Jorge is authentic. He brings his knowledge, connections and values to the table and delivers great wisdom and actionable insights.
Matt Niehaus
They're my friends  •  CEO, Instore. Previously Partner, Battery Ventures. Dartmouth College grad.
Jorge cares about others and brings that sentiment to his business interactions. Employees and customers alike will enjoy working with him a ... nd find his passion infectious.
Dan Kanka
They're my advisor: other  •  COO & Founder, roundCorner. Previously Chief Operating Officer, OKERE INC.
Jorge has significant startup / business planning / strategy expertise. He provided invaluable feedback during our company formation / fund ... raising phase of the business that was critical in setting the direction of our business during its founding period. Jorge has always been an accessible advisor who has provided thoughtful and meaningful feedback through our Company's last 5 years in a number of key areas (fundraising / financing vehicles, business development / strategy, management structure, owner / founder dynamics).
Pascal Finette
We worked together  •  Managing Director – Startup Lab, Singularity University and Founder, POWER UP.
Jorge is super-smart, knowledgeable, insightful and driven!
Dimple Sahni
They're my friends  •  Senior Director, Impact Investing, Anthos Asset Management. Previously Founder, Partner, DS Inc. Wharton grad. University of Chicago grad.
He's self-reflective and willing to adjust course. He's very passionate and well networked.

Pascal Finette
Managing Director – Startup Lab, Singularity University and Founder, POWER UP.
Pascal is a rock-star advisor and investment professional. His skill set transcends traditional entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurshi ... p. He's well liked and anyone that works with him will enjoy learning from him.

Eric Fischer
They're my professor  •  Driven, Creative, Positive Attitude; Biz Dev/Sales - Eli Lilly; Health System Redesign Consultant - Kaiser Permanente; UC Berkeley, MPH 2015
Eric is well spoken and very thoughtful in his approach. He'll do well as an founder or executive.

Matt Niehaus
We worked together  •  CEO, Instore. Previously Partner, Battery Ventures. Dartmouth College grad.
Matt is not only incredibly bright, but is very responsive and thoughtful. He listens first before providing ideas or guidance. He is stra ... ight forward and analytical. Anyone that he advises is lucky to have him on board.

Emily Yao
They're my professor  •  Co Founder, Planet Murple. Strategist. Illustrator.
Emily has the essential tools of a great entrepreneur: passion, smarts, creativity and focus.