Vice Presidency for Innovation

This Vice Presidency manages and energizes the City of Knowledge Innovation Center, which has two decades of experience in developing an ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation in Panama. Today, there is a significant community growing around this initiative, made up of entrepreneurs and independent professionals from different areas that approach the business world with a sense of creativity and a pioneering spirit.

The Innovation Center is a meeting point for resources and initiatives for founding and promoting startups that are innovative and show potential for growth, both nationally and internationally. Its resources include the Investment Program for Startups, which offers seed money, workspaces, mentorships, alliances and opportunities such as participating in a community of innovators.

It also develops the Canal de Empresarias (Women’s Entrepreneurship) Project, which seeks to break barriers and create opportunities by founding new companies whose leaders are women, as well as supporting the growth of existing companies, influencing business environments so that they become more inclusive and receptive to female talent.

The Innovation Center offers companies, organizations or interested groups its accumulated knowledge and experience through training programs and specialized consultancies.

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Roberto Broce

Social Media Analyst

I manage social media and organize events for the City of Knowledge Innovation Center. I am extremely adventurous. I have helped organize social protests in China and Australia that have been a resounding success and have helped change numerous aspects of their societies.

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Alexandra César

Recepcionista

I am the first person the customer sees. I take care of the queries from our affiliates, internal, and external users. I like to be in the ocean, practice longboard surfing, and take pictures and videos. I dream of being a good art director and help promote culture in Panama and the region. I am a patient, tolerant, and supportive person. I have 2 cats, Luke and Leia.

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Cristina Collazos

Gerente de Aceleración

I am in charge of searching for innovative projects, investment opportunities, and their validation process for the Startup Acceleration Program of the Innovation Center. I am passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship in Panama. I reflect this passion in coaching practices and in my experience as the founder of a club of young entrepreneurs in Panama.

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Carla Donalicio

Especialista de Logística de Eventos y Comunicación

I manage entrepreneurship and innovation events and programs. I’m a journalist, I have a Certification Course in Strategic Communication and certifications in PMD Pro1 and Social Innovation. My team trusts in my work. I like to learn about different cultures and it makes me happy to see my children growing up happy. I love to dance and sing Shakira songs.

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Monica Fernandez

Especialista de Aceleración

I am creative and persistent, always with a smile. I graduated with honors as an Industrial Designer and I also have a Master in Business at the IE Business School. I worked as a consultant with large national clients such as the Panama Canal and Global Bank. I love nature and being outdoors. I am passionate about design, and its potential to transform lives.

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Mario Fernández

Gestor de la Comunidad de Innovación

I help the community of entrepreneurs achieve their goals while having fun. I am always available to listen and help! As a volunteer for the FCdS, I climbed the Baru Volcano to clean one of its trails. Since I was a child, I was inspired by Oliver Atom from the Captain Tsubasa cartoon and that led me to launch 10Sokker, a community that is passionate about street soccer.

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Desilú Henríquez

Recepcionista

I am hostess of the community of entrepreneurs of CdS. I am proud to be part of this project that drives many people to improve their lives. My son, Luan, inspires me to fulfill my dreams, one of them is to create my own undertaking. I like to play soccer, practice longboard, and spend time with my friends. I am a fan of astrology and I love contemplating the moon.

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Larú Linares

Gerente de Emprendimiento Femenino

I provide support and search for opportunities for entrepreneurs, mainly women. I am a volunteer at children's homes. I always put myself in other people's shoes and people say I have a blind faith. My family is my drive. Thanks to my work, I have seen women open their businesses, win awards, make their first sale, and persevere with confidence because we believe in them.

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Dayra Navarro

Gerente de Operaciones del Centro de Innovación

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Ana Sarmiento

Recepcionista

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Adyelis Tagles

Especialista de Emprendimiento Femenino

I coordinate activities and events. I also update the content of the web page and the virtual platform of the Canal de Empresarias. I have a good memory and the ability to solve different situations to achieve goals and objectives. At the FCdS, I got certified as PMD PRO and Innovative Coach and I apply this knowledge daily at work and in my personal life.