Sylvia Flores, CEO
Sylvia Flores is an award-winning entrepreneur and engineer with years of experience. She founded several startup companies and is knowledgeable of the U.S. Hispanic market. In 2003, she worked with the former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to establish a technology incubator for Mexican entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Prior to her career in startups, Sylvia held various engineering positions at IBM.
She has also served as the Regional National Vice President for the Society of the Hispanic Professional Engineers. She was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award in 2003 from Latino Style Magazine. She earned a Chemical Engineering degree from San Jose State University.
Margarita H. Colmenares, Manos VP of Investments
Clean-Tech Entrepreneur and Advocate
Margarita has held executive leadership positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. She is a former White House Fellow and has served twice as a senior political appointee in Washington D.C. As a former entrepreneur, she is familiar with the hurdles facing start-ups. She has an exceptional ability to network with all stakeholders and to assist emerging companies to expand their footprint. She has a diverse network and is skilled at levering resources and creating a body of knowledge to support growing organizations. She was the first female National President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). She has been the recipient of numerous awards and has been written about multiple times for her pioneering work. She has a degree from the School of Engineering at Stanford. Most recently, she was named a Delegate by CA Governor Jerry Brown to the Global Climate Action Summit.
Juan Felipe Campos, Manos VP of Technology/Partner
Juan Felipe Campos serves as Partner and VP of Technology at Google Launchpad’s Manos Accelerator.
He has graduated his company NomadApp from the largest accelerator in the world,Plug and Play, and the Go SiliconValley program. He grew his startup’s community to over 70,000 people and consults VC-funded startups on growth strategies. Additionally, Juan helps run the largest digital marketing community in Silicon Valley with over 18,000 members.
He serves on the board of directors of green construction tech company Greenovate Construction. His companies have been featured in major publications including Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, and Forbes.
Eva Christine Reder, Program Manager for Manos Online Accelerator
Eva Christine Reder is an expert in marketing and startup growth-hacking with experience from working with multiple startups in Europe, the US, Latin America, and South-East-Asia. She has worked with fintech startup Holvi (exit: BBVA), the Human Rights Commission of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, the Austrian Trade Commission in Bogota, and is now the co-founder of travel tech startup NomadApp.co (Plug&Play accelerator alumni).
She has helped fintech startup Holvi enter the Austrian market, grown her own startup to over 70,000 people in the community through her growth tactics, and is now a partner in growth agency GrowthMasters.io, where she consults startup founders in the field of customer acquisition. She has a degree in Business from one of the leading international programs in Austria (IMC Krems) and UP Universidad Panamericana (Guadalajara, Mexico). Originally from Austria, Eva is fluent in German, English, and Spanish.
She is a guest writer for Entrepreneur, Foundr Magazine, and a top entrepreneurship writer on Quora.com.
Eva serves as a Program Manager for Manos Online Accelerator.