Ivan is a versatile leader, entrepreneur and strategist working in pursuit of a kinder society through people’s inclusion and empowerment. He accumulates more than two decades founding successful disruptive tech startups to improve our society. He carries out projects where the social uses of technology and internet are applied to social engagement, purpose driven entrepreneurship and citizen oriented cities.
Ivan began his professional career holding different senior level positions in some high-tech, multinational companies before becoming a serial entrepreneur with a profound social motivation.
He has been participating as a mentor or advisor in many startups with social impact through the testing of its value proposition, gaining enough traction to become independent projects, organizational development, venture acceleration, grant-making, fundraising, outreach, networking or consulting.
In 2013, he founded The Social Coin, a social movement to foster and track Acts of Kindness. Soon became a global movement and a game-changing technology for Social Responsibility for Companies, Universities and Smart Cities.
His work with The Social Coin, the Gift and the Pay It Forward Economy has been inspiring people worldwide and receiving public recognition from the United Nations – WSA, the European Commission, the Institute for the Future, Gifted Citizen and different innovation and social impact congresses.
The Social Coin
The Social Coin (TSC) is a Civic Tech SME that is fast becoming the game‐changer for rewarding, recognizing, and engaging individuals and supporting social responsibility activities. It aims is to help people and organizations (companies, universities and cities) to align their Social Responsibility strategies with positive actions of kindness and good deeds (performed by individual employees, students and citizens, respectively), and provide them with metrics to transform their corporate culture and ease the burden in social responsibility reporting.
The Social Coin began as a spontaneous social movement to viralize kindness in Barcelona in July of 2013. Since its inception, TSC has distributed over 20,000 Social Coins which have spread to 70 countries and generated over 500,000 acts of kindness.
TSC employs a team based in Barcelona working to support its operations in Spain, UAE, USA and around the globe. Several Fortune 100 companies are among its list of clients which include 60 corporations, 3 universities, 76 schools and some Smart Cities!
In 2015 TSC was accelerated by Startupbootcamp for IoT & Big Data in Barcelona, Spain. In 2016, TSC won the United Nations Global Champion Award for Inclusion & Empowerment at the World Summit Awards. They were also awarded a grant from the EU Horizon 2020 program to develop its platform to engage citizens and governments on a citywide level.
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