Juan Carlos Martinez
Juan Carlos is an entrepreneur, senior technologist, and Makers365 Co-Founder.
As Chief Technology Officer of Makers365, Juan Carlos leads our Consulting Practice. In this role, he drives the design, development and launch of tech solutions that strengthen organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Prior to Makers365, Juan worked as a lead developer on large-scale projects helping advance the ambitious business visions of clients like Ogilvy & Mather, IBM, and the US General Services Administration.
In addition to his deep technical knowledge, Juan Carlos is a gifted communicator, fluent in Spanish and English. Following time spent in Silicon Valley, Juan Carlos is a skilled practitioner of innovation methodologies like lean startup and agile development.
Originally from Cuba, Juan Carlos holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Las Villas University.
Co-Founder, Head of Growth & Impact
Cari is an entrepreneur, StartingBloc Fellow, and Makers365 Co-Founder.
As Head of Growth & Impact for Makers365, Cari leads our Impact Lab. In this role, she drives the co-design, co-development and launch of products, tools, and services that strengthen communities.
For the past 14 years, Cari has built the capacity of social entrepreneurs and innovators to solve social problems and create social change. This journey began at the UN where she taught and practiced design-led innovation, and it progressed at Stanford and Duke where she led the Social Entrepreneurship Program at Stanford Business School and oversaw a global network of 70+ social enterprises at Duke. Previous to this work, Cari was an entrepreneur in DC building the capacity of public servants to innovate public service.
Cari brings to her work a cutting edge toolbox developed in world-class innovation labs like d.School, Venture Studio, and ChangeLabs at Stanford and the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke. She holds an MBA from American University and is completing a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Stanford.