Federico Marque



Partner & COO

Who is Federico?

He is an Industrial Engineer from the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (ITBA) and Singularity University graduate. Together with scientists, he co founded a biotech based startup, where he was CEO for 5 years.
He co-founded the incubator at the Institute of Biotech Research in the University of San Martín (UNSAM) which trained over 500 entrepreneurs, incubated 10 biotech based companies, and held competitions, innovation projects for companies and other tech transfer activities. He created and directed the Open Innovation section of the National Ministry of Production. He worked on the implementation of tech projects in companies such as Accenture, ExxonMobil and YPF, and he worked in EMPREAR, a company incubator. He co-founded El Arranque and La Flecha, social impact NGOs that are today more than 15 years old.
The IGNITE Director is responsible for the coordination of all the IGNITE Program. He is also responsible for finding and articulating the best available entrepreneurs, who will have an interest in creating biotech companies. He is also in charge of helping the business entrepreneurs be a part of the scientific projects. This means defining clear roles for the founders of the new project and providing clarity on shareholding and the expectations of all team members. In addition, he accompanies the entrepreneurs throughout the IGNITE process.

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