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Maria Salamanca

Maria Salamanca

Associate

Unshackled Ventures

San Francisco Bay Area

Maria Salamanca is currently an Associate at Unshackled Ventures. Previous to joining Unshackled, Maria worked at FWD.us an immigration lobbying group founded by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders. During her time at FWD.us she was part of the executive team, working directly with the chief of staff and the president, Joe...

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Unshackled Ventures

Associate

• Identify new investment and partnership opportunities sourced from traditional channels (conferences, demo-days) and informal networks (Angels, VCs, Entrepreneurs, Professors)
• Assist in conducting investment due-diligence (e.g interviews with users, pitch deck evaluation, and market analysis)
• Assist portfolio companies with special projects (e.g., pitch deck, business development, employee recruitment)
• Support the entrepreneurial ecosystem on behalf of the fund (e.g., mentoring start-ups in incubator programs, attending technology meet-ups, blogging)
• Research and development of thought pieces around key themes or sectors, sharing learnings via blog / social media.

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Mentor

BUILDUP Fund, Inc

Mentor

BUILDUP Fund, is designed to support an inclusive ecosystem of entrepreneurs focused on building new technologies to solve the world’s most critical challenges. BUILDUP will connect, mentor and educate non-conventional technology entrepreneurs from across the world.

Orange County Public Schools

College Access and Success Initiative - Program Founder & Manager

Program designed to foster a community that targets minority and/or first-generation students attending top schools to have access to mentorship from previous OCPS alumni at similar schools. OCPS among the 10 largest districts in the country and we hope to make a model for other districts around the country.