An entrepreneur spark
After my first year of degree I realized that theory alone was not enough and that I needed to get real world experience ASAP.
So I started going to entrepreneurship events such as Ideas Factory where I met amazing people and got to put some of my ideas in practice.
One of them was Héroes, an app to fight insecurity in the streets.
Being around people better than me pushed me to learn a lot by myself. Web development became my #1 obsession and I got to apply these new skills in many projects.
For example Vodafone Campus Lab, in which our goal was to help palliate the loneliness of elderly people.
Another project was Kanuki, a content platform where we provided the space and tools for the creators to share their talent with the world.
To end the year, in Routeleo we worked to allow travellers on a budget get to the best places in the world for less money.
I learnt a lot working on all these projects with people from very different backgrounds.
My first job
My prior experience allowed me to get a position in an early-stage startup called Pantala, an unlimited closet as a service. In a world where fast fashion is a thing, we wanted our customers to have great clothes while being friendly to our planet.
We had three months to get a seed round and we needed to build a system from scratch that allowed us to operate.
After that, I remained working as a Full Stack Developer there. It was a very important experience for me as I had to take decisions and work under pressure many times.
Closing the circle
In the middle of my last year of college I got an offer to move to Valencia and join Bounsel, an ambitious project that aims to end every pain in contract management with an all-in-one platform.
I got to expand my technical skills as it is a hard product to build, and had the luck of working with brilliant people.
I also finished my degree, having Héroes as the final project.
What am I doing now?
I've always believed that privacy should be in the core of every product. Software built to steal our attention and that we pay with our data is harmful.
For that, I'm so happy to work at Internxt, where we build privacy-first software in which you can trust and that serves you (and not the other way around).
I'm also investing time learning about complementary disciplines to mine, such as Bussiness and Design.