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Joan Riera



  • ESADE (Lic&MBA programme) 

  • Cornell University's Johnson Business School (Ithaca, New York)

  • ESADE (Real Estate Management)

  • IESE (Developing Business Innovation)


  • Managing Partner - Active Development

  • Professor - ESADE's Department of Business Policy and at the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute

  • ‘Business angel’ investor and independent advisor

  • Active writer and lecturer in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship

  • President - ESADE Alumni Innovation Club

  • Member of the Board - ESADE Business Angels Network

  • Founder - ESADE Creapolis, managing director for 5 years 

  • Consultancy services in the banking sector ("la Caixa“,

  • Set up a new department in a multinational company (,

  • Created a technology company in the real estate sector  (

  • Launched a company in the tourism sector (

  • Cofounded an innovative company in the real estate equipment sector (

  • Coached over 400 entrepreneurs, leading ESADE's technological springboard

  • Organizer - ESADE's first Investors' Forum


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