Imperial College London

Corporate Acceleration Initiative Lead

Cristobal Garcia-Herrera is the Corporate Acceleration Initiative Lead at Imperial College London. He is also Professor of the Practice in Design and Innovation at the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile (PUC) and an External Faculty of Columbia's Center on Organizational Innovation.

With more than 15 years of academic, entrepreneurial and advisory experience in Latin America, the U.S. and Europe, Cristobal brings leading edge knowledge on innovation acceleration, entrepreneurship education, creative thinking and networked ecosystems.

Cristobal is the founder of Jump Chile, one of the largest business model accelerator for Higher Education worldwide, of three start-ups in the EdTech sector and has advised Fortune 500 companies on change, innovation and acceleration management. Cristobal had been a Visiting Scholar at Delft University of Technology, the MIT Media Lab and at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), where he has collaborated with Tina Seelig and Steve Blank on various creative tools for entrepreneurship education. Cristobal Garcia-Herrera is MSc from MIT and a PhD candidate at Imperial College's Dyson School of Design Engineering.