“Social Entrepreneurship and the Quest to Inspire Change: Owning the Fight Against Childhood Cancers”
Ricardo is a natural-born entrepreneur and passionate about constantly taking on new challenges.
He sold his first startup before the age of 20 and possesses extensive experience in the creation and development of different international companies, predominantly in the field of technology.
His son Richi’s brain tumor diagnosis in 2011 forced him to drop everything and begin a race against time to save his life. Fortunately, they won this battle, but the fight continues.
Ricardo discovered the obstacles and lack of resources in the fight against this illness and decided to create and run the Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Boston that operates primarily in the United States and Spain. The Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation has given him the opportunity to develop a profound knowledge of working in the nonprofit sector as a social entrepreneur.
Ricardo is also a Corporate Strategy Advisor and sits on the Pediatric Patient Advisory Committee and the Ethics Advisory Committee at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston