Andres de Leon

Andres de Leon is known throughout Europe for his ebullient, focused management style, creating healthy and growth-oriented businesses. COO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, appointed to this position after serving as Corporate Development Officer for JumpStarterFund, Inc., he brings nearly 30 years of experience in international manufacturing, finance management, Private/Public business negotiation and tax and audit supervision to HyperloopTT.

 

De Leon and his knowledge of the nuance of international business is a perfect match for the globally collaborative HyperloopTT. He has transacted corporate affairs in Spain, Belgium, Portugal, France, Italy, Mexico, Chile and the United States. As JumpStartFund’s Corporate Development Advisor de Leon was critical to the establishment of HyperloopTT, considered the largest and most successful crowd-sourced startup in history.

Adetayo Bamiduro

Adetayo Bamiduro is the Cofounder and CEO of Metro Africa Xpress (MAX) – a last-mile delivery platform that uses proprietary apps, maps and motorcycles to provide express delivery to retailers in Africa.

 

Adetayo graduated top 2% in his Computer Science Class at the University of Ibadan and earned his MBA from 2 of the world’s most prestigious institutions – MIT in the USA and London Business School in the UK. Before founding MAX, Adetayo worked as a Developer, Product Manager and Management Consultant across 4 continents for global companies such as PwC, Shell and Dalberg.

 

During his MBA program, Adetayo was awarded the MIT Legatum and MasterCard Fellowships to develop MAX. After graduating in summer 2015, Adetayo launched MAX and immediately led his team to remarkable success. Within 3 months, MAX grew 1500% and signed up over 100 retailers including Jumia.com.

 

In September 2015, MAX became the first startup from Africa to join the exclusive Techstars New York Startup Accelerator Program. By December 2015, MAX had set another record as the 1st technology startup from Africa to win 1st runner-up at Techcrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield in London.

 

MAX is on a mission to fix Africa’s broken urban delivery and transport system using proprietary apps that connect independent drivers to businesses and consumers in real-time. MAX clocked 20,000 deliveries in July 2016 and is on its way to becoming Africa’s No 1 Urban Transport Network.