Meet the Founder
Juan Mini – Juan is a revolutionary and successful businessman graduated from some of the most respected universities in the world. After graduating as a Civil Engineer from Cornell University he spent 10 years living in Silicon Valley where he got an MS in Business from Berkeley, and an MS in Innovation from Stanford.
While living in Silicon Valley, Juan and his partner Scott Kucirek founded Zip Realty, the first online brokerage firm in the USA. Revolutionizing the real estate industry, Zip Realty changed the way houses were bought and sold in the nation. The company soon became a national public traded company, NASDAQ (ZIPR), and is now owned by Realogy Group, one of the largest real estate companies in the USA.
He then moved back to Guatemala where he saw great potential in the upcoming technological sector of the country. Grasping this opportunity he develops Campus Tec, the largest innovation ecosystem south of Silicon Valley. The project houses more than 1,500 innovators and hundreds of innovative companies, a Tec University, a maker space, and other services that attract start-ups, investors and venture capitals. As part of this new venture, and taking advantage of its facilities, he decided to join the innovation ecosystem with his own company, Titon Ideas.
Juan starts by gathering the best talent in Guatemala, and the first to join is Juan Pablo Alfaro. Juan Pablo is an industrial engineer with a masters in manufacturing systems engineering graduated from Lehigh University, with over 14 years of experience as CEO in the telecom industry. He is the founder of the largest chia seed brand in Guatemala and Hong Kong and the Vice President of the IP Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, Guatemala Chapter. With a strong background leading successful companies, Juan Pablo is now the Co Founder and CEO of Titon Ideas.
Not just an innovation shop, the project becomes an important alternative for the best talent to come together and change the world through hard work and dedication. A place where every member can truly exploit their individual talents and apply their knowledge.