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I had to emancipated myself. I was a minor, that is, less than what is understood by a young entrepreneur and, in Spain, you cannot develop ideas or businesses with which to earn money, paying taxes and making others earn too, if you are not of legal age or legally independent of your own.

Each sensei has not only guided me in charting a path  of life, but a great many of them have become my accomplices and friends.

Founder & CEO

When leading a business, one assumes a responsibility that brings together work teams, partners, collaborators, customers and, of course, oneself.

At SENSEI it also extends to a commitment to those who have taught me to be responsible: my teachers.

Each sensei has not only guided me in charting a path of life, but a great many of them have become my accomplices and friends.

Responsibility and commitment that for me is transformed into gratitude and respect.

I'm 21 years old. What you call a young entrepreneur.

 

I may be too young for many people, but I will also say that I am a confident young man. Yeah, confident. I know that this is also what is called a conceited or arrogant young man, but I believe that prejudices must be eliminated, and that is why I want to share my story because the one who is willing to learn is always humble.

 

My safety is not in the safety net of each sensei's experience; or that the youngest sensei is twice my age; or that I know I will not be dropped.

My confidence is in the respect that I have to say that I have a lot to learn with them, to share with others and to know that I want to build a good future.

 

I may be too young for many people, but I will also say that I am a confident young man. Yeah, confident. I know that this is also what is called a conceited or arrogant young man, but I believe that prejudices must be eliminated, and that is why I want to share my story because the one who is willing to learn is always humble.

My safety is not in the safety net of each sensei's experience; or that the youngest sensei is twice my age; or that I know I will not be dropped.

My confidence is in the respect that I have to say that I have a lot to learn with them, to share with others and to know that I want to build a good future.

 

My certainty is the same as that of a fighter. And if there's one thing I am, and want to remain, it's a fighter.

When I introduced myself to my first sensei more than 1001 nights ago, it was such a shocking revelation that, at first, I doubted, and even thought that everything I said could not be true and that I was actually listening to a fantasy story. Besides, I knew that some nonsense was being said about that sensei and some people were calling him a charlatan.  Of course, they were always strange attacks, without proof and with people who did not show their faces. That's what we of my generation are so used to seeing on the internet with haters, and where anything goes.

Today I confirm that reality has been more wonderful than any tale, and that thanks to that sensei I discovered the essence of honesty, and to differentiate a real sensei from what others call a charlatan. Interestingly, it was the charlatans who qualified him as such. A curious twist.

The real master tutored my introduction to the business world, charging absolutely nothing for years, and I was willing to pay. And he did it because he wanted to, just like that.

I had to face a lot of things. Like an obstacle course.


First something very big: I had to emancipate myself. I was a minor, that is, less than what is understood by a young entrepreneur and, in Spain, you cannot develop ideas or businesses with which to earn money, paying taxes and making others earn too, if you are not of legal age or legally independent of your own.

I don't know if anyone has experienced what it means to leave your room, to make an emergency call before dinner and to ask those who have taken care of you since you were born to stop being, by law, your parents in order to carry out a dream.

 

It was a nightmare for me. I thought that they would think that I had joined some cult and that in the end they would refuse. Or that they could also tell me "go away but don't come back, you ungrateful man". But I took up the challenge and that's when I let go.

Fortunately, the confidence they had in me was greater than my fears, and everything was in a matter of minutes before the Notary.  

His thing would be for me to tell how much I learned, how positive everything was, and how that filled me with energy to go further, or what is the same, to tell the bonanzas as everyone else tells them.  But, again, nothing could be further from the truth.

If, after giving up, after paying the amount, to my parents, having a free sensei practically in the day to day, or having taken away a lot of hours of that that a boy of my age should do, that is to say, to play with my friends, to go out with my girl, to have fun and to study at times... everything stayed in that the thought did not happen.

What happened? A lot of other things, but none like I thought. It can be summarized as an apprenticeship, which cost me a lot of effort and money, but what is said to raise a good business and profit, no.

Was it a failure? No, not even that.

I had wrongly chosen an external advisor even though he thought he was my partner, and that by making up stories (the bad ones) he made the money flow, but only from my account to his.

My sensei, who is still with me, called me naive and gave me another approach: I had been baptized, but in a sink so full of water that someone else would have drowned. From that moment on, the experience had to be taken as an accelerated training of what "yes" and what "no" should be done when you want to set up a business.

 

At that time I did not know if it was a compliment or an insult, but following his advice, I also knew that when something like this happens you have to overcome it, and look for other options to follow or, what is the same, that regardless of the judgments and prejudices about those who cheat, you have to look ahead, knowing what is left behind and, with the lesson learned, learn more.

Surely when I started reading this someone expected a Résumé, and not a story, so I think I have to do that too.

 

I'm starting:

 

I am fascinated by analysis, so after studying at the COLEGIO HISPANO INGLÉS DE TENERIFE, I left the island and moved to the UNIVERSIDAD EUROPEA DE MADRID, where I am currently studying a BUSINESS ANALYTICS degree. I combine it with three more courses in the United States, one in STRATEGIES AND BUSINESS SKILLS at the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, another one in SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY OF WESLEYAN and the last one in FINANCIAL MARKETS at the UNIVERSITY OF YALE.

I have a diploma in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT from the CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS GARRIGUES, as well as certificates from different training courses, such as the DIGITAL STRATEGY WORKSHOP in GOOGLE ACTIVATE.

 

I have also been Secretary and Treasurer of the CANARY ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE AND CULTURE (ACEC) and have collaborated with MENTOR DAY, an accelerator of entrepreneurs.

I created CAMPUP, in order to channel projects of young entrepreneurs, with sponsors such as the PARQUE CIENTÍFICO Y TECNOLÓGICO DE TENERIFE, EL GOBIERNO DE CANARIAS and AYUNTAMIENTO DE LA LAGUNA.

 

In the CMU SAN PABLO I have carried out tasks of Direction and as Delegate of Communication; besides collaborating with the CLUB DEL EMPRENDEDOR and exercising as General Director of CEU XPERIENCE: a branch of the FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES Y ECONÓMICAS of the UNIVERSIDAD CEU SAN PABLO, where different activities were carried out for the students.

 

During the last year I have started GRUPO CA, a real estate consulting firm that operates nationwide.

Whenever possible I attend forums and courses, fortunately very accessible, thanks to being able to train digitally, and I am especially proud of the SUMMITT of FORBES, which for me have been very revealing.

 

Finally, I have just joined, as delegate of communicative action and social networks, JUVEUCAN, an association of young Europeanists whose objective is to bring the message of the European Union project to the youth of the Canary Islands.


I know, a small curriculum, but thanks to every sensei that has joined my proposal, I hope to expand it.

Don't think I didn't want to identify that first lesson. I'm sure that, as in life, many more will come: some bad, some good and some excellent. The first learning was TRISOLD, an e-commerce company with unique products in the market, focused on curious and exclusive customers where I got the interest of important local, national and international brands and also the support of the media... and, as I said, no economic benefit and many personal benefits.

 

Now I lead SENSEI.

Among my collaborators, as I was saying, is my first sensei and others, many of whom I also admire. My thanks and my respect.

By leading we assume the responsibility of those who have taught us to be responsible. That is my commitment. I keep training.