Natalia Olson-Urtecho is an entrepreneur and recognized expert in government, commercialization of clean technologies, transportation, energy, environmental planning, public engagement, and infrastructure development.
Prior to her current position as founder of InfraTechh21 and Co-Founder of The Disruptive Factory, she was appointed by President Obama as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator responsible for small business programs, financial assistance, and business development initiatives throughout the mid-Atlantic region. She has held senior management positions in both the public and the private sector in the U.S., Central Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Natalia was appointed to the U.S. Innovation Advisory Board to advise Congress and the White House on competitiveness. She has been honored with numerous prestigious awards, including recognition as a “Latina Powerhouse” by the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference. She has an MS in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Head Net Innovation Unit of the European Comission
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