Jorge Varela is the Assistant Director of TECH Fort Worth, a non-profit focused on helping entrepreneurs launch and grow technology companies. He is also the Executive Chair of the Alliance of Texas Angel Networks and is Chairman (and former CEO) of Technology for Business Corporation. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and technology business startup coach. He has started, or been a part of the executive team, at numerous companies most notably in software, telecom, and IT, with successful exits in each market segment.
Jorge is a speaker on topics on entrepreneurship, startup funding, and the entrepreneurial eco-system. He is also a reviewer on Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR and STTR) grants for the National Science Foundation. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and took significant coursework at the University of South Florida before dropping out to get involved with his first startup, Braun Systems. He is originally from Belize and has also lived in Mexico, USA, and Germany.