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Adrian Marquez, Anthropologist, Sommelier. 20+ years in hospitality trade trade
Background: Mexican, Mexico City.
Citizenship: Mexican, Canadian by immigration20+ years
Entrepreneur background: From a family of entrepreneurs. Understands the value of work, and the reality of the lack of opportunity for most people in developing nations.
Lifetime entrepreneur (4x) with international business experience in east Asia (Japan, Singapore).
Mr Marquez was the creative spark behind stardust@home, a very successful crowdsourcing program that helps space exploration.
Mr Marquez is also part of the founding team of Chariles Burgers, a renegade outfit that would go to become ‘one of the best food and wine experiences in the world’,
Mr Marquez is also a graduate of Founder Institute, based out of Silicon Valley, an accelerator with a very challenging program.
Driving force: After being homeless after a failed venture, vowed to make sure that never happens to hardworking people anywhere for any reason. There is a lot of natural talent out there that is unrecognized and thinks that wasted talent is morally wrong.
What do you specialize in?
Helping talent rise
Is this communism?
No, not quite. Wouldn’t call it free market capitalism either. Think an in between.
Why would you give away revenue? How is that a business?
What we are collecting is the labour of people, and something we did not directly work for. Therefore we cannot claim it as our own. It belongs to those that generate it.
Things I can do.
Impossible wine matches
“I could not have done better myself” said a Master Sommelier regarding my matches for a 100 course dinner
Over 20 years experience in fine dining
I can explain wine simply and relate it to any audience. I can also pilot the Millenium Falcon without yelling.
Rates for hire
$40/hour in person
My latest blog posts.
Resume, references, referrals and records of employment DO NOT tell well who you are and what can you do. So what do you get by having a record of your work? Proving yourself and who you say you are is as old as time. Humans have been trying to figure out how to prove reputation and their…