Cristobal Garcia is Director of EmprendeUC and Assistant Professor of Innovation, Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship at the P. Universidad Catolica of Chile (PUC)’s School of Business. Cristobal is also Co-Director of the new PUC’s Innovation Master Program in collaboration with Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and Founder of both the Laboratory for Innovation (aka iLabUC), and the DO FUTURE program.
Cristobal’s research areas are: interdisciplinary electronic networks in higher education, workplaces for innovation (forthcoming book), and education curricula for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Cristobal is also a Research Affiliate and External Faculty at Columbia's Center on Organizational Innovation and co-founder of Urban Interactions Chile, a technology-based start-up.
In addition, Cristobal is Co-Founder of InnovaCien: Networked Schools of the Future, an Ed Tech entrepreneurship initiative, which aim is to foster innovation, creativity and new technology uses on primary and secondary schools in Chile.
Previously, Cristobal was the Regional Lead of Workplace Solutions and Organizational Network Analysis at PwC's Change & Program Effectiveness in New York City. Before arriving to PwC, Cristobal was a Research Fellow at MIT's Comparative Media Studies and MIT's Political Science where he conducted research and development on wireless media, educational videogames, and organizational innovation.
Cristobal was the founding member of History Unwired (wireless tourist media project) and the Global Agenda Game (an educational political videogame) at MIT, as well as of the Chilean Chapter of the World Internet Project (WIP). Cristobal has been a columnist at Duna FM, and Que Pasa Magazine. Cristobal was selected among the 100 Young Leaders by leading newspaper El Mercurio in 2009. Cristobal holds advanced degrees in sociology and philosophy, and a Master of Science in Media Technologies and Organizations Studies from MIT.