Joe Haslam is the cofounder of five companies. Marrakech, the first company he cofounded, raised over $75m in Venture Capital and scaled to 250 staff. He is now the cofounder and Chairman of Hot Hotels, the first company from Spain to be accelerated by the Techstars program in the USA (Boston, Summer 15) At IE Business School, he is the Executive Director of the Owners Scaleup Program an Executive Education Program designed for small businesses that want to scale. In the MBA program, he teaches an elective called Humanities Grand Challenges which focuses on the opportunities for entrepreneurs to use exponential technologies to solve problems in the fields of Energy, Telecoms, Agriculture, Health and Education. Born in Ireland, Joe has lived in Madrid for the last 14 years.