John McIntire has spoken at the following Knowledge @ Wharton events:
Born in Havana, John has been returning to Cuba regularly since 2004 in support of various humanitarian causes. In early 2012 he and several other Cuban-Americans, in partnership with the Catholic Church and Mexico’s ProEmpleo, founded the Cuba Emprende Project. Cuba Emprende is now the largest entrepreneur training program and the only small business incubator/accelerator on the island, operating in 3 cities. John is a director of the Project’s board in Cuba and is chairman of the Cuba Emprende Foundation, the 501(c)3 organization that sources private funding for the operations on the island.
Outside of his Cuba interests, John is an early stage investor in the education technology space. He was an early investor in and is chairman of Open English, an online English-teaching school with over 75,000 students. John is also leading the financing and is the chairman of Yogome, a mobile gaming company focused on engaging math and science games for elementary school children. Yogome has 1 million monthly average users and has been downloaded in 150 countries.
John is a senior advisor to Endeavor Global, the leading non-profit organization promoting entrepreneurship in the developing world, and has been involved in entrepreneur mentoring and selection with that organization for over a decade.
John retired in 2004 as a partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co, where he spent 12 years focused on Latin America. During his last four years there, he was Goldman’s CEO for that region, responsible for a diversified portfolio of financial businesses. He graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Economics.