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Mariano Kostelec

Founder Uniplaces & StudentFinance.com

Mariano is a young entrepreneur and global citizen, having lived in 10 countries so far (Argentina, France, Slovenia, UK, USA, China, Japan, Portugal, Germany, Spain). He has co-founded Uniplaces.com which become the largest mid-term rental platform in Europe, and StudentFinance.con, which is aiming to reduce the skills gap, by financing quality education programs with Income Share Agreements.

Before that he worked for leading investments banks, including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, and UBS, and several fast growing startup (most notably he led the international expansion of Groupon and Wimdu in Asia).

Mariano is also member of Entrepreneurs Organization (since June 2018) , Sandbox network (since June 2010).

Mariano’s expertise is primarily in Fintech, income-share-agreements, student finance, student funding, student loans, digital skills gap, coding bootcamps, education, startups, entrepreneurship, scaling teams, building startups, fundraising, venture capital, international expansion, Proptech, student housing, PBSA, accommodation, rental platforms.