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Tampa Bay Wave Founder Stories: Max Echeverria at Eskuad | Episode 4

The Wave Podcast

20-06-2023 • 30 mins

In this episode of the Wave Podcast, Tampa Bay Wave CEO Linda Olson talks with Max Echeverria, the CEO and founder of startup company Eskuad. He shares his entrepreneurial journey and the lessons he has learned along the way. Max started coding at the age of 10 and later pursued a master's degree in industrial engineering. He developed the idea for Eskuad while working at a tourism agency, where he struggled with collecting and reporting data from field workers. Eskuad is a platform that enables field workers to create reports and collect data digitally, eliminating the need for pen and paper. The target customers for Eskuad are companies in legacy industries such as mining, forestry, and maritime services.

Max discusses how Eskuad entered the US market through Tampa Bay Wave's tech diversity accelerator program in 2020 and later participated in Techstars in 2021. The company has raised $1.8 million to date. Max also shares his experience being honored at Wave's inaugural Hall of Fame event and the value of being part of an accelerator program like Tampa Bay Wave. He mentions that being accepted into the program was a milestone for Eskuad and provided a seal of approval for potential investors. Max emphasizes the importance of mentorship and how it has helped him understand the US market and build his company with a larger vision in mind. He credits Cliff Emmons, a CEO and mentor, for guiding him and helping him raise awareness of the company and improve operations.

Overall, the podcast episode highlights Max's entrepreneurial journey, the challenges he faced, and the support he received through accelerator programs like Tampa Bay Wave. It showcases the growth and success of Eskuad as a platform serving field workers in various industries.

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