Marco Bravo

Co-Principal Investigator and Executive Director at UT Austin


Marco Bravo is the Executive Director of the UT Austin Portugal Program and also the Executive Director of the National Science Foundation’s Southwest Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node at The University of Texas at Austin.

He is an engineer with diverse international experience and education, as well as significant leadership and managerial experience in the industry, in multinational business, consulting, academia, government, and startups with extensive cross-cultural literacy in Europe and the US.

As an entrepreneur, Marco has co-founded three companies, with one successful exit, and a business angel fund, and actively mentored 200+ technology startups and entrepreneurs from multiple countries. His expertise focuses on entrepreneurial wealth creation, international innovation, and global technology commercialization.