Tricia Martinez-Saab describes blockchain accelerator
The former Managing Director of Techstars Knoxville says she is "obsessed with far-out ideas that can change the world."
Now the Managing Director of the “Techstars Chicago (Accelerator) Powered by J.P. Morgan,” she discusses why she is hyper-focused on leveraging blockchain technology to solve large problems with unique solutions for underserved markets.
Martinez, who starts the interview by saying she is “obsessed with far-out ideas that can change the world,” describes her experience taking a start-up named Wala through the Techstars London accelerator nearly a decade ago. It was a blockchain-enabled financial services platform that allowed emerging market consumers to access in-country and cross-border payments and transactional services.