Laura Blumes

Laura takes responsibility for Empowered Startups’ strategic operational initiatives, ensuring that each has appropriate high-level direction, operational capacity and people-driven systems.


As Directrice Générale of Empowered Startups newest venture, ES France, Laura will be looking after the operations of the first ES incubators in France. She has the honour and privilege of forming and nurturing important partnerships in the dynamic start-up ecosystems in France.


Laura is a systems strategist, with over 15 years experience designing and implementing organizational development systems, particularly in support of distributed operations. Her specialty is in creating robust, scaleable and practical systems that allow for ad hoc adaptations within a variety of socio-economic contexts. Laura holds an MBA in the Management of Technology and an M.A. in Educational Technology; she served as an immigrant settlement assistance volunteer for 3 years.