Natalia Martinez-Kalinina


Natalia Martinez-Kalinina
General Manager, Cambridge Innovation Center Miami
Miami, Miami-Dade County

Natalia is an organizational psychologist, strategist, and technologist focused on merging innovation, entrepreneurship, and community impact.

Her passion hinges on creating communities that are true ecosystems, most recently by leading the expansion of the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) to Miami. CIC is the oldest, most successful, and largest innovation hub in the United States, espousing particular philosophies for economic impact and community engagement. Prior to that, she serves as the Chief Innovation & Technology for a nonprofit focused on Cuba, as well as one of six product strategists for a $4B human resources software company.

In addition, she is the Founder of Awesome Foundation MIAMI, the local chapter of a global network of grassroots micro-grant giving hubs that, cumulatively, have awarded more than $1.6 million globally to small, local ideas. She also serves as the Vice President of LatAm expansion of the Latino Startup Alliance and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community. In 2015, she was selected as a judge for the Voto Latino Innovators Challenge, a $500,000 tech competition for millennials between the ages of 18 and 34 in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation and Google.

She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Government from Harvard University and an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

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