is a social entrepreneur, design-thinker, and strategy
professional. He holds an undergraduate degree of Industrial Design, and
a graduate of Singularity University.
He is the founder and currently Director of the Social Innovation Center of Un Techo Para mi País, one of the largest and most successful nonprofit organizations in Latin America. Run by university students and young professionals, “Un Techo” organization works with families in extreme poverty in 19 countries.
The Social Innovation Center was founded by Julián 4 years ago. They are currently working using a co-creation method with more than 5,000 university students, various firms and 1,500 people living in slums, developing various products and services to overcome poverty situations in slums with profitable solutions.
The Social Innovation Center has been involved in design-thinking and Human Center Design methods with institutions like Unilever, Masisa, Telefónica, Jarden, Microsoft, Dell, IDB Bank, Chilean universities, Art Center College of Design, the Chilean Government, and many other organizations. All of them are now developing high social impact projects with sustainable business.
In 2010, Julián was recognized as one of the top 100 high impact entrepreneurs in Chile. Watch Entretien avec Julián Ugarte Singularity. Read his LinkedIn profile and his Singularity University profile.