This is how Alejandro Ruiz, the 'Bill Gates' Marbellí who will represent Spain at the Entrepreneur World Cup in Saudi Arabia

Alejandro Ruiz, a native 26-year-old boy from Marbella and Bill Gates fan, will be responsible for representing our country at the World Cup of Entrepreneurship

This is how Alejandro Ruiz, the 'Bill Gates' Marbellí who will represent Spain at the Entrepreneur World Cup in Saudi Arabia

Alejandro Ruiz, a native 26-year-old boy from Marbella and Bill Gates fan, will be responsible for representing our country at the World Cup of Entrepreneurship to be held next November in Riad (Saudi Arabia). The startup of it, Checktobuild, was selected from more than 550 to travel to the Persian Gulf country and put on the map to the Spanish technology market. The South Summit is celebrated in Madrid, which brings together the main exponents of the entrepreneurship in Madrid and the one who has attended King Felipe VI.

Precisely since that event he attends this Alejandro supplement, which does not hide his happiness to be able to participate in the World Cup of Entrepreneurship. "There we are going to compete 100 countries, the best startup of each of them. We are going to win, we are preparing it with our life," he says.

Alejandro is son and brother of masons. There lies the school of entrepreneurship of him. Little he did not look at the football stars but in figures like the aforementioned Bill Gates. He always wanted to have his own company and for this he studied Engineering in Malaga, then made a master's degree in Madrid and is now at the forefront of his own project, Checktobuild, a technological that offers an autonomous service and inspection service for construction projects. "Construction I have lived it from below, I had an idea, I went to Silicon Valley and did the Power Point of my life in August 2019. Then came the pandemic and stopped everything. But we continue to work and get funding."

As for the investment that requires this type of technology companies, Alexander affirms that he has not had it easy, that not everyone "has parents who can leave you the money necessary to start a business adventure." And he adds: "I started with zero euros. I studied with scholarships because he took good grades and gave them away and then with that money I paid the Master. I got investment in a first round of 270,000 euros and with that I started. Now we are already raising another Round of investment of half a million ".

Alejandro sees the ecosystem of very conservative Spanish entrepreneurship, that is, it is only reversed when success is guaranteed. "I leave my skin to find investment and that's something that in the US would not happen to me." Not only of entrepreneurship lives Alejandro, who is the youngest of five brothers, and the pride of the family. He also likes to play sports and write. He does not in vain he has published a science fiction trilogy and reading is among him.

Updated Date: 09 October 2021, 11:21

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