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Erik started Bcombinator in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Bcombinator?
It all started in Havana, where, in parallel to my university studies in Maths and Computing at the prestigious University of Havana, I had to start doing any kind of business (buying and selling goods, tourist guiding, taxi driving) to help my family survive in the hard nineties.
In 1996, I won an innovation contest from the British Council and was awarded a scholarship to study for the master's degree of my choice. That was my chance to go out of Cuba and did the MSc Computer Sciences at Middlesex University in London.
After finishing the master’s in 1998, I moved to Barcelona, Spain, and right away started planning to create a company to apply my computer science expertise in transforming businesses. Since then, it has been a long career of startup creation, growth, turnarounds, and successful exits.
Some years ago, due to my experience as an entrepreneur and after having exited Polymita, I was called by IESE Business School and by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia to teach young students the art of entrepreneurship.
Along the years of teachings and learnings, practical applications, and inspirations by other entrepreneurs, together with a group of experienced and successful entrepreneurs, we have refined a methodology for creating and scaling, successfully, lean startups. So we decided to join forces at Bcombinator to launch the most inspiring, helpful, and committed startup incubation program in Europe.
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story
- Wiki Updater