Joe Haslam has more than 20 years of experience from the start-up phase to the scale-up phase and beyond. He is the cofounder of five companies and an investor in several more as well as a board member. Marrakech, the first company he cofounded, raised over $75m in Venture Capital and scaled up to 250 employees. He is now the cofounder and Chairman of Hot Hotels, the first company from Spain to be accelerated by the Techstars program in the USA (Boston, summer 2015). At IE, Joe was first appointed Executive Director of the Owners Scale-up Program in 2013. He also teaches an elective called “Scaleup Your Startup” in the International MBA Program and a High Impact Online Program “Scaleup: How to Successfully Manage Growth” for IE Exponential Learning. He is currently writing a book “The Scale-up Checklist” along with Professor Daniel Corsten.