Maria Maso is a passionate, driven and business-oriented entrepreneur and investor that combines her passion for innovation to support early-stage start-ups while investing in diversity. She has lived in over 5 countries and has a longstanding career in corporate and entrepreneurship with an international perspective on the matters. Deputy CEO at Ship2b Foundation to boost Impact Economy, an economic model whose main purpose for startups, businesses, investors, and organizations is not only to maximize profitability but also to improve their social and environmental impact. She is the founder baMa which aims to bridge the investment gap in minority-led start-ups or start-ups targeting minority-driven markets and is a growing business angel network and community.
She has further experience as an advisor, mentor, and facilitator for various programs, and as an IT International Program manager for several of the Fortune 500 companies, focusing on finance process improvements around the world.
As a well-known leader in the Houston start-up ecosystem, she has been recognized by Solo Mujeres Magazine with the Mujer Latina 2020: Soporte a la inversion” award, by the Houston Business Journal with the Women who Inspire 2020 award, and by the Houston Exponential Listees being the DEI Houston Champion 2020.