Araceli, the founder, spent several years working in industry as an aerospace engineer before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and pursued a PhD in the field of quantum simulation at the University of Strathclyde. Following her work on outreach advocating quantum technologies, she was named the “quantum ambassador”, after winning the Optical Society Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship in 2019. She is also an executive fellow at the University of Bristol Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre in 2020.

Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez

Founder and CEO

Maninder has obtained a PhD in theoretical physics from University of Delhi, India. She worked as a theoretical plasma physicist in LUIS experimental team in ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic. Her research focused on numerical modeling and computational simulations in Laser Plasma Accelerators and nonlinear optics. She has a keen interest in exploring next-generation technologies in research and applications that leverages machine learning and quantum computing and her passion in Quantum Physics inspired her to work for QURECA.

Dr. Maninder Kaur

Program Manager

François is a Risk Manager and IT Project Manager, with experience working in startups, big corporations and professional services. He has delivered a wide range of technology projects across all industry sectors and brings his experience of risk management to help design and implement key controls around QURECA activities. Keeping close to emerging technologies, François has a deep interest on how quantum can change the way businesses will work in the future.

Francois Paris

Non Exec Director

Adriana is a client-centric person that comes from a background in HR and Client Development.
She started her career with the biggest bank in Malaysia over fifteen years ago and has since moved on to work in various industries over three continents.
She is passionate about building relationships and making a difference in people’s lives.
Leaving the world of high horology she has fallen into the rabbit hole of quantum technology and will be supporting Qureca in the areas of Recruitment and Relationship Management.

Adriana Tan

Recruitment and Relationship Manager

Matt is a project manager with a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo. He worked in research and development in Canada, England, Germany and Spain for global consumer goods companies. Always on the search for innovative, upcoming technologies, Matt has joined QURECA to join the quantum revolution!

Matt Prokop

Project Manager

Richard Kienhoefer is a recent graduate of the University of Barcelona’s Quantum Science and Technology master’s program, where he specialized in the research of material properties for spin qubit applications at ICN2. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he gained experience in chemical simulation and STM construction.

Richard Kienhoefer

Content Manager

Yanmei holds a BA in Economics from Tsinghua University and a MS in BIMBA – a joint program of Peking University and Fordham University. She has worked as a marketer and manager in multinational companies and start-ups. She has always been passionate about science and technology, and likes to think about where advanced technology will lead mankind from a philosophical perspective. She believes that the best way to gain insight into the topic is to do some hands-on work on it. And just like that, she joined QURECA as a senior marketer to help build the ecosystem for quantum technology.

Yanmei Huang

Marketing and Event Manager

Abhishek is a doctoral researcher at the Advanced Research Center (ARC) at the University of Glasgow, working on integrated on-chip Platform for Photonic Quantum Technologies. Over the years of working with various experimental groups across the globe, he has developed a keen interest in quantum technologies and their limitless applications, from sensing to computation. He has closely followed the quantum technology market for the past five years and aims to bridge the gap between industries and quantum technology which inspired him to join QURECA.

Abhishek Purohit

Technology and Content Assistant

Jorge Christen graduated cum laude from the National University of Mexico, he holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and completed a master’s degree in electronic engineering at Eindhoven International Institute in the Netherlands. He has a post graduate degree in International Administration from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico. He has studied quantum computing at MIT professional development programs. He has worked for IBM, Xerox, Microsoft, Filenet, and Neomedia Tec.
Currently a professor at Universidad de Monterrey, Jorge has more than 35 years of experience in computer engineering and systems, international management, business development, sales, marketing, engineering, and teaching at various universities in Latin America. He collaborates with QURECA as an Entrepreneur providing consultant services for quantum education programs.

Jose Jorge Christen

Outreach Manager

Bruno has a PhD in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation. He actively contributes to the public and business awareness of quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For three years now he has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to executives and technical leaders as well as to computer science and engineering students. Bruno is also a guest lecturer at INSA Lyon and has built “Quantum for Everyone” with QURECA. Currently Bruno is also executing a role of a program manager at the new annual event “Quantum Business Europe”.

Dr. Bruno Fedrici

Consultant: Instructor

Dr Joe Spencer is a consultant with many years experience in managing and understanding technical requirements for quantum technology covering; quantum computing, comms, sensing and timing. He has a background in photonics and supports QURECA with his expertise in specific projects.

Dr. Joe Spencer


Michael has over 24 years of experience in the financial services, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and business advisory sectors. Michael is a business growth strategy consultant advising leaders on evolving their growth strategy and solving growth challenges, helping companies deliver greater value, improved results for the organisation and stakeholders, and increased impact. He previously held several institutional sales and relationship management positions in the financial services industry, developing relationships with investment advisory firms. He holds a B.A., Economics degree from Bucknell University.

Michael Hanson

Consultant: Growth strategy

Mark has an MBA and PhD in Management. He is Professor of Management at Millikin University, and a former Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. He served as Advisor to the AI Initiative at Harvard (The Future Society). He received multiple teaching and research awards and two international book awards. He authored/edited over 20 business books including: Global Business Intelligence, Managerial Forensics and, The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation.

Dr. J. Mark Munoz

Consultant: Growth Strategy (US)

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