Abe Matamoros

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Abe Matamoros
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Born
Luis Abelardo Matamoros

(1992-12-16) December 16, 1992 (age 28)
Houston, America
CitizenshipAmerican
EducationEconomics
Alma materStrake Jesuit College Preparatory
University of Tulsa
OccupationEntrepreneur
Retired soccer player
TitleCo-founder and CEO of EllieGrid

Abe Matamoros (enɑːbɛ born December 16, 1992) is an American entrepreneur and retired soccer player.[1] He is a founder of EllieGrid Inc. and serves as its chief executive officer.[2] Matamoros played soccer for the Houston Dynamo. In 2019, Matamoros was selected to be on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.[3]

Early life

Matamoros was born on December 16, 1992, in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Mexico City and moved to Houston at the age of 8.[4] He attended Strake Jesuit high school and during his senior year started training with the Houston Dynamo professional MLS team. After graduating high school, he received a scholarship to attend the University of Tulsa where he played for the university's NCAA Division 1 men's soccer team and double majored in finance and economics.[5][6] While at the University of Tulsa, Matamoros won the following awards: “Most Outstanding Economics Graduate of the class of 2015”, “Scholar Athlete of the Year”, and “Warren Garrison Academic Excellence Award” (for the student athlete with the highest GPA).[5] [7]

Career

EllieGrid

Matamoros co-founded EllieGrid Inc. alongside his friends Regina Vatterott and Hieu Nguyen. EllieGrid is a hardware and software solution to medication management. Matamoros came up with the idea behind EllieGrid after seeing his grandfather and friend struggle with medication management. [8] Matamoros has won multiple awards for EllieGrid's design and business model. Awards include: "Forbes 30 under 30 Class of 2019", "1st Place in IBM Health Hackathon", "1st place in Arrow Electronics Flash funding competition", "1st place in the Takeda Health 2.0 Competition", and "Top 5 Healthcare IoT companies" at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.[9]

Soccer

Growing up, Matamoros played soccer with the Houston Dynamo Academy. While at the Dynamo Academy, Matamoros served as the team captain and was selected as the "Player of the Year" in 2011. During his senior year of high school, Matamoros started training with the Houston Dynamo professional MLS team. After graduating high school, Matamoros decided to postpone his professional soccer endeavors in order to stay eligible to play college soccer. As a result, the Houston Dynamo placed Matamoros on the "Protected Player List".[10] Matamoros received a scholarship to play soccer at the University of Tulsa where he started all four years, won two conference championships, and was selected as the "Most Outstanding Offensive Player of The American Athletic Conference Tournament". During his college summers, Matamoros went back to Houston to train with the Houston Dynamo professional MLS team. Abe came up with the idea behind EllieGrid during his senior year of college and chose to pursue an entrepreneurial career instead of a soccer career.[11]

In the media

     

External links

References

  1. "Forbes profile". Forbes.com.
  2. "HBJ Profile". Houstonbusinessjournal.com.
  3. "Forbes 30 Under 30 Selection". elliegrid.com.
  4. "Medium EllieGrid Story". Medium.com.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "TU Honors Top Student Athletes". newson6.com.
  6. "University of Tulsa TED Talk". TED.com.
  7. "Abe Matamoros Profile". AbeMatamoros.com.
  8. "Prescription For Success". indiegogo.com.
  9. "Press and Awards". Elliegrid.com.
  10. "Home Grown Player". Houstondynamo.com.
  11. "Tulsa Men's Soccer". Tulsahurricane.com.

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