Director of Business Development
Victor Salama joined StrateSphere in 2015 as Vice President of Business Development. He has over 25 years’ experience in creating international partnerships in both for-profit and non-profit sectors and has extensive experience as an entrepreneurship workshop instructor and business owner.
Victor’s current responsibilities at StrateSphere include driving business opportunities for StrateSphere’s Venture Highway entrepreneurship education programming and other entrepreneurship and education related activities. He is also a Venture Highway entrepreneurship education workshop trainer.
Prior to joining StrateSphere, Victor spent 15 years as Vice President of Business & International Partnerships at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), an organization that provides entrepreneurship education programming to youth serving institutions. His roles included supporting and creating new international and domestic licensed partnerships, managing NFTE’s 11 program offices and pushing forward the company’s strategy initiatives. He has taught NFTE teacher training workshops and youth workshops all over the world.
Prior to his career at NFTE, Victor ran his own food distribution company and worked for various United Nations agencies in the area of international entrepreneurship development and technology. He has extensive experience working directly with entrepreneurs, universities, economic development agencies and government ministries.
Victor has a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA), a J.D. from Washington College of Law, The American University (Washington DC), and an M.A. from the School of International Service, The American University.
Victor has run entrepreneurship education workshops for both youth and adults on location for the following organizations:
* Boys & Girls Clubs of America (USA)
* Bright China Foundation (China)
* CSU Fresno (USA)
* Empretec (Argentina, Uruguay)
* Entrepreneurship Florida (USA)
* Fundación Chile/Endeavor Chile (Chile)
* Gear UP Kentucky (USA)
* GEMS (Ghana, Kenya)
* Girls Inc. (USA)
* ADEX Peru (Peru)
* Miami Dade College (USA)
* Montana Indian Business Alliance (USA)
* NAACP (USA)
* NFTE International Partners in Belgium, England, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands
* Pearl River Community College (USA)
* SEBRAE (Brazil)
* Tatweer (Saudi Arabia)
* TechnoServe (El Salvador, Tanzania, Honduras, South Africa)
* US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USA)