Daniel Collado-Ruiz

Daniel Collado-Ruiz

CEO @ Nestholma - founder & advisor @ NurtUp - associate prof on leave @ UPV
General Business • UI/UX Design
Helsinki, Finland
  • Design
  • Startups
  • Training & Coaching
  • Coaching
  • Design Thinking
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Event Management
  • Event Planning
  • Innovation Management
  • Innovative Design
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Non-profits
  • Organizational Development
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Project Work
  • Start-ups
  • Sustainability
  • Talent Development
  • Teaching
  • Teaching/mentoring
  • Team Leadership
  • Training & Development
  • Training Coordination
  • Training Course Development
  • Training Seminars
  • Training Skills

Partner @Nestholma Unconfirmed

Connecting and accelerating startups and big companies.

Jun '16 - Present (3 years 2 months)


Advisor @NurtUp • Co-Founder

Gamified self-development, together with others

Jan '15 - Present (4 years 7 months)

Universitat Politècnica de València

Associate Professor @Universitat Politècnica de València

Feb '12 - Sep '14 (2 years 7 months)

Universitat Politècnica de València

Researcher @Universitat Politècnica de València

Sep '04 - Jan '12 (7 years 4 months)

Amazing things Daniel's made
@NurtUp: I co-developed the game The Hero, which helps people coach and get coached by others. I also developed our web platform, in which users can sign up to events, log their dreams and get follow-up.

@UPV (academia): the trainings and courses that I've developed (in project management, innovation and creativity) have often been called amazing (always received extraordinarily high ratings in the feedback forms)

@Volunteer: I championed many programmes inside the International Project Management Association (IPMA). To pick one:, I championed and created a programme to support developing countries, setting coaching and mentoring relationships between project managers in developed countries with aspiring young project managers in developing countries, who don't have access to proper training. I was project manager of the 1st edition in Nepal: coached 30 people and 4 institutions (NGOs). These activities are currently being institutionalised inside the IPMA.
Universitat Politecnica de València

Universitat Politecnica de València

PhD Jan 2005 - Sep 2007


Tiina Haapanen recommended NurtUp where Daniel is Co-Founder

The Nurtup team has real passion for what they are doing, and have what it takes to make their big promises into reality.

I have had the pleasure of joining one of their sessions. I expected to meet great new people (a must in a new city) and maybe get some inspiration and tips for making my big dreams & plans into reality. But I got a lot more than that!

During the session a big dream of mine changed from a scary, fuzzy fog into a concrete action plan. I got the plan, buddies to keep me on track AND my mindset changed. I became truly committed to making it happen. And now I can happily report that it has worked: I am actively making progress _every_week. A big change to a dream I've postponed for the past 20 years! And the best part? The change in mindset has grown also to other parts of my life.

This is a common story among the people I've talked with who have attended Nurtup's sessions. And based on my talks with the Nurtup team, I am not surprised. They know their stuff!