Maria Costeira specialized in Business Development, entrepreneur and investor in technology‐based companies. Holds the position of CEO in some of the largest corporations in the Technological área. With advanced knowledge in industrial technology as well as hard-‐driving, it has a focus on profit oriented towards the identification, development and monetization of the business. An impending drive to move forward ‐ that transforms ideas into products, products into profits, all in a
Maria began her career in the United States in AMC theaters, one of the largest movie theaters in the world. She has held various positions in the company over the years, finishing as Managing Director in Spain and Director of the International Market, conducting operations in several countries.
She founded XPAND, which led the creation and growth of an innovative 3D technology that has been hosted by more than 25,000 theaters around the world, with millions of products sold annually, and has signed manufacturing contracts with the biggest brands in the market, from HP to JVC. Together with Panasonic developed the first 3D TV system. She led the creation
of licensing protolocs and has partnered with brands such as Sony, Samsung and Panasonic.
Today Maria is Managing Director of JiTT.travel. A company that provides tourism and travel services. Developing a global technology solution and new digital media strategy for Smart Countries / Cities and Tourist Destinations. In 2015 the company received the recognition by the World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, as the best mobile technology, which allows enriching the tourist experience, bringing together the most innovative technology with the best of story-‐telling.Member of the board of directors of several companies and Head Advisor for Med and Nano Technologies at Startup Braga.