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Each of our small business service centers are available to you during this difficult and unexpected time.
One-on-one confidential consulting will continue. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or video conference.
Some traditional classroom-based training/events will be available electronically.
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TIBA Staff

Texas International Business Accelerator (TIBA) Staff

Maria Jose Buendia


Maria Jose Buendia is an International Business Advisor with the Texas International Business Accelerator (TIBA) in San Antonio. Under this position, she advises and guides foreign entrepreneurs and investors in establishing their business in the state of Texas.

Maria Jose Buendia joined the TIBA team in 2011 as a Foreign Investor Specialist. She conducted market and financial research and wrote extensive market analyses and business plans for foreign investors. In 2013, she continued to extend her professional career and worked for an international logistics firm as an Operations Coordinator. Maria Jose coordinated land, air and ocean freight shipments from all over the world. In 2016, Maria Jose returned to the International Trade Center as an International Advisor for the TIBA program.

Maria Jose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is bi-cultural, born in Mexico and fluent in both English and Spanish.

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