IM+C, the agency led by Alberto Fernández, Founder and CEO

IM+C, the agency led by Alberto Fernández, Founder and CEO

IM+C, the agency led by Alberto Fernández, Founder and CEO, incorporates talents into the team at a time of many transformations. Founded in London eight years ago as a strategic consultant for international media in the English market, it opened an office in Barcelona, ​​with the aim of serving the market as a media agency specializing in developing and managing global and international campaigns. Today, IM+C is fully internationalized and has offices in Barcelona, ​​Madrid, London, Miami and El Salvador and a network of partner agencies in the main markets of America, Europe and China. Alberto reveals how “a young talent can, from his point of view, contribute his work and ideas to companies”. The company adapts to changes in the work model, the role of brands and expectations for the future.

** Answer the following questions ** .
What is IM+C and what goals does it have for the coming years? .

IM+C is a unique independent agency, fully integrated and committed to sustainability that offers a boutique service with a different way of working, under the same roof or working remotely, all projects are developed by a magnificent group of people who contribute their knowledge from their specialties to bring the best solutions to our clients’ problems.
All this without ego struggles, returns or P&L, since there is only one income statement for all the clients and countries with which we work, this gives great independence to the teams that leads us to be able to offer better results.

For the next few years, my goal is to consolidate the way of working and, above all, that the brands understand the positive of working “truly” integrated and with social responsibility. We are from the new generation of companies with a purpose and we will continue to grow with these criteria.

What is the hardest thing about being an independent agency? .

In all positions there are good and bad things, from my experience working in several agencies, the “indies” have a more positive balance in many aspects. Transparency, trust, flexibility and a better level of service, more personalized and tailor-made, are the main qualities of indie agencies. The most difficult thing is that you don’t have the financial “lung” of the big groups, for example, if you want to open a new office in a strategic country, the journey is always long before making a profit or reaching the “break even” and some they can allow them and others we can’t always.
Also access to global clients is much more complex from an independent agency.

What are the values ​​that a brand must have today to be successful with its consumers?

A brand must always understand who its consumer is now and in the future, understand them and adapt as soon as possible to their needs, because these are constantly changing and if a brand that is now in the “top of mind” of its consumer, fails to adapt , it will cease to be a reference brand for that consumer, that is what makes the world of marketing so complex, because consumers are individuals (social, but individuals) and do not change en bloc, which seems fine to a consumer now , trends, fashions and influences will lead you to other types of needs.
Obviously there are currently global trends, different for each “generation” of consumers, sustainability in a broad sense, climate change, transparency, technology, comfort, accessibility,…

. How has the company evolved with the pandemic?

Our company is relatively young, and the pandemic has helped us get to know each other better, align ourselves internally, and create processes that allow us to carry out the type of communication we have in mind for our clients.

We are creating a unique agency, fully integrated, sensitive to the environment and responsible for the issue of sustainability, with a different way of working. Since January 2021 we have doubled the workforce in all countries, and our turnover has grown by 150% in 2021 compared to 2020, thanks to our customers and their trust.

What is taking away from the expo. 2020 Dubai, without counting on the El Salvador pavilion prize?

For an advertising agency, the experience of conceptualization, design, audiovisual production, construction, and management of the entire pavilion for 6 months is something extraordinary, in the literal sense.
No pavilion at Expo 2020 (almost 200) or in previous expos was created or managed by a communication agency, hence the success of the El Salvador pavilion, understanding very well what the country wants to convey to the world, we were able to create an experience the only one that impacted hundreds of thousands of people who did not even know that the country existed.

• What has the Dubai World Expo award meant for IM+C?

Thanks to this project, awarded with a Gold for the interpretation of the theme, in the first presence of El Salvador in an Expo, we have been approached by several countries interested in being able to work together for the next Expo in Osaka in 2025.
We are preparing the best team of professionals so that our contribution to Expo 2025 is even better.

• Why is creativity so important in the agency’s work?

Creativity is important in all aspects of life, in business more, and in advertising agencies it is essential.
When our clients look for solutions, creativity always provides that plus that allows them to distinguish their products or services from the rest of their competitors.

• What projects are there in the short and long term?

Apart from Expo Osaka 2025, which is long-term but we are already working on it, we are preparing a great exceptional event in Central America and the Caribbean for next summer 2023, which we still cannot talk about due to confidentiality.

In addition to continuing to add value to our current clients, helping them find valuable technological solutions that allow them to grow their businesses and be more relevant in their communication to different targets.

• What sectors does the company cover and which ones do you want to promote?

We work for all kinds of sectors in different markets, although our international experience in dozens of countries for tourism/travel clients is remarkable.

• At what level is the company involved in society and the environment?

As previously indicated, IM+C is an agency deeply committed to sustainability and the environment, apart from the social policies that we apply to all staff, we are trying to apply the maximum of the SDGs, from sustainable mobility, ecological consumption and many more measures that will allow us to obtain BCorp certification in a very short period of time, as well as having launched the first green guide to advertising in Spanish to help agencies and production companies to be more responsible and take care of the planet.

What is the green guide?

It is a sustainability manifesto in the advertising profession, we have been working on it for months to help all companies measure and minimize the environmental impact in our campaign creation and content production processes. We also provide tools to offset emissions that cannot be avoided, very simple methods and tools to achieve zero emissions. To act with global responsibility professionally and personally.

How should the image of a CEO be before his agency?
Well, I think that as everyone would like, close, without arrogance, responsible in broad terms, innovative and brave.

Would you invest in new talent and entrepreneurs?
Of course we do, in fact, we help numerous entrepreneurs in their initial steps to help them build their companies, even before their friends or family trust their viability.

What is your opinion of Startups?
They are the ones that will move the economy of the future, the trades that do not exist will come from the hands of young entrepreneurs and visionaries, and not so young, who are designing the businesses that will come soon and adapting better to the needs of consumers, more technological , fast, conscious and changing.

“LUX Tenis leading luxury tennis services management company providing to private clients and hotels globally”

“LUX Tenis leading luxury tennis services management company providing to private clients and hotels globally

At LUX Tennis, we are dedicated to providing unforgettable moments and exceptional experiences, on and off the tennis court, with master coaches and ATP-listed professionals.

Managing all tennis-related activities, customized programs  and private training for clients in luxury resortdestinations or in personal requested locations, we are present in more than 30 destinations.

 

We have in-depth knowledge, experience, performance improvement training strategies that are being perfectly mixed and matched for tennis lovers globally, whether you are on holiday at a luxury resort destination, at your personal residence or you are seeking a private coach while at home, we are your go-to partner.

We offer a variety of exclusive tennis services, making sure that our clients have the best possible experiences.

Lux Tennis is a unique event that takes place in special places where you can live an unrepeatable experience playing tennis with the best legends in luxury destinations

Belmond Hotel, Mallorca

Our company is focused on understanding our client needs to ensure a unique experience on the tennis court, based on quality coaching and a personalized tennis program. For anyone that wants to start playing tennis, improving their existent skill set or wanting to prepare for an upcoming Pro tournament, we offer best in class training, delivered by current of former ATP level coaches.” Joan Soler, Founder & CEO of LUX Tennis. Lux Tennis is a unique event that takes place in special places where you can live an unrepeatable experience playing tennis with the best legends in luxury destinations with a perfect combination.

Swiss Tennis Legend Former World No. 1 Lux Tennis Star Event with David Ferrer at May 28th-29th 2022

In partnership with LUX Tennis, La Residencia, A Belmond Hotel, Mallorca is delighted to invite the former Spanish tennis star David Ferrer to run a special 2-day tennis event for the guests of this wonderful property. During his career, David Ferrer achieved his career-high singles ranking of World No. 3, won 27 ATP titles as well as 3 Davis Cup titles with Luxury Spain. He has reached the final at The French Open and was one of the most consistent top players on the tour.

Ita Mental Health Jaume Raventós Monjo General Director Korian Spain CEO of Ita Mental Health – Korian Spain.- Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Digital Health Association.

Ita Mental Health Jaume Raventós Monjo General Director Korian Spain CEO of Ita Mental Health – Korian Spain.- Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Digital Health Association.

“A person who runs a company in the position of CEO has a very important responsibility, work on the prevention and treatment of health, to give people and the planet a better quality of life.”
“We have a unique, proprietary and comprehensive model that works with all pathologies. Our treatment focuses on the person and their environment, with the family being a key player in the recovery process.


We have a multidisciplinary and specialized team (psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, nutritionists, neuropsychologists, social educators and occupational therapists) with the aim of obtaining a high degree of satisfaction and trust from patients, family members and prescribers. We have the largest network of Mental Health centers in Spain with Hospitalization, Day Hospital and Outpatient Centers specialized in the different Mental Health disorders

• What does ITA Salud Mental contribute to today’s society?

We provide experience in the treatment of mental health illnesses through our professionals, and in the most appropriate spaces for the needs of each patient at all times. We also work through our Foundation in the field of prevention and promotion of healthy habits in mental health.
We firmly believe that our contribution should be aimed at both prevention and treatment.

• What mental health problems currently exist? Have any of them increased as a result of the pandemic?

The most prevalent continue to be anxiety and depression. Some disorders have appeared in the child and adolescent population that years ago were not in our centers, such as addictions to technology, or cases of problems related to bullying.
The pandemic has significantly increased mental health problems. Some publications speak of a 200% increase in child-juvenile emergencies, and the impact in adults, in emergencies is greater than 60%, it has also been published that with respect to depression, 3 times more cases have been found and in anxiety 4 times. more than the incidence figures of the World Health Organization.

• What can Ita offer as a differentiator from other types of centres?

ITA has a specialized treatment focused on each mental health problem, we specifically treat each disorder with highly specialized professionals and centers.In addition, we continuously improve our treatments with the contributions of our professionals and with technology, through the innovation policy with which we work at ITA

• What has the merger and acquisition of Ita by the Korian France group contributed to?

We have become part of the first European company in the care of the elderly and in mental health, with a network of centers distributed in 8 countries and with more than 65,000 professionals. This allows us to advance our knowledge, sharing experiences with other professionals from other countries, and improve faster.

It also allows us to grow continuously and rapidly.

• What does the ecosystem around Ita Mental Health contribute? (universities, technology partners…)

It allows us to advance in the improvement of our treatments from all perspectives and areas of knowledge. The collaboration between all the elements of the ecosystem allows us to address different areas such as training, innovation, or research, in a coordinated way, increasing our quality and adding value to the sector.

• What is your opinion of new entrepreneurs or Startups that work for the benefit of health?
Right now there are many, many startups in the health sector. I think we are experiencing a real boom, due in part to the impact of the pandemic.

Of all these startups, it is necessary to see how many really provide services or products of value. We are seeing the wheel invented several times…, but there are also some with possible clear contributions of value.

 

At Korian we already have a procedure to be able to evaluate which ones can contribute to us and which ones cannot, so it allows us to work with those that really offer us something that we can pass on to our patients and professionals in such a way that there is added value.

• How is Ita Salud Mental going to develop in the future? Are there new projects or approaches planned?

Our growth is going to be significant in the coming years, both in terms of new acquisitions and continuing to diversify and specialize our services. It is also our goal to have a footprint in those parts of Spain where we are not yet, without losing sight of international growth.

• What has it meant to receive the Pasteur Award for business excellence and assistance in mental health?

A recognition of the work well done by our teams of professionals during these years aAnd a motivation to continue working and improving.

• What is Digital Health Association, what goals and values does it contribute to today’s society thinking about the future?

The Digital Health Association was created by a series of professionals in the sector more than 7 years ago. Our initial objectives were to achieve a space where we could debate and advance in the knowledge of digital technologies applied to clinical processes.

Over the years we have become a benchmark for knowing the value that these technologies can provide, also for their implementation processes, and for training issues with different partners.

We are pleased to be able to have among our partners very different professional profiles that allow us to always have visions of the application of technology from different perspectives. So we have medical professionals, nurses, pharmacists, engineers, etc… who work in hospitals, primary schools, pharmaceutical companies, technology companies, universities, startups, consultants, etc… This mix of profiles is extremely rich in order to advance and improve our experience and knowledge.

 

 

“EL South Summit 2022 cumple su decimo aniversario con un ecosistema único”

“EL South Summit 2022 cumple su decimo aniversario con un ecosistema único”

Se confirma que Madrid es un motor de innovación a nivel nacional e internacional en la feria South Summit que se ha celebrado del 8 al 10 de junio

  EL South Summit cierra su edición número 10 con un evento único en el centro de innovación del ayuntamiento de Madrid La Nave que alberga a empresas consolidadas en el mundo de las tecnologías , las comunicaciones, el business,  etc.

Es de valorar empresas que han tenido su presencia como coorganizadores por el Ayuntamiento de Madrid e IE University , socios globales como  Wayra, telefónica innovación ,BBVA, Astrazeneca, Mutua Madrileña, Endesa, Google For Startup y Sabadell Startup. por ultimo los socios pioneros como Caixa Bank Day One,  Once y ferrovial, todos ellos en un mismo camino de acción en sinergia por un evento que aporta un ecosistema único de relaciones interpersonales con  los nuevos emprendedores con futuros talentos se unen en  tres días de evento para volver a visitar en este 2023 ,

La Nave, es el espacio elegido desde el año 2016, cuenta con diferentes programas de emprendimiento adaptados a todas las etapas de desarrollo de cualquier proyecto innovador y, entre ellos, destaca el de aceleración de startups, que se ha convertido en uno de los protagonistas de esta 10ª edición del evento en este evento se apuesta por los futuros talentos realizando una competición con la selección de  diez empresas finalistas de la ‘Startup Competition’ que se ha celebrado en la 10ª edición de South Summit, el evento de innovación más importante del sur de Europa  del 8 al 10 de junio, han participado en el programa de aceleración de empresas de La Nave, el centro de innovación del Ayuntamiento. 100 startups que compiten como finalistas de la ‘Startup Competición’ la mitad de ellas son de procedencia española, especialmente de Madrid, Barcelona y Valencia, mientras que la otra mitad viene desde 29 diferentes países como Reino unido, EEUU, Alemania, Israel, Suiza o Brasil, entre otros.

El evento busca ser una ventana donde los proyectos que se han seleccionado puedan presentar su pitch en el escenario, tener reuniones personales con inversores reconocidos, además de contar con alcance global y acceso a potenciales clientes.

El gran premio de esta décima edición ha recaído en la startup española Payflow Originaria de Barcelona, esta plataforma B2BC permite a los empleados de una empresa acceder a sus ingresos bajo demanda. Gracias a ello, los trabajadores pueden utilizar esta app para recibir al instante una fracción de su salario ganado, independientemente del día o del lugar en el que se encuentren.

El resto de proyectos ganadores por verticales en #SouthSummit22 han sido los siguientes:

Connectivity & Data. Otorgado a la startup coruñesa Codee especializada en Deep Tech, gracias a su plataforma de análisis de código estático impulsada por IA que aumenta el rendimiento de los dispositivos electrónicos.

Digital Business. Los madrileños Usyncro alzaron con el premio gracias a una plataforma escalable para permitir y facilitar la sincronización de los diferentes participantes y sus sistemas de forma sencilla.

Education. La también madrileña Singularity Experts ganó el vertical gracias a su plataforma que orienta a las personas que no saben qué estudiar o en qué trabajar sobre los empleos del futuro y la formación perfecta para ellos.

Consumer. La startup británica ZEG.ai quedó primera en la competición del vertical de consumo. Con sede en Londres, genera fotos de alta calidad para los productos de empresa de eCommerce, por menos de 30 dólares y en 5 minutos.

Health & Wellbeing. Tucuvi originarios de Madrid, se alzaron como ganadores de este vertical gracias a sus programas de monitorización remota para el cuidado del paciente en casa, a través de una plataforma virtual de IA.

Durante el transcurso de esta jornada también se han dado a conocer los premios que reconocen a las startups más disruptivas, escalables, sostenibles y al mejor equipo. La valenciana Zeleros ha obtenido al galardón a la startup Más Disruptiva. Este proyecto ha liderado el desarrollo de un proyecto de Hyperloop, un sistema de transporte

La startup Nware ha sido reconocida con el premio a la startup Más Escalable gracias a su plataforma de juego cloud que permite a los usuarios jugar a cualquier juego en cualquier dispositivo, sin necesidad de que compren una consola.

La catalana Nextmol, ha recibido el galardón al Mejor Equipo. Esta startup de Barcelona ha creado un laboratorio virtual para acelerar el diseño de productos químicos mejores y más sostenibles. Todo ello gracias a técnicas computacionales como el modelado molecular y el aprendizaje automático.

Por último, el premio a la startup Más Sostenible ha recaído en Ryp Labs Esta startup estadounidense desarrolla soluciones sencillas y eficaces que pueden utilizarse en cualquier punto de la cadena de suministro de productos alimentarios. Todo ello con el objetivo de garantizar un proceso productivo 100% sostenible.

“El evento como motor de Madrid es un escaparate  internacional para startups y emprendedores con oradores de lujo”

Coorganizado por el Ayuntamiento de Madrid e IE University, esta edición de South Summit ha conseguido reunir de forma presencial al ecosistema emprendedor español y mundial en La Nave, llenando por completo el espacio durante tres días. De entre todos los asistentes, un 40 % han sido startups; un 30 %, corporaciones y un 12 %, inversores. Además, se han celebrado más de 1.000 reuniones one to one y también han estado presentes 220 fondos de inversión (un 72 % internacionales) con una cartera de 250.000 millones de dólares. /en este evento han participado: Brasil organizador del South Summit en ese país , Portugal , Argentina con presencia de su agencia de inversiones y comercio internacional con 11 startup , la empresa Invest Hong Kong inversionista y asesores de inversiones en el país asiático entre otros u oradores de la talla de Al Gore Ex presidente de los EEUU  y activista de la sostenibilidad, Maria Gabriel Miembro de la comisión europea, Pablo Isla CEO y expresidente de Inditex actual Consejo Rector Internacional de IE University, quien fue considerado en 2020 como el mejor CEO de la década por Forbes. Sal Khan, fundador y CEO de la organización educativa sin ánimo de lucro Khan Academy, Zaroff, fundadora y CEO de ECOfashion Corp, referencia del sector de la moda sostenible. Marc Oshima Cofundador y CMO de AeroFarms, Hrish Lotikar cofundador y director general de SuperWorld, un mundo virtual de realidad, como Iker Casillas con su nueva  aceledaora  de Startup SportBoost .

“Te esperamos en el 2023 en Madrid siguiendo apostando por la innovación y el desarrollo de la calidad de las personas y la sostenibilidad e nuestro medio ambiente”

Jane Goodall will inaugurate the seventh edition of Sanitas’ Healthy Cities challenge

Jane Goodall will inaugurate the seventh edition of Sanitas’ Healthy Cities challenge

The seventh edition of the Sanitas Healthy Cities project begins, a project especially aimed at achieving the regeneration of green spaces while taking care of people’s health, through the commitment of the member companies and participating citizens.

Jane Goodall will be one of the participants in the presentation event for this seventh edition of Healthy Cities. The well-known environmental activist and United Nations Messenger of Peace will expose the direct relationship between the health of people, animals and the environment (One Health concept promoted by various organizations including the World Health Organization) and, therefore, , the importance of the fight for environmental conservation.

During the event, Sonia Gutiérrez, head of Clinical Research at Sanitas; Juan Antonio Ortega García, president of the Environmental Health Committee of the Spanish Pediatric Association (AEP), and Dr. Araceli Boraita, cardiologist of the Spanish Heart Foundation, will share the scientific evidence regarding the consequences of climate change on the people’s health and about the benefits of strengthening the relationship with nature for children and adults.

Also participating in the event will be Begoña Villacís, Deputy Mayor of the Madrid City Council; Alejandro Blanco, president of the COE; and Yolanda Erburu, Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer of Sanitas and Bupa Europe & Latin America.

Also attending the presentation event will be Álvaro Arbeloa, representative of Real Madrid, and Alberto Jofre, managing director of the Spanish Paralympic Committee.

The Sanitas Healthy Cities project receives the support of the Spanish Olympic Committee, the Spanish Paralympic Committee, the Spanish Heart Foundation, as a scientific partner, and the Real Madrid Football Club.

The edtech startup Smowltech closes a €1.65M investment round with Wayra and the impact funds Fondo Bolsa Social and Sparkmind

The edtech startup Smowltech closes a €1.65M investment round with Wayra and the impact funds Fondo Bolsa Social and Sparkmind

  • The Spanish company offers supervision solutions that allow educational institutions and companies to check online exams, strengthening the quality of online training and making it more accessible.
  • The objective of the capital increase is to continue developing its technology and accelerate the consolidation of its business both in Spain and in Latin America.

Madrid, May 4, 2022.- The Spanish edtech startup Smowltech has closed an investment round of 1.65 million euros . Wayra , Telefónica’s open innovation hub, has been one of the investors that have participated in this round led by the Social Stock Exchange Fund , a reference fund in Spain for social impact, and Sparkmind VC , a Finnish fund specialized in the education sector .

With the closing of this funding round, Smowltech will continue to develop its cutting-edge monitoring technology , strengthen its product and marketing teams, and consolidate its presence in its core markets in Europe and Latin America.

Established in San Sebastian in 2012, Smowltech has developed a proprietary technology that can continuously verify user identity using multi-biometric data . Funded with support from the European Commission, its technology enables education providers to verify the identity of students taking exams online, while also monitoring their behavior during the task.

Monitoring solutions like those from Smowltech are key to ensuring the credibility and quality of online education providers , as they significantly mitigate the risks of fraud during online assessments. At the same time, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), online education can accelerate universal access to education, thus contributing to the generalization of quality education (SDG 4), while facilitating the socioeconomic development of the student, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

In particular, online education helps overcome physical barriers for people with disabilities and removes geographical barriers for students located in rural or remote locations, particularly those in emerging countries. In addition, it facilitates the social inclusion of low-income students who cannot afford travel or accommodation costs during training programs. Additionally, online education provides flexible learning paths for people with work schedules or family commitments incompatible with face-to-face training, who want to educate themselves to improve their socioeconomic situation.

Currently, Smowltech supports more than 100 educational institutions, companies and governments to provide confidence in their online learning processes (exams, certifications, recruitment, etc.), mainly in Europe and Latin America.

“We are committed to achieving a world with access to quality education, reducing the barriers that prevent it, thus creating better opportunities for all. We are sure that solutions like ours really have a positive impact on users’ lives. Sharing these types of values, which are the basis of our business at Smowltech, allows us to continue innovating and improving the quality of our service”, said Ricardo Vea , Founder and CEO of Smowltech.

For José Moncada , general director of Fondo Bolsa Social, “the technology developed by Smowltech makes it easier for students with limited resources or with mobility problems to access training of verifiable quality. It is a great step forward in the new training models and we believe that it can be instrumental for the social elevator to work properly. We see a huge potential for social impact of Smowltech to improve education in our country. And, in particular, in Latin America, where geographical dispersion and social inequality are more accentuated”.

“At Wayra we are excited to invest in Smowltech, a startup that is capable of providing a layer of reliability and trust to remote assessment processes with the use of technology. With its solution, increasingly useful if we take into account the rise of online education, Smowltech is already transforming and improving the lives of all evaluators and teachers who work remotely”, explains Paloma Castellano, director of Wayra Madrid.

About Wayra

Wayra is the entrepreneurial initiative of Telefónica’s Open Innovation program, the most global, technological and connected in the world. It has seven Wayra Hubs, facilities in nine countries in Latin America and Europe through which it invests and supports startups; Wayra X, a digital hub that invests in 100% digital startups; Wayra Builder, a corporate venture builder to create, together with other investors, innovative startups born from Telefónica’s internal technological projects; and Wayra Next Trend, a window to digital innovation on trends and innovative applications. In addition, through the Wayra Activation Program, it offers entrepreneurs exclusive and free access to new technologies through Telefónica’s own platforms.

About Smowltech

Smowltech is an edtech startup with a mission to build trust in online learning to improve accessibility to quality online education and, as a result, empower users to access new learning opportunities that can significantly improve its quality . of life.

About Sparkmind

Sparkmind is the first Nordic venture capital fund focused exclusively on the learning sector. The fund invests from early stage to Series B in teams that transform the way the world learns. Their investments are focused on solutions that improve learning outcomes, increase learning access and efficiency, or use data insights to better support educators and students.

About Bolsa Social Fund

Bolsa Social Impacto FESE is a social impact fund that invests in early-stage Spanish startups (pre-seed, seed and series A) with high growth potential and with the mission of producing a measurable and positive impact on society or the environment. The Fund has made ten investments in companies with an impact on health and well-being, inclusive and quality education, responsible production and consumption, climate action, and social integration and development. Registered by the CNMV as a European Fund for Social Entrepreneurship (FESE), it is managed by the management company Analistas Financieros Internacionales (Afi Inversiones Globales, SGIIC) and its advisory team is led by José Moncada, founder of Bolsa Social.

EU-Startups Summit! On May 12-13, 2022

EU-Startups Summit! On May 12-13, 2022

On May 12-13, 2022, we’ll be hosting the next edition of our annual EU-Startups Summit! At this exclusive in-person event we’ll be showcasing many of Europe’s hottest startups and coming together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time. Ready for two days of networking, inspiration and learning?

Audience/Focus: The EU-Startups Summit 2022 will gather over 1,500 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, and media from across Europe. The two-day event is a great opportunity for networking (with a dedicated networking app), and a meeting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international tech companies. We’ll have fireside chats with internationally successful founders, insightful keynotes, and an exciting pitch competition with the finals happening on our main stage with 15 startup teams – selected from over 1,300 applicants!

Exhibition Hall: In the exhibition hall at our EU-Startups Summit we’ll have 60+ companies presenting this year. An overview can be found here.

Pitch Competition

During the EU-Startups Summit, we’ll also have a big pitch competition with 15 of Europe’s most exciting early-stage startups. The pre-selected startups are going to pitch their business idea with a 3-minute-presentation in front of our attendees and an expert jury of well-known investors. The winning startup team will receive an awesome prize package worth €125k. The application phase closed on March 17 and the 15 finalists have recently been announced here.

Meet the 60+ companies exhibiting at our upcoming EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona!

Meet the 60+ companies exhibiting at our upcoming EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona!

This year’s EU-Startups Summit is finally going to happen next week in Barcelona! Connecting many of Europe’s most promising founders, exciting startups, top investors and the wider European startup community, we’ll have two days of networking, inspiration and learning carefully curated for you. There will be interesting fireside chats, insightful keynotes, an exciting pitch competition and so much more!

This year’s EU-Startups Summit will also be full of amazing exhibitors. From pet food to banking, these are the 60+ companies you should be looking forward to meeting in our exhibition area at the EU-Startups Summit! So, what are you waiting for? Get your ticket today.

Without further ado, below we’re introducing you to this year’s fantastic exhibitors:

TheGestor® logoThe Gestor: The Gestor is an easy-to-use app for the creation of invoices, receipt of payments, and taxes in real-time. The Gestor App is everything you need as an entrepreneur. The Gestor is based in Madrid & founded in 2019.

NCompass International logoNcompass: Builds bespoke software/products from the ground up! Effectively blending design thinking, great product engineering, customer centricity, and sound analytics. This way you can rapidly grow startups and scale-ups. Ncompass has operations in US, Europe and India & was founded in 2003.

Jetveo logoJetveo: The Jetveo Platform and App Builder combine an intuitive user interface with the power of C# to empower developers to quickly and efficiently provide business solutions to their customers. Jetveo App Builder streamlines everything from idea to launch. Jetveo is based in Brno & founded in 2016.

Kernel Edge: Kernal Edge is a software suite for Modern Fintechs. They’re here to help you accelerate your journey to market and beyond. They’d love to know where you currently are in your journey to see where they can help you advance, whether that be building technology solutions or partnering to invest. Kernel Edge is based in London & founded in 2020.

TeQatlas logoTeQatlas: TeQatlas is the first-on-the-market platform that enables founders and investors to find each other easily, managing capital and networks in one place. TeQatlas is based in Zurich & was founded in 2019.

Treezor logoTreezor: Treezor is an independent provider of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. Founded in Paris, Treezor owns a European License and is one of the approved suppliers for MasterCard® Prepaid. As an e-money issuer and a payment institution. Treezor is based in Paris & was founded in 2016.

Envite logoEnvite: Envite is an all-in-one powerful web platform that enables individuals to sell & manage any online service at the click of a button. Through their platform, you can launch, manage, and market your skills with ease and effortless professionalism. Envite is based in Tel Aviv & was founded in 2020.

Sastrify logoSastrify: Sastrify is a virtual Software-as-a-Service procurement service, helping finance and tech teams to optimize the management and cost of SaaS tools in digital-first companies. Their team brings transparency to your existing setup, gets rid of underutilized licenses, and negotiates with your suppliers to get the best deals for you. Sastrify is based in Cologne & was founded in 2020.

Grace Denker Gallery: Grace Denker Gallery is a contemporary art gallery featuring authentic artworks and staging exclusive art events in the heart of Hamburg. It was founded in 2015 with the intention of supporting national and international artists. The gallerist is a successful entrepreneur who runs a school and several other projects in Germany.

Tourisfair: Tourisfair is creating something amazing to reactivate the travel industry and to offer travellers a useful tool that will increase your experience when planning, so that the next time you travel, you will really enjoy and visit the trip to the fullest. Tourisfair is based in Saarbrücken & was founded in 2020.

KOOHOO logoKoohoo: KOOHOO is based on matchmaking technology, which brings tailor-made accommodation and recreational offers directly to traveller’s phones. KOOHOO differs from any other travel platform where the traveller has to manually search to find offers. Koohoo is based in Tallinn & was founded in 2020.

Tennders logoTennders: Tennders is a European digital freight platform that simplifies the way shippers, carriers, and brokers connect. With a multicultural team of experts in inland freight transport. They are leveraging their team’s extensive knowledge, supported by their platform to provide an effective and great service to Tennders customers. Tennders is based in Barcelona & was founded in 2021.

Ad Up logoAdUp: AdUp ensures that your checkout will perform better. They do this through their fast checkout, but also a full hosted checkout. AdUp shortens the purchase process from an average of 3-5 minutes to 15 seconds, this results in ease of use and more orders! AdUp is based in Amsterdam & was founded in 2019.

Ipriq: Ipriq secures your brand. The IP law experts help you discover, identify, protect, manage, enforce, develop and leverage intellectual property, including trademarks, designs, patents, copyright, and domain names.

Monicont Technology: Monicont offers hardware and software solutions to its own portfolio of institutions, adding strength to the information sector, and is still moving towards its targets with strong, dynamic, professional, young staff. Monicont is based in Enschede & was founded in 2017.

Skorebee logoSkorebee: Based in Prague, Skorebee helps you explore and improve your social media image based on how you want to use social media and gives you a leaderboard to see where you rank amongst your friends, peers, and other social media users. The company was founded in 2017.

quizdom™ logoQuizdom: Play one against one, battle other players to discover if you are the fastest and smartest! The Athens-based development team has years of experience in mobile game development, and the entire team is dedicated to creating the very best experience in trivia gaming.

Lylu logoLylu: Lylu is improving the lives of millions of people by empowering them with technology. Founded in Darmstadt in 2020, the Lylu Tablet is the easiest and most effortless way for seniors to get online. At their heart is Lylu’s senior-friendly software.

Beyond logoBeyond Pricing: Beyond is the #1 Revenue Management Platform for short-term rental owners and managers to get, grow, and keep revenue. Their easy-to-use platform includes a dynamic, demand-driven pricing tool with extensive market data that pairs with OTA distribution and a best-in-class booking engine. Beyond is based in San Francisco & was founded in 2013.

Decarbonify: Based in Oslo, Decarbonify is an ESG-as-a-Service Data Platform, designed specifically for climate risk reduction and optimizing ESG opportunities. They bridge science-based ESG data and Business through their Decarbonify ESG-as-a-Service Digital Infrastructure.

XMED iQ - International Group logoXMED iQ: XMED iQ aggregates large volumes of medical device orders from hospitals through their fully-integrated sourcing platform, then puts these never-before-seen volumes out to tender across Europe. XMED iQ is based in London & was founded in 2021.

FLEXXI logoFLEXXI Care: The app connects families in need of respite care with safe and affordable caregivers for home care provision at the required time. FLEXXI users don’t need to have long-term obligations or a contract with a caregiving company. FLEXXI Care is based in Munich & was founded in 2020.

iPlena: Based in London, iPlena was born in 2021 with the aim to improve our daily postures. Using mobile body scanning algorithm for tailored osteopathic training, the startup is offering tech that rewires the central nervous system.iPlena is based in London & was founded in 2021.

GlucoActive Sp. z o.o. logoGluco Active: This Warsaw-based company offers a wearable device for non-invasive measurement of blood glucose concentration using spectrophotometric methods. It is intended for diagnostic, prophylactic purposes, in the process of diabetes treatment and control, and for sports applications. Gluco Active is based in Warsaw & was founded in 2019.

MEGI: Founded in Croatia in 2021, Megi is a virtual cardiovascular care assistant that aims to give patients back their confidence, quality of life and peace of mind. The innovative product combines clinical expertise with behavioural science and AI to enhance engagement between doctors and patients, and personalize care.

chartok logoChartok: Chartok, based in Barcelona, is developing a staff collaboration software to enable hotels to transform their internal processes into automated workflows with (RPA) Robot Process Automation. Founded in 2018, Chartok connects all hotel team’s tasks, docs, contacts, handbooks, apps, and suppliers together to be more connected, profitable, and productive through internal collaboration.

Type Studio logoType Studio: Type Studio is an online text-based video&audio editing tool that takes your content creation to a new level of simplicity. The Berlin-based company helps users to spend less time creating beautiful content and has been doing so since 2020.

Goto-Sportwear: Goto makes ecological, regenerated harnesses from marine plastic waste collected from the oceans. In their manufacturing process, Goto uses materials such as regenerated fishing nets and plastic bottles. Goto is currently based in Espoo & was founded in 2020.

CoachHub - The digital coaching platform logoCoachHub: CoachHub is the leading global talent development platform that enables organizations to create a personalized, measurable, and scalable coaching program for the entire workforce, regardless of department and seniority level. The Berlin-based company’s co-founder, Yannis,  will also be joining us to give a talk on how to ensure employees feel valued.

Fish&Burger logoFish&Burger: Fish & Burger works with a network of digital specialists who help customers’ online activities to grow exponentially. The Dutch firm’s approach is aimed at utilizing the growth potential of their customers. Founded in 2021, they do this by taking on the challenge together with the best specialists in the market. Find out about how they scaled BlaBlaCar here.

6Minded logo6minded: Polish firm 6Minded is a team of experts on a mission to fuel your inbound marketing. They believe that inbound marketing is powerful, but it’s not for every company. Founded in 2013, the company establishes inbound marketing strategies specific to different needs.

sun_logo.pngSolea: Solea embodies the tasteful ideals of the Mediterranean in a Hard Seltzer; it is refreshing, all-natural, and effortlessly cool. Solea has it all – the guilt-free alcoholic option, great taste and low calories. It’s bound to be sunny in Barcelona, so why not give it a try?

Futura Vive:  Based in Madrid, Futura Vive is developing and distributing robots for the hospitality, health, restaurant and retail sectors. The company was founded in 2007 and is using AI to develop the assistants of the future. Futura Vive counts global brands like Repsol, Accenture  and Volkswagen as clients.

Economic AcceleratorEconomic Accelerator: The Economic Accelerator is a program of the Institute for Eastern Studies Foundation – the organizer of the Economic Forum, which has been creating the largest business and political conference in Central and Eastern Europe for 30 years. Based in Warsaw, the mission is to build a place of dialogue for representatives of major businesses, experts, government administration and startups. Economic Accelerator will be exhibiting with two projects:

The Małopolska Innovation Rocket:

Score Digital: Founded in 2019, Score Digital supports market challengers by delivering end-to-end digital product development services, helping companies transform powerful ideas into game-changing products.

Medical Simulation Technologies: This Polish startup is an innovative startup developing and implementing medical simulations for teaching medical personnel. The aim is to use tech to advance medical specialism.

Versatilex: Versatilex is a Polish startup in the automation machinery and manufacturing sector. It was founded in 2015.

The Dolnośląskie Innovation Rocket:

Robotivity: Founded in 2018, Robotivity is a team of creative and innovative developers that offer consulting in the area of process improvement and automation.

Nsflow: Offering an all-in-one platform enabling users to design and deploy AR applications, Nsflow was founded in 2018 with the goal to o transform the process of creating AR applications by moving it from the sphere of customized services to DIY zone.

Qualpro: Traveltech startup Qualpro is working to support hospitality businesses with proRMS – an intelligent and intuitive Revenue Management System.

Commit Global logoCommit Global: CGT Commit Global Translations is a leading language services provider founded in 1997. Today, with offices in Europe and the United States, Commit Global helps corporations around the world deliver their products, and services as well as market their brands in the local language. You can find out more about their support in scaling internationally here.

Intergiro logoIntergiro: Whether you are automating your business finances or providing banking services to your customers, Intergiro’s APIs give you the financial toolkit to build, adapt and thrive. Intergrio is a Stockholm-based company, founded in 2014, and growing fast.

Camaloon logoCamaloon: A Barcelona-based company, Camaloon’s vision and ambition are to make possible the customization of any product in any possible technique as well as deliver it in the fastest time and highest quality.

CometChat logoCometchat: CometChat empowers developers to quickly add text, voice, and video chat to their websites and apps. Its customers are in the virtual event, telehealth, EduTech, marketplace, and on-demand industries and use CometChat for it’s secure, scalable, and easy-to-use platform.

Swan logoSwan: Swan is a Paris-based firm that offers an embedded finance platform. Via Swan’s simple APIs, European companies can integrate banking services (accounts, cards, and IBANs) quickly and easily into their own product. Founded in 2019, the innovative company is providing super-smooth user experiences.

Nebeus logoNebeus: Nebeus is a Barcelona-based cryptocurrency app and desktop platform that allows people to secure loans using their digital assets as collateral, as well as exchange, earn and securely hold their crypto in insured cold storage vaults.

Deel logoDeel: Deel is a global payroll solution that helps businesses hire anyone, anywhere. Using a tech-enabled self-serve process, you can now hire independent contractors or full-time employees in over 150 countries, compliantly and in minutes. Today, Deel, based in California, serves 4,500+ customers from SMBs to publicly traded companies.

Safeguard Global logoSafeguard Global: Safeguard Global is a future of work company that helps workers and companies thrive in the global economy. Backed by a data-rich technology platform, local expertise, and industry-leading experience, Safeguard Global provides end-to-end solutions to manage people and scale operations. With Safeguard Global, organizations can recruit, hire, operate and pay anywhere in the world, no matter where they are in their growth journey.

EUSPA - EU Agency for the Space Programme logoEUSPA: The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) provides safe and performant space services, enabling synergies, EU innovation, sustainability, and security. EUSPA’s core mission is to implement the EU Space Programme and to provide reliable, safe and secure space-related services, maximising their socio-economic benefits for European society and business.

Amazon Business logoAmazon Business: Founded in 2015, Amazon Business simplifies the purchasing process to make it easier for its customers to get the products they need. They solve for its customers’ unmet and undiscovered needs — continuously expanding their selection and adding relevant new tools and features.

SafetyWing logoSafetyWing: The Californian company SafetyWing is building the first global safety net for remote companies, remote workers, and nomads worldwide. Their products are built and designed by a fully remote team of nomads distributed across three continents.

Freshworks logoFreshworks: Founded in 2010, Freshworks Inc., (NASDAQ: FRSH)  on a mission to empower the people who power business, making it fast and easy for companies to deliver top-notch customer service and have high-ranking levels of employee satisfaction. The company builds tech that works for everyone, making it easy for IT, customer service, sales, marketers and HR to do their job. Find out about the exclusive benefits of the Freshworks for Startups program for EU-Startups members, and also check out John Crossan’s talk during the summit.

Silicon Castles: Silicon Castles is a tech company builder and strategic business accelerator that focuses on “European Diamonds” – tech startups that have a unique business idea solving a real problem, use scalable tech and outstanding intellectual property. The aim is to help European startups make the leap from having great tech and talent to becoming global success stories. The team will also be giving a masterclass on how to go from idea to global success.

Webex: Webex is a leading provider of cloud-based collaboration solutions which includes video meetings, calling, messaging, events, and customer experience solutions like contact center and purpose-built collaboration devices. Webex is based in California & was founded in 1995, the company ahs been paving the way in providing devices that are making the new world of hybrid work, work.

Dassault Systems: Dassault Systems, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. Dassault provides businesses and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. They have worked with hundreds of startups to support their dreams and help them scale-up and launch innovative and disruptive products onto the global market. Fundamentally, Dassault Systemes believes that the only progress is human, and startups are pivotal to driving it forward.

Marketer Hire: Headquartered in California & founded in 2018, the mission is to connect top marketing talent with experience from global brands and hot startups with businesses quickly and seamlessly. Marketer Hire provides the fast, easy way to get access to the world’s best marketers. Its recent launch into Europe means you now have on-demand access to its global network of expert, pre-vetted marketers with zero financial risk and full flexibility.

Nestle Purina: One of the world’s most iconic pet brands, Purina knows that many of us are pet owners, and the people working at Purina are pet owners themselves, that is why they know firsthand how important pets are in people’s lives. They are committed to creating nutritious foods that will keep cats and dogs of all ages happy, healthy, and content. Unleashed, powered by Purina, is the startup accelerator fueling pet tech and pet care innovation – we’ll have a dedicated pet tech session at the summit as well!

Petopy logoPetopy: Petopy is a London based startup that provides stress-free at-home veterinary services and telehealth services to pet owners With Petopy, your veterinarian is always with you – whether you want to make a video call or have your veterinarians visit you at home.

ROCKETO logoRocketo: ROCKETO is a pet food innovator, closely mimicking how a dog might eat in the wild. It is entirely free of toxins and made by using ingredients only in their natural form – as supplied by Mother Nature since the dawn of time. Rocketo is based in London & was founded in 2017.

Doggies in Town logoDoggies in Town: Doggies in Town is an all-in-one app for dog owners to easily find dog-friendly places, dog products, dog services, activities, events, and direct booking to pet services. Doggies in Town is based in Malaga & was founded in 2020, helping pet owners enjoy more recreational activities with their fur babies.

HiPets logoHiPets: For all busy but loving and caring pet parents, Warsaw-based HiPets is creating a mobile and web app that enables instant booking for all pet-related services – starting with a vet and ending up with pet sitting. Founded in 2020, we put them on our list of Polish startups to watch this year.

Animoscope logoAnimoscope: Animoscope is a telehealth service provider for pet owners, specializing in generating and exploiting data. The company empowers pet owners to make the right decision by making complex medical things easy to interpret. Animoscope is based in Paris & was founded in 2019.

Kibus Petcare logoKibus Petcare: Kibus Petcare meets the nutritional needs of pets through technologies that allow a tastier, healthier, and more natural diet. With Kibus, which is based in Barcelona, customers receive a robotic food dispenser and monthly packets of pet food.

Dogo - your dog's favourite app logoDogo: Dogo is a mobile app for dog training. The Berlin-based company wants to make dog training easy, fun, affordable, and social. Since 2016, its app offers daily training that helps you teach your dog new tricks, and skills and spend quality time together.

InterPets logoInterpets: Based in Munich, Interpets is on a mission to help us understand our pets. Founded in 2020, its tech helps us to become better pet parents by improving your understanding of your pet’s emotions, behaviours, and health.