After two years in business and 5.3 million euros raised in funding to its entrepreneurs, Conector has already accelerated more than 50 start-ups in six different programs. In spite of being new as an accelerator in Spain, they have worked with start-ups in eight different sectors, including SaaS, IoT, e-commerce, Apps, Marketplace, Sharing economy, B2B and gaming.
Last week we mentioned Kompyte, which is expanding to the US market and to New York, and has to date raised half a million euros. This is one of many success-stories the young accelerator can add to their list.
Pere Codina, CEO of Kompyte has nothing but good things to say about Conector. “It is a very special accelerator, its main asset is not money or investment, but people”, he says.
They are also proud of their numbers showing that nearly 20 percent of their program-entrepreneurs are women, a number that is low in general, but in Spain it’s a very good percentage.
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Conector is also very proud of their mentors. Many of are them prize-winning entrepreneurs including David Thomas, founder of Cyberclick, which think the mentoring part of the acceleration is most crucial in succeeding in the program.
“Conector helps the start-ups in many ways, but the most important is providing a strong involvement from mentors, which again gives them easy access to contacts, funding, and new business opportunities“, he says.
The young accelerator recently introduced their new start-ups for the year. Read about all of them at Barcinno: