Barcelona entrepreneur Dídac Lee has been named the Best European Startup Mentor by the Founder Institute , the main accelerator of startups and mentors worldwide to help entrepreneurs launch new technology companies.
Dídac received the award at a gala yesterday held in Mountain View (Silicon Valley, California). This award recognizes his career as an entrepreneur and as a mentor who shares his experience to help other entrepreneurs convert their technological startups into meaningful and sustainable companies.
“I’m very pleased and honored to receive the award and I want to especially thank the startups I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring. I think as an entrepreneur, it’s the natural evolution to move from creating companies to helping others create theirs, and this recognition confirms that we are on the right track,” says Dídac.
The award ceremony was part of a conference organized by the Founder Institute which brought together some of the most prominent entrepreneurs, mentors and investors from Silicon Valley. Other activities included a session in which several young entrepreneurs explained their projects after which Dídac gave his views on their presentations.
The Founder Institute considered 2500 candidate nominations and Dídac Lee appeared on the list of mentors among the highest-rated in Europe, along with mentors from companies like Facebook or Google.
Founded in 2009, Founder Institute has already helped launch over 800 technology companies in more than 30 cities around the world boasting a network of 2,000 mentors.
Dídac is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first company (Intercomgi) in 1995, which was the embryo of what is now the technology group Inspirit, where he is currently CEO. Inspirit’s mission is the creation, incubation and acceleration of new technology-based companies.
Inspirit integrates 8 technology companies operating in different sectors (Online Marketing, Security, Software Engineering, E-commerce): Zyncro , SPAMINA , Fhios , The Etailers, Hotelerum, Alpify, Matrix and Intercomgi Argentina in Buenos Aires, which employes more than 80 digital engineers. Inspirit has presence in Barcelona, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, France, Italy, China and Silicon Valley.
Today, more than 400 employees are working within Inspirit and Tradeinn companies.
Dídac’s work has been recognized nationally and internationally, receiving some the most outstanding awards of his career for the innovative value of his startups. Some of these awards include: “Best Technology Entrepreneur” by the University of Cambridge (2005), “National Internet Award” in 2011, “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 2012, and he has also been chosen as one of 20 most influential entrepreneurs under 40 by IESE, one of the highest ranked business schools in the world.
As the technical director of Futbol Club Barcelona, Dídac’s goal is to turn the club into a global leader in New Media, Social Media, Mobile Apps and contribute to the internationalization of the Club by New Technologies. He is also Director of the Spanish management solutions firm Sage.
Source: Eureka Startups