Spain Startup & Investor Summit is a platform that raises awareness about innovative entrepreneurial initiatives in Spain. To accomplish their goals, they have created a network for knowledge sharing and a climate of optimism around Spanish technology and innovation development. But even more than a platform, they position themselves as a mind-set. In times of crisis, opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship can make a change and turn the economic curve upwards. In 2012, the Spain Startup & Investor Summit gathered 1.200 entrepreneurs, 185 investors, and 30 start ups hellbent on turning the recession into an opportunity. The movement is supported by a long list of high-level representatives in state, industry and academia. In 2013 they want to take to a whole new level.
And you can be part of it. Currently they are looking for 25 entrepreneurial projects and the 25 startups. In addition to their pitch competition and entrepreneurial celebration in June, the Spain Startup & Investor Summit, including the first ever Startup Village, and will be taking place this October.
What are their value propositions?
- Opportunities to make valuable connections and innovate
Taking part in a large meeting point of entrepreneurs, investors, companies and financial entities in Spain creates opportunities. You can spread your message, ideas and vision to an audience with a unique and extensive national and international impact. There will also be plenty of opportunities to network and seek out high potential synergies with other organizations.
- Stay one step ahead
During the event you can inspire and be inspired. Large scale events like these provide an injection of optimism and excitement that can be beneficial for your own startup. Seeds will be planted for an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will pave the way towards an entrepreneurial revolution and steer the economy in a positive direction.
- Supporting the “Spanish Brand”
Collaborative initiatives serve to increase the quantity and quality of Spanish entrepreneurial projects and enhance their impact throughout the world. The Spain Startup & Investor Summit will generate visibility for your business, provide access to national and international funding, and offer support for internationalization.
The countdown is running. You have until tonight at midnight to sign up. Don’t forget, the Spanish ‘Silicon Valley’ begins with Startups. We hope a lot of entrepreneurial projects and innovative startups from Barcelona will compete in this competition and we wish them the best of luck! We are happy to report on your experience, so feel free to keep us updated on your projects!