why attend



Startup Olé has become a benchmark event for the international tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem, and its fourth edition is expected to be the biggest and most impactful ever. A place where meaningful connections will be made with ALL the key players at European and international level.

With the continuous support of Startup Europe (European Commission), Startup Olé 2018 will do what it does best: showcasing startups and providing them with the right connections (Accelerators, Investors, Public Administrations, Policy-Makers, Universities, Talent, etc.). It will also provide a forum where startups can share experiences and develop synergies so that they can grow together. Whether you are a startup, a scaleup or an entrepreneur, Startup Olé 2018 is the place to be.

We know that passion never fails, and that is why we are sure that this event will really make a difference, will you miss it?

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ARE YOU...

 ARE YOU A STARTUP?

STARTUP FAIR &
PITCHING COMPETITION


We know that being a startup requires 110% of your energy all around the clock, that is why we want to make things easy for you and help you out with a whole set of cool activities for startups.

In Startup Olé 2018 you will be able to share your passion with us and with more than 2,000 attendees and entrepreneurs thanks to our startup-oriented activities, actions such as a startup fair, pitching competitions, matchmaking with corporates, curated contact with mentors and even an accelerators’ competition where you’ll get to be the judge! All that in a friendly atmosphere with lots of meaningful networking.

Startups are the backbone of the Startup Olé Community, so what are you waiting for? Sign up now and apply for our startup activities!

 

FIRST ROUND ARE CLOSING – Selected candidates will be announced shortly

You can still apply for the second selection round until February 28.

 ARE YOU AN INVESTOR?

NETWORKING APP
& INVESTOR CLUB


Every startup needs investment, and every investor wants to find the best and most promising projects to make sure that his/her money really pays off.

Our goal in Startup Olé is to build bridges between investors and startups/scaleups in a friendly and filtered environment. Thanks to our wide variety of activities and our official app we ensure that investment opportunities are boosted and multiplied, all this reinforced with networking events.

Also, as an investor you will not only get to know the best startups/scaleups, you will also be able to contact with peers and colleagues to learn best practices and develop synergies.

For all this, Startup Olé provides an excellent ground to meet your perfect match as an investor and also to meet colleagues from different and international ecosystems. Startup Olé 2018 is a great opportunity that you can not miss.

Contact Startup Olé organization to take part as a Investor.

 ARE YOU A CORPORATE?

CURATED MATCHMAKING


Startup Olé gathers the most relevant ecosystem builders at international level.

Corporates’ Innovation Teams can gain access to a wide variety of startups and promising projects that are filtered according to each corporate’s needs. On top of this, the high density of top representatives from companies, public administrations and EU bodies makes Startup Olé an excellent opportunity for networking and synergy development.

Startup Olé has become a benchmark in European tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a wide media coverage that can give your corporate high visibility at national and international level.

Coming to Startup Olé will not only guarantee that you get the projects that can drive your company through the future, it will also ensure that your business is well positioned and develops the right contacts to grow in an increasingly competitive tech environment.

Contact Startup Olé organization to take part as a Corporate.

 ARE YOU AN ACCELERATOR?

ACCELERATOR ASSEMBLY
SHOWDOWN


Accelerators are always searching for the best startups and spinoffs to incorporate them to their programmes, so our pool of innovative projects with high-growth potential will be the perfect hunting ground. In Startup Olé 2018 your accelerator will have access to over 300 startups, so you will surely find the projects that best fit into your programmes.

In addition, Startup Olé 2018 will give you the opportunity to showcase your accelerator in front of all the relevant ecosystem builders. Our Accelerator Showdown activity will allow you to present your programmes and to prove their worth while also learning best practices from peers and colleagues.

Every accelerator wants the best and most promising projects to accelerate, and we in Startup Olé have a nice handful of them, so do not wait any longer and sign up!

 ARE YOU A UNIVERSITY?

WORKSHOPS


In a recent survey to 30 universities as part of the Startup Europe University Network, the Startup Olé team identified lack of effective education tools for entrepreneurship and the need to improve connectivity between students, entrepreneurs and industry as the key challenges for universities regarding entrepreneurship and innovation.

For these reasons, Startup Olé brings together a range of university representatives from across Europe to discuss actions that we can take together to improve the entrepreneurial culture, connect universities to the startup ecosystem and showcase spin-offs and research projects on an international level.

Obtain a general ticket and talk with us if you want to get involved.

LATEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

Juhan Lepassaar
Head of Cabinet for Vice President Andrus Ansip
European Commission

Giacomo Mattino
Head of Unit – Enterprise Europe Network and Internationalisation of SMEs
European Commission

María Sansigre
Investment Director
Demeter Partners

Gary Stewart
Director
Wayra UK

Mateusz Nowak
Partner
Mazovia Capital

Ian Lucey
Founder & CEO
Lucey Fund

Germán Rodrigo Chaques
Partner
Grant Thornton

Ana García Rodríguez
Partner
Baker & McKenzie Madrid

Ivan Feito
Venture Capital Manager
Axon Partners Group

José Manuel Rodríguez
Startup Business Development Manager
Amazon Web Services

Amparo San José Riestra
Director
IESE Business Angels and Family Offices Network

Milton Cohen-Henríquez Sasso
Panamanian Ambassador
to the Kingdom of Spain

Esteban Mayoral Campos
Head of the Innovation Center Management Unit
rtve

Diego Rodríguez Roldán
Director of the Innovation Center
Deloitte

Mª Victoria Seco
Director General of Telecomunications
JCyL

Lilia Stoyanov
CEO
Transformify

Joe Haslam
Chairman
Hot Hotels

Juanma Romero
Editor & Host of the TV Shows
Emprende rtve

Francisco Javier Rodríguez Barea
Innovation Manager
Renfe

Javier Megías
CEO & Co-founder
Startupxplore

Laura Lozano Lominchar
CEO & Co-Founder
Chargy

Matt Kuppers
Founder & CEO
Startup Manufactory

Juliane Butty
Regional Manager for Latin America
Seedstars World

John Leyden
Security Correspondent
TheRegister

Dora Trachana
Business Development
Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEin)

Alejandro Tosina
Director of Digital Economy
red.es

Pilar Troncoso
Blockchain Entrepreneur
NodalBlock

Isidro Laso
Head of Startup Europe
European Commission

Fernando Moroy
Madrid Chapter President
Keiretsu Forum

Fernando Sandoval
Manager
Enel Madrid Innovation Hub

Martin Jerch
Head of Finance & Investor Relations
ICEX Invest in Spain

Caroline Bijnens
Assistant Policy Officer
Seal of Excellence

Ángel Manuel Uzquiza
Director of Innovation
Santalucía Impulsa

Fernando Impuesto
General Manger
Enagas Emprende

Katharina Miller
Founder
3C Compliance

Ignacio Puente
Policy Officer – Access to Finance and SMEs
European Commission

Ciro Acedo Boria
Head of Open Innovation Ecosystem
Ferrovial

Fabrizio Porrino
VP Global Public Affairs
FacilityLive

Javier Villanueva
Founder & CEO
Socios Inversores

Leena Pishe Thomas
Director & Principal Consultant
Global Business Inroads

Miguel Arjona
R&D Director
Altran

José Torrego
Director
El Referente

Alberto Moratiel
Promotion & Institutional Relations
ENISA

Sabela García
Program Manager
Next Media Accelerator

René de Jong
Founder
De Jong Inversores

Marcia Guiditta Anelli
Project Manager for Fashion & Retail projects
H-Farm

Bernardo Martinez
Director
Conector Startup Accelerator

Benjamin Rohé
Founding Managing Director
CTEC

Diana Piedrahita
Regional Director of Europe
Interacpedia

Jordi Escruela
Deputy Director of Innovation
Correos

Kate Strong
Business Coach & Ethical Entrepreneur
Kate Strong

Sebastian Muller
Director
IMPACT Accelerator

Maryanne Morrow
Founder & CEO
SurgeXLR

Mathieu Carenzo
Founder
VentureHub

Javier Pérez
Founder
Customia

Esther Molina
Co-Founder & CEO
Wildcom

Philippe Szombat
Founder
Brightbiz

Teresa Alarcos
President & Co-Founder
Madrid Startup House

Paloma Mas
Startup Relationship Manager
Plug & Play Spain

Bruno Dureux
Partner Director
Bal Partners

Juanma Revuelta
Director
Finnova

Olga Padulosi
Marketing Manager
Lucey Fund

Vicente Muñoz Almagro
Managing Director
Lazarus – Fundación Caja Rural Castilla-La Mancha

Hebe Susana González
Co-Founder & CEO
Startup Europe News

Roberto Touza
Lean Startup Expert & Business Angel
Startups Inversores

Paco Ibañez
Country Head Business Acceleration & Access to Finance
EIT Digital

Darragh Kelly
Founder
Market Driven Products

Ana Durán
CEO
Innobooster

Milene Pio
Head of Communication and Public Relations
CEi – Centro de Empresas Innovadoras

Manuel Gago
Vice-President
CEDE | Confederación Española de Directivos y Ejecutivos

Jose Luis Ruiz de Munain
CoFounder
UnLtd Spain

Óscar Fuente
Founder & CEO
IEBS School

Samar Singla
CEO
Jugnoo

Rita Tomé
Communications Officer
Tec Labs Portugal

Lius de Sande
CFO & CoFounder
Auara

Eladio Delgado
Advisor on Corporate Development
European Commission

Catalina Valencia
Manager of Startup Europe Awards
Finnova

Luis Ruano
Director
Ricari

Asier Basterretxea
Partner & Corporate Director
Socios Inversores & Madrid Startup House

Noelia Lázaro
Marketing Manager Spain
Packlink

Javier Cid
Manager
Alentia Capital Alternativo

Letitia Seglah
FinTech Startup Consultant
Startup Manufactory

Juan Manuel Corchado
Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
University of Salamanca

Elena Rodríguez
Communications Manager
Startups Spanish Association

Leonard Pera
CEO
Open-Ideas

Lola Ruiz González
Responsible of the IT & Startups
Unive Abogados

Tomás de Castro
Chairman
Conetic

Jorge Gómez
CEO
Canard Drones

Eduardo Martínez
Founder & CEO
GO Tech Accelerator

Ana Sepúlveda
Co-Founder & COO
Wildcom

Alberto Cagigas
Co-founder & Director
Ediciones La Meseta

Wilhelm Lappe
Founder
The Biz Tour

Luis Felipe Campuzano
Director
Sevilla Capital Inteligente

Daniel Twal
Acceleration Manager
IMPACT Accelerator

Macarena Estevez
Founder & CEO
Conento

Javier Ayuso
CFO & Investor
Cube Ventures

José Vicente Martín Galeano
President
CES – Businessmen Confederation of Salamanca

Salvador Molina
President, Editor & Director
Foro Ecofin

Luis Emilio Martinez Gaviria
Managing Entrepreneurship & Startups Programs
Enagas Impulsa

Eduardo Sánchez
Manager for European SME Programmes
ICEX Invest in Spain

Benjamin Crespo
Chairman
AESCO

Iván Ledesma
General Secretary
CEAJE

Jorge Millán-Astray
Project Manager
Santalucía Impulsa

Gustavo Tissera
Founder and Business Development
About Growth

Ricardo Pereira
Correspondent in Portugal
StartSe

Félix López Capel
Director
SEK Lab EdTech Accelerator

Antonio Sainz
President & Founder
European Institute of Entrepreneurship

Agus Scab
Creative Director
El Despacho de Kotler

Jose Antonio Gutiérrez
Founder
NEO

Jose Carlos Sánchez
Director of Chair of entrepreneurship
CEUSAL

Federico Bueno de Mata
Professor of Procedural Law
University of Salamanca

Marcos Eguillor
Founder
BinaryKnowledge_

Antonio Bernal Dionis
Co Founder
tthegap

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

“Our biggest investment round was closed in Startup Olé 2017.
In the digital era meeting personally is often impossible, but investment rounds must be closed face to face.
Startup Olé connects us with entrepreneurs.”

Ian Noel. Co-Founder & Partner at K-Fund.


“Without doubt one of the star events that we support from Startup Europe initiative of the European Commission”

Isidro Laso. Head Startup Europe at European Commission.


“Startup Olé is crucial for the European startup scene.”

Kaidi Ruusalepp. Founder & CEO at Funderbean.


“We recommend Startup Ole for a fantastic meeting and networking opportunity for startups and those involved in helping to develop startup ecosystem.”

Eoghan Stack. CEO at DCU Ryan Academy


“Startup Olé gives you a great opportunity to network with people at the top level across Europe”

Javier Megias. CEO & Co-Founder at Startup Xplore.


“I fervently recommend Startup Olé, I think it is a magnificent initiative that gives life to Salamanca, with many experts in their respective fields, which is essential.”

Juanma Romero. Editor & Host of the TV Shows at Emprende rtve.


“Talent is everywhere, and events like Startup Olé prove this by showcasing some of the best startups and investment opportunities.”

Gonzalo Tradacete. CEO at Faraday Venture Partners.


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