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 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!

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SECOND ROUND ARE CLOSING – Selected candidates will be announced shortly

 

You can still apply for the third selection round until March 3.

 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.

FIRST STARTUPS SELECTED

LATEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

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

Enrique Alejo
Corporate General Director
RTVE

Mateusz Nowak
Partner
Mazovia Capital

María Sansigre
Investment Director
Demeter Partners

Aviv Zeevi
Head of Division
Israel Innovation Authority

Pablo Zalba Bidegain
Chairman
ICO

Gary Stewart
Director
Wayra UK

Ut Rao
Chairperson
MICA Incubator

Leena Piche Thomas
Director & Principal Consultant
Global Business Inroads

Álvaro Zancajo
Director
Canal 24 Horas – RTVE

Juan Carlos Suarez-Quiñones
Consejero de Fomento y Medio Ambiente
Junta de Castilla y León

Kate Strong
Business Coach & Ethical Entrepreneur

Rodrigo del Prado
Deputy CEO
bq

Fernando de Pablo Martín
Chairman
Segittur

Fernando Jáuregui
Journalist & Manager
Educa 2020

Laura Hochla
Foreign Service Officer
US Embassy in Madrid

Pedro Jareño 
Startups Lead – Innovation & Emerging Business
Microsoft

Joe Haslam
Executive Director, Owners Scaleup Program
IE Business School

Ignacio Fernández Sobrino
Delegate
A3 Media

Paloma Barreiro
Manager
SeedRocket

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

Katarzyna Bałucka-Dębska
SME Policy: from Startup to Scaleup
European Commission

Juanjo Cano
Head of Markets in Spain
KPMG

Jorge Gómez
Business Development Manager
Amazon Web Services

Óscar Cantalejo
Investment Manager
Iberdrola

Gonçalo Amorim
Building Global Innovators
Executive Director

Maryanne Morrow
Founder & CEO
Surge XLR

Andrés Dulanto
EFE
Director of Digital Content

Lilia Stoyanov
CEO
Transformify

Basilio Simoes
Business Angels
Centro Business Angels

Roberto Sánchez
General Director of Innovation and Promotion
City of Madrid City Councyl

Katharina Miller
Founder
3C Compliance

Philippe Szombat
Founder
Brightbiz

Guillermo Jimenez
Managing Director
AXIS – ICO

Mª Victoria Seco
Director General of Telecomunications
JCyL

Matt Kuppers
Founder & CEO
Startup Manufactory

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

Teresa Alarcos
Cpo-Founder & President
Madrid Startup House

Grégorie de Lestapis
CEO
Lendix Spain

Mariliana Rico
Genneral Secretary
FIADI

Ian Lucey
Founder & CEO
Lucey Fund

John Leyden
Security Correspondent
TheRegister

Ginés Clemente
Chairman
Fundación Caja Burgos

Fernando Sandoval
Enel Madrid Innovation Hub
Manager

Cristina Aranda
Co-Founder & Director
MujeresTech

Juanma Romero
Editor & Host of the TV Shows
Emprende rtve

Javier Megías
CEO & Co-founder
Startupxplore

Nikhil Malhotra
Head
Makers Lab – TechMahindra

Isidro Laso
Head of Startup Europe
European Commission

Inés Huerta
Founder
Datatons

Ángel Manuel Uzquiza
Director of Innovation
Santalucía Impulsa

Rafael Ani
Intelligent Mobility Acceleration Programme
Wayra UK

Gema Esteban Garrido
Digital Strategy & Analyst Relations Director
Telefonica

Derik Kim
Founder
Global Entrepreneurs Fundant

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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Startup Olé is not only a great event, it is also a community of friends that want to work to create something that really makes a difference.

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