COMMUNITY – Startup Olé 2018

STARTUP OLÉ AMBASSADORS

Christine Michaelis
Founder
Creative Startup Academy
U.K. Ambassador

Phillippe Szombat
Founder
The Brightbiz
Belgium Ambassador

Teresa Alarcos
Independent Director
Spanish Ambassador

Susana Hillenbrand
CEO
Nordic Capital Gateway
Finland Ambassador

SPEAKERS

Maximillian Strotmann
Communication Adviser of Cabinet for Vice President Andrus Ansip
European Commission

Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros
High Commissioner
Marca España

María Sansigre
Investment Director
Demeter Partners

Mary Lortiz
Data Analyst & Editor
Tech.eu

D. B. Venkatesh Varma
Indian Ambassador
in Spain

José Iglesias
EMEA Director – Startup Programs
Techstars

Pablo Zalba Bidegain
Chairman
ICO

Aviv Zeevi
Head of Division
Israel Innovation Authority

Mateusz Nowak
Partner
Mazovia Capital

Álvaro Zancajo
Director
Canal 24 Horas – RTVE

Dianne Park
Accelerating Specialist
Global Entrepreneurs Foundation

Ian Noel
CoFounder & General Partner
K-Fund

Blanca Losada
Director of Engineering and Technological Innovation
Gas natural Fenosa

Harry Davies
Head of Investor Relations
Wayra UK

Scarlett Ha
Accelerating Specialist
Global Entrepreneurs Foundation

Pere Vila
Director of Planning and Technological Innovation
RTVE

María del Pilar del Olmo
Consejera de Economía y Hacienda
JCyL

George Zviadadze
Chairman
Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency

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

Enrique Sánchez-Guijo
Councilor for Economy, Employment and Sports
Salamanca City Hall

Leena Pishe Thomas
Director & Principal Consultant
Global Business Inroads

Ut Rao
Chairperson
MICA Incubator

Francisco Polo
Secretary of Entrepreneurship, Science and Innovation
PSOE

Laura Hochla
Foreign Service Officer
US Embassy in Madrid

Fernando de Pablo Martín
Chairman
Segittur

Clement Marty
Digital Marketing, Loyalty and Innovation Director
Carrefour

Sabela García
Program Manager
Next Media Accelerator

Diana Rusu
Executive Director
Spherik Accelerator

Pedro Jareño 
Startups Lead – Innovation & Emerging Business
Microsoft

Joe Haslam
Executive Director, Owners Scaleup Program
IE Business School

Olivo Rodríguez Huerta
Dominican Republic Ambassador in Spain

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

Carlos Midence
Nicaraguan Ambassador
in Spain

Norman García Paz
Ambassador of Honduras
in Spain

Fernando Molina Girón
Ambassador of Guatemala
in Spain

Joorge Alberto Palencia
Ambassador of El Salvador
in Spain

Ignacio Fernández Sobrino
Delegate
A3 Media

Paloma Barreiro
Manager
SeedRocket

Aneesh Zutshi
Assistant Professor
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Diana Piedrahita
Regional Director of Europe
Interacpedia

Rodrigo del Prado
Deputy CEO
bq

Jorge Gómez
Business Development Manager
Amazon Web Services

Óscar Cantalejo
Investment Manager
Iberdrola

Gonçalo Amorim
Building Global Innovators
Executive Director

Andrehyna Caringella
General Director
Cranius

Andrés Dulanto
Director of Digital Content
EFE

Lilia Stoyanov
CEO
Transformify

Basilio Simões
Bussines Angel
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

Isaac Chocron
Business Development Director Iberia
OurCrowd

Javier Martinez de Irujo
Principal/Investor
Axon Partners Group

Alena Fričová
Project Manager
Czech Invest

Francisco Javier Iglesias
President of the Provincial Council
Deputation of Salamanca

Susana Hillenbrand
CEO
Nordic Capital Gateway

Juanjo Santacana
Deputy editor
El Economista

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

Teresa Alarcos
Independent Director

Grégorie de Lestapis
CEO
Lendix Spain

Mariliana Rico
Genneral Secretary
FIADI

Ian Lucey
Founder & CEO
Lucey Fund

Esteban Mayoral Campos
Head of the Innovation Center Management Unit
rtve

Ginés Clemente
Chairman
Fundación Caja Burgos

Jean Michel Terme
Project Manager
Capital Cell

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

Tehereh Nodehi
Post-Doc. researcher
Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Daniel Barrallat Gimeno
IoT Spain Country Manager
Vodafone

Mercedes Fernández Gutiérrez
Gerente de Innovación
Telefónica España

Luca Fracasi
CEO and Co-founder
Adenddio

Kate Strong
Business Coach & Ethical Entrepreneur
Kate Strong

René de Jong
Investor
René de Jong Inversiones

Alberto Barreiro
Creative Strategy
Barrabés

Andrew McCarthy
Founding Academic Director, Master in Customer Experience and Innovation
IE School of Human Sciences and Technology

Igor Tasic
CEO
Startup Euro Week

Carlos Sánchez
Senior Innovation Manager & Corporate Venturing Consultant
Barrabes Next

Carlos Sánchez
Head Of Innovation
Iturri

Luis Buzzi
Head of Innovation in Management Consulting Spain
KPMG

Isidro Laso
Head of Startup Europe
European Commission

Domingo Asuero
Head of Innovation
Gas Natural Fenosa

Ángel Manuel Uzquiza
Director of Innovation
Santalucía Impulsa

Kim Balle
CEO
Global Startup Awards

Raphael Ani
Intelligent Mobility Acceleration Programme
Wayra UK

Gema Esteban Garrido
Digital Strategy & Analyst Relations Director
Telefonica

Mariana Boadella
Entrepreneur
sabiotec

Silvia Rivela
CEO
Do-We

Beatriz Jacoste
Corporate Relations
Future Food Institute

Borja Pascual
President
Nerea Association of New Companies

Juan Francisco Delgado
Vice-president
European Foundation for Innovation and Technological Development

Luis Ángel Martinez
CISO
PROCONSI

Julio Rodríguez
Director
Red de Mentores de España

Sara Lerota
Partnership & Startup Development
Spark Digital Accelerator

Alfonso Ponce de León
Debt Advisory
Grant Thornton

Mario Vicente
CEO
Undanet

Nicolas Brien
Executive Director
France Digitale

Jesus Hernandez Galan
Director of Universal Accessibility and Innovation
Fundación ONCE

Javier García Hidalgo
Public Institution
Diputación de Salamanca

Luca Zurlo
Managing Partner
Voluntres

Emilio Galán
CEO
Beonprice

Ruben Sanchez
CTO
Beonprice

Ana Luisa Silva
Co-founder and Marketing & Communication Director
RI-TE

Hugo Magalhaes
Co-Founder & CEO
Helppier

José Ignacio Carrión
Investor
Faraday

Dan Gailey
Founder and CEO
Synapse.AI

María José Bosch
Director
Comiunicados

Pablo Hoya
General Manager
ZALDESA

Crispin Waymouth
Deputy Head of Unit, Entreprise Europe Network
European Commission

Andrés León
Manager of Investment Programmes
Panamá Ciudad del Saber

Pilar Garcés
Director General Research & Universities
Junta de Castilla y León

Cristina Aristoy
Founding Partner
Singularu

Roberto Vidal
Managing Director
AEI ciberseguridad

Francisco Javier González Baez
Open Innovation manager
Acciona

Tim Hinchliffe
editor-in-chief
The Sociable

Iván Feito
Investor
Prosegur

Florent Bernard
International Relations Officer
DG RTD. European Commission

Óscar Baza
Projects´ Coordinator at the Management Unit
RTVE´s Innovation Center

Cristina Fanjul
Director
CEEI Parque TecnológicoAsturias

Miguel Arias
Head
KPMG Impulsa

Vicente Matellán
General Director
SCAYLE – Supercomputing Center

Tomás de Castro
Chairman
CONETIC

Herminio Fernandez
CEO & FOUNDER
Eurocoinpay

Luis Bordallo
CEO
NitroFirex

Max Zeumer
VP International Business
FlixBus

Chabela de la Torre
Deputy Delegate of the Area of Economy, Employment and Rural Development
Deputation of Salamanca

Sofoklis Kyriazakos
Professor
Aarhus University

Teresa Gutiérrez
Technician of Labor Orientation Service
SIPPE – USAL

Guideon Marks
Board Advisor
GlobeKeeper

Fernando Sandoval
Manager
Enel Madrid Innovation Hub

Inés Huerta
Founder
Datatons

Guillermo Sarrias
Senior Advisor
Ship2B

Jose Aberto Coria
Director de Centro de Innovación
Viewnext

Javier Villalón
senior lawyer
FPV Proyectos Empresariales

Samuel McConnell Tejero
3D printing technician
bq

Ana López
Director
KPMG Abogados

Roberto Escudero
Director
SECOT León

Carolina Blasco
Councilman
City Council of Burgos

Miguel Ángel Martín
High Commissioner for Spain
World Business Angel Investors’ Forum

Javier Sardiñas
Finacial at Business and Innovation
CEEI Burgos

Jaime Cavero
President
Mentor Day

Suzana Alipio
Executive Director
ANJE

Cristina Álvarez
Non Executive Director
Aedas Home

Pepe Borrel
Managing Director
CrowdCube

Carlos Toledo
R&D Projects Advisor in Advanced Manufacturing
CDTI

Javier Villaseca
Founder & CEO
Socios Inversores

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

Francisco Javier Rodríguez Barea
Innovation Manager
Renfe

José Torrego
Director
El Referente

Carolina Rodríguez
Responsible for Promotion and Institutional Relations
Enisa

María Asunción Gómez Pérez
Vicepresident
UPM

Javier Sánchez Pérez
Head of Strategy
RTVE’s Innovation Center

Aladino Graña
Business Manager
Grupo ABC

Andrés Saborido
Country Manager
Wayra Spain

Lourdes Carmona
Journalist & Manager
Educa 2020

Germán Rodrigo Chaqués
Partner
Grant Thorton

Daniel Rubio
Head of CEO Staff & Innovation Manager
ALSA

Carlos Romero
R+D+i Director
Segittur

Ciro Acedo Boria
Head of Open Innovation Ecosystem
Ferrovial

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

Fabrizio Porrino
VP Global Public Affairs
FacilityLive

Laura Lozano Lominchar
CEO & Co-Founder
Chargy

Fernando Moroy
Madrid Chapter President
Keiretsu Forum

Carmen Madrid
Policy Officer
Seal of Excellance – European Commission

David Pascual
Head of Indraventures
Indra

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

Juán Ignacio Álvarez Gago
Country Manager & IT Director
Tech Mahindra

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

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

Juanjo Cano
Head of Markets in Spain
KPMG

Hebe Susana González
Co-Founder & CEO
Startup Europe News

Jordi Escruela
Deputy Director of Innovation
Correos

Michael Flynn
Assistant Professor
Trinity Collegue Dublin

Óscar Fuente
Founder & CEO
IEBS School

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

Eloy García Martínez
Comercial 3D
bq

Roald Schoenmakers
Executive Director & Main Shareholder
Súmate Marketing

Letitia Seglah
FinTech Startup Consultant
Startup Manufactory

Claudio Mogilner
CEO
International Web

Alfonso López
Implusa Visión RTVE

Paloma Mas
Startup Relationship Manager
Plug & Play Spain

Javier Cámara
CEO
BeeBee

Angel María Vicente
Director of Business Development & Marketing
EspañaDuero

Juan Alfredo Fuentes
CEO
Hello!! School

Diego Alvira
Chairman
Crowdworking la estación (T-ZIR)

Noelia Martín
CEO & Founder
Bebes & signos

German Silva
Founder & CEO
Pink Lab

Leticia Claramunt Julian
Abogada
ILP Abogados

Mathieu Carenzo
Founder
VentureHub

Ana García Rodríguez
Partner
Baker & McKenzie Madrid

Diego Rodríguez Roldán
Director of the Innovation Center
Deloitte

Pilar Troncoso
Blockchain Entrepreneur
NodalBlock

Bernardo Martinez
Business Development Manager
New Ventures

Bruno Dureux
Partner Director
Bal Partners

Javier Mateo
Subdirector de Emprendimiento
VIT Emprende

Ana Fernández
Innovation Manager
Segittur

Eduardo Carazo
General Director of the Youth Institute
Regional Government of Castilla y León

Olga Padulosi
Marketing Manager
Lucey Fund

José Manuel Rodríguez
Startup Business Development Manager
Amazon Web Services

Peter Lindgren
Full Professor
Aarhus University

Eduardo Díaz
Head of New Technology Based Firms Unit
Madri+d

Sandra Bartolín
Head of Strategy & Technology Business Development
ITENE

Francisco Costa
Co-Founder
Venture Cup

Nohelis Ruiz Arvelo
Positioning Strategist & PersonalBrander
NohelisBsB

Juan Luis Segurado
Researcher – Enrepreneurship & Innovation Center
IESE business School

Lius de Sande
CFO & CoFounder
Auara

Esther Romero
Marketing and Communication
BeeBee

Enrique Dominguez
Director
El parking

José Luis Vecilla
Abogado
Icava

Samar Singla
CEO
Jugnoo

Azahara García Espejo
Head of Business development
Crowdcube

Miriam Romero
Community Manager Intern
Empresario 2.0

Javier González-Soria
CEO
TRAVEL TECH 1 SCR

Elena Rodríguez
Communications Manager
Startups Spanish Association

Fernando Impuesto
General Manger
Enagas Emprende

Alejandro Tosina
Director of Digital Economy
red.es

Ana Durán
CEO
Innobooster

Juanma Revuelta
Director
Finnova

Darragh Kelly
Founder
Market Driven Products

Ana Ruiz
Programme Director
Unltd.Spain

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

Javier Cid
Manager
Alentia Capital Alternativo

Jordi Altimira
General Partner
Lánzame

Esther Molina
Co-Founder & CEO
Wildcom

Diego Díaz
Head of New Ventures
Iberdrola

Pamela Avilés
Communication Coordinator
Relato GT

Roberto Touza
Lean Startup Expert & Business Angel
Startups Inversores

Jose Luis Cabañero
Founder & CEO
Eatable Adventures

Ascensión Furió
Entrepreneurship and Start Ups
Fusions and acquisitions
ILP Abogados

Luis Ruano
Director
Ricari

Miguel Ángel Casanova
Responsable de Desarrollo
AETICAL

Noelia Lázaro
Marketing Manager Spain
Packlink

Agustín Valentín Gamazo
Mentor
EOI

Carlos Kan
Co-Founder
ComeAround.Work

Gabriel Castillo
CEO
Es Mundano

Ana Sepúlveda
Co-Founder & COO
Wildcom

Javier Pérez
Founder
Customia

Alberto Moratiel
Promotion & Institutional Relations
ENISA

Leonard Pera
CEO
Open-Ideas

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

Juan Manuel Corchado
Full Professor & Director at BISITE Research Group
University of Salamanca

Carlos Forteza
Laboral Group

Ricardo Pereira
Correspondent in Portugal
StartSe

Aurelio Jimenez
COO
Zapiens

Josean Rodríguez
Entrepreneur manager
ADEGI

Beatriz Olite
Team Member
Zabala H2020 European Project

Javier Ayuso
CFO & Investor
Cube Ventures

Ramón Compañó
Programme Manager
European Commission

Wilhelm Lappe
Founder
The Biz Tour

Lola Ruiz González
Responsible of the IT & Startups
Unive Abogados

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

Eduardo Sánchez
Manager for European SME Programmes
ICEX Invest in Spain

Pascual Parada
CEO
IEBS Venture Lab

Gustavo Tissera
Founder and Business Development
About Growth

Antonio Sainz
President & Founder
European Institute of Entrepreneurship

Luis Javier Gadea
R+D+i Manager
Segittur

Alain Saldaña
President
Asociación Empresarios Hostelería Salamanca

Manuel Francisco Egido Gordo
Presidente
TAXI SALAMANCA

Diego Alonso
Professor
Polithecnic University of Cartagena

Luis Emilio Martinez Gavira
Managing Entrepreneurship & Startups Programs
Enagas Impulsa

Álvaro Sánchez
Co-Founder & CEO
Wayook

Constantino Lázaro
COO
Proconsi

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

Daniel Twal
Acceleration Manager
IMPACT Accelerator

Luis Felipe Campuzano
Director
Sevilla Capital Inteligente

Eladio Delgado
Chairman
ACLE

Eduardo Martínez
Founder & CEO
GO Tech Accelerator

José Vicente Martín Galeano
President
CES – Businessmen Confederation of Salamanca

Félix López Capel
Director
SEK Lab EdTech Accelerator

Benjamin Crespo
Chairman
AESCO

Iván Ledesma
General Secretary
CEAJE

Juán José Carabias Salinero
Vice-president
Taxi Salamanca

Jorge Millán-Astray
Project Manager
Santalucía Impulsa

Luis Gosálbez
Co-Founder & CEO
Metricson

Jose Carlos Sánchez
Director of Chair of entrepreneurship
CEUSAL

Antonio Bernal Dionis
Co Founder
tthegap

Salvador Molina
President, Editor & Director
Foro Ecofin

General Director
CEO
EL MAJELAR

Jose Antonio Gutiérrez
Founder
NEO

Pascal Pitel
Sales Manager
The Bright Biz

Federico Bueno de Mata
Professor of Procedural Law
University of Salamanca

Agus Scab
Creative Director
El Despacho de Kotler

Marcos Eguillor
Founder
BinaryKnowledge_

Ángel Bajo Perez
Tesorero
TAXI SALAMANCA

Gerard Valverde i Polo
Project manager – investment vehicle and investors community
Ship2B

David Monaguillo
Founder
Salamanca en bandeja

Damian Carpintero Román
CSO
Paythunder

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

“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.