WHAT HAPPENED AT STARTUP OLÉ 2018?

Casa Real at Startup Olé 2018. (Casa Real TV)

The King Felipe VI of Spain and the President of the Portuguese Republic travel to Salamanca along with the ministers of foreign affairs from both countries to visit the international event ‘Startup Olé 2018’

Startup Olé 2018 at Audiencia Abierta – Rtve

Startup Olé becomes one of the most relevant tech-events in Europe. More than 10.000 attendees and over 500 startups and entrepreneurs have connected with the most important actors of the entrepreneurial ecosystem: investors, corporates, media outlets, universities, talent…

Marca España at Startup Olé 2018

Spain becomes the benchmark of European tech-entrepreneurship. From April 17 to 19, Salamanca hosted Startup Olé 2018, one of the most important and influential tech events in Europe, and supported by Marca España

Startup Olé 2018. Agencia EFE

Startup Olé 2018 with Juanma Romero at Emprende – Rtve

Startup Olé 2018 at Cámara Abierta – Rtve

Fundación ONCE at Startup Olé 2018

Startup Olé 2018 with Juanma Romero at Emprende – Rtve

Iberdrola at Startup Olé 2018

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 10,000 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!

More info for startups
FAQs

STARTUPS FAIR NEWS

Startups selected for startup fair mode 1 (full stand) & mode 2 (Roll-up)

PITCH COMPETITION & MATCHMAKING NEWS

The competition will be divided into verticals, each vertical will have a 60 min. slot.
One startup per slot will be selected for the Pitching Finals. The startups selected for the final pitch round will be announced on the evening   of the 18th.

Pitching Finals will take place on Thursday 19th from 12:00 to 13:00 at startup Olé Main Stage.


 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.

STARTUP FAIR

STARTUPS FAIR NEWS

Startups selected for startup fair mode 1 (full stand) & mode 2 (Roll-up)

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LATEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

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

Ivan 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
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

Rafael Ani
Intelligent Mobility Acceleration Programme
Wayra UK

Gema Esteban Garrido
Digital Strategy & Analyst Relations Director
Telefonica

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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VOLUNTEERS 2018

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.

We are a huge family made of volunteers who want to enjoy and share a common passion. Now you can also be part of it.

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