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Inspiration Day June 2013

María Gómez del Pozuelo, CEO of Womenalia was the first speaker on Inspiration Day 2013 a conference held for 1,200 female and male professionals, entrepreneurs and managers, and hosted by journalist María Escario. The event took place on June 13, and...

Key Players in Start-ups viii) Francois Derbaix

François Derbaix is a great example of a foreign entrepreneur who has thrived in Spain's start-up scene, and who now is a major investor in new internet ventures in that country. Born in Belgium, Francois moved to Madrid in 2000 when he founded TopRural...

The top 25 movers and shakers in the Spanish IT industry

Around this time of year, the Spanish paper El Mundo publishes a list of the 500 most powerful people in Spain. From this list, various commentators have produced a list of the 25 most influential people in Spanish technology today. This list contains...

Social shopping site Moodyo close funding deal of 450,000 euros

Moodyo the social shopping start-up from Seville has just closed a funding round that will enable further development of their platform and increase worldwide coverage. The funding has come from diverse sources such as the IDEA agency, 3dsignia, and the...

Key Players in Start-ups vii) Luis Martín Cabiedes

It’s been said that anyone who is involved in start-ups in Spain can’t fail to know who Luis Martín Cabiedes is – suffice it to say he’s one of the country’s most influential business angels and entrepreneurs. He started out in the big time as the Ceo...

Key players in Start-ups vi) Didac Lee

Serial founder and keen Barcelona FC supporter (he’s their director for New Technologies ) Didac Lee is a famous Catalan with Taiwanese parents, in the Spanish start-up scene. He started his work career in humble origins as a washer-up at his parents’...

Key players in Start-ups v) Carlos Blanco Vazquez

Carlos Blanco has been a serial entrepreneur in the Spanish internet sector since the 1990s. Just a few of the enterprises he has founded include Grupo ITnet, OcioMedia, Descargas Online, and OcioDigital. One of his most recent ventures, in 2011, was...

Key players in Start-ups iv) Enrique Dubois

Mallorcan-based Enrique Dubois is a serial entrepreneur who is now heavily involved in the start-up incubator and accelerator Mola.com . Mola is one of the most important Spanish start-up incubators today, yet is not restricted to the Balearics, having...

Key players in Start-ups iii) Elena Gomez del Pozuelo

The number of companies and start-ups that Elena is involved with, is staggering. Womenalia, teleciguena , encesta , secretariaplus , directivosplus... the list doesn’t appear to end. Perhaps her most famous and ambitious project has been with Womenalia...

Key players in Start-ups ii) Marek Fodor

Marek Fodor is known as the founder of Atrapalo one of the leading B2C online Spanish agencies. It provides deals and promotions for leisure activities such as concerts, flights, theatre tickets etc. They continue to expand and have invested over a million...