Who’s behind the South Summit?

South Summit, the beginnings.

Spain Startup was founded in 2012, amidst the economic crisis, as a joint initiative with IE Business School with the conviction that entrepreneurs were the driving force to reactivate the economy.

In 2014, we broadened our reach to prove to the world the talent, the innovation and the opportunities from the South creating South Summit. In only 3 years, South Summit has become the worldwide reference as leading event around innovation, with more than 12.500 attendees from more than 100 nationalities.

“Let’s prove to the world how bright the South is!!”

What is South Summit?

South Summit is the Leading Event from the South, connecting the most innovative entrepreneurs with the most important investors in the world and the corporations seeking to improve their global competitiveness through innovation.

Keynote talks and debates with worldwide innovation leaders, meetings with the largest business angels and VC firms, Startup Competition with the best success stories and Business & Networking opportunities in every corner.

This is a place where the future is discussed, shaped, challenged and moulded. Were the brightest talent and ideas are the norm. Welcome to the event where thinking out of the box is just the beginning...

Team

María Benjumea

María Benjumea

Founder & CEO

Nacho Mateo

Nacho Mateo

COO

Jose Ramón Molinero

Jose Ramón Molinero

CFO

Natalia Bayona

Natalia Bayona

VP for International Business Development

Cristina Martorell

Cristina Martorell

Head of Innovation Programs

Carlos Viada

Carlos Viada

Head of Corporate Parnerships

Valerie Drasche

Valerie Drasche-Wartinberg

Head of Program

Maria Lada

María Lada

Head of Startups

Mateo Rouco

Mateo Rouco

Head of Communications

Asis Mortera

Asis Mortera

Innovation Programs Manager

Mercedes Frigols

Mercedes Frígols

Program Manager

Maria Cabrera

María Cabrera

Marketing & Event Production

Laura Centellas

Laura Centellas

Startups Manager

Ana Garrido

Ana Garrido

Office Manager

Susana Llerandi

Susana Llerandi

PA to María Benjumea