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Participating Startups

2B+

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Our top startups selected for 2019

BMG Intepco Limited
Bound 4 Blue SL
Carbon Upcycling Technologies
Deepki
HOFITECH ltd.
MPower Ventures
Paptic
recircular
Solar Wind Reliance Initiatives Ltd. (SWRI)
Waga Energy
Boxmotions
Clicpiso
Elma
FUN WITH BALLS GmbH
iAltitude Training S.L
Moggie (PETIFY SL)
SEPIIA 2080
Streamloots
TaxDown
Technovator
2gether
AREX Real Estate Technologies
Bdeo
Change Labs
Cobee
etoshi
Finoa
Invisible Collector
Polaroo
woonivers
Anzu
Footters
Influencity
JUMP Data-Driven Video
Melboss Music
Shoppiday
Synapbox
Tink - Referral as a Service
Anything Connected
Buy Yourself
Factorial
it24
Localyze
OS CITY
Thinger.io
Toucan Toco
Vizlegal
Yeeply Mobile S.L.
CHAINGO TECH
Electric Visionary Aircrafts
HOOP CARPOOL
Iomob
Navlandis
Open Cosmos
Sideways
Situm Indoor Positioning
SmartMonkey.io
Xesol Innovation
Beonprice
Biduzz
Chekin Soluciones Digitales SL
CityScan by Info Projects
CloudGuide SL
Doinn
Jubel
Nightly.travel
Sanctifly
Triporate
AllRead Machine Learning Technologies
Appentra Solutions S.L.
ATLANT 3D Nanosystems
EPICA
GATACA
LeanXcale
Loozend
NEURODIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES S.L.
Onirix
TRATO
Wide Eyes Technologies
2EYES VISION, S.L.
Bodyo
Dem Dx
Healthcentrix Inc
Hera Health Solutions
Mentalab
Neurotech-Solutions Ltd
Nucaps Nanotechnology, S.L.
Rheo Diagnostics S.L.
Unima
CommonLit
Expansio sp. z o.o.
MARMELADE
MobieTrain
Mtabe
NeeKids
PraxiLabs
Skriware
Smile and Learn
Smowltech
Who will be there

Business Leaders

Javier Villamizar

Javier Villamizar

Partner
Softbank

Javier Villamizar

Javier Villamizar

Partner

Softbank

Enthusiastic, driven, bilingual/bicultural seasoned professional with a global perspective, entrepreneurial background and extensive C-Level professional network in Telecom and Technology. Team player, customer oriented, proven leader and problem solver, high-energy, dedicated thinker with diversified international work experience covering telecom, technology, software and hardware, supply chain, finance and venture capital with clear focus on creating sustainable value and bottom line growth. 20+ years of experience in Telecom & Technology, products and solutions sales, business and market development and venture capital and consultancy practice. International experience managing multi-billion 20+ regional operations. Key member of the management team of a corporation that grew from $1B to $15B over 10 years and was acquired by Softbank in 2015. Proven track record of sales and business development efforts in Telecom and Technology. Excellent "deal closing" abilities with high success ratio.

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Professor
Harvard University

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Professor

Harvard University

Niall Ferguson is one of our most influential commentators on Geopolitics and the Global Economy. The wide range of his expertise underscores his ongoing importance as a keynote speaker. A Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard, where he served for twelve years as the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He has published fifteen books.His many prizes and awards include the GetAbstract International Book Award (2009), the Benjamin Franklin Prize for Public Service (2010), the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2012), the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism (2013), the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize (2013), and the Philip Merrill.

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Senior Strategy & Operations Manager for Product Design
Twitter

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Jennifer Kanyamibwa

Senior Strategy & Operations Manager for Product Design

Twitter

Jennifer Kanyamibwa is Senior Strategy & Operations Manager for the Product Design Team at Twitter leading strategy and operations initiatives. Prior to Twitter, Jennifer was the Design Studio Manager at Slack where she was on the founding Brand Design team that expanded Slack internationally. With a career that spans across technology, government, finance, brand strategy, international events and non-profits — she has worked on many teams and is passionate about the power of collaboration.

Ciaran Quilty

Ciaran Quilty

Vice President, EMEA
Facebook

Ciaran Quilty

Ciaran Quilty

Vice President, EMEA

Facebook

Ciarán Quilty is Vice President, EMEA at Facebook An experienced executive who leads a multilingual team that serves large companies, scale ups & partners who use Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the global technology sector, Ciarán joined Facebook in 2010. Prior to Facebook, he spent 10 years as a consultant with Accenture in Financial Services. As well as delivering keynotes at conferences across Europe, Middle East & Africa, Ciarán is passionate about how technology can be used to create jobs and new business models.

Valentin Stalf

Valentin Stalf

Founder & CEO
N26

Valentin Stalf

Founder & CEO

N26

Born in Vienna, Valentin is the Founder and CEO of NUMBER26 studied Accounting & Finance (M.A. HSG) at the University of St. Gallen, Sophia University in Tokyo and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. During his studies he worked in a number of fields including Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking/Mergers & Acquisition. After graduating he joined the Internet Incubator Rocket Internet as Entrepreneur in Residence and was involved in building different companies including Payleven and Paymill.

Carlos Torres Vila

Carlos Torres Vila

President
BBVA

Carlos Torres Vila

Carlos Torres Vila

President

BBVA

Carlos Torres, current president of BBVA, the second largest bank in Spain, holds degrees in Electric Engineering and Management from MIT, an MBA from Sloan School of Management and a Law degree from UNED. He began his professional career in McKinsey and Company, later on he was recruited by Endesa and in 2008 he joined BBVA as the Director of Corporate Strategy and Development. He led several major operations and created BBVA Ventures, which invests in financial startups. In 2014 Carlos was appointed Digital Banking Director, a position he held until 2015 when he took on his current role.

Silvina Moschini

Silvina Moschini

Co-Founder & President
Transparent Business

Silvina Moschini

Silvina Moschini

Co-Founder & President

Transparent Business

Widely known by technology media as @Miss_Internet , Silvina Moschini is an award winning technology entrepreneur, CNN Español industry expert and an international speaker. Her focus on changing how the world works in the digital economy led her to create an ecosystem of innovative companies that leverage the power of the cloud to connect enterprises with on-demand talent and make remote workforce management simple, transparent and inclusive. As an entrepreneur, she took her passion for disruptive technologies to become the co-founder of TransparentBusiness - a web-based solution for building talent marketplaces and managing remote teams and freelancers. She later leveraged TransparentBusiness technology and became the Founder and CEO of SheWorks! and Yandiki , online platforms that help companies scale exponentially by accessing vetted talent on demand and helping them monitor, manage, rate and pay their virtual teams. CitiGroup selected her platform as a Top People Management Solution

Nabil Malouli

Nabil Malouli

VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation
DHL

Nabil Malouli

VP of Customer Solutions & Innovation

DHL

Nabil Malouli is the Vice President for DHL’s Customer Solutions & Innovation. Based out of Florida, Nabil leads the development of innovative logistics projects to support fortune 500 companies doing business globally. Jointly with his team, he is managing and growing relationships with these companies to develop high growth initiative related to E-commerce, digitalization, big data, drones, autonomous vehicles, automation & robotics. Nabil is specialized in the field of Ecommerce, Logistics & Strategic Account Management. Prior to his current position, he served as Director Latin America & Asia Pacific overseeing teams across the regions and around the world, developing customer commercial strategies to grow their business in the region. Nabil is passionate by innovation & entrepreneurship and also serves as advisor & board member of high growth startups. As a speaker & Consultant, Malouli has deep experience on topics related to E-commerce, Corporate Innovation, Omni-channel, Sales and Customer relation

Paul Misener

Paul Misener

VP, Global Innovation Policy and Communications
Amazon

Paul Misener

Paul Misener

VP, Global Innovation Policy and Communications

Amazon

Paul Misener is Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications. An Amazon veteran of 18 years, Paul is an engineer, attorney, and inventor named in three patents. Prior to his current role, in which he explains and advocates Amazon’s culture and methods of customer-obsessed innovation, Paul founded Amazon’s public policy operations and served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016. On behalf of Amazon and its customers, he has testified before the US Congress over 30 times, and many times before policymaking bodies around the world. In 2013, Paul chaired the technical subcommittee of the FAA’s advisory committee that recommended allowing airline passengers to use electronic devices during taxi, takeoff, and landing. Prior to joining Amazon, he was a partner in the law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding; for Intel Corporation he led the computer industry’s Internet Access Coalition; he was centrally involved in the development of digital televis

Gabrielle Thomas

Gabrielle Thomas

VC Investment Manager
BlackFin Capital Partners

Gabrielle Thomas

VC Investment Manager

BlackFin Capital Partners

Gabrielle Thomas has been an Investment Manager at BlackFin since early 2018. She focuses on the Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech markets in Europe. She started her career as a strategy consultant at Suez (Lyonnaise des Eaux), where she had the opportunity to work directly with the CEO on several tech projects, turning them into strategic added value. In 2013, her career took then an international turn as she co-managed a startup competition/acceleration program based in both France and California (UC Berkeley). Back in France, she joined Alter Equity as a VC analyst, and contributed to the launch of the fund. In 2014, Gabrielle joined XAnge (Siparex group) as a VC Associate, where she supported 20 startups, including MicroDon, Docéa Power (sold to Intel), La Ruche Qui Dit Oui!, Digiteka (sold to Ouest France – Rossel), Roctool, Quadrille, Arcure, Scentys, and Elum, among others. A French national, Gabrielle is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and La Sorbonne Paris IV.

Sophie Bruchou

Sophie Bruchou

VC Investment Manager
Idinvest Partners

Sophie Bruchou

Sophie Bruchou

VC Investment Manager

Idinvest Partners

Adam Kostyál

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President
NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President

NASDAQ

Adam Kostyál is the Senior Vice President of the Global Corporate Client Group and head of European Listings for NASDAQ OMX. Besides the Nordic Exchanges, NASDAQ has more than 120 companies that are either primarily listed or dual listed on NASDAQ in USA. In addition NASDAQ is in the final stages of launching the NASDAQ Private Market which will be an offering for issuers world-wide. Adam has been with NASDAQ OMX for the past 11 years. He started his career at OMX as a Sales Director, and then became Head of the Strategic Initiative Groups in 2006. Most recently, Adam was VP of Market Technology Sales responsible for sales, account management, and business development for the European, Central and Eastern European regions. Prior to NASDAQ OMX, Adam held various positions with Enron, Cell Network and Bloomberg. He holds a BSc in Economics and Marketing from Vrije Universiteit de Bruxelles and speaks four languages including English, Swedish, Italian and French.

Beatriz González

Beatriz González

Founder & Managing Partner
Seaya Ventures - Spain

Beatriz González

Beatriz González

Founder & Managing Partner

Seaya Ventures - Spain

Beatriz González is the Founder and Managing Partner of Seaya Ventures. She serves as Board Member in Plenummedia, Cabify, Percentil, Miora, Hundredrooms, Spotahome and Glovo. She is also Chairman of the Venture Capital Committee of ASCRI (Spanish VC & PE Association). Beatriz has been working in the private equity industry since 2002 most recently heading the private equity program in Telefonica’s pension Fund for six years. During that time she was also a Board member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) from 2008-2011. Before that she worked at Darby Overseas Investments, a US based private equity firm where she was part of the Latin America mid-market growth fund. After that she joined Excel Partners a Spanish mid market growth fund. Before entering the private equity sector Beatriz González worked in the Equity Research Department at Morgan Stanley in London and also at Spain based Internet consultant company Qarana. Beatriz has a business degree from CUNEF University and an

Brian Caulfield

Brian Caulfield

Partner
Draper Esprit

Brian Caulfield

Partner

Draper Esprit

Partner at Draper Esprit After being CEO of Peregrine Systems for 7 years he became the CEO of Exceptis Technologies, after that, Brian spent 2 years being the VP of Product Management at Trintech. In 2001 he founded Similarity Systems, at the same time he was the Investment Director of Trinity Venture Capital and Non-executive Director of AePONA. In 2007 he became an Interim CEO at AePONA meanwhile being NON-executive Director of PUTPlace, after that, he became Non-executive director of ezetop and in 2012 the Non-executive Director of Imagine Broadband. Nowadays Brian is the director of Caliban Ventures, Non-executive Director of Clavis Insight, The Irish Times, Mobile Travel Technologies, Datahug, Movidus and RhodeCode and also he is a partner of Draper Espirit.

Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar

Founder of Happiness Studies Academy
Lecturer at Harvard

Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar

Founder of Happiness Studies Academy

Lecturer at Harvard

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer who taught the most popular course at Harvard University on "Positive Psychology," and the university's third most popular course on "The Psychology of Leadership"—with a total of more than 1,400 students. Ben-Shahar consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. Topics include leadership, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His latest book is Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber. He is also the author of The Joy of Leadership: How Positive Psychology Can Maximize Your Impact (and Make You Happier) in a Challenging World, The New York Times bestseller Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, and others. Ben-Shahar is a serial entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of the Happiness Studies Academy (HSA), Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV.

Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage

Co-founder
Eventbrite

Renaud Visage

Co-founder

Eventbrite

As Eventbrite's founding technical architect, Renaud manages the platform's technical roadmap. Trained as a civil engineer, Renaud joined the dot com world in 2009 as Director of Engineering at photo-sharing pioneer Zing networks. In 2014, Renaud was recognised in Wired UK's Top 100 digital influencers in Europe. He's an active angel investor and mentor on the European start-up scene, as well as an accomplished architectural and travel photographer. His work is represented by various stock photo agencies around the world.

Alexis Bonte

Alexis Bonte

CEO/Partner
eRepublik Labs/Atomico

Alexis Bonte

CEO/Partner

eRepublik Labs/Atomico

Alexis is a Venture Partner at Atomico advising on new investments in France, Spain & Portugal and Eastern Europe as well as sourcing and accelerating growth in the games, blockchain and travels vertical. He currently serves on the Bossa Studios board, Atomico's latest game investment. He is also interested in high impact purpose driven companies. A strong believer that "great companies can come from anywhere", Alexis is also the co-founder & ceo of games company eRepublik Labs (eRepublik.com, Age of Lords, World at War, War and Peace) a "free to play" pioneer with HQ in Ireland and studios in Bucharest and Madrid. Alexis sold eRepublik Labs in June of 2017 in a cash and shares deal to Stillfront Group (quoted on Nasdaq First North). Alexis remains as CEO of eRepublik Labs giving him a unique mix of investor as well as operational expertise.

Elena Pisonero

Elena Pisonero

President
Hispasat

Elena Pisonero

President

Hispasat

Executive with a global perspective and broad experience in Advisory Boards and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) roles having worked in the public and private sector in Spain and abroad (Hispasat, KPMG, OECD, Government of Spain). Always dealing with strategies and managing teams. Currently Chairman of Hispasat, Spanish satellite operator with strong positions in Latin America. She is also member of the Scientific Council of the prestigious think-tank Elcano Royal Institute (since 2002), Director of the Project for Medium Size Enterprises of Círculo de Empresarios, and member (since 2008) of ESADEGeo Group, a debate forum led by Mr. Javier Solana, ex NATO Secretary General.

Sebastian Barrios

Sebastian Barrios

CTO & VP of Technology
Cabify

Sebastian Barrios

Sebastian Barrios

CTO & VP of Technology

Cabify

Improving the world through technology. I am passionate about creating and scaling products. I founded two software companies, both focused on the mobile technology space. At Zebas Studios, we built over 25 applications for private companies, public companies and government institutions. I was awarded with the Global Student Entrepreneurship Award in 2012, after being judged by a large panel of respected industry leaders and entrepreneurs. At Yaxi we built one of the first real time taxi dispatch systems in the world. All hosted on an auto scaling cloud and structured as a distributed system. After founding and scaling Yaxi, I was recognized as the youngest Endeavor Entrepreneur in the prestigious organization's history. I truly believe technology is the best tool humanity has to overcome our hardest challenges.

Patricio Guitart

Patricio Guitart

Founder
Guitart&Partners

Patricio Guitart

Patricio Guitart

Founder

Guitart&Partners

Advisor of leading organizations in Latin America, USA and Spain on topics related to growth, innovation in the business model, implementation of strategies and organizational alignment. Founder of Guitart & Partners, a network of consultants and experts in management, innovation and organizational transformation. Patricio works closely with Dr. Robert Kaplan (Harvard Business School), Francis Ross (Michigan Business School) and Renée Mauborgne (INSEAD Business School) in the field of academic and consulting research in Latin America. He is a Professor at the Entrepreneurial Education Center of the University of San Andres, Visiting Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA and is a Visiting Professor at the INALDE Business School in Bogotá, Colombia. He is Coordinator of the Innovation Lab at the Entrepreneurial Education Center of the University of San Andrés, Mentor of the Endeavor Network and Member of the Board of Directors of Fundación Leer.

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Fintech Expert / Advisor
TCJ Fintech Advisory - UNITED KINGDOM

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Tara Cemlyn-Jones

Fintech Expert / Advisor

TCJ Fintech Advisory - UNITED KINGDOM

Tara Cemlyn-Jones has over 20 years in consultancy, banking and technology - a combination of skills that led to TCJ Fintech Advisory, which focuses on digital and innovation strategies for large financial institutions and start-ups, including advice on acquisitions, joint-ventures, partnerships and IPO preparation, among other. Prior to this, Tara was at Espirito Santo Investment Bank as Head of Corporate Development and International Capital Markets responsible for its transformation into an international bank, via acquisition, and negotiated its sale to Haitong Securities (China); lastminute.com as Head of Corporate Development, and pivotal to the creation one of the first £1bn+ ecommerce businesses in Europe (16 acquisitions in less than 3 years); Schroders/Citigroup as Head of Iberian Capital Markets; and, Mars & Co Strategy Consultancy (BCG spin-off).

Tamaz Georgadze

Tamaz Georgadze

Co Founder & CEO
Raisin

Tamaz Georgadze

Co Founder & CEO

Raisin

Tamaz is the co-founder and CEO of Raisin, the first and only European marketplace for deposit-insured savings products. As CEO he leads Raisin and takes in particular care of partner bank acquisition, business development, legal and regional expansion efforts. With 29 banks, the platform is the largest one-stop shop B2C solution for simple and secure savings products. Tamaz is a non-exec supervisor board member of Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC, UK holding company of the largest bank in Georgia, listed part of FTSE250 index. Prior to building and scaling Raisin, Tamaz has spent 10 years with McKinsey & Company, the last 3 years as Principal leading also McKinsey Savings and Investment products Service Line for EMEA countries. He served some of the very largest retail, universal and wholesale banks throughout Europe and in Asia. Core areas of expertise were performance management/ organization, deposit gathering, direct banking, branch transformation, SME strategy and regulation. Tamaz holds a PhD in agric

Boris Golden

Boris Golden

Principal
Partech Ventures

Boris Golden

Principal

Partech Ventures

Boris is a Principal at Partech in Paris, focused on seed activities. He invests up to €1M in early-stage startups across Europe. Boris joined in February 2015. Before joining Partech, Boris was Director of Product at Viadeo, the leading professional social network in France & China. He was also a lead mentor at Le Camping Startup Accelerator and Microsoft Ventures, and a hands-on advisor to numerous startups. Prior to that, Boris was the founder & CEO of Pealk, a SaaS startup making it seamless to find & contact professionals on social networks. Pealk was acquired by LinkedIn competitor Viadeo in 2012.

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Innovation is business

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South Summit Startup competition has become a benchmark for Innovation which brings together the 100 most innovative startups.

Any Startup in the ecosystem, if having a promising idea and team behind, will surely be found in our pitching sessions. South Summit is undoubtedly a seal of quality recognizable by every agent related to the entrepreneurial environment.

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enlightED

EnlightED is the global conference that will bring together education, technology, and innovation experts to promote a major debate on Education in the digital age. Fundación Telefónica, IE University, and South Summit are organizing this meeting, which will be held from the 2nd to 4th of October at La Nave in Madrid within the framework of South Summit 2019

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Open Innovation Forum between Spanish and worldwide large corporations, building together from the expertise and experience across open innovation, with the aim of developing a collaborative culture bond entrepreneur – corporation in the region.

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