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Niklas Zennström

Niklas Zennström

CEO and Founding PartnerAtomico

Niklas Zennström is CEO and Founding Partner at Atomico. He is an experienced entrepreneur, previously co-founding and managing globally successful technology companies including Skype, Kazaa, Joost and Joltid. In 2006 Niklas created Atomico to help entrepreneurs primarily outside Silicon Valley to scale their businesses domestically and globally. It has so far invested in more than 50 companies on four continents, and Niklas works closely with a number of leaders of portfolio companies so that they benefit from his own experience as an entrepreneur. In 2006, Niklas was recognised by Time Magazine as one of its 100 Most Influential People, and he has received numerous awards for entrepreneurship. In 2007, he co-founded Zennström Philanthropies, where he is actively involved in combating climate change, improving the state of the Baltic Sea and encouraging social entrepreneurship. Niklas holds dual degrees in Business and MSc Engineering Physics/Computer Science from Uppsala University in Sweden.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/niklaszennstrom

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

Co-founderApple

Steve Wozniak was born in San Jose, California, on August 11, 1950. In partnership with his friend Steve Jobs, Wozniak invented the Apple I computer. The pair founded Apple Computers in 1976 with Ronald Wayne, releasing some of the first personal computers on the market. Wozniak also personally developed the next model, Apple II, which established Apple as a major player in microcomputing.

https://www.twitter.com/stevewoz

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt

Executive ChairmanGoogle

Eric E. Schmidt has been the Executive Chairman of Google Inc. since April 4, 2011 and Alphabet Inc. since October 2, 2015. He is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the Chief Executive Officer and senior leadership on business and policy issues. He has over 20 years of experience as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur, and technologist give him a well-seasoned perspective. He has been Director of Google Inc. since March 2001. He has been Non-Executive Director at The Economist Group Limited since November 2013. He is a Member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Prime Minister's Advisory Council in the U.K. In 2006, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which recognized his work on “the development of strategies for the world's most successful Internet search engine company“.

https://twitter.com/ericschmidt

Allen Blue

Allen Blue

Co-Founder & VP Product ManagementLinkedin

As co-founder and vice president of product management at LinkedIn, Allen Blue thinks a lot about careers, both others' and his own. Before joining LinkedIn in 2002, Blue had been director of product design at SocialNet, an early social networking site and before that, he spent seven years doing lighting and scenic design for the theater. Here, he discusses the similarities between the world of theater and tech startups, the roots of his interest in technology, and how passion is the key to bringing a wide-ranging career path into focus. Previously, Allen has worked as a contract web designer and developer for a variety of clients including PayPal, Stanford University, and Microsoft’s Virtual Worlds project.

https://twitter.com/allenb?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ablue/es

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell

Founder & CEOAtari, BrainRush

Video game pioneer Nolan Bushnell is best known as the creator of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese. As the founder and CEO of BrainRush adaptive learning games, he is fueling their mission to unlock the genius in each of us through smarter learning. He believes that adaptive games make learning faster, more fun, and more fulfilling. Nolan’s latest book is "Finding the Next Steve Jobs: How to Find, Hire, Keep and Nurture Creative Talent".

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nolanbushnell

https://www.beqbe.com/nolan-bushnell

Brent Hoberman

Brent Hoberman

Chairman and Co-FounderLastminute.com, Founders Factory

Brent is chairman and co-founder of Founders Factory, a corporate backed incubator/accelerator. Brent is also chairman and co-founder of made.com, a direct-from-factory consumer crowd-sourcedhomewares retailer in the UK. Brent co-founded PROfounders Capital in 2009. Brent also co-founded lastminute.com in April 1998. He was CEO from its inception and the team took the company to profit and gross bookings of over $2bn. In 2005 lastminute.com was sold to Sabre for $1.1bn. Brent sits on the Advisory Board for LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund), The Economist and the UK Government Digital AdvisoryBoard. Brent is also a Non-Executive Board Director of TalkTalk PLC. He is a YGL and Prime Minister's Business Trade Ambassador. Brent was awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year's Honour's List. Brent co-founded and chairs Founders Forum; a series of intimate annual global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/brenthoberman?lang=es

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/brenthoberman

https://www.beqbe.com/brent-hoberman

Gwynne Shotwell

Gwynne Shotwell

President and COOSpaceX

As President and COO of SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is responsible for day-to-day operations and for managing all customer and strategic relations to support company growth. She joined SpaceX in 2002 as Vice President of Business Development and built the Falcon vehicle family manifest to more than 70 launches, representing nearly $8 billion in revenue. Shotwell is a member of the SpaceX Board of Directors. Prior to joining SpaceX, Shotwell spent more than 10 years at the Aerospace Corporation. There she held positions in Space Systems Engineering & Technology as well as Project Management. She was promoted to the role of Chief Engineer of an MLV-class satellite program, managed a landmark study for the Federal Aviation Administration on commercial space transportation, and completed an extensive analysis of space policy for NASA’s future investment in space transportation.

https://twitter.com/gwynneshotwell

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/gwynne-shotwell/7/189/432

David Brown

David Brown

Co-founder and Managing PartnerTechstars

David Brown is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Techstars. David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three startups and been involved with two others. David is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. which is now part of ZOLL Medical Corporation and provides solutions to the emergency medical services market. He was President of the company from founding through over $50M per year in revenue and over 250 people. David later co-founded Techstars along with David Cohen, Brad Feld, and Jared Polis. He has been an investor and advisor to Techstars since inception. In 2013, he joined Techstars in a more active role as Managing Partner. David has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. As a ski instructor in the past, David still enjoys hitting the slopes on a good powder day.

https://twitter.com/dbrown

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbrown

Robin Chase

Robin Chase

Co-Founder & Former CEOZipcar

Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur and one of the leaders of the sharing economy. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a peer to peer carsharing service in France (now merged with Drivy); and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She is currently co-founder and board member of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things. Her recent book is Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Chase has has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including TIME 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek Top 10 Designers. Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT's Sloan School of Management, was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow, and received an honorary Doctorate of Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

https://www.beqbe.com/robin-chase

Barry Schuler

Barry Schuler

DFJ

Barry Schuler is Managing Director for DFJ Growth and the former Chairman/CEO of America Online Inc. He is credited with being one of the pioneers of the modern Internet. As an entrepreneur for more than 30 years, Barry propelled innovations in digital media, e-commerce, design, and video games. He was a member of the senior management team that scaled AOL from $1B to $200B in market cap during 20 consecutive quarters of growth. Barry co-founded the DFJ Growth Fund in 2006 and is actively involved with its investments which include Twitter, Tumblr, SolarCity, SpaceX and Tesla Motor Company

https://twitter.com/bschuler

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/barry-schuler/5/22/944

Dave McClure

Dave McClure

Founder500 Startups

Dave McClure is the founding partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley founded by PayPal and Google alumni, with over $250M under management. He has been an investor in hundreds of companies around the world such as Credit Karma, Twilio, MakerBot, Wildfire Interactive, Viki, Mashery, SendGrid, Mint.com, and SlideShare, among others. Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for twenty-five years as a developer, entrepreneur, blogger, investor, and internet marketing nerd. He has worked with companies such as PayPal, Founders Fund, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twilio, Mint.com, Simply Hired, O'Reilly Media, Intel, & Microsoft. Dave also likes to play ultimate frisbee when his knees don't hurt.

https://twitter.com/davemcclure

Renaud Visage

Renaud Visage

Co-founder and CTO Eventbrite

Renaud Visage is the Co-founder and CTO of leading self-service ticketing platform for events around the world Eventbrite. Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any live experience. Launched in 2006 and based in San Francisco, Eventbrite has raised $200M in venture capital. It employs more than 400 people on four continents, and is available in 14 countries and 7 languages. When Renaud is not writing code, he’s probably taking pictures somewhere around the world.

https://twitter.com/renaudvisage

https://www.linkedin.com/in/renaudvisage

Ferran Adria

Ferran Adria

El Bulli

Ferran Adrià began his famed culinary career washing dishes at the restaurant of Hotel Playafels in Castelldefels. Here, Adrià familiarized himself with basic cooking methods and worked to build his gastronomic repertoire. Adrià then went on to work at various restaurants before becoming assistant chef at Finisterre, a popular Barcelona restaurant. Following that, he served in the Spanish military at the Naval Base of Cartagena, where he was suitably stationed in the kitchen. In 1984, at the age of 22, Adrià joined the kitchen staff of El Bulli, and only 18 months later, he became head chef. He soon began touring some of France’s top kitchens, learning various techniques from many distinguished culinary masters. During the second half of the 1980s, Adrià began performing culinary experiments, which were based on using fresh raw materials and adapting classic Mediterranean preparations to give El Bulli’s cuisine new twists with creative flair.

Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat

Beme

Neistat was born and raised in New London, Connecticut. He dropped out of Ledyard High School in the 10th grade at age 15 and did not return to school or graduate. From age 17 until 20 he lived in a trailer park with his son and son's mother, it was during this time Neistat was on welfare, a detail cited by Neistat when delivering his own biography. In 2001 Neistat moved to New York City. Nowadays he is a New York-based filmmaker. He is the writer, director, editor, and star of the series The Neistat Brothers on HBO and won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards for producing the film Daddy Long Legs. His main body of work consists of dozens of short films he has released exclusively on the Internet, including regular contributions to the New York Times critically acclaimed Op-Doc series. His online films have been viewed over 170,000,000 times in the last 3 years.

https://twitter.com/caseyneistat

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/casey-neistat/bb/62a/124

Ali Partovi

Ali Partovi

Co-FounderCode.org

Ali Partovi has been described by the San Jose Mercury News as one of “Silicon Valley’s top angel investors,” having been on the ground floor of both Facebook and Dropbox. He's a passionate advocate of sustainable food systems, and has invested in BrightFarms and Farmigo, as well as real estate fund Farmland LP to scale organic, sustainable farming practices. After graduating from Harvard, Ali co-founded LinkExchange (acquired by Microsoft for $265mm). Partovi later co-founded iLike (acquired by MySpace). Partovi’s investments have also included: Zappos, OPOWER, Thumbtack, and Airbnb. Ali co-founded non-profit Code.org, which promotes Computer Science education and hosts the worldwide “Hour of Code.” He serves on the board of FoodCorps, a non-profit that improves food in public schools.

https://twitter.com/apartovi

https://www.linkedin.com/in/apartovi

https://www.beqbe.com/ali-partovi

María Sansigre

María Sansigre

Demeter Partners

Maria Sansigre is an industrial engineer with experience in technology including wind onshore, district heating and cooling networks, biomass , energy efficiency, data center projects and a particular expertise in Green IT. She is specialized in energy technologies from Escuela Politécnica Superior Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and holds a specialization in venture capital from IEB (Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles). Maria possesses both engineering and investment talents. Currently, she is Investment Director at Demeter Partners. Her investment experience also includes assessing start-ups and companies across Europe and Israel for public subsidies and have held a position as an external investment expert on the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 R&D program. Before joining Demeter Partners, Maria has worked 11 years as engineer and consultant in the energy and IT sectors, in companies and technology centers such as Iberdrola, IBM and IREC (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research), among others. Since 2010

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-sansigre-3b911a10

Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey

Co-Founder & DirectorSquare, Launchcode

His most famous venture, Square, is changing payments. His latest venture, LaunchCode, is making it possible for anyone to learn programming and land a full-time job in under six months–for free. McKelvey will discuss founding successful companies in payments, education, scientific publishing, construction, printing, glassblowing and software. Each business is founded upon a simple idea and run by people committed to that idea. Jim has never sold any of his companies and as a result now oversees a diverse portfolio of businesses. Referencing personal experiences and local challenges, McKelvey offers a fresh, Silicon Valley, approach to problem solving.

https://twitter.com/2000F

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mckelveyjim

https://www.beqbe.com/jim-mcklevey

Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson

FounderAndela

Prior to founding Andela, Jeremy co-founded 2U and served in a succession of roles (Chief Technology Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer) between 2008 and 2014 as the company grew to over 700 people. One of the fastest growing education technology startups in history, 2U went public on March 28th, 2014, and continues to transform higher online programs. Jeremy is recognized broadly for his work at 2U as an education innovator as well as a champion of youth entrepreneurship. His speaking appearances include the White House, Congress, and conferences and college campuses around the world as well as major media outlets like NBC, ABC, FOX, and CNBC. Jeremy was named 30 Under 30 by Inc. Magazine in 2012 and Forbes in 2013 and 2014. Outside of Andela, Jeremy serves on the board of the Young Entrepreneur Council and the education non-profit PENCIL and co-authored a book, Education & Skills 2.0: New Targets & Innovative Approaches, for the World Economic Forum.

Edurne Pasabán

Edurne Pasabán

Mountaineer

Edurne Pasabán is a basque spanish mountaineer. On May 17, 2010, she became the 21st person and the first woman to climb all of the fourteen eight-thousander peaks in the world. Edurne´s first professional work was as an engineer in their family business PASABÁN S.A. Years later she founded her own company ABELETXE, a house-restaurant of rural tourism in the Bascan Country. Reaching her maximum goal in her sporting career she went on studying a Master of Executive Coaching and Management in Instituto de Empresa Madrid. Nowadays Edurne combines her sporting career with her increasingly close ties with the business world, an area where she is involved as a speaker for both national and international companies and for sports, cultural and educational organisations. Recently she founded her own travel agency, Kabi.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/edurne-pasaban-56353a30

https://www.beqbe.com/edurne-pasaban

Martín Varsavsky

Martín Varsavsky

Chairman & FounderFon, Prelude Fertility

Martin is an Argentinian entrepreneur and philanthropist and turns technological innovation into companies. He is the chairman and founder of Fon, the largest WiFi network in the world with over 18 million hotspots. Before founding Fon, he established several highly successful companies such as Viatel, Jazztel, Ya.com and was Ambassador at Large of Argentina. He is currently the CEO and founder of Prelude Fertility, a new company that is working on a number of technologies that enable people to have healthy babies whenever they are ready.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinvarsavsky

https://www.beqbe.com/martin-varsavsky

Eli Broverman

Eli Broverman

Co-Founder & PresidentBetterment

Eli Broverman is co-founder and president of Betterment. Eli co-founded Betterment with a vision that smarter technology will help people better plan for their financial needs and reach their goals. Through his work at Betterment, Eli aims to make personal finance one of the first fields to reach the age of automation. Eli oversees the company’s business operations, strategic initiatives, and legal matters. Eli is a frequent guest on CNBC, FOX, and Bloomberg TV, and regular speaker at leading industry events. Prior to forming Betterment, Eli practiced law at the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, where he advised Fortune 500 companies and their senior management on securities, tax, and compensation matters. Mr. Broverman is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law.

https://twitter.com/elibroverman

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eli-broverman-41035722

https://www.beqbe.com/eli-broverman

Billie Whitehouse

Billie Whitehouse

Co-Founder & Creative DirectorWearable Experiments

Billie Whitehouse is the designer and director of Wearable Experiments. Wearable Experiments specializes in the combination of hardware, software and apparel for wearable technology products. Forbes recently compared Billie and her co-founder Ben Moir to Steve Jobs and Jerry Seinfeld. Known for her development of Fundawear, Navigate and the Alert Shirt for Fox Sports, Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives. Billie is an aesthetic specialist with a naturally inquisitive nature towards technology and innovation. Business Insider recently named Billie as one of the 30 most important women under 30 in tech. The highlight for Billie in 2015 was winning the Best Fan Engagement Award for the work on the Alert Shirt with FOX SPORTS as well as bringing Wearable Experiments to the USA.

https://twitter.com/billiewhouse

https://au.linkedin.com/pub/billie-whitehouse/23/6b8/597/es

https://www.beqbe.com/billie-whitehouse

Sébastien Fabre

Sébastien Fabre

Founder & CEOVestiaire Collective

Sébastien Fabre is the CEO, Chairman and Founder of Vestiaire Collective, a social shopping site dedicated to fashion. The site differs from other market places through the combination of a strongly curated inventory and a unique quality control process. With a background in strategy and business development, Sebastien has multiple experiences in creating new revenue streams and development at Vivendi, Microsoft, and Trader Classified Media. Previously he ran various start-ups including NetClub which sold to Match.com. In September 2013, it was announced that Condé Nast had acquired a stake in Vestiaire Collective, leading a round of funding totalling $20 million, with the participation of venture capital firms Balderton, Ventech and Idinvest Partners.

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/sebastien-fabre-98175025/es

Patrick de Laive

Patrick de Laive

Co-FounderThe Next Web

Patrick de Laive is the co-founder of The Next Web, one of the world’s largest online technology publications and The Next Web Conferences, unconventional global events that are a must-attend experience for web enthusiasts. He is an innovative, result-oriented marketer, and has successfully launched other online services like PR.co, a Software-as-a-Service PR suite with tools to publish, distribute and track your PR efforts, and TwitterCounter.com, the number one stats site for Twitter users.

https://twitter.com/patrick

https://nl.linkedin.com/in/patrickdelaive

https://www.beqbe.com/patrick-de-laive

Carlos Moedas

Carlos Moedas

EU Commissioner Research, Science & Innovation

Carlos Moedas is the EU Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation. He has held this position since November 2014 and he has many responsibilities with the role. He has to encourage private companies to meet challenges faced by society and create more high quality jobs, he evaluates how EU funded research can be used more efficiently, and he makes sure that research funding programmes, notably Horizon 2020, contribute to Commission’s jobs, growth and investment package. Carlos is also part of the Euro &Social Dialogue, Jobs, growth & Investment and Digital Single Market project teams. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

https://be.linkedin.com/in/moedas/es

Frédéric Mazzella

Frédéric Mazzella

Founder & CEOBlaBlaCar

Frédéric Mazzella is the Founder and CEO of BlaBlaCar, the leading European ridesharing community that connects drivers with empty seats and people traveling the same way, so they can share their cost. Today, with 10 million members across Europe and 2 million people transported per month, BlaBlaCar is making road travel social, money-saving and more sustainable. Prior to founding BlaBlaCar he worked for 3 years as a scientific researcher, at NASA (USA), and NTT (Japan). Frédéric is a regular speaker in international conferences and medias (CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC....) on the theme of sustainable development, entrepreneurship, global marketplaces and building trust in online communities.

https://twitter.com/mazaic

https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredericmazzella

https://www.beqbe.com/frederic-mazzella

Eden Shochat

Eden Shochat

PartnerAleph VC

Eden Shochat is a partner at Aleph, a new $150 million venture capital fund focused on serving Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build big, scalable, global businesses, focusing on early stage series A funding. Prior to founding Aleph, Shochat was a general partner at Genesis where he focused on seed-stage investments and prior to that, was a co-founder of face.com, the world leader in massive, web-scale face recognition in social networks, which was acquired by facebook in 2012. He also co-founded and was the CTO of Aternity, where he led the strategic product direction for its dominant user-experience monitoring platform. Eden's approach to investing is "hands-off unless requested" approach. If asked, he has hands-on experience with massively scalable Internet applications, networking, financial algorithms & platforms, client-side 2D/3D graphic engines, software-as-a-service and traditional enterprise software.

https://twitter.com/eden?lang=es

https://il.linkedin.com/in/edens

https://www.beqbe.com/eden-shochat

Jeff Clavier

Jeff Clavier

Founder and Managing PartnerSoftTech VC

Jeff Clavier is the founder and managing partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most established seed VC firms in Silicon Valley. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll (Yahoo), LiveRamp (Acxiom), Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google). Jeff was appointed on the board of the National Venture Capital Association in 2015 and he has also been on the Advisory Board of Telefonica Digital since 2010. In the SoftTech portfolio, he sits on the boards of Curse, Handshake, DroneDeploy, Shippo and DocSend.

https://twitter.com/jeff?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffclavier

https://www.beqbe.com/jeff-clavier

Ralf Wenzel

Ralf Wenzel

Co-Founder & CEOFoodpanda

Ralf Wenzel is the co-­founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foodpanda group. Before, he held the position as the Group Chief Operating Officer at Skrill Holdings that operates the online payment system Skrill/Moneybookers. Prior to that, Ralf was the Senior Vice­-President of Sales & Business Development at Jamba/Jamster. Ralf holds a degree in Computer Science from Berlin University.

https://twitter.com/ralf_foodpanda

https://de.linkedin.com/in/ralfwenzel

https://www.beqbe.com/ralf-wenzel

Gaël Langevin

Gaël Langevin

FounderInMoov

Gaël Langevin is a French sculptor and designer. He has for the biggest brands for more than 25 years. InMoov is his personal project, it was initiated in January 2012 as the first Open Source prosthetic hand and it has lead to projects like Bionico, E-Nable, and many others. InMoov is the first Open Source 3D printed life-size robot. Replicable on any home 3D printer with a 12x12x12cm area, it was conceived as a development platform for Universities, Laboratories, Hobbyist, but first of all for Makers. Its concept, based on sharing and community, gives him the honour to be reproduced for countless projects throughout the world.

https://www.beqbe.com/gael-langevin

Molly Cain

Molly Cain

Venture PartnerSumo Ventures

Molly Cain is a Venture Partner for Sumo Ventures, where she is responsible for scouting startups from all over the world for potential investment from the $10M Dallas-based fund. She also mentors with select startups and consults with corporate partners on their innovation efforts. Most recently, Cain served as Executive Director of Tech Wildcatters, one of Inc. Magazines top eight recognized accelerators in 2015. There, she brought in more than 50 startups into the program, raised over $750,000 and designed and managed the launch their disruptive new business model, The Gauntlet. She also served as Executive Director of EMERGE, the wearable technology accelerator for first responders, a first-time partnership between Tech Wildcatters and the Department of Homeland Security. Molly is the founder of GlassHeel.com, a women's career and entrepreneurship network, and is a contributor on Forbes, where her column has received over eight million views.

https://twitter.com/mollycain?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mollycain/fr

https://www.beqbe.com/molly-cain

Michael Staton

Michael Staton

General PartnerLearn Capital

Michael Staton is a General Partner at Learn Capital, where he has helped lead investments into Coursera, Minerva, BrightBytes, AltSchool and Brilliant. He is the founder and former CEO of Uversity, the pioneer of Social Enrollment Management technology in Higher Education. For Uversity, Michael secured the first venture investment from the Gates Foundation’s US Programs into a private company. Because of his years as a public school teacher and his intuitive understanding of K12 education, Michael served as a Venture Partner and Community Advisor to NewSchools Venture Fund’s Seed Fund, now Reach Capital. Outside of investing, he has had early roles, befriended and advised many EdTech companies, including Dev Bootcamp and Goalbook. Michael was declared a top one hundred innovator by the Chronicle of Higher Education, and he is on the advisory board of SxSW EDU and the Higher Education Working Group of the American Enterprise Institute.

https://twitter.com/mpstaton?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mpstaton

https://www.beqbe.com/michael-staton

Anthony Thomson

Anthony Thomson

Founder and chairmanAtom Bank

Anthony Thomson is the founder and chairman of Atom, the first real alternative to the High Street banks. It is the first retail and business full service bank delivered via an app. He is co-founder of Moneyspinners, an annual charity cycle ride for financial services executives. He has been included in Marketing Magazine’s ‘Power and influence top 100’ and named by the Evening Standard as ‘one of the 1000 most influential Londoners’ and one of the 60 most influential in the City.  From 2011 to 2014 he served as visiting professor to London Metropolitan University Business School.

https://twitter.com/at_thomson?lang=es

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/anthony-thomson-55373531/es

https://www.beqbe.com/anthony-thompson

Allan Grant

Allan Grant

Co-Founder & CTOHired

Allan Grant co-founded Curebit, the leading social referral platform for ecommerce companies. Curebit is backed by YCombinator, 500Startups, and a group of prominent angel investors. In 2012 Allan co-founded Hired (formerly called Developer Auction), an online marketplace where top companies compete to hire top technical talent, including software engineers, designers, data scientists, and product managers. Hired has raised $17.7M and is the fastest growing company ever founded in the recruiting space.

https://twitter.com/allangrant

https://www.linkedin.com/in/allangrant/fr

https://www.beqbe.com/allan-grant

Blair Palmer

Blair Palmer

Lab LeadUNICEF Innovation lab

For more than 13 years, Blair Palmer has leveraged her knowledge of technological innovations, project implementation, corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement, and social enterprise programs to empower global health programs in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Palmer currently serves as the Lab Lead for San Francisco UNICEF’s innovation team that includes Erica Kochi and Terra Weikel. SV’s Corrine Mehigan sits down with Blair Palmer to discover how this San Francisco-based team is maximizing UNICEF’s impact. UNICEF Innovation is an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that strengthen our work. Examples include wearable and sensor technology, education and learning, transportation, identity, and financial services.

https://twitter.com/blair_palmer?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/palmerblair

https://www.beqbe.com/blair-palmer

Juan Urdiales

Juan Urdiales

Co-Founder & Co-CEO Job & Talent

Juan is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first startup when he was at his last year of University, when he started with a innovative Retail company that won several awards in Spain. After selling his first company in 2008 he co-founded Jobandtalent, a recruitment platform that is changing the way people find great career opportunities. He is currently the Co-CEO of Jobandtalent and he is in charge of the strategy, product vision and investor relations.

https://twitter.com/juanurdiales

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/juan-urdiales/7/717/7b4

Marta Plana

Marta Plana

General counselDigital Origin

Marta Plana is general counsel of Digital Origin, a fintech start-up founded in London, with offices in New York, Barcelona, and Madrid. Law Degree in the University of Barcelona and Juris Doctor with Honours at Nova Southeastern University of Florida. She also complemented her studies at Stanford University and at the London School of Economics with programs on Technology, Startups, Venture Capital and Internet companies. Very much focused on helping startup companies translate good ideas into successful businesses, she has mentored many technological companies in Silicon Valley. Her professional career started as a lawyer in Baker & McKenzie (2002), MICROSOFT Corp. (2006) where she joined its Legal Corporate Affairs (LCA) department and worked until Bill Gates retirement in 2007, and Osborne Clarke (2007) where she was Head of the Technology department. In 2011, she was appointed Commissioner for the Spanish Telecommunications Market Commission.

https://twitter.com/marta_plana?lang=es

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/martaplana10/es

https://www.beqbe.com/marta-plana

John Ridding

John Ridding

Chief Executive OfficerFinancial Times

John is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times. He has been with the FT for more than 25 years in both editorial and executive positions. Under his stewardship the Financial Times has expanded its global operation and developed its digital channels. During his tenure, the FT has gained a wide reputation for boldness and innovation, including pioneering the metered access model.

Salvador Garcia

Salvador Garcia

CEO and Co-FounderEbury

Salvador is CEO and Co-Founder of Ebury, he has led the creation and growth of Ebury from the company's inception to the success it is today. His passion and expertise has steered the business to become one of only financial providers able to offer the SME the right tools to trade smarter with the world. Salvador began his career as a proprietary trader. He has worked with world-leading investment banks and hedge funds across Europe including ABN Amro, Rabobank and Vega Capital, where he held senior positions on the FX and interest rate derivatives proprietary trading desks.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/salvadorgarciaandres

Carlos Torres

Carlos Torres

CEOBBVA

Carlos Torres, current CEO 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.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/carlos-torres-vila-81143345

Clemente Cebrián

Clemente Cebrián

Co-Founder El Ganso

Clemente Cebrián studied Business Administration at CUNEF and is the Co-Founder of El Ganso, a spanish apparel Company that has based their growth in effort, perseverance and a detail-oriented atittude. After its foundation in 2004, El Ganso that designs in Spain and manufactures in Europe, counts with 159 points of sale distributed across 10 countries including France, Portugal, Belgium, England, Chile, México, Netherlands, Italy and Germany. Innovation and entrepreneurial spirit are part of the firm’s DNA and that of the partner, L.Catterton (LVMH), whose arrival to the firm in 2015 promises a thrilling future and a high international growth for El Ganso.

https://twitter.com/clementecebrian

Franck Zayan

Franck Zayan

PresidentStyle.com

Franck is the president at Style.com. Before joining Condé Nast as president of Style.com in January 2014, Franck was the internet and e-commerce director of the Galeries Lafayette Group, heading up the e-commerce and omnichannel division for the major French retail chain. An entrepreneur and expert in retail, e-commerce and technology, Franck Zayan studied computer science and systems architecture at City College in New York and University Paris XI in Orsay, France. In charge of production and content, this role put him at the forefront of the digital media world. Having gained experience at an online payment platform and an online movie retail platform, Franck started and operated leading online shoe retailer Sarenza – which he has since sold but that still operates as a leader in Europe – and founded the e-commerce consulting business Traffic Garden. He has been mentoring entrepreneurs for many years and was a sponsor of e-business masters degrees in the top French business schools.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/franckzayan

Juan de Antonio

Juan de Antonio

Founder & CEOCabify

Juan de Antonio is Founder & CEO of Cabify. He majored in Telecommunication Engineering at Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. It was at University when he first got exposed to technology and entrepreneurship and learned how to overcome technical challenges. In the Bay Area he got exposed to the startup ecosystem and got interested in the mobility space, and put together with a classmate a bid for Italian manufacturer MV Augusta and then helped grow the international distribution network of Zero Motorcycles, the leading electric motorcycle manufacturer. In 2011 he founded Cabify

https://es.linkedin.com/in/juandeantonio

https://www.beqbe.com/juan-de-antonio

José del Barrio

José del Barrio

FounderSamaipata Ventures, La Nevera Roja

José del Barrio founded Samaipata Ventures in mid-2015 and holds the position of CEO of the fund since then. He cofounded in 2011, La Nevera Roja, the leading web site in the Spanish food-delivery market, and was the CEO of the company during four years. He started his career working as a manager of the Strategy Group of PwC. Prior to this experience, Jose worked as supply chain analyst at Accenture, and as project manager at Fundacion H.N. in Bolivia. Jose holds a Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration from University Carlos III of Madrid.

https://twitter.com/josedelbarriop

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/jose-del-barrio/30/339/b18

https://www.beqbe.com/jose-del-barrio

Miguel Vicente

Miguel Vicente

Co-Founder & Co-ChairmanWallapop

Miguel Vicente co-founded Antai Venture Builder in 2012, the leading online and mobile venture builder in Southern Europe. Antai's mission is to create new business models, select the best talent and co-found the new venture with them, accompanying them through the whole process. Since then, Miguel co-founded through Antai multiple ventures with international presence like Wallapop, the leading second-handing app with operations in Spain and US, CornerJob, Deliberry, Stampydoo, Shopery, Glovo (JustBell), BePretty (merged with Fancybox) or Elcodi. In 2009 Miguel founded LetsBonus (www.letsbonus.com), the leading Social Shopping company in South Europe and Latinamerica, with a presence in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Argentina and Chile.

https://twitter.com/miguelvicente_

http://es.linkedin.com/pub/miguel-vicente/8/835/534

https://www.beqbe.com/miguel-vicente

Bedy Yang

Bedy Yang

Managing Partner500 Startups

Bedy Yang, a Brazilian born from Chinese parents and based in San Francisco, is building bridges between her country and Silicon Valley. One year ago, she founded Brazil Innovators, an organization that hopes to accelerate entrepreneurship in Brazil. It organizes a monthly networking event, BR New Tech, that recently passed the mark of 1,000 members on Meetup. It also organizes yearly TechMissions, taking Brazilian entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley, and welcomed the GeeksOnaPlane during their trip to Brazil, which it coordinated (see our previous story here). Bedy is connected to Dave McClure and 500 Startups. According to the accelerator’s website, she is now the team’s “International hunter-gatherer”.

https://twitter.com/bedy

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bedyyang

Adeyemi Ajao

Adeyemi Ajao

Vice PresidentWorkday

Adeyemi is the VP of Technology strategy at Workday and investor/advisor in multiple startups. Prior to co-founding Identified, he was the co-founder of Tuenti.com, the largest invite-only social network in the world, which was sold to Telefonica in 2010 for $100 million becoming the largest startup transaction ever done in Spain. In 2009, Tuenti generated more traffic in Spain than Google and Facebook combined. He also co-founded Jobandtalent.com, the leading social recruiting technology in Spain and the U.K. with more than 2,000 global clients including Google, Disney and Accenture. Jobandtalent won the Bully Award as one of the best startups in Europe. Previously he worked at McKinsey & Company advising Fortune 500 companies on strategic issues through complex data analysis. Ade received his MBA from Stanford University, where he met Brendan. Originally from Spain, he also holds a master of science in economics and finance and a JD in law, both from Icade University in Madrid where he graduated.

https://twitter.com/adeyemiajao

https://www.linkedin.com/in/adeyemiajao

https://www.beqbe.com/adeyemi-ajao

Federico Flórez

Federico Flórez

Chief Information and Innovation Officer, CIIO, and Global Purchasing chairman. Member of the Executive CommitteeFerrovial

Federico is the Chief Information and Innovation Officer, CIIO, and Global Purchasing chairman. Member of the Executive Committee of Ferrovial. Naval Engineer and MBA and Computer Science. Executive Education in MIT, Harvard and Cranfield and PAD IESE, INSEAD Advanced Management Program. Former Chairman Advisory Board Ametic, member of the CIO advisory board in Oracle and IDC, President of the Advisory Board CIONET, Member of the MIT energy group. He has worked at such companies as IBM, CIO in Alcatel, CIO Telefónica Data, and CIO of Banco de España, Member of the ITC European Central Bank, General Secretary of XBRL Spain and member of the Worldwide Committee. Author of several articles, and whitepapers, Interviews in TV, magazines and daily newspapers, and Conferences in Europe, America, and Asia in several Business Schools. Recognitions, 50 Hispanic most IT influential in the world 2015HITEC Best European CIO 2014. CIONET CIO best career 2012. Spain CIO global of the year 2011. Spain

Mir Imran

Mir Imran

Chairman and CEORani Therapeutics

Mir Imran is a Venture Partner in the Silicon Valley office, where he focuses on life sciences and technology investments on a global basis. He is the Founder and President of In-Cube, Inc., a Silicon Valley incubator for medical and Internet companies. Through this incubator, Imran founded numerous medical and high technology companies. Mr. Imran currently serves as a Director for Surface Genesis, CardioVasc, Zonare, JStreetData.com and IntraPace. He was also a Founder and Director of Percusurge, a marketer and developer of circulatory system devices, which was eventually acquired by Medtronic in 2000, and of Cardiac Pathways, a developer of catheters that was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2001.cientific in 2006 for $27.5B

https://www.beqbe.com/mir-imran

Robert Figiel

Robert Figiel

Co-Founder and CTOStyleSage

Robert Figiel is the Co-Founder and CTO of StyleSage – Fashion meets Big Data. StyleSage analyzes competitors’ e-commerce products to help fashion brands and retailers make informed decisions about pricing, line architecture and international expansion. Robert is a former McKinsey consultant with a background in statistics and computer science. He holds a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and TU Berlin and a MBA from INSEAD, all with distinction. A proud global citizen and passionate traveler, Robert speaks 5 languages and has lived and worked in 9 countries. He loves Spain for the best jamón in the world and the sunshine.

https://de.linkedin.com/in/robert-figiel-09693110

Eddie Mullon

Eddie Mullon

founderLaunchmetrics and Fashion GPS

Eddie Mullon is the founder of Fashion GPS and president of Launchmetrics. Prior to founding Fashion GPS, he had a number of varied experiences in the fields of tech, fashion, music and more. In 2002, Eddie created the first prototype of today’s successful Fashion GPS Samples System, for industry PR powerhouse KCD in New York. This system was the first of its kind to use technology to manage the workflow between publicists and publications, when at the time they were managing their sample closet with a paper filing system. The product was an instant success and Eddie formed Fashion GPS with the aim of building great products that simplify complex processes for the fashion industry through technology.

https://twitter.com/eddiemullon

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eddie-mullon-494429

Emily Brooke

Emily Brooke

Founder & CEOBlaze

Emily left reading Physics at Oxford University for Product Design in Brighton. In her third year, she did a placement at design school in Milan and during that year she decided to cycle the length of the UK for charity, having never been on a road bike in her life. Upon returning to university as part of her final project she created a radical innovation set to change cyclists lives, the Laserlight. After an entrepreneurial scholarship in Massachusetts, she started Blaze to turn the innovation into a reality. Blaze has since raised approximately £1.5M from investors such as Index Ventures and the Branson family, with a global supply chain and products shipping to over 55 countries around the world. Emily and Blaze have been acknowledged with many awards, such as being named a Bloomberg Business Innovator and WIRED's Top 100 Startups. Emily has also been named Veuve Clicquot New Generation Businesswoman and listed in Debrett's 'Britain's 500 Most Influential People'.

https://twitter.com/buzzbrooke

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilybrookeblaze

https://www.beqbe.com/emily-brooke

Mark Curtis

Mark Curtis

co-founderFjord

Mark Curtis is the co-founder of Fjord. He is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has worked in media, digital, mobile and design for 30 years. His first company, Curtis Hoy, pioneered a new market sector of radio sales promotion as the commercial UK radio industry flourished under deregulation. In 2001 he co-founded service design consultancy Fjord with Mike Beeston and Olof Schybergson. At Fjord, Mark is Chief Client Officer and his role spans offer definition, marketing and business development. Fjord was acquired by Accenture in May 2013.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/markcurtis2/fr

Lupina Iturriaga

Lupina Iturriaga

FounderFintonic

Lupina Iturriaga is the founder of Fintonic, a mobile centric consumer banking platform that provides unparalleled financial experience and highly targeted financial product. Lupina graduated in Business Administration at CUNEF, where she won a scholarship for academic merit having proved her value in the business and financial sector. Fintonic leverages big data financial information using proprietary credit scoring and machine learning algorithms, to provide customers with an unparalleled financial experience and highly targeted loans, insurance and investment products. Fintonic’s algorithm analyses the suitability of a user for a loan and presents it with pre-approved loans that can be contracted with just one click.

https://twitter.com/LupinaIturriaga

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lupinaiturriaga

Marius Robles

Marius Robles

CEO & Co-FounderReimagine Food

Marius Robles is the CEO & Co-Founder of Reimagine Food, the world's first disruptive center committed to the future of food. It connects startups, entrepreneurs, investors, chefs and the F&B industry with the technologies that are transforming and impacting how we select, purchase and consume food. Its mission is to promote initiatives to rethink the world of food, the industry, the modern kitchen and how we solve our food needs in the 21st century. Marius is a serial entrepreneur, vivid innovator, strategist and truly passionate about food and gastronomy. He has founded and headed up for several years a group of companies geared towards innovation and future strategy. He has recently won recognition and considered one of the 15 most successful entrepreneurs in Spain by the prestigious MIT Tech Review.

https://twitter.com/mcroblesza

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/marius-robles/12/4b0/a63

James Cameron

James Cameron

Early Stage InvestorAccel Partners

Accel Partners is one of the leading venture capital funds in the world, with over $8bn under management and offices in Silicon Valley, New York, London, China and India. James Cameron is based in their London office and invests in companies from around Europe specializing in Enterprise software/SaaS, Internet, and financial technology. James has already invested in a bunch of companies from the South and hopes to find new and exciting opportunities this year at South Summit.

https://twitter.com/jamesdcameron

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-cameron/15/890/377

https://www.beqbe.com/james-cameron

David Goldberg

David Goldberg

Founder and CEOFounders Pledge

David is the Founder and CEO of Founders Pledge, a new charity through which tech entrepreneurs commit to donate a small percentage of their personal exit proceeds to high impact social causes. David started Founders Pledge to make it absurdly easy for entrepreneurs to do good through their work and in lives. Since launching in June 2015, Founders Pledge has raised $138 million for charity from more than 500 pledges. David moved into the non-profit sector from an eclectic commercial background. Immediately following high school, David joined one of the largest privately held mortgage banks in the U.S., where he launched the secondary marketing department, after which he worked as a mortgage and investment banker at CS Financial in Beverly Hills. David also founded and ran a boutique real estate firm in Germany and was the general manager of Urban Motion Inc., the highest volume Segway dealer network in the world. David is a graduate of UCLA and University of Cambridge.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjonathangoldberg?authType=OUT_OF_NETWORK&authToken=6n0U&locale=en_US&srchid=4017708721471507484335&srchindex=2&srchtotal=11&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A4017708721471507484335%2CVSRPtargetId%3A199035378%

Justas Janauskas

Justas Janauskas

CEO and co-founderVinted

Justas Janauskas is the CEO and co-founder of Vinted. In 2008, Justas and his friend Milda Mitkuté created a Lithuanian clothes-swapping website wich has since evolved to become the mobile-first Vinted marketplace. Vinted is a community marketplace for preloved fashion and lifestyle items. Putting a new twist on a traditional online marketplace, Vinted has done away with the shopping cart and makes shopping more personal through one-on-one member interactions in its community.

https://twitter.com/jjanauskas?lang=es

https://lt.linkedin.com/in/jjanauskas

https://www.beqbe.com/justas-janauskas

Irra Ariella Khi

Irra Ariella Khi

CEO VChain

Irra Ariella Khi is the CEO of VChain, Tech - blockchain based company which is patent-pending SaaS for crypto-authorisation and verification. She is a speaker and Mentor for Oxford Entrepreneurs, StartUpBootcamp and the Said Business School on innovation and building companies. Irra was described by TechCrunch as 'model and entrepreneur', featured in WIRED Magazine as founding member of the ICE List, and played Bond Girl for the Founders Forum along fellow founders Jason Gissing and Jimmy Wales. She is passionate about cyber and international security.

https://twitter.com/irra_k?lang=es

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/irraariellakhi/es

Pep Gómez

Pep Gómez

FounderFever

Pep Gomez is a twenty-three year-old 3x tech entrepreneur. He is the founder of Fever (www.feverup.com), the leading event discovery platform in the world. He has raised over $25m from Accel Partners, Fidelity and 14W Ventures. He started his first company at the age of 14. Later on, he will become one of the organizers of Campus Party, the largest tech festival in Europe and Latin America. At the age of 16 he moved to Silicon Valley to work in the venture capital industry as an Investment Partner for Solon Ventures. He also co-founded Jóvenes con Futuro, a program backed by Fundación Rafael del Pino and Fundación Banco Sabadell that encourages young engineers to work for startups.

https://twitter.com/pepgomez?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pepgomez

https://www.beqbe.com/pep-gomez

Adam Odessky

Adam Odessky

CEO and co-founderSense.ly

Adam Odessky is CEO and co-founder of Sense.ly, which is an avatar based, emotively driven clinical platform that helps clinicians better manage their chronic care patients. At the core is a Virtual Medical Assistant equipped with a set of remote diagnostic tools. Sense.ly uses natural user interfaces to facilitate the assessment of a patient's condition and provide insights for meaningful follow-up. Adam has over 15 years of experience in the fields of technology and speech recognition. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. Adam has worked at Oracle, Microsoft and Orange and holds several provisional patents in the areas of healthcare, security, telecommunications and augmented reality.

https://twitter.com/sense_ly

https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamodessky

David Moreno

David Moreno

Co-Founder & Creative DirectorHawkers

David Moreno is the co- founder of Hawkers, the next generation sunglasses which provide superior glare reduction and 100% UV protection by using the best polarized lenses with no extra costs. David is 37 and from Alicante and together with his three co-founders they have managed in just two years a turnover of more then 25 millions of Euros with over 1 1/2 million of sunglasses sold. Beginning 2015 he received a prize for being the best young entrepreneur.

https://twitter.com/hawkersco?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-moreno-527734b

Pablo Pantaleoni

Pablo Pantaleoni

CEO and co-founderMedtep

Pablo is the CEO and co-founder of Medtep, a company that is focused on facilitating lasting behavioral changes for a better quality of life. He is an economist and entrepreneur who graduated from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra with a major in Economy and Business Administration, and also holds a Masters Degree in Creating Internet Businesses by the Universidad Ramon Llull. He is also an enthusiast amongst young entrepreneurs who are starting their own projects and finds joy promoting entrepreneurship in different fields. Along these lines, he is the president of a non-profit organization with this aim. He has also spoken in congresses and colleges. Last January, Pablo was awarded 30 Under 30 in healthcare by the renowned Forbes in their 2016 edition. Every year the magazine celebrates the game changers under 30 years old transforming the world.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablopantaleoni/en

Rodrigo del Prado

Rodrigo del Prado

CEO and Co-FounderBQ

Rodrigo has a curious mind and considers himself to be an analog maker. He studied Advanced Telecommunications Engineering at the ETSIT of UPM in Madrid. Rodrigo started his professional career as Hardware Manager with ITEM Consulting. In 2007, he joined MemoriasUSB as Sales Manager. Starting 2009, he combined this position with Expansion Manager, still within the same company. Since 2010 Rodrigo is Deputy CEO of BQ (Mundo Reader S.L). He is also a founding partner of partner of Star TIC Innovación and one of the founders of Fundación ITEM Consulting.

https://www.beqbe.com/rodrigo-del-prado

Ander Michelena

Ander Michelena

CEOTicketbis

Ander Michelena Llorente (Bilbao, 28 years): Graduated in Business Administration and Finance in the Universidad Pontifica de Comillas ICADE (Madrid). He started his career in Morgan Stanley London, where he specialized in merger, acquisitions and IPOs of European financial institutions. In 2009 he left the Bank to create Ticketbis.com, a market where fans can buy or sell tickets, with his partner Jon Uriarte. Now Ticketbis is leading secondary ticketing market in South Europe, Latam and Asia with presence in 40+ countries and over 400 employees in 14 offices around the word with revenues of Euro 84m in 2015.

https://twitter.com/andermichelena

http://es.linkedin.com/pub/ander-michelena/7/a2b/778

https://www.beqbe.com/ander-michelena

Amos Meiri

Amos Meiri

Co-founder and CEOColu

Amos Meiri is the co-founder and CEO of Colu, a venture capital funded startup that uses blockchain technology to help people reclaim economic power through the creation of local currencies. With his background in the finance and FinTech industries, and havingworked for the world's leading social investment network, he channeled his passion for disruptive technologies into establishing the world’s first bitcoin 2.0 movement, ColoredCoins, in 2012. Since then, Amos has been a pioneer and champion of the digital currency ecosystem, encouraging the adoption of open source code projects for everyone who wants to explore the possibilities of Blockchain technology.

https://twitter.com/amosmeiri

https://www.linkedin.com/in/amos-meiri-23002945

https://www.beqbe.com/amos-meiri

Xoán Martínez

Xoán Martínez

Chief Executive OfficerKaleido Logistics

Degree in Business & Administration at Cardiff University (UK) and EMBA by ESADE Business School, Xoán – Kaleido Ideas & Logistics CEO – starts his career in United Kingdom, and then he moves to India before joining the Kaleido project in Spain in 2000. His career has always been linked to logistics and freight transport, but always with an innovative and pioneering approach in a very conservative field. For the last 15 years he has been heading up corporate restructurings, rebranding process and the international expansion of the firm. For Kaleido, Xoán has been the driving force behind the Innovation strategy that can provide to clients more efficient and sustainable logistic projects, evolving towards an Open Innovation Ecosystem unique in the sector. This strategy has led to the “Logistics Tech Accelerator”, a reference global accelerator focused in logistics and transport and founded by Kaleido.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/xo%C3%A1n-mart%C3%ADnez-reboredo-24039716/en

Lynette Kucsma

Lynette Kucsma

Co-Founder & CMONatural Machines

CNN has named Lynette one of only seven “tech superheroes” to watch, and Fortune says “she wants to sell the 21st century’s version of the microwave”. She believes that people would be healthier if everybody eats freshly made wholesome meals and snacks. But, it needs to be easier and faster for everyone to create healthy foods made with fresh ingredients. So she’s helping to build a new generation kitchen appliance. Lynette is a co-founder and CMO at Natural Machines, the makers of Foodini: the first 3D food printer + IoT (Internet of Things) kitchen appliance to contribute to a healthy eating lifestyle. Foodini makes all kinds of savory and sweet foods, using fresh, real ingredients. Lynette is a senior marketing professional with international experience and a proven track record of full marketing responsibilities in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 organizations.

https://twitter.com/lynettekucsma?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynettekucsma

Ken Morse

Ken Morse

Chairman & CEOEntrepreneurship Ventures

Ken is Chairman & CEO of Entrepreneurship Ventures Inc. which convenes an experienced team of practitioners and serial entrepreneurs to deliver Entrepreneurial Skills Development workshops and programs in Colombia, Canada, Europe, in Turkey, the Middle East and New Zealand. In the US, Ken serves on the Board of Advisors of MassChallenge and Concentric Power Inc., and advises several MIT spin-offs including Cambrian Innovation Inc., Connectloud Inc., Cogito Corporation, FloDesign Inc., HubSpot Internet Marketing and Terrafugia.Elsewhere, Ken serves on the Board of Advisors of several ambitious global startups, including Denkwerk GmbH (Germany); Zylinc Ltd (Denmark); Izon Science Ltd (New Zealand), among others. Ken was a Co-Founder of six high-tech companies, together with MIT friends and classmates. Five of these ventures had successful IPOs or mergers; one was a disaster.hey included 3Com Corporation, Aspen Technology, Inc., a China Trade Company, a biotech venture and an expert systems company.

https://twitter.com/kenpmorse?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenmorse

Danielle Nierenberg

Danielle Nierenberg

PresidentFoodTank

Danielle Nierenberg is President of FoodTank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. She has written extensively on gender and population, the spread of factory farming in the developing world and innovations in sustainable developing world and innovations in sustainable agriculture. Danielle co-founded FoodTank in 2013 as an organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Prior to starting FoodTank, Danielle spent two years travelling to more than sixty countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America, meeting with farmers, scientists and researchers, policymakers and government leaders, students and academics, along with journalists documenting what's working to help alleviate hunger and poverty while protecting the environment.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-nierenberg-28402624/es

Miguel Sánchez

Miguel Sánchez

CEOGreen Momit

Miguel Sanchez is CEO of Green Momit, developing and manufacturing products that focus on energy efficiency R&D Spanish, international strategy planning .had his beginnings as Head of the Professional Division in K-Tuin, the main APR in Spain. After 5 years in the company, he went to work in Techex where he was Business Development Manager in the Engineering Division. Following the line in technology and telecommunications, he was Head of Business Development and International Project Manager at Siemens, a multinational where he fulfilled several positions while being there for 8 years. He became Senior Account Manager, position he was in for three years before embarking on his adventure with momit.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/miguel-angel-s%C3%A1nchez-mozo-7010536

Luis Sanz

Luis Sanz

COO & Head of Technology and Product DevelopmentOlapic

Based in Olapic’s New York headquarters, Sanz serves two roles as Chief Operating Officer and as the head of technology and product development.  Sanz’s deep technical background fueled the development of Olapic’s proprietary predictive algorithm, Photorank™ that analyzes more than 27 different aspect of an image to determine the likelihood an image has to trigger a purchase. Sanz and his Olapic co-founders have been recognized with several awards including the Emmanuel Lang Award for Entrepreneurship and the E-cademy Award. Sanz is sought after by media and conferences for his expertise in image recognition and digital imaging technologies.

https://twitter.com/lsanza?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lsanza

Stéphane Treppoz

Stéphane Treppoz

CEOSarenza

Mr. Stéphane Treppoz is the CEO of Sarenza. With over 640 brands and 40,350 styles available, Sarenza offers the best range of shoes in Europe. The website provides shoes for men, women and children, even the latest collections. He is the Co-Founder of ISAI GESTION. He serves as a Senior Advisor to Wendel Investissement. He is also a Co-Founder at Internet Savvy & Active Investors. Previously, Mr. Treppoz worked as a Consultant at Arthur Andersen in 1989, prior to Meccano SA. Stéphane Treppoz served as a Project Manager at Vivendi headquarters from 1995 to 1997, then of Cegetel. Previous CEO of AOL France SNC and Member of the Management Board of AOL Europe until 2004. Mr. Treppoz is a graduate of (HEC) Paris Business School.

https://twitter.com/stephanetreppoz

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/stéphane-treppoz-287b111/fr

Joel Freeman

Joel Freeman

Co Founder and CEOGrabble

Joel is the Co Founder and CEO of Grabble, responsible for one of the most innovative shopping apps available on the market. At launch it was featured by Apple as Best New App in 34 Countries. Grabble is changing the way people shop for fashion, in the UK and beyond with over half a million downloads with the original inspiration coming from a design scribbled on the back of a napkin. Joel has a huge passion for interface design and user experience, with the whole Grabble team being centered around perfecting the art of story-led shopping on Mobile. Prior to Joel’s Grabble journey, he was a consultant at PwC for 4 years working with Tech and Teleco clients.

https://twitter.com/freemiumbox

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/grabble

Isabel Hoffmann

Isabel Hoffmann

Co-Founder and CEO TellSpec

Isabel Hoffmann is the Co-Founder and CEO of TellSpec, the company behind the world's first food sensor. She is an entrepreneur who started her first company at the age of nineteen and has successfully founded eight companies over the last twenty-six years in the fields of preventative medicine, software and education. Hoffmann has shared her experiences as an entrepreneur and as knowledge on commercializing technologies by teaching MBA-level entrepreneurism courses at the University of Porto in partnership with the London Business School and the University of North Carolina.

https://twitter.com/IsabelHoffmann_

https://www.linkedin.com/in/isabelhoffmann/es

Mirza Cifric

Mirza Cifric

Founder and CEOVeritas Genetics

Mirza Cifric is a serial life science entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Veritas Genetics. Previously, he was CEO of AbVitro Inc. which he founded together with Dr. George Church of Harvard Medical School based on technology developed at the Church lab. He also served as CEO of Solmap Pharma, wich whas sold to FORMA Therapeutics in 2008. While at FORMA, he was Head of Corporate Development for the international oncology leader with offices in US and Singapore. Veritas is a global pioneer dedicated to the idea that knowledge of genomic information can lead to disease prevention, ultimately maximizing the human longevity. Veritas is based in US (Boston), Europe (Luxembourg) and Asia (Shangai).

https://twitter.com/mc978

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcifric

Mar Pérez

Mar Pérez

PrincipalInCube Ventures & VentureHealth

Mar Perez is a Principal for InCube Ventures and VentureHealth, investment funds focused on disruptive healthcare innovation based in San Jose, California. In her role, Mar wears multiple hats – from screening over 500 deals per year and managing due diligence to speaking in public forums and building relationships with Limited Partners. She also manages the Fund’s online presence, and contributes to organizational strategy. She is passionate about breakthroughs that can change medicine. She has spent her career in life sciences, most recently in governmental relations and sales with Johnson & Johnson. When Mar heard about InCube, she fell in love with the opportunity to help investors and entrepreneurs dramatically improve the lives of patients. Mar has also recently graduated from the Kauffman Fellows program, where she completed a two-year course focused on the next generation of leaders in venture capital. Prior to joining VentureHealth, Mar earned an international MBA from a joint program of the ADM

https://twitter.com/marsydney81

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mar-perez-08423228/fr

https://www.beqbe.com/mar-perez--2

Michael Bayle

Michael Bayle

Head of Mobile Amadeus

Michael joined Amadeus in November 2014 as Head of Amadeus Mobile to lead its Mobile strategy across the company. In this new capacity, Michael will be responsible for defining and delivering the mobile strategy worldwide. Michael brings a deep expertise in mobile and digital media ecosystems gained with a broad range of experience working in companies such as sports media company ESPN where he was Senior Vice-President of ESPN Mobile, digital media company Amobee, as well as Yahoo! where he led mobile advertising.

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/michael-bayle/0/0/972/es

Min Sung Sean Kim

Min Sung Sean Kim

Former PartnerFormer XLHEALTH

Min-Sung is a Former Partner at XLHEALTH, a Berlin-based venture capital fund specializing in Digital Health Series A investments. He believes that healthcare startups with innovative solutions have the potential to create impactful social change. In leading the analyst team at XLHEALTH, Min-Sung has seen more than 2300 digital health startups in Europe. Prior to joining the XLHEALTH team, he founded and sold his first business. Additionally, he invested in startups including mySugr, Meedoc, Neuronation and Harimata.

https://twitter.com/minsungseankim

https://www.linkedin.com/in/minsungseankim

Vitaly Golomb

Vitaly Golomb

Investment LeaderHP Tech Ventures

Vitaly M. Golomb leads investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup. He is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and acclaimed designer. Vitaly is a contributing writer to TechCrunch and author of the upcoming book: Accelerated Startup – The New Business School. Prior to joining HP Tech Ventures, Vitaly took three companies from idea to exit. He founded Keen Systems), an award-winning ecommerce software company. Vitaly was also the Executive Producer of the Startup AddVenture conference across seven countries. He has served as an advisor, consultant, and board member to a number of companies. Vitaly grew up in Cupertino and has been involved with startups since his teenage years. He holds a degree in Computer and Video Imaging and has guest lectured at Stanford, UC Berkeley, St. Mary’s and other universities around the world on entrepreneurship, innovation, and design.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitalyg

Andrew Farquharson

Andrew Farquharson

Co-FounderVentureHealth

Andrew is the Co-Founder of VentureHealth. He is an investor and entrepreneur with two decades of experience building, restructuring and acquiring companies in life sciences. As a founding member of InCube's venture fund, Andrew co-founded VentureHealth to democratize investing for accredited investors who have a passion for improving patient outcomes, and do not have access to venture capital deals. Andrew has also co-founded Glucazyme, and developed strategies with Deloitte & Touche. Andrew holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor's from the University of California at Berkeley.

https://twitter.com/andrewfark

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewfarq

Jeremy Rossmann

Jeremy Rossmann

FounderMakeSchool

Jeremy Rossmann is the Founder of The Make School. He was a former MIT student who decided to drop out. Frustrated with the expensive and outdated system, Rossman set out to create The Make School, an "anti-college" tech school he established with co-founder Ashu Desai. What makes this school unique is that they don't have tests, they do project-based work instead. Students don't have to worry about paying for tuition upfront since they're offering a debt-free model that only requires students to pay once they find a job after graduating.

https://twitter.com/jeremyrossmann

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-rossmann-5b109130

Ivan R. Shumkov

Ivan R. Shumkov

CEO & FounderBuild Academy

Ivan Shumkov is a New York based architect, entrepreneur, professor, scholar and curator. He is a pioneer in online education and founder of the BUILD ACADEMY, providing professional education for the building industry. He graduated with masters degrees from ETSA Barcelona, University of Florence, and Harvard University GSD, as a Fulbright scholar. He earned his PhD in Architecture in 2009 at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Columbia University GSAPP, as fellow of the Fondation Le Corbusier. Dr. Shumkov has taught at NYU, Harvard University GSD, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Parsons the New School for Design, International University of Catalonia, and ETSA Barcelona

https://twitter.com/ivanshumkov

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanshumkov

Jennifer Arcuri

Jennifer Arcuri

Producer and FounderHacker House

Jennifer Arcuri is the producer and Founder of the Inno-Tech Summit. She is a serial entrepreneur, and Cyber Security Ethical Hacker guru. Experienced in fund raising, social media, ecommerce, social commerce, website development, idea/brand development and implementation, mobile development/marketing, effective presentation and negotiating skills. The Hacker House is a multi-platform business that nurtures cyber security skills through IP development and a red/blue incident response team. It is the premiere vehicle for defense, skills and innovation.

https://twitter.com/Jennifer_Arcuri

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jenniferarcuri/es

Alexis Bonte

Alexis Bonte

Co-founder and CEOeRepublik Labs

Alexis Bonte is the co-founder and CEO of eRepublik Labs, a dynamic games studio that gifts you moments of joy through games you can play with friends on any device. More than 6 million players worldwide have enjoyed its first game eRepublik.comand, and 1.5 million have already installed the recently launched Age of Lords. Prior to Erepublik Labs, Alexis was with lastminute.com as Managing Director (Italy). Alexis is also an angel investor with numerous investments mainly in the Internet space in Europe. In 2012 the World Economic Forum (Davos) recognized Alexis as a Young Global Leader (YGL).

https://twitter.com/alexisbonte

https://es.linkedin.com/in/alexisbonte

https://www.beqbe.com/alexis-bonte

Lucas Carné

Lucas Carné

Cofounder & Executive ChairmanPrivalia

Lucas Carné (Barcelona, 1971), is Cofounder & Executive Chairman of Privalia. Of his professional career stands out his tenure between 1999 and 2005 at Bain & Co as a strategy business consultant developing projects in Spain, United States, Brazil and Mexico. Carné is Bachelor in Mechanical engineering graduated by the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona (UPC) and completed his education with an MBA at IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-carne-28b97b3

Ignacio Cea Forniés

Ignacio Cea Forniés

Executive Manager for Strategy and Technological InnovationBankia

Ignacio Cea is an industrial engineer specialized in electricity. Currently he is the Executive Manager for Strategy and Technological Innovation in Bankia. Prior to joining Bankia, Ignacio was CIO for Spain at Barclays Bank and previously he was Transformation Director for Western Europe. He has also worked as an Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Services and as Banesto Director of Architecture and Channel Development Director of the American Division at Santander Group.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/ignacio-cea-fornies-b36071b/es

Peter Sweatman

Peter Sweatman

Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & PartnersClimate Strategy & Partners

Peter Sweatman is the Chief Executive of Climate Strategy & Partners a strategic consultant in Clean Energy, Clean Technology, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Strategies, counting among its clients some of Iberia’s largest firms and among its partners Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Trucost. Peter is also Chairman of Energy Efficiency Capital Advisors (www.eecapadvisors.com) an expert solution provider to firms looking to save energy. For 5 years directly prior to this, Peter was Managing Director responsible for Iberia and Latin America for Bunge-Climate Change Capital that was one of the world’s leading specialist fund manager and advisors in the low carbon economy.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/peter-sweatman-4965925/es

Stephen Heppell

Stephen Heppell

Director of Felipe Segovia Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela in MadridHeppell, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Stephen is the Director of Felipe Segovia Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela in Madrid. Formerly a school teacher, Stephen has worked with governments around the world, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, schools and communities, and with his PhD students and many influential trusts and organizations. An early pioneer of multimedia - heading Apple Computer's Renaissance Project, Stephen went on to pioneer and be the guiding "father" of early social networking in Learning with seminal projects as Tesco Schoolnet, Think.com, Talking Heads, ... Stephen's long track record of supporting children in making, creating and programming with their computers rather than just using them has led to a string of constructivist projects including the EU funded éTui robotic project for 4 years old. Until recently, Stephen sat on the board of the UK's Skillset - guiding professional development and training in the Creative Industries.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/sheppell/es

Tono Brusola

Tono Brusola

Co- FounderHousers

Tono Brusola is a Co- Founder of Housers, the first real estate crowdfunding platform that allows everybody invest in attractive real estate projects. Tono is a consultant, executive and entrepreneur with 14 years of international experience. He was formerly the interim head of marketing and online sales at Tuenti and he has also worked at Delta Partners. He founded UppTalk, a cloudphone service, in 2011. Tono has degrees in business administration from Universidad of Valencia, Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and an MBA in finance from HEC.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/tonobrusola/es

María Eugenia Girón

María Eugenia Girón

Executive DirectorRising Tides

Maria Eugenia is Executive Director for IE Business School Premium and Prestige Business Observatory (http://www.observatoriodelmercadopremium.ie.edu) (2010-today). Maria E. Girón is an entrepreneur with over 18 years experience in luxury goods retailing. She has led and operated successfully business and brand turnaround and has advised numerous luxury companies on strategic development, expansion in Asia as well as brand building. Maria E. Girón led the management buy in of Carrera y Carrera, in 1998. The company was at the time a dormant family business dealing in the jewellery business. She turned the company into a global luxury brand and sold it to Lladro Group in 2006. She received an Engineering degree from ICAl Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and a MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

https://twitter.com/mariagiron?lang=es

https://es.linkedin.com/in/mariaeugeniagiron/en

https://www.beqbe.com/maria-eugenia-giron

Fran García

Fran García

DirectorAgroMapping

Fran holds an MSc in Agronomic Engineering (University of Lleida, UdL) and a PhD in Agronomy from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He developed analytical processes to transform high resolution remote sensing data acquired with drones to actionable information that can be used to improve the agronomical management of crops and farms. He has worked at the University of Florida (CREC, IFAS) and the University of California Davis in research projects relatedhigh resolution remote sensing applied to agriculture.With over a decade of experience in scientific research and consultancy in Europe, the USA and Chile, in 2014 he founded AgroMapping with a clear objective in mind: facilitate the implementation and adoption of high resolution remote sensing with drones by the agricultural sector, and help to transfer knowledge from science to real field applications.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/frangr83

https://www.beqbe.com/fran-garcia

Bindi Karia

Bindi Karia

CEO and founderNewCO Coming Soon..

Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things startup in Europe and connecting the dots between Investors, Founders, Corporates and Government, and as a result has worked in and around technology startups for most of her career. As a Consultant (PwC Consulting), as a Corporate (Microsoft BizSpark /Ventures), as a Startup employee (Trayport), as an Advisor (Startup Europe, Startup Weekend Europe, Tech London Advocates), as a Connector (GQ UK, the IoD and Evening Standard have all recognised this) and until recently, as their Banker (Silicon Valley Bank). The entrepreneurs have influenced her so greatly over the years, that she's now left, and is currently in the process of setting up a new venture, focussed on…connecting…of course.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bindik?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=6bqu&locale=es_ES&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A926475%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1474627907629%2Ctas%3Abindi%20kar

Philippe Gelis

Philippe Gelis

CEO and Co-FounderKantox

Philippe Gelis is CEO and Co-Founder of Kantox, a multinational Fintech company offering FX management solutions. Their expertise and products allow our customers to manage their currency exposure, build hedging strategies, automate FX transactions and process international payments in a smart way. Kantox generate significant savings, efficiency and productivity with full transparency.

https://twitter.com/pgelis

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/philippegelis

https://www.beqbe.com/philippe-gelis

Fadi Ghandour

Fadi Ghandour

Founder and Vice ChairmanAramex

Fadi Ghandour is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex, one of the leading global logistics and transportation companies. He is currently Managing Partner of Wamda Capital, a new Venture Capital fund focusing on technology investments in the Arab World. Fadi is also the Managing Partner of MENA Venture Investments, a seed capital investment company investing in early stage tech companies. He is Member of the Board of Abraaj Capital, Member of the Board of Endeavor Global, Member of the Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and Member of the Board of Trustees at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Passionate about social entrepreneurship, Fadi is the Founder and Chairman of Ruwwad for Development, a private-sector led community empowerment initiative that helps disadvantaged communities across the region overcome marginalization through activism, civic engagement, education and financial inclusion with support from the Ruwwad Micro Venture Fund, an equity-based fund providing seed capital and support

https://twitter.com/fadig

https://jo.linkedin.com/pub/fadi-ghandour/0/53b/523

Sandra Rey

Sandra Rey

Glowee

Sandra Rey is the Founder and CEO of Glowee, whose mission is to create a source of living light that works without using electrical energy and emits little light pollution and CO2. A light that comes straight from nature, at the crossroads between biomimetic and synthetic biology, ready to revolutionize the way we produce and consume. Prior to founding Glowee, Sandra worked as a designer at FING, Peclers Paris and Senrorit. She holds a degree of Product Design from the UAM, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de Mexico.

https://twitter.com/sanrey_glowee

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/sandra-rey-99643542/es

Camille Delebecque

Camille Delebecque

Co-Founder Afineur

Camille Delebecque is the Co-Founder of Afineur, which is developing fermentation technologies to enhance food flavor and nutritional profile. He is an entrepreneur and bio-technologist. He is an advocate of using biology as technology and has been working on fostering biotechnological innovations with organizations across the private, public and social sectors.

https://twitter.com/delebecque

https://www.linkedin.com/in/camilledelebecque/es

Miguel Montes

Miguel Montes

General ManagerBanco Sabadell

Miguel Montes is General Manager at Banco Sabadell, where he is Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Development. He has extensive retail banking experience at Sabadell (the 4th largest Spanish retail banking group), where he has spent the last 14 years. Previously, Miguel held different executive positions at Deutsche Bank in Barcelona, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris; some of them include Global Head of Retail Banking Operations and CIO of International Retail Banking. Miguel is member of the Board of Directors of TSB, one of the largest challenger banks in the UK, and President of Solvia, the 4th Spanish Real Estate servicer. He holds a dual Global Executive MBA from ESADE and Georgetown University.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/miquel-montes-g%C3%BCell-68273674

Ben Askew-Renaut

Ben Askew-Renaut

Co-Founder and CEO Packlink

Ben Askew-Renaut is Co-Founder and CEO of Packlink, a company specialized in online shiping launched in Spain in 2012 that has since expanded internationally. Ben founded his first company, Authentika France in 1999, a food distribution business which he sold to SDV Group in 2001. He moved to logistics and transportation software and held management positions in sales and marketing, before joining and ERP software company quoted on the Canadian stock exchange. Ben founded Packlink in 2012 to create the world's first global shipping API, providing private users with easy and convenient access to courier services, as well as give eCommerce businesses the type of shipping technology normally reserved for larger corporations.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/bena1/fr

Katharina Lueth

Katharina Lueth

Head of EuropeRaisin

Katharina is the Head of Europe at Raisin – the #1 pan-European deposit marketplace. She is responsible for scaling the platform internationally and allowing customers from across the European Union access to higher interest and better savings products with the highest convenience possible. Prior to joining Raisin, Katharina spent 7 years with McKinsey & Company mainly serving financial institutions. Katharina holds an MBA from IESE Business School and bachelors from both Northeastern University and Reutlingen University.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/katharina-lueth-15b12012?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=Sc1g&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A42094295%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-2-2%2CtarId%3A1470643958097%2Ctas%3Akatharin

Alec Lee

Alec Lee

Co-FounderAva Winery

Alec Lee is the Co-Founder of Ava Winery, a startup that recreates wines from scratch, flavor by flavor, by combining their components at precise levels without yeast, nor fermentation. Alec has a strong business and life sciences background and is passionate about ventures in biotech, healthcare and education. Prior to founding Ava Winery, he founded another startup, Extem, a population-scale stem cell library for organ and drug engineering.

https://twitter.com/leealec

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleclee/es

Daniel González de Vega

Daniel González de Vega

FounderSmartick

Daniel González de Vega is the Founder of Smartick and he leads product development, finance and strategic alliances areas. He's an Endeavor Entrepreneur and has been chosen as one of the Choiseul 100 Economic Leaders of Tomorrow. Daniel has a MSc in industrial engineering from University of Malaga and a MBA from INSEAD. Smartick launched, back in 2011, a disruptive on-line math e-Learning method, which is shaking up the current learning paradigm. Based on daily sessions (15 min/day) and real-time adaptive content to each student according to their individual capabilities, enabling individualized learning with a special focus on problem solving skills from the early ages.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ddevega

Itxaso del Palacio

Itxaso del Palacio

VPLepe Partners

Itxaso del Palacio is the VP of Capital at Lepe Partners. She is responsible for building the portfolio of Lepe Capital, through the due diligence to execute the investments and working with the companies in the portfolio. Before Lepe, Itxaso worked as an early stage investor at EC1 Capital, responsible for deal flow across sectors. For the past ten years Itxaso has worked with startups in London, Silicon Valley, Spain and Latin America. In London, Itxaso has taught Entrepreneurial Finance at UCL, Imperial College and Royal College of Arts in London. She is passionate about helping first-time entrepreneurs at universities building their businesses. Itxaso is a Kauffman Fellow and holds a BSc and MSc in Engineering as well as a PhD focused on Economics and Venture Capital.

https://twitter.com/itxasolondon

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/itxasod/es

Lopo Champalimaud

Lopo Champalimaud

Founder and CEOTreatwell

Lopo is the Founder and CEO of Treatwell, the largest hair and beauty booking service in the world. The company, which is headquartered in London, has over 10 million appointments made through its online bookings platform annually, employs over 500 people and has over 25,000 spas and salons using its service, with 1,500 new ones joining each month. Lopo is the founder of two successful data and CRM start-ups in New York. In 2001 he became the MD of Lifestyle at Lastminute.com. In 2008 he founded the company and over the last 12 months Lopo has steered the company through a major European expansion campaign that included five acquisitions, resulting in a company rebrand and changing its name from Wahanda to Treatwell. In 2015, Japan’s Recruit Holdings invested over €292 million, taking a majority stake in the company helping to fund the ongoing expansion of the business into a global brand. It is aiming to have a leading presence in more 20 countries by 2020. Projected turnover for 2016 is €100m.

https://twitter.com/lopo5?lang=es

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lopochampalimaud/es

Javier Morillas

Javier Morillas

Co-Founder and CEONiwa

Javier Morillas is the Co-Founder and CEO of Niwa, which initial goal is to enable everyone to grow their own food. He is passionate about engineering and technology and the great things we can achieve with them. Curious by natura, he loves to explore how we interact with technology and cognitive psychology in general. Moving from the corporate to the startup world across several countries, Javier has acquired experience in several areas of expertise and adapts quickly to new working environments.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/javier-morillas-5855903b/en

Dirk Ahlborn

Dirk Ahlborn

Founder and CEOHyperloop

Founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. which operates www.JumpStartFund.com, a web portal that believes in creating smarter and more successful companies by applying crowdsourcing from conception of an idea all the way through funding. Dirk is a also CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. which is JumpStartFund's well known undertakings to make the Hyperloop become reality, by using it crowdcollaboration concept. He is a serial entrepreneur with experience in almost every element of business: Management; product design and development and manufacturing; production facility design and set up, production cost control, marketing, product distribution; customer service; and sales. Before co-founding Jumpstarter, he was at the Girvan Institute of Technology, an incubator-accelerator for early-stage high-tech companies.

https://twitter.com/justdirk

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dirkahlborn/es

Valentin Stalf

Valentin Stalf

Founder and CEONUMBER26

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.

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=ADEAAApmDXMB9ILsgsKXjGjOHvmF72DiU-dkmsw&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=Ngib&locale=de_DE&srchid=2951978141467364290133&srchindex=1&srchtotal=1&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A2951978141467364290133%

Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer

FounderEntrepreneurCountry Global

Julie Meyer is a leading investor and entrepreneur in digital, early stage businesses around the world. She believes that ‘Individual Capitalism’ is the force of the 21st century. In 1998 Julie founded First Tuesday, the network of entrepreneurs. After selling it, she founded Ariadne Capital in August 2000 to create a new model for the financing of entrepreneurship. Julie has been awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire). She has been named one of INSEAD's Top 50 Alumni, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, one of WIRED's 100, one of London's 1000 Most Influential People 2010 & 2011, one of the Top 30 Most Influential Women in Europe by the Wall Street Journal, and one of Brummell Magazine’s 30 Inspirational Women 2014. She is on the Board of Directors of Vestergaard Frandsen. The University of Warwick gave her an Honorary Doctorate of Laws in 2014. Her book ‘Welcome to Entrepreneur Country’ won several awards. Also, she has a regular column in Forbes and a blog on the LinkedIn Program.

https://twitter.com/juliemariemeyer

https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/julie-meyer/0/7/328

Matthias Ummenhofer

Matthias Ummenhofer

Founder and managing partnerMojo Capital

Matthias is founder and managing partner of mojo.capital, a collaborative investment management firm to capitalise on the digital opportunity in Europe. Mojo.capital advises Mojo Digital One, a Luxembourg based late stage equity fund that invests in the most promising European-born digital technology high growth companies through and alongside Funds, Business Angels and Family offices. Prior to mojo.capital, Matthias had been building and leading European Investment Fund’s Technology Investment business from 2001. He has been invested and was involved with some of the most dynamic and successful Fund Managers, Business Angels and Family offices to emerge in Europe in the last 16 years. Under his leadership, EIF’s technology investment business has grown substantially; with over EUR 4.7bn committed in or alongside more than 260 Funds, Business Angels and Family Offices at the time he left in September 2014.

https://lu.linkedin.com/in/matthias-ummenhofer-39436a52/es

Matthew Drinkwater

Matthew Drinkwater

HeadFashion Innovation Agency

Matthew works at London College of Fashion where he heads up the Fashion Innovation Agency. He delivered the world's first digital skirt for Nokia, wireless charging clothing for Microsoft, a 3D-printed bionic arm to help celebrate the launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and what Forbes described as 'the first example of truly beautiful wearable tech' for Disney. Matthew was named in the 100 most influential in the world of Wearable Technology, amongst the 'Top 15 people in UK tech' by BBC3 and as a 'fashion-tech trailblazer changing the course of retail' by Drapers.

https://twitter.com/drinkmatt?lang=es

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/matthewdrinkwater/es

Benjamin Wainstain

Benjamin Wainstain

Partner Innovation - Member of the Management Board Demeter Partners

Benjamin has been an early-stage Venture Capitalist in the fields of new energies and environment for almost 10 years. He currently sits on the board of 10 start-up companies in various sectors such as Ideol (floating wind platforms), I-TEN (all-state-solide micro-batteries), Zenpark (shared parking app), Avenisense (industrial sensors) or Stimergy (GreenIT). Benjamin has been working at Demeter Partners since early 2012 where is now leads the Innovation team covering France and Spain. Prior to joining Demeter, Benjamin was responsible for Energy & Environment investments at CEA Investissement after having started his VC’s career as an investment manager at Innoven Partenaires. Benjamin graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (France), Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts (environmental engineering school) and earned a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Bio-computing, Structural and Genomic Biology followed by several scientific research projects.

https://twitter.com/bwainstain?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-wainstain-7743041

Luciana Lixandru

Luciana Lixandru

Venture Capital InvestorAccel Partners

Luciana Lixandru joined Accel in 2012 and focuses on early and growth stage investments. Before joining Accel, Luciana worked at Summit Partners in London, where she focused on sourcing and executing investments in the technology and healthcare sectors. She worked on Summit's investment in AVAST, a security software business. Prior to that, Luciana worked for Morgan Stanley in New York and London, advising clients in the technology space. In addition to her native Romanian, Luciana also speaks Italian. She enjoys travelling, languages, and hiking. Luciana graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, with a double major in Economics and Mathematics.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/luciana-lixandru-11042875/es

Blake Winchell

Blake Winchell

Managing DirectorPartner Ventures

Blake Winchell has been investing in growing companies for over 25 years; he is the Managing Director of Partner Ventures and Managing General Partner of Fremont Ventures and is on the boards of BioSeek and eSilicon. He began his career at Price Waterhouse in Boston. Blake was an early employee of Bain and Company and helped open the West Coast office of Bain in 1978. Prior to joining Fremont Ventures, Blake was an investment professional with Leucadia National Corporation, the Channel Investment Group and Generation Ventures. Blake holds an AB degree from Dartmouth College where he graduated with high honors in both English and Economics, was a Rufus Choate Scholar, and won the Henley Economics Award. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is on the International Advisory Board of the Instituto Empresa in Madrid, Spain, and the Advisory Council of the Gladstone Institutes of Technology in San Francisco where he chairs the Steering Committee.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bwinchell/es

Carina Szpilka

Carina Szpilka

General PartnerK Fund

Convinced of the need to transform the way we manage businesses as key to draw the new economy. The digital revolution we are living forces us to rethink the business and the way we do things and develop new skills to build adaptable enterprises to the new environment. For all this the key is leadership: that organizations need leaders who bet on connect, share and care for their teams, customers and other stakeholders, as the basis for successful, sustainable and positive impact business in society.

https://twitter.com/carinaszpilka

https://es.linkedin.com/in/carinaszpilka/es

Valeria Dominguez

Valeria Dominguez

eBusiness & Omni-Channel DirectorAdolfo Dominguez

Valeria Domínguez is the eBusiness & Omni-Channel Director and member of the Board of directors of Adolfo Dominguez, a Spanish fashion company founded in 1976 that is listed on the Stock Exchange and has more than 650 shops around the world. She’s studying right now the Executive MBA “Program for Leadership Development” (PLD) in the Harvard Business School. She obtained her Robotic Engineering Degree at Queen’s University in Canada and has also an Executive MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid. She was the Vice President for 5 years of one of the most important real estate group in the US, where it always has been in the top 10 of real estate companies, thanks to the advertising campaigns and online projects. Valeria’s worked for 9 years in the online sales sector and digital marketing and she’s usually invited to the main international conferences about eCommerce.

https://twitter.com/VDominguezAD

https://www.linkedin.com/in/valeriadominguez

Andreas Brockers

Andreas Brockers

Business Strategy AnalystFord

Andreas Brockers is part of Ford’s Connected Services team and works as a Business Strategy Analyst focused on identifying partners & solutions that Ford may decide to make available for customers via AppLink. Prior to joining Connected Services, Brockers worked on Ford’s Smart Mobility team looking at new mobility concepts that the company may decide to implement and pursue. In addition, Brockers was part of the team that coined the phrase “Driveables” and has played a key part in helping developers created viable in vehicle use cases to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Brockers has also played a key role in organizing AppLink Challenges; the latest events taking place in Dublin and Tel Aviv and in Q3 2016 Berlin Prior to joining Ford Brockers worked as a software developer, creating mobile applications for automotive OEMs in the field of Customer Relationship Management. Brockers joined Ford in May 2014 after finishing his studies in Business Informatics.

https://de.linkedin.com/in/andreas-brockers-861b95b4/en

Sean O

Sean O'Sullivan

Founder and Managing DirectorIndieBio

Sean O’Sullivan is founder and Managing Director of SOSV, one of the world’s top-performing venture capital firms, and the world’s first VC to run multiple world-class accelerators. SOSV has invested in more than 330 companies, and SOSV accelerators help create over $500m in new market capitalization every year. Sean began his entrepreneurial journey as President and founder of MapInfo, bringing street mapping technology to personal computers.  He also founded and ran the humanitarian organization JumpStart International.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-o-sullivan-15388a

https://www.beqbe.com/sean-o-sullivan

Courtney Boyd Myers

Courtney Boyd Myers

Community DirectorSummit Series

Courtney is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London-based technology start-ups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City start-ups and digital innovation. She launched Audience.io, the first of its kind “audience development studio” to try to help London start-ups compete with New York startups. Audience.io is a self-funded effort, and Boyd Myers said she does not intend to raise venture financing. Audience.io will provide strategy around media and content, business development, and product management. Myers co-founded 3460 Miles, a bi-weekly newsletter aimed at connecting the tech startup scenes in London and New York. From 2007-2009 she worked for Forbes.com as a technology and opinions reporter. She began her career writing about robots and now covers global technology trends, web startups and Internet entrepreneurs.

https://twitter.com/cbm

https://www.linkedin.com/in/courtneyboydmyers/es

Kirill Makharinsky

Kirill Makharinsky

CEO and cofounderEnki & Ostrovok

Kirill is the CEO and cofounder of Enki, the training platform for software developers which is backed by Learn Capital, Digital Leaders Ventures and many leading angels. Previously, he cofounded Ostrovok, the largest online travel agent in Eastern Europe with sales of over $300M, and Quid - the leading software for business intelligence which is backed by investors including Founders Fund, Atomico Ventures, SV Angel, and Peter Thiel.

https://www.lilnkedin.com/in/kirillonlinkedin/es

Sandra Marya

Sandra Marya

FounderStrategy Sherpa

Entrepreneur, Founder at Strategy Sherpa Sandra Marya is a Tech Entrepreneur, Speaker, Advisor, with 10+ years of international experience in corporate M&A and Business Development, as a Strategist for the CEO of an international group in implementing change projects in 10+ countries, and has also co-founded an early-stage startup platform. As founder of the strategy studio, she is currently working with clients in New York and London.Specialties: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Business Growth.

https://twitter.com/sandramaryam

https://at.linkedin.com/in/sandramarya/fr

Inanç Eray

Inanç Eray

Founding PartnerEray/Carbajo

Inanc Eray is a Founding Partner at Eray Carbajo, an international design brand working on all scales in the fields of design, architecture and urban planning. Inanç designed a bikini made from a sponge-like material that repels water but absorbs oils, designed to help filter impurities from water and turn swimming to an "eco-friendly activity". His background is in Architecture, including a degree from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Throughout the 8.5 years he spent at the firm, he completed many significant projects such as the iconic mix-use development Wangjing Soho in Beijing and the innovative gallery expansion of Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. As a firm believer in continuous education and research, Inanc also teaches and collaborates on projects at Istanbul Bilgi University, Pratt Institute and Parsons New School.

https://tr.linkedin.com/in/inanceray/es

Patrik Möller

Patrik Möller

CEO CorPower Ocean

Patrik is the CEO of CorPower Ocean, a Swedish wave energy developer bringing a threefold improvement on the efficiency of harvesting wave energy. Patrik is a passionate entrepreneur with experience of building VC-funded technology start-ups from first idea to multi-national operations. He has led product development teams to deliver complex machinery outperforming prior state-of-the art solutions, and to get them piloted by key customers. Patrik has an MSc in chemical engineering from Lund Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley, California.

https://se.linkedin.com/in/patrik-möller-669114/es

Diego Pavia

Diego Pavia

CEO KIC InnoEnergy

Diego Pavía graduated as electrical engineer, specialising in electronics and automation from the Polytechnical University of Madrid. His first professional experience, in 1988, was as co-founder and CEO of a start-up, Knowledge Engineering, dealing with industrial controls systems using artificial intelligence and neural networks. Three years later he joined Sema Group, and started a long career with private companies. In SchlumbergerSema, Diego headed multicultural working groups all over the world in the field of energy, with revenues of 650M$. Between 2002 and 2010, Diego was the CEO of Atos Origin, a leading international IT service provider, where he was responsible for Spain and South America, about 9.000 employees, and an annual turnover of EUR 450 million. Since 2010, Diego has been CEO of KIC InnoEnergy. Diego, as a serial entrepreneur, has created 7 companies in his lifetime.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/diego-pavia-479b133b?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=lhnF&locale=es_ES&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A143104989%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1475144577311%2Ctas%3ADiego%20Pav

https://www.beqbe.com/diego-pavia--2

José Iglesias

José Iglesias

Director EMEATechstars

José Iglesias oversees all the early stage activity in EMEA at Techstars. Techstars is a global ecosystem built for entrepreneurs, that includes startup programs, accelerators, venture capital and an enormous network. The Techstars ecosystem includes more than 7.000 founders, mentors, investors and corporate partners, and more than 8.000 community leaders who work together to create a worldwide network of entrepreneurial support.

https://twitter.com/Joifer

https://es.linkedin.com/in/joseiglesiasf/en

Ana Garcia-Siñeriz

Ana Garcia-Siñeriz

Influencer

Ana García-Siñeriz es una respetada periodista. Comunicadora y periodista española, Ana García-Siñeriz estudió Periodismo en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, cursando el máster de Radio por la RNE. Siñeriz es conocida principalmente por su labor televisiva, en la que se inició en Televisión Española antes de pasar a trabajar como copresentadora en varios programas de Canal+, Cuatro y CNN+. Siñeriz es colaboradora de varias revistas dedicadas a la mujer y a la moda. En lo literario ha publicado un libro sobre maternidad, Bebé a bordo, y una novela, Esas mujeres rubias. Además, en los últimos años, Siñeriz ha publicado una serie de libros juveniles protagonizada por la joven Zoe y sus simpáticas amigas.

Boris Golden

Boris Golden

Principal Partech

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.

https://twitter.com/boris_golden?lang=es

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/borisgolden/es

John Doran

John Doran

PrincipalTechnology Crossover Ventures

John joined TCV in 2012 and is a Principal in the firm's London office. John's primary investment focus is in the software, internet and financial technology industries. Prior to joining TCV, John was a Vice President at Summit Partners where he focused on sourcing, evaluating and executing investments across the technology sector. Prior to Summit John was based in India where he worked for the Xander Group. John started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in the mergers and acquisitions group. John received an AB in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. John previously competed on the men's professional tennis tour and was a member of the Irish Davis Cup team.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/johndoran2/fes

Patty Dimond

Patty Dimond

COO BlueMint Ventures

Patty Dimond is the COO of Value Retail Management in London. She has more than twenty years of International experience in consumer markets, focus on restructuring, transformation and growth within multichannel retail, financial institutions and luxury brands across large public, private equity and owner operated companies. Patty is currently investing in Early Venture Companies, advising Private Equity and interested in NED roles. Value Retail Management is the only company to specialize exclusively in the creation and operation of luxury outlet shopping destinations in key tourist markets through Europe and China.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/patty-dimond-01792a15/es

Carlos García Suárez

Carlos García Suárez

Director of Solar & Biomass BusinessTYPSA

Carlos works as an executive in the renewable energy sector. He has an international focus and manages projects and activities in Europe, the US, Latin, Northern Africa and the Middle East. He has got 30 years in consulting and engineering, mostly dealing with renewable energy environmental issues. He is the Director of Solar and Biomass Business at TYPSA, a set of independent firms in the fields of civil engineering, architecture and the environment.

https://twitter.com/cgarciasuarez

https://es.linkedin.com/in/carlosgarciasuarez/es

Francisco Sierra

Francisco Sierra

Managing DirectorFunding Circle

Francisco Sierra is the Managing Director of Funding Circle España since April 2015. He leads a Spanish team and manages the operations in Spain. Prior to joining Funding Circle España, he worked at Active Venture Partners investing in technology startups all over Europe, and also worked in the investment banking division of J.P.Morgan in Madrid and London. He holds an MBA from IESE Business School and an Industrial Engineer degree from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICAI.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/franciscosierrafundingcircle/es

María Jesús Salido

María Jesús Salido

Co- Founder and CEOSocial Diabetes

María Jesús Salido is the Co- Founder and CEO of Social Diabetes, a system for the self-management of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. The app has been developed by diabetic patients who are taking advantage of the knowledge they have to help other people. Social Diabetes has the aim of improving the autonomy, flexibility and risk control, providing diabetic patients with an aid in the self-management of both food intake and insulin dose administration.

https://twitter.com/Odilas

https://es.linkedin.com/in/mariasalido/es

Efim Isaakovich Zelmanov

Efim Isaakovich Zelmanov

Mathematician

Efim Zelmanov is a Russian mathematician, known for his work on combinatorial problems in nonassociative algebra and group theory, including his solution of the restricted Burnside problem. He was awarded a Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Zürich in 1994.

Unai Ansejo

Unai Ansejo

Founder and CEOIndexa Capital

Unai Ansejo is Founder and CEO of Indexa Capital. He is an experienced institutional investor with more than ten years of experience in pension funds management (Itzarri EPSV) and private banking (Consultor Management). Previously, he has been working at Accenture. Unai also has a sound academic financial background: he is MSc. in Physics, PhD. in Economics (Basque Country University), CFA Charter Holder and Professor at a Spanish Inter-university Master in Quantitative Finance and Banking.

https://twitter.com/uansejo

https://www.linkedin.com/in/unaiansejobarra

Greg Sewitz

Greg Sewitz

Co-Founder and Co-CEO Exo

Greg Sewitz is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Exo, a NYC-based startup pioneering insects as a sustainable protein source. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. Exo was named in Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Food Companies in the World in 2015 and Greg was featured in Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in 2015.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregsewitz/es

Camille Tyan

Camille Tyan

Co-Founder and CEOPayPlug

Camille Tyan is PayPlug's Co-Founder and CEO, and runs product development, growth and strategy. With ten years of experience in the financial, technology and media sectors, he began his career in consulting at McKinsey & Company, and then worked within Google's global sales strategy group. He holds an electrical engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/camilletyan

Brigitte Baumann

Brigitte Baumann

Founder & CEOGo Beyond Early Stage Investing

Brigitte is the founder and CEO of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing, the company enables investors to access angel investing as an asset class. Operating in Europe and the US. It is the subject of a Harvard Business School case. She is a Business Angel since 2003 and has received The European Investor of the Year from EBAN in May 2015. She is President Emeritus of EBAN. She was the CEO and Director of iWORLD Group, also she was Senior Vice President and General Manager Internet at American Express Corporate Services. Prior to that, Brigitte spent three years as President for US and Canada of Gemalto. She also spent five years with McKinsey & Company Inc. She began her career in manufacturing and sales with Rohm & Haas, a leading specialty chemicals company. Brigitte holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and a MBA from Wharton School. Born and raised in France, Brigitte and her family now live in Zurich.

https://twitter.com/GoBeyondBA

https://ch.linkedin.com/pub/brigitte-baumann-gervais/0/57/975

José Luis Cordeiro

José Luis Cordeiro

Energy AdvisorSingularity University

José is Energy Advisor at Singularity University (SU) in NASA Ames Research Park, Silicon Valley, California, USA and also chair of the Venezuelan Node of the Millennium Project, Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE – JETRO) in Tokyo, Japan, and Founding Faculty. He is a lifetime member of the Sigma Xi (ΣΞ, Scientific Research) and Tau Beta Pi (ТΒΠ, Engineering) Honor Societies in North America, is also a honorary member of the Venezuelan Engineers College (CIV), and his name has been included in the Marquis Edition of Who’s Who in the World. For several years, he served as an advisor for many of the major oil companies in the world, including Agip, BP, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, PDVSA, Pemex,Petrobras, Repsol, Shell and Total. Later, in Paris, he initiated his relation with the international consulting company Booz-Allen & Hamilton, where he specialized in the areas of strategy, finance and restructuring.

https://jp.linkedin.com/in/josecordeiro

Sofía Benjumea

Sofía Benjumea

HeadCampus Madrid.

Sofia is the Head of Campus Madrid, creating a vibrant, transformative and collaborative community where entrepreneurs and tech startups can flourish and grow through meaningful connections, knowledge and unique opportunities. Before joining Google, she was the founding partner and CEO of Spain Startup, organizing what has become the leading startup conference in Southern Europe, The South Summit. She holds a BA in International Business Administration, an MA in journalism from El Pais and an MBA from IE Business School and UCLA's Anderson School of Business. Sofia is a passionate community builder, a tireless doer and creative thinker. Previously a journalist, she pivoted and returned to Spain with a desire to help build and rebuild by fostering a strong startup ecosystem.

https://twitter.com/sofiabenjumea?lang=es

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/sof%C3%ADa-benjumea/14/125/586

Marta Esteve

Marta Esteve

Soysuper

Marta Esteve is founder and CEO of Soysuper.com since May 2012. Soysuper is a new kind of supermarket that allows its users to compare the price of their shopping cart and buy their groceries in any one of the online supermarkets in Spain. Marta graduated Economics in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and International MBA in Louvain, founded Rentalia, which sold to idealista.com in March of 2012 and co-founded Toprural, sold to HomeAway in april 2012. Marta is also a partner/investor in other projects such as IndexaCapital.com, Vinogusto.com, 11870.com, and FamiliaFacil.es.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/martaesteve

Jaume Portell

Jaume Portell

Beabloo

Jaume is CEO from Beabloo, an innovative company that offers an integrated and easy-to-use marketing tool to create and manage digital communications platforms. Beabloo delivers this through a simple software that allows content creation and publishing to digital signare screens, websites, mobile phone and social media. The software enables message creation, upload and scheduling, centralized control with wide deployment and campaign analytics. Jaume brings to bear his ample management experience focused on building highly effective teams and organizations to create value added technologies that work. He is particularly interested in business strategy issues and in building a strong culture that can provide the end customer with a much better product of service, one that can really make a difference. Jaume received his degree in IT Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and later pursued an MBA at ESADE (Barcelona), graduating in 2008.

https://twitter.com/beabloo

https://es.linkedin.com/in/jaumeportell

Javier Cámara

Javier Cámara

beBee

Javier Cámara is the Co-Founder and CEO at beBee, an affinity social network which allows users to connect with other people who share the same interests and experiences. Javier is a successful Internet entrepreneur and big data and architecture expert. Javier has created several systems and advertising platforms during his career and led the engineering of beBee’s big data platform. He was also the CEO of Professional Communities (engineers and doctors) from 2008 to 2014, and Co-Founder and CTO at Canalmail from 2000 to 2008. Javier has a Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from Universidad de Deusto.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/javierbebee/es

Carlos Silva

Carlos Silva

Seedrs

Carlos Silva is a co-founder of Seedrs, the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Europe, and is also a founding member of Beta-I, a Portuguese non-profit to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Carlos is also a mentor at several acceleration programmes (Seedcamp, Lisbon Challenge, Founder Institute, etc.) and serves as an advisor to multiple innovative start-ups. He has been distinguished with a Young Gun award in the UK, for the most promising individuals under 35, and has been distinguished as one of Portugal's 40 under 40. Carlos holds a Computer Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

https://twitter.com/cmsilva?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cmsilva

Eric Giler

Eric Giler

Speedy Packets

Eric Giler is currently Chairman and CEO of Speedy Packets in Cambridge, Massachuetts. Speedy Packets dramatically improves the efficiency and performance of TCP, the primary protocol for moving content around the Internet – while maintaining end-to-end reliability and fair access. He was previously CEO of WiTricity Corporation which was founded in 2007 to commercialize a new technology for wireless electricity invented and patented two years earlier by a team of physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groove Mobile. Eric was the founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Brooktrout Inc., a provider of telecom software and hardware platforms, from 1984 until its acquisition by EAS Group, Inc. in October 2005.He is the author of over 20 patents. Eric holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School

Alejandro Artacho

Alejandro Artacho

Spotahome

Alejandro Artacho is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spotahome, an online booking platform for mid to long term accomodation. It is a fast growing multicultural company that is becoming the largest rental site in the world offering thousands of personally-checked properties with virtual viewings on the site. The housing options are available in Milan, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Granada, Dublin, Paris, Brussels, London... Alejandro studied law and business in Madrid, and prior to founding Spotahome, he spent three years working in China until he came back to Spain and did an ILLM at IE.

https://twitter.com/Ale_Artacho

https://es.linkedin.com/in/alejandro-artacho-77b78834/es

Olivier Jacques

Olivier Jacques

APsystems Solar

Olivier Jacques is the Managing Director EMEA and Senior Vice President at APsystems Solar. He brings more than twenty years of experience in construction, industrial and high-tech industries. Prior to joining APsystems Solar, he served as Managing Director EMEA for Enphase Energy and developed the microinverter market in Europe from scratch, achieving leading share positions in key European solar regions. He previously served in Executive position for international companies including Norgren (IMI group), Danfoss, Schlumber, Watts Industries and Samsung. Olivier earned his HVAC-R engineering degree and holds three Master Certificates and a DMSE (MBA equivalent) from ESCP Europe, one of the World's top business schools. He is also certified IMX (HR profiling and analysis).

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/ojacques/es

Raúl Aragonés

Raúl Aragonés

AEinnova

Raúl Aragonés is the CEO of AEinnova, a company incorporated in late 2014 aimed at research, innovation and development of new alternative energy related to products. Raúl is a Doctor of Computer Science and Professor of Microelectronics and Electronic Systems. He has participated in several national projects, published more than twenty papers in scientific journals and conferences. Raúl is also an expert in interfaces with wireless sensor networks, processing and transformation of energy and the design of integrated circuits (ASICs).

https://es.linkedin.com/in/ra%C3%BAl-aragon%C3%A9s-aeinnova-s-ceo-77bb9a60/es

Lluc Martí

Lluc Martí

Exploded View

Lluc Martí is the Founder and CEO of Exploded View, a young tech startup and a South Summit 2015 Startup Competition winner (Industrial Revolution 2.0) thanks to their project Plactherm, a highly efficient & intelligent underfloor heating system. Lluc is a multifaceted engineer with two MSC (Project Management and Motorsport) and created a previous startup and was COO in another one.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/llucmarti

Robert Lyngman

Robert Lyngman

Sqore

Robert Lyngman serves as Chief Strategy Officer of Sqore and he previously served as President of Nobel Nightcap. He has a track-record from several successful startups including the SolarCool-iniciative. He studied at Royal Institute of Technology. Sqore is a global company specialized in certifying knowledge through competitions. Sqore looks to match the world's talents with global opportunities regardless of how they acquired their skills.

https://se.linkedin.com/robertlyngman/es

Omar Arab

Omar Arab

MTCP Ventures & Co

Omar Arab is the Managing Director and CEO of MTCP Ventures & Co, an early stage technology fund investing and accelerating companies with focus in Financial and Technologies Startups. It is a Fintech Accelerator with focus in disruptive and innovate startups with blend in financial and technologies ecosystems. MTCP Ventures & Co plan, build and support ongoing access to acquire its invest in Fintech Startups.

https://twitter.com/oarab

https://www.linkedin.com/in/oarab/es

Alper Utku

Alper Utku

European Leadership University

Alper is the Co-Founder of MCT Capital Partners which is a boutique investment holding with a focus on innovative education and tech companies offering solutions to skills gap. Under MCT Capital Partners, Alper particularly leads European Leadership University (ELU) which is a new generation university built to respond to skills gap by providing developing, recruiting and retaining talent for exceptional organizations through tech driven competency based degree programmes. ELU offers rewarding career pathways to young talent in Software and Sales domains which are the highest skills gap areas in Europe and US. Alper has been the Founding Partner of Management Centre Türkiye (MCT) at the age of 24, now a leading executive education firm grown to become the only professional services in the region listed in the stock exchange (BIST:MCTAS) Alper is passionate about disrupting higher education by means of technology and innovation. He is particularly interested in new ventures.

https://twitter.com/autku

https://tr.linkedin.com/in/alperutku

Daniele Levi

Daniele Levi

Stampery

He's a serial entrepreneur deeply passionate about all things technology and co-founder and CEO of Stampery. Stampery was founded in 2014 with the mission to replace trust in third parties, which is often a cost and a security liability, with mathematical proof. Stampery achieves this goal leveraging the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains to generate an immutable record of existence, integrity and ownership for any given dataset. All these records generated by Stampery and embedded in blockchains are impossible to modify, damage or destroy and they are independently verifiable by any third party, transparently and forever. Stampery has raised capital from Silicon Valley heavyweights like Tim Draper and his Draper&Associates VC fund, Blockchain Capital, BoostVC and Di-Ann Eisnor. Daniele's main expertise areas are: cryptocurrencies, blockchains and distributed ledgers, P2P and decentralised systems, cryptography, data security and privacy, business development and strategy, enterprise structure.

https://twitter.com/levidaniele

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielelevi

Phil Wickham

Phil Wickham

Sozo Ventures

Phil is CEO of Kauffman Fellows. The mission of the organization is to develop the next generation of leaders in venture capital. Overseeing all aspects of Kauffman Fellows, Phil continues to push the program’s international expansion. He also has a special passion for venture capital’s opportunities globally in helping to meet societal needs. Phil also serves as the Managing Director of Sozo Ventures, which is a $140m cross-border venture fund that brings cutting edge technologies from Silicon Valley to Asia, backed by some of the region’s largest corporate groups.

https://twitter.com/philwickham2

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-wickham/4/9b0/550

Yanki Margalit

Yanki Margalit

Futurist

Yanki Margalit is an Israeli entrepreneur, Founder of Aladdin Knowledge Systems, a digital rights management and Internet security company which was acquired by Safenet in 2009. He is currently Chairman of SpaceIL, a non-profit space technology organization competing for the Google Lunar X Prize. He is also a partner in Innodo, a seed investment fund.

https://twitter.com/yankimargalit

https://il.linkedin.com/pub/yanki-margalit/61/642/63a

Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Disruption Corporation

Paul is the founder of Disruption Corporation which provides tools, research and advisory services to corporations, angel investors and venture capital firms. Paul is also an investor via Crystal Tech Fund. Previously, he was a Partner at 500 Startups, a 4 year old "super angel" fund headquartered in Mountain View, CA and has overseen the investments in 525+ companies across 35+ countries. He is currently serving as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and DHS/USCIS. Prior to Disruption Corporation and 500, Paul was the founder of a few other startups (two successful exits and a number of failures in between) and spent some time at PBworks, AOL and Symantec.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulsingh

https://twitter.com/paulsingh

Allen Taylor

Allen Taylor

Endeavor Catalyst

Allen works for Endeavor’s leading his efforts to connect its portfolio of 600+ high-growth companies with US-based mentors and investors. He oversees the Endeavor Investor. Since joining Endeavor in 2006, Allen has facilitated thousands of mentoring connections, and helped Endeavor companies raise more than $500M in equity capital. Allen also serves as the Managing Director of Endeavor Catalyst, an innovative co-investment vehicle through which Endeavor can invest into its portfolio companies. A native Californian and travel enthusiast, Allen has studied, worked and traveled in over 75 countries. A graduate of Princeton University, he has been recognized as a Fulbright Scholar, a Kauffman Fellow, and one of the “Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders.” He is married and lives in Woodside, California.

https://twitter.com/aktaylor

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aktaylor

Kike Sarasola

Kike Sarasola

FounderRoom Mate Hotels

Born entrepreneur, Kike Sarasola is today one of the leading global hotel industry, thanks to being the founder and director of the innovative and successful chain Room Mate Hotels. This company, in full expansion and internationalization, has hotels in the USA (Miami, New York); Latin America (Buenos Aires, Mexico) and Europe. His entrepreneurship has earned him the Gold Medal for Tourist Merit 2014 in the category of Innovation.

https://twitter.com/SarasolaKike?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

https://es.linkedin.com/in/kikesarasola/en

Adam Plotkin

Adam Plotkin

ff Venture Capital

Adam Plotkin is a Partner at ff Venture Capital. As a life-long technology early adopter and enthusiast, Adam spent several years, prior to joining ff Venture Capital, in business development, advisory and operational roles with a number of startups in New York and Los Angeles. Previously, Adam was the first hire at Lake Baldwin Management, a Princeton, New Jersey opportunistic hedge fund, where he was a generalist investor, managing an array of public and private market investments. Adam began his career at Goldman Sachs in the Leveraged Finance Group and in the Risk Markets Group.

Joshua Siegel

Joshua Siegel

Rubicon VC

As General Partner – New York, Joshua oversees the day to day activities and operations of Rubicon, including evaluating early stage technology companies seeking funding, assisting current portfolio companies with development and interaction with our angels, attracting LP capital, and development of our network. Joshua has extensive experience and connections in technology, real estate, luxury lifestyle brands, digital media, and consumer products. Previously, Mr. Siegel was an early stage strategic advisor for startups and real estate concerns, and board member of The Founders Club, an equity exchange based liquidity platform for entrepreneurs. Formerly he was CEO Professional Connection Resources, in an enterprise level marketing system for the legal community. Further he performed as the Manager of Eastern European Banking Systems at Citibank and Director of Market Intelligence at Citicorp Debt Capital Markets.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuabsiegel

Eze Vidra

Eze Vidra

Techbikers

Eze is the Founder of Techbikers, a non-for-profit bringing together the startup ecosystem in order to build schools and libraries in the developing world in partnership with Room to Read. He is a startup investor and advisor. He spent the last 5.5 years at Google as a former general partner at GV, Head of Google for Entrepreneurs Europe, and founder of Campus London, Google's first collaborative environment for startups. Prior to starting Campus, Eze spearheaded strategic commerce partnerships in EMEA, and helped launch Google Shopping in Spain, Local Shopping and Google Wallet in the UK. Before joining Google, Eze held product management leadership roles at Shopping.com in Israel, Gerson Lehrman Group in New York, Ask.com in Silicon Valley, and AOL Europe in London, where he was the principal product manager for search in EMEA. In 2003, Eze co-founded a startup in Israel, developing text-input technology for mobile phones. He is the author of two patents on web search and online advertising.

https://twitter.com/ediggs

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ezevidra

Pedro Rocha

Pedro Rocha

Co-Founder & President & CEOBeta-i

Pedro is co-founder, President and CEO of Beta-i - an organization dedicated at helping startups succeed and boosting entrepreneurial ecosystems based in Lisbon. Pedro is the host and a mentor of SeedCamp Lisbon, a facilitator and co-director at Startup Weekend Lisbon, and was the co-director and a mentor of the first Founder Institute Lisbon, in addition to several other mentoring initiatives. Pedro is a fellow of Kauffman Global Partner Network, member of World Entrepreneurship Forum and Young Urban Leaders Network, co-founder of Startup Portugal and a member of APBA - Portuguese Business Angel Association, where he was an Executive Board Member for nearly three years. In 2007 he co-founded and was a co-director of the Social Innovation Program at TESE - a social innovation hub based in Lisbon (in partnership with Young Foundation), during three years.

https://twitter.com/pedrosarv

https://pt.linkedin.com/in/pedrosarv

Aquilino Peña

Aquilino Peña

FounderKibo Ventures

Aquilino Peña has been involved in the digital industry since the late 90s and has been involved in all areas of the Business, mainly ecommerce, online marketing and content. Aquilino has been an active Angel investor and advisor to a number of companies such as BaseKit (UK), Acierto.com, Matrix, Bodeboca, PayCo (Germany), Virtual Contenidos, Alice (US/Spain) amongst other relevant proyects. His last corporate assignment was CEO of MediaEdge:cia for Spain and Portugal, the largest media buying agency of WPP in the region. He has been Director and member of the board of the European Interactive Advertising Association (EIAA), Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB-Spain).

https://twitter.com/Aquilino

http://es.linkedin.com/in/aquilinopena

Miguel Arias

Miguel Arias

CartoDB

Miguel Arias, entrepreneur and angel investor, has over 12 years of experience in building technology-based startups with a global reach. COO at CartoDB, he is currently leading the sales, financial, and operational efforts from its Madrid and NY offices, directing the company's growth and scaling-up. He co-founded IMASTE, the leading virtual environments and webcasts platform in Europe, until its acquisition in June 2012 by ON24, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based multinational. He then managed the integration process between IMASTE and ON24, Inc., as EMEA Sales Director. Trying to enhance the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem, he co-founded and presides over Chamberi Valley and MULTIVENT, an innovative events agency with focus on university career fairs in Spain.

https://twitter.com/mike_arias

http://www.linkedin.com/in/miguelarias

Evan Schoenbach

Evan Schoenbach

Mosaic Ventures

Evan Schoenbach moved from New York to launch Mosaic Ventures. He has been immersed in technology and startups since the 7th grade. After studying business at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he completed a Masters in Computer and Information Technology at the university. He was then briefly a developer at a NYC-based startup, Host Committee, before joining Insight Venture Partners. Evan prefers the intellectual challenge of understanding product and market in depth, and working with ambitious, often unproven entrepreneurs, without the comfort of voluminous metrics.

https://twitter.com/eschoenbach

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/evanschoenbach

Jeff Harbach

Jeff Harbach

President & CEOKauffman Fellows

Jeff Harbach joined the Kauffman Fellows team in June 2014. Jeff has been an entrepreneur and investor for more than 10 years. He was the Executive Director of the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN), based out of Austin, TX, from 2011–2013. Under his leadership CTAN became one of the most active angel groups in the US, investing over $20 million in 35 new companies and multiple follow-on rounds. The group also doubled in size to over 100 members during Jeff’s tenure. He owns two 7-Eleven stores in Las Vegas, Nevada, which he operated for 3 years. During his time in Las Vegas, Jeff was also an angel investor with the Vegas Valley Angels.

https://twitter.com/jeffharbach

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffharbach

Dilek Dayinlarli

Dilek Dayinlarli

212 VC

Dilek Dayinlarli is a Vice President at 212 Limited. She focuses on investments in internet, telecommunication and technology companies. She worked at Groupon as a Director of Strategy and Analysis. She was a Senior Management Consultant in Accenture’s Communications & High Technology practice. Dayinlarli spent the first couple of years of her career in Turkey as a Business Developer at Koc Holding’s Telecom division executing business development and strategy. She started her career in the USA, where she held different project management positions and also created her own start-up. She holds a M.B.A. in Strategy from Johnson & Wales University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University

https://twitter.com/dilekdayinlarli

https://tr.linkedin.com/in/dilekdayinlarli

Ophelia Brown

Ophelia Brown

LocalGlobe

Ophelia is a General Partner at LocalGlobe, a seed-focused venture capital fund that has backed some of the UK’s biggest success stories, like Zoopla, Graze and TransferWise and helped build global leaders like Skype, Just Eat and King. Fascinated by user behaviour and experience, she loves working with design-led teams and founders with strong product DNA. She also has a keen interest in digital health and financial services. Previously, Ophelia was with Index Ventures for four years where she led investments in Big Health, Call9, Osper, Typeform and MarvelApp and worked closely with Robinhood and Credit Benchmark. In 2016, Ophelia was named by Forbes magazine as one of the 30 Under 30 in Finance.

https://twitter.com/ophelia_brown?lang=es

https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/ophelia-brown/23/18b/951/es

Jeremy Yap

Jeremy Yap

Business Angel

Jeremy is an angel investor from Singapore, mostly based in London for the last ten years with a portfolio of more than 30 investments in the US, UK, Sweden, Israel, and Singapore. He is mostly interested in big data/predictive analytics, consumer and mobile technologies, and finding a cure for jetlag. Some of his investments include Citymapper, Azimo, Move Guides, Skycatch, and Mapillary. Prior to being unemployed, Jeremy ran two equity derivatives trading desks at Merrill Lynch, and was shouted at a lot as a Lieutenant in the Singapore Armed Forces (and at the bank too come to think of it). He also has separate degrees in Psychology, Finance, and Financial Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, and the National University of Singapore.

https://twitter.com/jermyap

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jermyap

Sonia Castañeda Rial

Sonia Castañeda Rial

DirectorBiodiversity Foundation (Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment)

Since 2012 she is director of the Biodiversity Foundation. She has been responsible for the implementation of the program “Red Emprendeverde” that supports entrepreneurs, the first specialized green business platform aimed at entrepreneurs and investors. She graduated in Law from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and has a Master in Legal and Social Organization. Since 1997 she is specialized in environmental issues and biodiversity conservation. She has worked in consulting and law firms. Also, she has experience in projects of international development cooperation and as a delegate at international forums. Sonia has also taught at masters and courses; she has been a speaker at conferences and seminars and author of several articles related to environmental issues. Furthermore, she has been part of the jury in different national and international contests and works as appointing awards and programs in support of projects or organizations.

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/sonia-castañeda-rial/30/b64/939

Alex Kayyal

Alex Kayyal

Salesforce Ventures

Mr. Alex Kayyal is employed at Hermes Growth Partners which he joined in 2013. Previously, he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TableZest. He has held positions at Sciens Capital Management and at Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for capital markets and strategic advisory transactions. He has been a Director of The Trade Desk, Inc., since February 25, 2014. Mr. Kayyal holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Boston University.

https://twitter.com/alexkayyal

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/alexkayyal

Chrysanthos Chrysanthou

Chrysanthos Chrysanthou

PrincipalNotion Capital

Chrysanthos Chrysanthou is a Principal at Notion Capital since July 2015. Chrys joined Notion Capital as Executive in Residence from Accel Partners where he was a Vice President on the investment team focusing primarily on B2B opportunities. Prior to Accel Partners Chrys was at Amazon Web Services where he led Business Development efforts of the startup ecosystem, across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before that, he was Chief Operating Officer of Living PlanIT, a B2B startup technology company in the IoT/M2M space, enabling the development of intelligent and sustainable urban-scale environments. Previously, Chrys worked at Cisco for approximately 10 years. Chrys has lived and worked in Silicon Valley, the UK, Portugal and India. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Judge Business School at Cambridge University.

https://twitter.com/cchrysan

https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/chrysanthos-chrysanthou/3/566/6ba

José Cabiedes

José Cabiedes

PartnerCabiedes & Partners

Mr. José Martín Cabiedes serves as a Partner at Cabiedes & Partners since 2009. Previously, he was a Director at BBVA Asset Management, S.A., S.G.I.I.C from 200 to 2008. He is the Founder of Foundation Hazloposible. Mr. Cabiedes serves as a Member of Advisory Council of Creas. He serves as a Director of Europa Press.

https://twitter.com/josecabiedes

https://es.linkedin.com/in/josemartincabiedes

Beatriz Gonzalez

Beatriz Gonzalez

Founder and Managing Partner Seaya Ventures

Ms. Beatriz González is the Founder and Managing Partner of Seaya Ventures, FCR. She serves as Board Member in Cabify, Plenummedia, Percentil, Miora and Hundredrooms. Seaya is a Spanish venture fund founded in Madrid in 2013. It invests in early and growth stage Internet and technology-enabled business in Spain and Mexico and has nine investments in its portofolio: Ticketea, Restaurantes.com, Plenummedia, Cabify, Comparaguru, Get Your Hero, Percentil, Miora and Pippa&Jean. Ms. Gonzalez 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. Beatriz has a business degree from CUNEF University and an MBA from Columbia Business School(2002).

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/beatriz-gonzalez/b/a3a/aa5

Berta Barrero

Berta Barrero

Chief Operating OfficerRenfe

Engineer of Roads, Channels and Ports. Specialty Transportation (UPM). Master in Railway Systems (ICAI). PMD (ESADE). Chief Operating Officer RENFE. Responsible Transformation Plan Public group focus on improving profitability and quality of service societies passengers and freight, maintenance, rolling stock leasing. Leading Operations and business development and results of such companies as well as areas of innovation and ICT Business Entity Post Executive and Transformational profile based on strategic consulting and transportation.

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/berta-barrero/a/624/35/es

 Qasar Younis

Qasar Younis

Y Combinator

Mr. Qasar Younis is the Founder of Talkbin. Mr. Younis serves as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Y Combinator. He is responsible to manage all Y Combinator events, operations, finance and legal functions, as well as advise startups. Previously, he served as a Part-Time Partner at the firm. At Google, he went on to be the Product Lead for business facing product and was part of the Google Maps team until 2014. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a M.B.A. from Harvard University.

https://twitter.com/Qasar

https://www.linkedin.com/in/qasar

Julia Salaverria

Julia Salaverria

Ysios Capital

Julia has over 20 years of experience in executive positions in the financial sector. From 2000 to 2007, she was Director at Talde, a venture capital group that pioneered venture capital management in Spain, with €140 million under management and 40 portfolio companies. She was responsible for fundraising and investor relations. Julia was in charge of Talde’s biotech investments in Spain. She has been member of the board at 15 portfolio companies, including several biotech companies. Prior to joining Talde, Julia was Principal Economist in the Research Department of the Bank of Spain. She has broad experience as a high-level committee member in the European Commission, European Central Bank and OCDE. Julia holds a degree in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, an MBA from the University of Deusto and a Senior Management Program (PADE) degree from IESE (University of Navarra).

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/julia-salaverria/3b/a02/4ba

Carlos Rodriguez Maribona

Carlos Rodriguez Maribona

COO startup advisorMinube

Carlos, Manager at the Investment Division in Axon Partners Group, is responsible for management, deal-flow coordination and screening of companies for different Axon Venture Capital & Private Equity Funds, especially in the technology/internet sector, both in Spain and India, managing funds for a total of more than €50m. Carlos has been involved in several investment processes, as well as in various exits. He is also a Board Member for some of Axon portfolio companies such as Hot Hotels, Sentisis or Wayook, helping them with their strategic planning, performance improvement and internationalization. Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration and Law, Finance Itinerary. (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, ICADE, E-3), with exchange programms in University of San Diego (Law) and Singapore Management University (Finance)

https://twitter.com/carlosrmaribona

https://es.linkedin.com/in/carlosrodriguezmaribona

Samuel Gil

Samuel Gil

JME VC

Samuel Gil is Partner and Chief Investment Officer at JME Venture Capital. He is board member at WorldSensing and Waynabox, and board observer at Flywire and Minube. Prior to his VC career, Samuel was energy trader at Iberdrola and management consultant at Accenture. Samuel holds a MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UPM, an Executive MBA from IESE and he is a CFA charterholder.

https://twitter.com/samuelgil

https://es.linkedin.com/in/samuelgil

Gerard Olivé

Gerard Olivé

Founder & Co-CEOAntai Venture Builder

Gerard Olivé is a publicist, expert in e-business and entrepreneurial new businesses based on an online model. He created his own businesses and accompanies the brands from its beginnings until its consolidation. In 1995 he had his first contact with the online universe, twenty years ago, and just three years after finishing his studies. He acquired an extensive background working for two advertising companies. It was after that, when he created BeRepublic, the digital advertising agency. Currently, and with Miguel Vicente, he devotes most of his time to direct Antai Builder Venture.

https://twitter.com/gerardolive_

https://es.linkedin.com/in/gerardolive

Pedro Fernández

Pedro Fernández

Cuatrecasas

Pedro Fernández is the director of the Master of Corporate Finance & Law at ESADE and professor of law in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He also lectures in different master courses and at various institutions, such as the Madrid Bar Association and ICADE. He also advises many companies and has ample experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, corporate contracts and privatization processes.

http://es.linkedin.com/pub/pedro-fernandez/67/46b/ab3

Santiago Iñiguez *

Santiago Iñiguez *

IE Business School

Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño is the President of IE University, the Dean of IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and the President of the IE Fund in the US. He is Doctor of Law from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Recognised Student from the Oxford University, UK and holds an MBA from IE Business School. Iñiguez has worked as a management consultant and has played an active role in the field of quality control and development of management education in Europe. He is Chairman of GFME (Global Forum for Management Education), member of the Board of Directors of AACSB and member of the Awarding Body of EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). He serves on the boards of various Business Schools around the globe. The Financial Times portrayed him as “one of the most significant figures in promoting European business schools internationally”.

https://twitter.com/santiagoiniguez

https://es.linkedin.com/in/siniguez/es

Eiso Kant

Eiso Kant

source{d}

Eiso Kant is the CEO and co-founder of Source{d}, a company that looks to understand developers through the code they have written; they currently analyse the code of +6 million developers and help tech companies in over 12 countries get introduced to developers. Previoulsy, he was Tyba’s Managing Director and member of the board, Tyba is an online platform specialized in both tech and non-tech recruitment. Eiso started his first internet venture at the age of 14, building an e-commerce site that sold more than 10,000 pieces of classic lithography works online. At age 17, Eiso went on to found Twollars, a social startup focused on raising money for charities via Twitter.

https://twitter.com/eisokant

https://es.linkedin.com/in/eisokant/es

Agustín Delgado

Agustín Delgado

Chief Innovation and Sustainability OfficerIberdrola

Agustín Delgado Martín (Spain, 1972) holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the Escuela Superior Industrial (ICAI) of Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid. He also holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a distancia (UNED). Agustín took part in the School of Management programme designed specifically for Iberdrola by IESE, and participated in the Global Leadership Programme at IMD. A professional with twenty years of experience, he began her career in different companies from the rail and energy sector. He joined Iberdrola in 2006 as Innovation Director. In 2010 he was appointed Innovation, Sustainability and Quality Director. In 2014 he was appointed Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer for the Iberdrola Group. He is also responsible for the corporate venture capital program in IBERDROLA (IBERDROLA Ventures - PERSEO), where he coordinates the investment in disruptive technologies and businesses that will help shape the future of energy.

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/agustín-delgado/2/37b/565/es

Melissa Tilney

Melissa Tilney

AgFunder

Business strategy and marketing professional with a history of achievement across start-ups and large corporations. Passion for building innovative new businesses with a bent on improving social and environmental outcomes. She started her career as Senior Analyst in the company Analysis Group, after that Melissa worked in The Boston Consulting Group. In her last years she worked as a Director of Marketing in Elance and finally this year (2015) she decided to start in 500 Startup and also to Co found Agfunder. Melissa is graduate in Princeton University (1999-2003), in Northwestern University School of Law and in Kellog School management (2007-2010)

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=ADEAAAINlBYBndMD3iIVfJ3w0GZyGCr8zdaxuXU&authType=name&authToken=gNkh&locale=en_US&srchid=1550186581442911941464&srchindex=5&srchtotal=16&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A1550186581442911941464%2CVSRP

Julio Casal

Julio Casal

CEOAlien Vault

An expert in IT security, Julio has been on the front lines of the cyberwar for more than 15 years. He guided the development of OSSIM, which has become the most broadly deployed SIEM in the world. In 2007 Julio established AlienVault, and led the company as its CEO with Adara’s backing, towards international growth and establishment in Silicon Valley. AlienVault has since brought on a new management team, led by Barmak Meftah, and raised over $ 60 million in additional funding from investors such as Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Intel Capital, GGV Capital, and Sigma, in addition to Adara. Julio has a BS in Physics from Complutense University of Madrid. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on security management and regularly presents on the topic in both commercial and government forums around the world.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ossim/es

Sergio Álvarez

Sergio Álvarez

Chief Product OfficerCartoDB

I've spent years bridging the designer-developer divide and making products to improve the way that decisions are taken. In 2009, I started Vizzuality (vizzuality.com), a company dedicated to the visualisation, analysis and cloud based services for big amounts of data with offices in Madrid and New York. At Vizzuality we have the pleasure of working with clients like, Google, NASA, The WSJ, Oxford University or the Open Government Partnership in projects that really matter. In 2012 Vizzuality became CartoDB, and focused completely in the development of the product. Nowadays, I am the Head of Product at CartoDB, I manage a team of 22 developers and designers and I also lead the product design tasks. In 2013 I became part of AgricGear. An spanish Startup working on simplifying and improving how precision agriculture is being done thanks to the technology. In 2014, I had the pleasure - and the honor - of being selected as one of the Top Innovators under 35 in Spain by the MIT Technology Review Magazine.

https://twitter.com/saleiva

https://es.linkedin.com/in/saleiva/es

Michiel Kotting

Michiel Kotting

PartnerNorthzone

Michiel Kotting joined Accel in 2011 and focuses on fintech, security, infrastructure and marketplace businesses. Michiel led Accel’s investments in Catawiki, Fiverr, Vinted, Packlink and KNC. He also works closely with the teams at Spotify, Avito, Funding Circle, Calastone and Aorato (acquired by Microsoft) . Prior to Accel, Michiel founded Digital Jones, an AI company, which he sold to Shopping.com. Michiel is from the Netherlands and graduated from Delft University of Technology and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

https://twitter.com/mkotting

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kotting/es

Alberto López-Oleaga

Alberto López-Oleaga

Innovation and Processes DirectorFerrovial

Alberto López-Oleaga graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Before joining Ferrovial, Alberto had developed his professional career in other companies including Empresarios Agrupados where he worked as an estimator engineer, and British Petroleum where he worked as Manager of the IT Department. In Ferrovial he has held several positions in the Organization, Human Resources and IT Systems areas. In March 1999, he was appointed IT Manager of Ferrovial Agromán, participating in the integration of Budimex. Later, in September 2003, he was appointed IT Manager of Ferrovial Servicios, participating among other projects, in the integration of Amey, Cespa and Swissport. In 2008 he was appointed Manager of Architecture and Business Processes until 2010 when he was asked to become Innovation and Processes Manager encompassing the Center of Excellence of Assets Management, together with Transport, Management of innovation and Alliances.

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/alberto-lopez-oleaga/31/553/380

Jordi Escruela

Jordi Escruela

Correos

Deputy general manager of innovation at Correos. Promoter of new technologies for more than 20 years, with multisectorial experience in multinational companies. Jordi Escruela obtained a Chemistry Engineer Degree in Universitat de Barcelona, and worked as an Information Technology Teacher in Ramon Llul University. He attended a Management Develpoment Programme in IESE Business School - University of Navarra.

https://twitter.com/jordiescruela

https://es.linkedin.com/in/jordiescruela/es

Alberto Tornero

Alberto Tornero

PWC

Alberto is currently Director of Business Area High Potential PwC function that combines with his work in the area of ​​Intellectual Property Assets Intangiblesy PwC. He has over 14 years experience in digital transformation processes, electronic commerce, technology procurement, software, privacy and content, advising large companies, institutions, public administrations and companies with high potential in these areas. MBA from ESADE and PDD by IESE, Alberto has a degree in Law and Master in Technology Law by ICADE. He is also a speaker and professor at several institutions (Instituto de Empresa, ESADE, ICADE, EOI), and author of several publications. In the past, he has been Director of Legal and HR companies in the industrial sector and ICTs. Currently, he is developing the area of ​​high potential firms PwC, PwC Spain strategic initiative, which aims to identify high-potential companies in any of its phases and accompany them in their growth.

Bruno Fernández Scrimieri

Bruno Fernández Scrimieri

Enisa

Graduated in Economic Sciences by UCM. Bruno Fernández belongs to the body of Commercial Technicians and State Economist. Before, among other charges, he was Director of the Fashion, Habitat and Cultural Industries in ICEX Spain Export and Investment, as well as Economic and commercial Counsellor in the Economic and Commercial Bureau of Spain in Casablanca.

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/bruno-fernández-scrimieri/22/497/269/en

Isaac Martín Barbero

Isaac Martín Barbero

Director General for International Corporate DevelopmentICEX

Originally a Lawyer, after some years in the world of private finance, he has lead an enriching career mostly as a State chartered economist so as to accumulate a comprehensive management record in multidisciplinary and multicultural complex environments. A pioneer in the introduction of intelligence methodologies in a wide and varied range of fields such as business, international affairs, development projects and Government affairs, he combines strong credentials in both the realm of Academia and day to day operations in strategy, negotiation, communication, crisis management, public policy and relationship management. He writes regularly on international Strategy, Intelligence and Economics and has lecturered at world class institutions in subjects such as International Business, Corporate Advocacy and Economic Intelligence. Especialidades: International Business, Strategy, Corporate Affairs, Economic Intelligence, Organisational Transformation, Public Policy, Geoeconomics.

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/isaac-martín-barbero/1b/584/235

Izanami Martinez

Izanami Martinez

CEODoctor24

Izanami is the President of the Spanish Startups Association, the CEO of Doctor24 and she is teaching Entrepreneurship and Online Marketing in several Business Schools. She is an anthropologist and holds an Executive MBA from ISEM Fashion Business School.

https://twitter.com/IzanamiMg

https://es.linkedin.com/in/izanami/en

Teodoro García Egea

Teodoro García Egea

Portavoz Adjunto GPP

Teodoro García Egea is member of the Future Energy Leaders (FEL) Board of the World Energy Council (Consejo Mundial de la Energía). He holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering, a doctorate in Industrial Technology and has undertaken Marketing and Project Management studies at George Washington University. In 2012 he was awarded as “Personalidad regional TIC 2012” by the Official College of Engineers on Telecommunication.

https://twitter.com/teogarciaegea

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/teodoro-garc%C3%ADa-egea/13/700/802

Oscar Farres*

Oscar Farres*

EIF

Oscar Farres is an Investment Manager at the European Investment Fund. He invests in and monitors Venture Capital funds across Europe with a focus on ICT. Prior to joining the EIF, Oscar Farres worked at Caixa Capital Risc and Debaeque where he invested in Internet and Software-as-a-Service start-ups. Further to his investment experience, Oscar co-founded Kineto Project, a technology start-up in the field of personal fitness devices. Oscar holds a business administration degree from IESE and MIT and an engineering degree from La Salle Engineering School.

https://lu.linkedin.com/in/oscarfarres

Gigliola Aycardi

Gigliola Aycardi

Bodytech

Gigliola Aycardi is the Co-founder of Bodytech, the number one Health Club Chain in Latin America, with more than 130 Clubs in Colombia, Peru and Chile and 250.000 customers. Gigliola founded Bodytech as a result of her thesis at the MBA, where Nicolas her partner and her met. Bodytech is more than a Gym, is a Sport Medical Center with Sports Medical doctors, Physiotherapists and Nutricionist, who are committed with the health of their members. Gigliola was 26 and Nicolas 29 when they founded Bodytech in 1998 driven by their passion for fitness, today Bodytech is ranked as the number 18th chain in the world. She believes that exercise has a positive impact on people´s quality of life. She was the Winner of 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Colombia. Their mantra is “Success is 10% Inspiration and 90% Perspiration”.

Diego Cabezudo

Diego Cabezudo

CEO and Co-founderGigas

Diego is the CEO and Co-founder of leading Spanish cloud computing company, Gigas. Prior to setting up Gigas, he was CEO of IT consulting AGS, where he grew revenues significantly and expanded into 5 countries. He was also COO of FON.com, the largest WiFi network in the world and Head of Strategy for mobile services provider O2 where he led the launching of 3G network in Ireland. He also worked for cable operator TeleCable and consulting companies Coleago, DMR and Fujitsu Consulting. Diego holds an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering and an MBA from London Business School and UC Berkeley.

https://twitter.com/cabezudo

https://es.linkedin.com/in/diegocabezudo

Suzanna Chiu

Suzanna Chiu

Head of Amadeus VenturesAmadeus Ventures

Suzanna is the Head of Amadeus Ventures and has overall responsibility of managing dealflow, making investments and taking care of the portfolio companies of the fund. Amadeus Ventures is the corporate venture fund of Amadeus IT Group, the leading technology provider in the travel industry globally. Suzanna has successfully expanded the program from its infancy into an integral part of the company’s business, driving strategic values both for the corporation and the portfolio companies. Previously, Suzanna was Senior Manager of Macquarie Capital Advisors working in the telecom and media sector. Suzanna has an MBA degree from London Business School and likes taking photos and playing the piano.

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/suzanna-chiu/0/291/227/es

Alex Puregger

Alex Puregger

CEOFon

Alex Puregger is the Chief Executive Officer at Fon and a member of its Board of Directors. He leads an executive and highly skilled team focused on achieving Fon’s vision to blanket the world with WiFi. He has more than 17 years of experience with internet, telecommunications and media, working on revolutionary initiatives ranging from strategy to implementation. He’s been with Fon since its early days and has worked closely with its founder, Martin Varsavsky. Alex built the Business Development team and guided Fon’s transition to working with telcos, leading Fon from a startup to the world's largest WiFi network. Alex was named one of the "Top 10 Mover&Shakers" in the world of WiFi by Lightreading and is known for speaking regularly at tech conferences. Alex is also an active investor and adviser to young entrepreneurs mostly in Spain with international ambitions.

Juan Garrigosa

Juan Garrigosa

Head of InnnovationEndesa

Juan is head of Innnovation for Endesa, the largest electric utility company in Spain. He is a highly motivated person with 19+ year track record of accomplishments and exceeding challenging goals in technology and innovation at top international firms, as well as in building and managing top-performing teams in the technology sector. Demonstrated leadership experience across energy, technology, business development, project management and engineering disciplines in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments. Entrepreneurial, business development and go-and-get approach, creative, innovative thinker, with the ability to turn ideas into action and results, with executive presence and business acumen.

https://twitter.com/Juan_Garrigosa

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/juan-garrigosa-de-sigmaringa/8/607/996/es

https://www.beqbe.com/juan-garrigosa

Yolanda Pérez

Yolanda Pérez

Banc Sabadell

Yolanda Pérez is the Director of BStartup, the recently created Entrepreneurship Division of Banc Sabadell responsible for several areas: traditional financial services aimed at startups, investment in equity and open innovation. Prior to this she worked for more than 15 years for a range of public and private initiatives aimed at supporting and boosting new business, mostly occupying different positions at Barcelona Activa, the local development agency of Barcelona City Council.

http://www.twitter.com/yolandapss

http://es.linkedin.com/pub/yolanda-pérez-sáez/6/117/142/en

David Moreno

David Moreno

Coowry LTD

David Moreno is CEO of Coowry, a payment solution that solves the problem of selling digital goods, content and services starting from a few cents to anyone with a mobile phone, without providing any additional information or having a bank relationship, with no cost for the buyer and no commission for the merchant (yes, it is free for both sides) and in real time (yes, the merchant does not need to wait several weeks for the payment). Coowry operates in Southeast Asia and Latam. It is backed by Axiata Group, one of Asia's leading mobile telecommunications groups, serving 290M customers in 10 countries across the region, and has strong partnerships with other leading regional operators. David has been in the Fintech sector for over 15 years leading several ventures, starting as founder member of invertia.com in the late 90´s.

https://twitter.com/dmoreno

https://es.linkedin.com/in/david-moreno-aa7128/es

Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera

Co-Founder & EditorTech.Eu

For the past 5 years Alex Barrera has been running startups and helping others develop their businesses. He cofounded two major startup accelerators, worked with business models, startup valuations, communication and message crafting, startup PR, lean startups methodologies, customer development and product design. Currently, he is mentoring in over 12 startup accelerators worldwide, he closely works with a couple of international conferences helping run their startup competitions and pitching training. He is also an international speaker in multiple conferences, including keynote speaker at several TEDx Events. Through his company, Press42, he works exhaustively with startups and their messages, giving storytelling workshops, pitching training and internationalization strategies, connecting them with the media, investors and market influencers globally.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/abarrera

Jordi Pascual

Jordi Pascual

e-commerce DirectorBanco Sabadell

Jordi Pascual has extensive experience in implementing technological solutions for electronic payment systems, such as Smart Card (Visa Cash and EMV), co-branding and loyalty schemes, e-signatures, virtual POS terminals, ATMs, payments via mobile devices, fraud prevention applications, etc., and most particularly in e-commerce, an activity that, for the last 17 years, he's been responsible for at various financial institutions, managing solutions for businesses in Spain and abroad (cross-border), as well as working with large international payment platforms. In his work as a researcher, since 1992 he's taken part in a dozen R&D&i projects on advanced payment systems, both Spanish (PROFIT programme by the Ministry of Industry and Trade) and international (the European Union's EUREKA programme). He's also been a speaker at various e-commerce events. He's currently the Director of e-Commerce and virtual POS terminals for the Banco Sabadell Group.

http://es.linkedin.com/pub/jordi-pascual/1/82b/581/

Roberto Magnifico

Roberto Magnifico

LVenture Group

Roberto Magnifico has a long career in finance and has worked over 20 years abroad. He began with Lehman Brothers in New York then UBS, Barclays Capital and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in London and Banco di Roma in Rome. He is Co-founder of Business Club Italia, a non-profit to promote Italian enterprise in the UK and he held board positions in Italian alternative asset management companies. Roberto is a Co-founder and board member of LVenture Group S.p.A, the first Italian publicly listed VC fund. He is an active business angel, mentor and advisor and co-founder and CFO of NetLex, a cloud-based legal practice management SaaS. Roberto is also a partner of InnovAction Lab, a non-profit whose mission is to develop entrepreneurial talents and a mentor in LUISS ENLABS accelerator. He is a frequent lecturer on VCs and supporting growth and development of startup ecosystems. He is also a staunch supporter of crowdsourcing.

https://twitter.com/rmagnifico?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmagnifico

Guzmán Díaz

Guzmán Díaz

Index Ventures

International Business Economics graduate with a personal interest in finance, strategy and technology. Currently working in venture capital at Index Ventures. Worked around the world (Barcelona, Seoul, London). Previous experience includes on demand services, mobile games, social networks, non-profit and music. He obtained a Bachelor in International Business Economics at Pompeu Fabra University with an exchange program at Sogang University (Seoul, Republic of Korea).

https://twitter.com/guzmandiaz

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/guzmandiaz

Paloma Castellano

Paloma Castellano

Director Wayra

Director of Wayra Madrid. Wayra, powered by Telefónica, is one of the most potent business accelerators with presence worldwide. Paloma is Executive MBA by IE Business School and MSc in Computer Engineer by UCM. She started her profesional career in Microsoft, joining Telefónica afterwards as Product Manager. After several years launching and managing innovative products as mobile TV she moved to Telefónica China, where she worked with CNC Labs CEO in designing and implementing the strategic plan for this company. Back to Spain, she was in charge of Mobile Broadband business development. In 2011 she joined Wayra to collaborate in the global launch as part of the foundational team. She is currently the Director of Wayra Madrid. In Madrid only, Wayra has helped create and grow more than 50 startups.

https://twitter.com/bloodymary

https://es.linkedin.com/pub/paloma-castellano/0/269/820/es

Gary Stewart

Gary Stewart

DirectorWayra

Gary Stewart is the Director of Wayra Open Future_ (UK). He is also an associate professor and the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at IE Business School in Madrid. Gary also founded Nuro.es, a Barcelona start-up that raised over £4M in funding after working as a lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London, and Freshfields Brackhaus Deringer in Spain. Gary graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and was the Executive Editor of The Yale Journal at Yale Law School.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/garystew/

Enrique Penichet García

Enrique Penichet García

BBooster

Enrique Penichet is co-founder of the accelerator "Business Booster" and managing partner at Sinensis Seed Capital SCR. Raising a Venture fund from scratch and being able to launch and fund over 50 startups since 2010. Enrique holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School and has been invited as an professor to different Universities in Spain and Latam. His experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist is primarily focused on Internet and real estate investments. He is a member of the executive board of the private investment network Big Ban Angels, as well as being a member of the jury for some of the most prestigious entrepreneurship awards, such as 4YFN at Mobile World Congress, MIT Emtech, Emprendedor XXI of La Caixa Bank or Emprende con Vodafone. Metamentor Google Launchpad Program. He has a strong network between european Venture Capital and Tech corporate.

https://twitter.com/enriquepenichet

https://es.linkedin.com/in/enriquepenichet

Natalia Gamero

Natalia Gamero

VP of Corporate DevelopmentCondé Nast

Natalia is VP of Corporate Development at Condé Nast Spain, a leading company which publishes more than 100 magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour or GQ, in more than 23 countries. She's been in the company for more than 10 year as Managing Director of Condé Nast Digital. During this period, She's lead the digital strategy of the company, launching Vogue, Glamour, GQ, Vanity Fair and Traveler's websites and apps. Currently, She's also part of the Advisory Council of the company. She was formerly editor at El Cultural de El Mundo, the most prestigious cultural magazine in Spain. During this period she wrote for the Literature and Theatre sections, interviewing relevant people from the Culture & Art worlds.

https://twitter.com/ngamero

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliagamerodelcastillo

Ignasi Ferrer

Ignasi Ferrer

Board advisor of Nostrum and Enrique Tomas and Board member of the European Foodservice Summit.Nostrum/ European Foodservice Summit

Ignasi Ferrer is a retail expert with over 13 years’ experience as CEO of The Eat Out Group, a leading casual restauration company owner of four different brands. He is a specialist in designing, leading, and driving business growth and transformation processes with a profound knowledge of clients and consumer trends, as well as in value creation through innovation. He is an associate professor & lecturer at ESADE Business School’s Strategy & General Management department.

Oscar Murillo

Oscar Murillo

LawyerOntier

Oscar is a lawyer in Ontier, a lawfirm which goal is the provision to its clients of excellence legal services giving the best solutions to the most complex legal issues. Its lawyers offer practical and creative solutions, and work on a confidence and loyalty basis with the clients. We learn our clients businesses functioning in order to be more effective and see its needs in advance. His is responsible for Corporate and M&A, giving legal advice to Spanish and foreign companies, Utilities and Renewable energy, Commercial Contracts and Trademarks

https://twitter.com/OmurilloSanz

https://www.linkedin.com/in/oscarmurillosanz

Luis Ignacio Vicente del Olmo

Luis Ignacio Vicente del Olmo

Return on Innovation Manager Telefonica

PhD. in Physics (Electronic specialist), Industrial Engineer. Graduated in Economy of Telecommunications. Master in Analysis and Management of Science & Technology. Degree in Innovation Management, Specialist of Innovation Economy. Degree. Graduated in European Communities at the Diplomatic School of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As laboral experience, 25 years working on topics related with R&D & Innovation Management mainly at Telefonica, one of the most important telco operators. Currently, he is Return on Innovation Manager at Telefonica R&D. These responsibilities include the Telefonica Patent Office, R&D Public Policies. Member of relevant Spanish, European & International Boards related with R&D Management. President of Spanish Technology Platform es.internet where participate more than 400 companies that develop new products on Internet.

Alejandro Romero

Alejandro Romero

Founder & CEOAlto Data Analytics

Before founding Alto Analytics in 2012, Alejandro was Vice President of Viacom for Southern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa. Previous to Viacom, Alejandro was in charge of development of Yahoo! Business in Southern Europe, an extension of his work at the Vodafone Group, where he forged strategic partnerships with global companies such as Microsoft and Google. Prior to Vodafone Alejandro was a manager at Alcatel-Lucent. Overall, Alejandro has successfully helped companies with their digital strategies in more than 20 markets worldwide. Alejandro earned a Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc. Eng.) with a focus in Electronics and Automation from UMA University (Spain) and an MBA from Henley Business School (UK).

https://es.linkedin.com/in/alexromero

Sergio Martínez-Cava

Sergio Martínez-Cava

Managing DirectorFundación Innovación Bankinter

Sergio Martinez-Cava, Current Managing Director of Fundacion Innovación Bankinter; unique Foundation focused in promoting the creation of wealth sustainable in Spain through innovation and the entrepreneurship. Previously, he was Head of Mobile Service, at Innovation Area of Bankinter. Sergio joined Bankinter in 2006 at the Innovation Area where he became Innovation CTO after project managing. He was responsible for the first MVNO at the banking sector in Spain. Before that, he worked at Telefónica, where he was in charge of banking business development. He had also been delegate of the GSM Association as International roaming technical manager for Telefónica. Sergio is Industrial Engineer and MBA at the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, as well as Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/sergio-martinez-cava-3042511

Alfonso Sainz de Baranda

Alfonso Sainz de Baranda

Gocardless

Full stack entrepreneur focused on Fintech, after founding his own Startup, Ahorro.NET, he is leading the expansion of Gocardless in Spain along with an amazing team. Gocardless is a Startup, that has raised more than 13 million, that helps companies to do their recurrent payments from their clients. It is a substitute to the old-fashioned bank interfaces (and better priced too) and connects directly to any software using our API or you can use the dashboard to start getting payments in one minute.

Juan Luis Hortelano

Juan Luis Hortelano

Founding PartnerPlug & Play Spain Accelerator

Juan Luis is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience in the tech ecosystem and the founding partner of Plug and Play Spain Accelerator. In the last 4 years Plug and Play has invested in +60 startups being one of the most important accelerators in Spain. Before that Juan Luis helped launch some successful startups in the spanish speaking markets, like Feedburner (bought by Google), Zumodrive (bought by Motorola) or Qype (bought by Yelp). He was also an active angel investor, also with some successful exits like Touristeye (bought by Lonely Planet) and Ducksboard (bought by New Relic). Apart from technology he likes to play basket and enjoy time with his family.

Diego del Álcazar

Diego del Álcazar

PresidentIE Business School

Diego del Alcázar y Silvela was born in Ávila. He studied Law, Political Science and Business Administration in Madrid and París. He founded ‘’Instituto de Empresa’’ in 1973, and he currently is the President of IE Business School, IE University and IE Foundation. Moreover, Diego del Alcázar y Silvela contributed to the adquisition and development of Aguas de Mondariz, Balneario de Mondariz, Publicidad Gisbert, Grupo Negocios, Thomil and Chocolates Eureka, among others. Moreover, he has been member of the Board of Directors for various communication groups, technological companies and consumption firms such as ONO and Recoletos. Currently, he is part of the Board of Directors of Balneario de Mondariz, Thomil and Chocolates Eureka. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Alcázar was President of Grupo Vocento keeping his position as Management Director at ABC,S.L. He is Vice President of Fundación Arte Hispánico, and advisor of several foundations such as Fundación Zubiri.

Imran Akram

Imran Akram

PartnerAXA Strategic Ventures

Imran Akram is a Partner at AXA Strategic Ventures. He invests up to €15M across Europe, North America and the Middle East in sectors relevant to insurance and asset management. Imran has many current and past investments including Auto1 Group, GoodData and Innogames GmbH, with which he also had board involvement. He holds a MEng with Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford, and he received the prestigious Engineering Leadership Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering, which is awarded to the 15 most promising leaders of engineering.

https://twitter.com/imran_akram

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/growthcapital

Frederic Court

Frederic Court

Founder & Managing PartnerFelix Capital

Frederic Court is the founder and managing partner of Felix Capital, a company that operates at the intersection of technology and creativity. The company invests in digital lifestyle, backing new digital brands and related enabling technologies. Frederic has a very successful investment history, with companies such as Farfetch (online fashion marketplace currently valued at $1bn), Zong (mobile payments company sold to eBay for $240M) and Vitrue (social media marketing acquired by Oracle for $310M). He has been a VC since 2001 and was named 2012 Investor of the year at the Investor All Stars event. He was educated in ESSEC.

https://twitter.com/fcourt?lang=es

http://uk.linkedin.com/in/fredericcourt

Eneko Knörr

Eneko Knörr

Business Angel

Eneko Knorr is the founder and CEO of Ludei (San Francisco, USA). He is also a mentor at SeedRocket and BIND 4.0 accelerators. Eneko has previously started the Spanish top 5 hosting company Hostalia (sold to Telefonica) and a start-up incubator called Ideateca. He is also an angel investor in companies such as Ticketbis (sold to eBay), Chicisimo or Habitissimo. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Basque Country, and an AMP in Business Administration & Management from IE Business School (Madrid).

http://www.linkedin.com/in/enekoknorr

Gonzalo Manrique

Gonzalo Manrique

Ironhack

Gonzalo Manrique is the Co-Founder of Ironhack, a global coding school with campuses in Madrid, Barcelona and Miami and over 500 graduates. Before Ironhack, Gonzalo worked as a Project Manager building bridges across different European countries. Gonzalo holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business and a Civil Engineering degree from Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio. Knowing there had to be a better way to change careers and enter the booming tech industry, he started Ironhack with his Co-Founder Ariel Quiñones in 2013.

https://twitter.com/gonzumanrique

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gonzalomanrique

Mireya Martí Fernández

Mireya Martí Fernández

Project ManagerLanzadera

Mireya is a project manager in Lanzadera, one of the top business accelerators of Southern Europe. She started her professional career as a consultant in PwC, and specialized in e-commerce and retail & consumer companies. Mireya holds a double bachelor degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and from the University of Valencia.

Francisco Huidobro

Francisco Huidobro

Regional Sales DirectorOrange

As a highly motivated and performance driven Senior Business Director, he has a proven ability to build and transform sales teams to meet and exceed targets in highly technological and fast changing markets. Skilled in B2B sales, leadership, business strategy development, operational transformation and entry into new business he can deliver tactical action plans encompassing proactive tools and resources to meet the primary objectives of a company and support the achievement of targeted growth. He has the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff from field sales reps to managing directors and it is my excellent interpersonal skills that have facilitated continued successful business alliances throughout my career.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/fhuidobro

Pedro Lindsey

Pedro Lindsey

Commercial Director SpainBeabloo

With over 15 years of experience driving tangible results in consultative selling, Pedro has led the growth, internationalization and digitalization of different companies during his professional career. Specialized in extensive retail marketing and digital experience, he focuses his efforts in maximizing impact, understanding consumers’ behavior, and increasing revenue. Pedro Lindsey has a BA (Hons) in Management, a Master's Degree in International Trade and a second Master's Degree in Marketing and Sales. He has lived and worked directly in four countries (USA, UK, México and Spain) and has indirectly worked with several European markets (Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Norway, France, etc.).

Luis Miguel Gilpérez

Luis Miguel Gilpérez

PresidentTelefonica Spain

Paolo Tonon

Paolo Tonon

Vice President, Head of Maersk Maritime TechnologyMaersk Group

Paolo Tonon is Vice President, Head of Maersk Maritime Technology, a knowledge and competence center for technologies within the Maersk group. Maersk Maritime Technology focuses on providing sustainable and cost effective solutions within areas of new buildings, optimization, operational support and innovation to achieve high standards in safety, energy consumption and environmental performances. Prior to joining APMM Group, Mr. Tonon worked for Wärtsilä Corporation, a leading global provider of complete life-cycle marine and energy solutions. In Wärtsilä Mr. Tonon covered several senior leadership positions including Vice President Research & Development and Vice President Corporate Quality. Mr. Tonon is a member of the Executive Board of CIMAC - the International Council on Combustion Engines. Moreover, he is a Board of Directors Member of SGMF – the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel. Mr. Tonon holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Trieste, Italy.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/ptonon

Per Roman

Per Roman

GP Bullhound

Per Roman is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound LLP since 1999, and today is one of Europe´s best-known technology investment bankers and experts in international M&A and capital transactions for high-growth businesses. Per has worked with successful companies such as Apertio, Avito, CLX, Cramer Systems, DeliveryHero, King.com, Klarna, Libratone, Nanoradio, Navteq, Neonode, Tobii, TradeDoubler, Shazam and SteelSeries among many others. He has also led proprietary investments in many companies including Nordic companies such as Spotify, Avito, Klarna and Mathem. Per started his banking career at Lehman Brothers in London, focused on technology & Internet. Prior to that, he gained experience at Autodesk, Inc., both in San Rafael and Geneva. During youth, Per found his passion for the industry through programming Apple IIe and Commodore Amiga computers. Mr. Roman graduated from Stockholm School of Economics and holds an MSc in Finance.

https://twitter.com/perroman

https://linkedin.com/in/perroman

Stephen J. Matlin

Stephen J. Matlin

Chairman and CEO Life Length

Stephen J. Matlin is Life Length’s Chairman and CEO as well as a founding shareholder. He has led the Company since inception and assisted in establishing the company as the world leader in telomere measurements and diagnostics. Steve brings twenty-five years’ experience as a senior executive, entrepreneur and investment banker to the Company. Mr. Matlin obtained his MBA at Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/stephen-j-matlin-837904

Guillermo García

Guillermo García

Alumne Elearning

Guillermo García is the founder of Alumne Elearning, a technology company which aim is to transform the culture of online training. Alumne has created an innovative service that combines the best technology with specialized content. The training is tailored to each student and to their personal and individual needs. The most remarkable thing is that you can have access to all of the content with a monthly, quarterly or annual flat rate. Previously he participated in other innovative projects like Mediare, the first online platform of mediation and conflict resolutions in Europe, which is now a part of the Wolters Kluwer group. He has also received several awards for his entrepreneurial career like the Europioneers 2014 prize. This prize was awarded by the European Commission for the category of "Young Web Entrepreneur Award".

https://es.linkedin.com/in/guillermogarciacubero

Martin Mignot

Martin Mignot

PartnerIndex Ventures

Martin Mignot works in Index Ventures. Previously, he has worked with many entrepreneurs who started such businesses, including BlaBlaCar and Deliveroo. He also serves on the board of Drivy,Rad, TheFamily, Trainline. In addition to the companies already mentioned, he led Seed round in hosted search API company Algolia. Most of his initial investments are Seed and Series A. Martin has spent a lot of time helping build the Parisian ecosystem (he led the first institutional investment in local startup network TheFamily and currently sits on their advisory board), and also regularly travels to Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and NYC. Prior to joining Index, Martin was in the TMT team at UBS Investment Bank and co-founded the beauty subscription business Boudoir Prive (acquired by Joliebox/Birchbox) and a student web radio service rsp.fm

https://twitter.com/martinmignot?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinmignot

Oskar Miel

Oskar Miel

Founder and Managing PartnerRakuten FinTech Fund

Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel manages the Rakuten Fintech Fund, focusing on financial technology start-ups in North America, Europe and Asia. Oskar’s extensive experience in the financial industry includes investment banking at JP Morgan, private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe. Rakuten Fintech Fund’s investments include the full gamut of fast growing fintech leaders, such as WePay, Currency Cloud, Insikt, BlueVine, Acorns and Azimo. Oskar has also led strategic investments in the sharing economy, including Cabify, a car riding app operating in Spain and Latin America. Oskar earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and his BA at ICADE in Spain.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/oskar-mielczarek-2810286b

Guillaume Princen

Guillaume Princen

Head of France & Southern EuropeStripe

Guillaume Princen is the Head of France & Southern Europe for Stripe. Stripe is a company that helps businesses of all sizes accept card payments and other payment methods through web and mobile apps. Guillaume is now building the tech ecosystem in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to make Stripe even more effective. Before working with Stripe, Guillaume worked at McKinsey & Co in two different stages which made up over 6 years in the area of management consulting. He also set up his own company MyC, an innovative mobile advertising startup, which he pitched to top tier silicon valley VC’s as part of the Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest. He has an MBA in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/guillaume-princen-3835841

Juan Lopez - Belmonte

Juan Lopez - Belmonte

Farma Cros Ibérica

Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales por la Universidad Complutense y forma parte de los órganos de gobierno de la corporación desde hace más de diez años. Es presidente de Laboratorios Farmacéuticos Rovi -sociedad que cotiza en Bolsa- y fue vicepresidente de Farmaindustria y presidente de la Asociación para el Autocuidado de la Salud (ANEFP).ç

Luis Venegas

Luis Venegas

Candy Magazine

Luis Venegas, Creative Director, Editor and Publisher of Fanzine137, EY! Magateen, C★ndy, The Printed Dog and EY! Boy Collection. Based in Spain, splits his time between Madrid and Barcelona. Since 2004, he’s channeled his energies into publishing three personal editorial projects. An independent self-published editor, Venegas' magazines -released as limited editions- are available only in selected shops, boutiques and bookstores around the world. He is also a Creative director who has worked for luxury brands such as Loewe, Acne Studios, Carolina Herrera and American Apparel, and as a freelance contributor for publications such as GQ Style UK, Acne Paper, V Magazine, Butt, SSAW and Oyster.

Caroline de Maigret

Caroline de Maigret

Model and music producer

Caroline de Maigret is a French model and music producer. After studying Modern Literature at La Sorbonne University, Caroline left Paris for New York in 1994 and started her modeling career. She has since worked with Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton or Balenciaga and was photographed by iconic photographers such as Steven Meisel, Mario Testino and Peter Lindbergh. In 2005, Caroline co-created with her partner Yarol Poupaud record label and production company Bonus Track Records. In 2010, they got a Cesar nomination for best soundtrack of the year for "Bus Palladium". In 2011, Karl Lagerfeld invited her to come back to the fashion world and walk the Chanel show. She is Chanel ambassadress since 2013.

Xavier Carrillo

Xavier Carrillo

Digital Legends

Xavier Carrillo-Costa, CEO and Founder of Digital Legends Entertainment (DLE) has over 18 years of experience in the video game industry.Xavier has positioned DLE as an international reference for AAA mobile productions (smartphones, tablets and televisions) that stands out for its quality, technology and gameplay, developing partnerships and products for large multinationals such as adidas, Disney, Electronic Arts, Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Sony, Zynga or Gamevil and creating own intellectual properties like award winning Kroll, The Respawnables or Afterpulse, downloaded by over 50 millions players. Xavier regularly participates as a speaker at major events and industry conferences like including one Steve Job’s WWDC Apple Keynote, Mobile World Congress, Mobile Games Forum, Game Developer Conference or GameLab Barcelona. Xavier was inducted in 2013 in Pocket Gamer Hall of Fame. Xavier is the Chairman of the Spanish Academy of Interactive Arts and Science (AEACI) as well as founder and Vicepresident of Spanish

https://www.linkedin.com/in/xavierc2?

Scott Lyons

Scott Lyons

Ford

Scott Lyons leads the SYNC AppLink European Business and Partner Development initiative within the Ford Connected Vehicle and Services Organisation. Based in Berlin, Germany, Lyons is responsible for creating awareness and ultimately initiating partnerships with the app developer community in order to ensure their experiences are enabled to work with SYNC AppLink, Fords Smart Mobility connectivity solution which enable drivers to voice control smartphone apps. Lyons joined Ford in February 2013 from Motorola Mobility where he was director of International Market Development and led a global team responsible for external developer engagement and business development within the MOTODEV organisation. Prior to that Lyons held positions at WPP interactive agency Digit London as commercial director – leading the award-winning Vodafone and Motorola accounts respectively – and co-founding London-based agency Sugar Ltd. – a pioneer in the webcasting and digital creative industries.

https://de.linkedin.com/in/takahatchi/es

Talat Imran

Talat Imran

Venture Health

Talat Imran is the co- founder and managing director of Venture Health. Founded in December 2012, VentureHealth is an online venture fund platform based in Silicon Valley for accredited investors who want access to breakthrough opportunities in the $2.5 trillion US healthcare sector. The team vets investments based on its deep experience in company building, and is incentivized by the quality of deals, not quantity. Talat is also the Vice President of InCube Labs, an innovative group who are trying to solve patient problems with relevant technology. Talat manages this while also being the CEO of Venture Web Partners. He was educated in Foothill College and UC Santa Cruz.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/talat

Geoff Watts

Geoff Watts

CEO & Co- FounderEDITED

Geoff Watts is the CEO & Co- Founder of EDITED, a retail technology company which is helping the apparel industry have the right products at the right price, at the right time. Founded in 2010, the company now runs the world’s biggest apparel data warehouse, underpinning decision making at retailers including GAP, Topshop & Saks Fifth Avenue. Geoff has a lot of experience in system design, having previously worked as a software engineer at CNH and as a Senior Technical officer at Parliament of WA. He was also the founder of Racedigital, a company that designed & built bespoke race timing and in- car driver displays. In 2012 he won the Growing Business Young Guns Award.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/wattsg

 Kathleen Traynor DeRose

Kathleen Traynor DeRose

Evolute Group AG

Kathleen Traynor DeRose, CFA is a Managing Director and the Head of Global Investment Process at Credit Suisse Asset Management. Prior to thiat, she was the Managing Partner and Head of Portfolio Management and Research at a hedge fund. Prior to that, Kathleen was a Managing Director at Bessemer Trust, where she was the Head of Large Capitalization Equities and managed $8 billion in high net worth client portfolios. Prior to Bessemer, Kathleen spent twelve years at Deutsche Bank, the successor organization to Scudder Stevens & Clark, in a succession of management and portfolio management roles, managing $12 billion in client assets. Kathleen started her career at Chase Manhattan Bank, where she was an analyst and portfolio manager. Kathleen has an undergraduate degree from Princeton University in American History, where she wrote her senior thesis on U.S.-Chinese economic relations in the 1920’s. She has an MBA from the London School of Economics, Haute Ecole Commerciale in France, and NYU’s Stern School.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleentraynorderose

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellar

Francisco Velázquez de Cuellar

CEO & Managing Partner Axon Partners Group

Francisco has more than twenty years of experience in venture capital, investment banking and strategic consulting, having worked in more than 30 countries, with reputable private clients, governments and investors across the globe. He founded Axon Partners Group in 2006 and it has become one of the largest Spanish advisory companies, with more than sixty employees, international offices, and a very extensive list of clients and international investors. Within the venture capital division, Axon manages more than two hundred million euros. In additional to his role at Axon, Francisco is a Board Member of numerous companies such as nxtGen, Captronic , O4IT, Mercadoni, Finizens and NicePeopleAtWork. Previously, he was an investor and Board Member of numerous successful companies, including Akamon, Wuaki.tv and JustEat. Francisco is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) since 2012, and holds degrees in aerospace engineering and an MBA from the Universi

https://es.linkedin.com/in/francisco-velazquez-de-cuellar-92a6a96

José Luis Martinez

José Luis Martinez

Hundredrooms

Jose Luis Martinez is the founder and CEO of Hundredrooms.com, a company that enables you find cheap apartments for holidays or business around the world. Jose Luis has many years experience and has been involved in a variety of companies. He was the Managing Director in Spain of eDreams ODIGEO and he was Managing Director in Spain & Portugal for Kayak. Along with this, Jose Luiz also is an advisor to the board for minube.com. In 2008 he founded Viamedius, a siute based on a travellers opinion. He has a degree in business administration and management for the University of Asturias, and he holds an MBA from ESADE Business School.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/hundredrooms-slu

Enrique Pérez-Hernández

Enrique Pérez-Hernández

Managing Director Morgan Stanley

Enrique Pérez-Hernández is the Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co Ltd in London. For the last 20 years he’s been the head of EMEA technology and investment banking at Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm and a market leader in securities, asset management and credit services. In 2010 he was promoted and moved from the Madrid offices to London. He previously advised the Madrid branch on takeovers, share and convertible bond issues, and acquisition financing. Enrique is skilled in investment banking, equities, corporate finance, capital markets, business strategy and financial markets. He holds a BA in business administration from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/enriqueperezhernandez

Sean Seton-Rogers

Sean Seton-Rogers

Profounders Capital

Sean is a founding Partner at PROfounders Capital. Since 2000, Sean has been investing in technology companies across both the US and Europe at both Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe) and Commonwealth Capital Ventures in Boston. In addition to the PROfounders portfolio companies, he has in the past worked closely with others such as Bebo, Wonga.com, and ConstantContact. Sean has also worked as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, in both the US and Europe. Sean received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. In addition, Sean graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.

https://twitter.com/setonrog?lang=es

https://www.linkedin.com/in/setonrog

Michael de Lagarde

Michael de Lagarde

Delair- Tech

Michael de Lagarde, a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, started his career in the oil industry with big groups such as Total, Schlumberger and Perenco. In 2011 he founded Delair- Tech with three other partners, Bastien Mancini, Benjamin Benharrosh and Benjamin Michel. The company is based in Toulouse and has a workforce of 60 people. It is specialised in the manufacturing of long range drones for industrial use and the processing of aerial imagery. It also uses aerial imagery to provide turnkey services to facilitate decision-making for its industrial clients. It markets its products in 30 countries and earns 66% of its turnover through exports. Its main customers are big groups in the power, mining, railway infrastructures, building and agricultural sectors.

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/michael-de-lagarde-76b57819

Parker Stanberry

Parker Stanberry

Oasis

Parker Stanberry is the Co- Founder and CEO of Oasis. Oasis is an innovative hospitality company which offers the space and privacy of homes with the style and service of a boutique hotel. They have handpicked homes which they combine with on the ground concierge support. The company operates in 18 cities in 10 countries. Parker was also a founding partner in Palermo Capital Group and an Acquisitions manager at Miramax. When he moved from New York to Buenos Aires he got the inspiration for Oasis and he has since moved the business to Miami. He has a BA in Economics from Yale University.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/parker-stanberry-60b27617

Felipe Navío

Felipe Navío

Co-founder and co-CEO JobandTalent

Felipe Navio is the co-founder and co-CEO of JobandTalent. Founded in 2009, the company set out to make sure that busy business professionals never miss new job opportunities. They use unique technology to browse millions of jobs postedBusiness Administration and Management on the internet and automatically match professionals to relevant jobs. As such, they operate as a personal assistant for professionals all over the world. Felipe was previously a strategy consultant for Tuenti and an advisor and co-founder of Entralia which is now known as TicketBis. He has a degree in economics from Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia and a degree in from Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

https://twitter.com/felipenavio?lang=es

https://es.linkedin.com/in/felipenavio

Oriol Juncosa

Oriol Juncosa

Technology investor & AdvisorEncomenda VC

Oriol Juncosa is a technology investor and advisor. He is Managing Partner at Encomenda Smart Capital, an early seed capital superangel fund, as well as a strategic and financial advisor to leading growth stage technology companies in Spain and in the UK. Over the last 18 months he has helped companies strategically and financially, so that they could raise over $50m. He has also invested in over 10 companies, both as a business angel and as a venture capital investor across SaaS, eLearning, marketplaces,…. Oriol was interim CFO of Carto, a leading SaaS location intelligence software company based in Madrid and New York from 2014-16. Prior to it, Oriol was Investment Director at Nauta Capital, the largest VC in Southern Europe with more than $200m AUM. Previously, he worked in London for 8 years, where he worked for Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas in Investment Banking and in Principal Investments. Oriol holds a BBA from ESADE and an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Finance from London Business School.

https://twitter.com/ojuncosa

https://es.linkedin.com/in/ojuncosa

Ángela Romero

Ángela Romero

Duolingo

Ángela Romero is the regional manager in Latin America for Duolingo. She has secured Duolingo’s most prominent corporate partners such as Uber, Luxottica and Inditex, while also negotiating complex deals with governments to increase awareness, revenue and scale distribution of Duolingo’s language certification. Angela was previously the Partnerships Operations Lead for Google in LATAM, where she started operations for Google Maps in 5 countries and secured multiple strategic partnerships with national & regional government bodies. She also spent two years at FleishmannHillard, the world’s leading global communications firm were she developed award-winning campaigns for clients such as Visa, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Bayer, AbbVie, Philips and AT&T. Ángela is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a BS in Business Administration and Marketing.

https://twitter.com/angelalromero

https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaromero

Luigi Amati

Luigi Amati

Vice PresidentBusiness Angels Europe

Luigi Amati is the founder of META. He has been actively involved in the company’s development since its founding in 1993. In over 20 years META has completed more than 800 high-profile projects,worked with over 300 clients and invested over 60 million Euro in over 100 start-ups. Under his leadership META evolved from a local engineering and consulting boutique in Italy to the international investment & advisory group with a comprehensive business platform consisting of META Advisory, META Ventures, META Academy & Globe Forum. As an Angel Investor he was in 2007 one of the founders of Italian Angels for Growth, one of the fastest growing business angels groups in Europe, with more than 140 members. He currently has a portfolio of a number of start-ups in technology, medtech and social innovation sectors.Mr. Amati currently serves on the Advisory Group to the European Commission for 2020 Horizon Programme - "Access to Risk Finance". He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Business Angels Europe.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/luigi-amati-290287

Parker Beauchamp

Parker Beauchamp

INGUARD

Parker Beauchamp is the CEO of INGUARD, an insurance and risk management firm, serving clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. Parker personally specializes in assessing the complex risk management needs for the pursuits of high profile celebrity clientele, athletes, entrepreneurs, and other influencers. His personal passions include being a positive civic and corporate role model, encouraging environmentalism, education and equality. Parker enjoys contributing and volunteering for a variety of nonprofits that fit his passions. Outside of his philanthropic efforts, Parker enjoys travel, exercise and alpine-style mountain climbing. Parker holds a master’s degree from Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University and a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/parkerbeauchamp

Cristina Gallardo

Cristina Gallardo

Extremadura Avante

Cristina Gallardo has been responsible for Startup Area in Extremadura Avante since June 2013. Extremadura Avante is a public company in the Regional Government which provides comprehensive and continuous assistance to entrepreneurs & other economic agents who contribute to the economic and social development of Extremadura. They do this with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of the companies of Extremadura. Previous to this role, Cristina worked as project manager in the Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology in Extremadura, as coordinator of Public Lab area, She has a degree in Politic Science and Administration.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/cristinagallardorey

Balz Roth

Balz Roth

Lemoptix SA

Balz is both an experienced Business Angel and a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years experience founding and running several start-ups in the technology/media environment and the lifestyle/entertainment industry. His broad know-how of different industries, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit and strong analytical skills, makes Balz a valuable member of the Go Beyond Venture Partner community. Over the last years he was strongly involved in understanding, selecting and guiding promising entrepreneurs for the Go Beyond community. He is lead investor for highly recognized ventures like Lemoptix SA, Faction Collective SA and others. Balz lectures regularly on Business Angel topics for clients like Swisscom, CTI supported AngelDay, AngelsBootCamp. Apart of his Business Angel activities he works as an independent management consultant for wide range of companies and sectors. Balz holds an electronic engineering degree and an MBA of the University of St. Gallen.

https://twitter.com/balzroth

https://ch.linkedin.com/in/balzroth

Mónica Espinosa

Mónica Espinosa

Head of Innovation and Business DevelopmentEndesa

Mónica Espinosa is the Head of Innovation and Business Development of Endesa Energia. Endesa is the leading company in the Spanish electricity sector and the second operator in the Portuguese electricity market. Endesa looks to the future, seeking intelligent solutions, to develop realistic proposals that address present and future energy challenges.Endesa provides services to 11,2 million customers and that directly employs more than 10,000 people. Prior to her actual position in Endesa, she worked as Strategy and Commercial Development Director during 14 years, from 2001 to 2015. Prior to this, Mónica worked as an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company during 7 years.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-espinosa-40a05217

Luis Martín Cabiedes

Luis Martín Cabiedes

Cabiedes & Partners

Since 1998, Luis has been investing in early stage technology companies, mostly in the “Consumer Internet” space. First as a Corporate executive, then as a full-time Angel Investor, and finally as General Partner of his own Angel Fund ”CABIEDES AND PARTNERS SCR”, he has made over 80 investments in companies such as Ole, MyAlert, Privalia, Trovit, and more recently, Blablacar, Bankimia and Tiendeo. In addition to investing, Luis is Lecturer on Entrepreneurhip at IESE Business School. Prior to that, Luis was co-CEO of Europa Press for 12 years. He has a degree in Philosophy from Universidad and an MBA from IESE, and is a CFA Charter Holder. Luis was born in Madrid in 1960 and is married without kids.

http://es.linkedin.com/in/luismartincabiedes

Modwenna Rees-Mogg

Modwenna Rees-Mogg

Angel News

Modwenna Rees-Mogg founded AngelNews in 2003 and has grown it into the leading commentator on angel investing in Europe. The business has expanded to include a number of investor conferences in the UK around areas of interest to private investors such as angel investment, investing in VC funds, crowdfunding and peer to peer investment. She is also the author of two books on angel investing and crowdfunding and is a non-executive director of Albion Technology & General VCT PLC and Asset Match a fast growing exchange for trading private company shares. She is also the CoFounder of CrowdRating which rates equity crowdfunding campaigns.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/modwenna?authType=name&authToken=LQkT

Robin Goldberg

Robin Goldberg

Minerva

Robin Goldberg, Chief Experience Officer, Minerva Robin joined Minerva as a founding member of the Executive Team in December 2012. She is the Chief Experience Officer leading all efforts in driving student recruitment, student life, city immersion, and the lifelong professional development support. Robin focuses on ensuring her team delivers extraordinary experiences throughout the student journey. Robin is also responsible for marketing and creative which includes defining the Minerva brand, building awareness, and driving engagement. Prior to Minerva, Robin worked at Blurb, where she held the positions of Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, and Senior Vice President International. Prior to Blurb, Robin spent four years as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Lonely Planet, the travel guidebook publisher. She earned her M.B.A. at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. in Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley

Dr Jan- Niklas Keltsch

Dr Jan- Niklas Keltsch

XLHEALTH

Jan-Niklas is Managing Partner of XLHEALTH. Before joining XLHEALTH, Jan-Niklas developed an innovative hygiene product for the consumer market that is sold in over 4.000 retail outlets across Germany. Jan-Niklas also worked as a consultant for innovative and technology driven SMEs advising on strategic technology management decisions. He is a qualified Patent Engineer having profound theoretical and practical knowledge in IP matters. Prior to his business ventures he graduated as a PhD in the field of technology management at the University of Cambridge. He holds an MSc. Degree in Economics from the University of St. Andrews and, at first, graduated as an Industrial Engineer (Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieur).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-niklas-keltsch-phd-55298614

Oscar Mendez

Oscar Mendez

Stratio

Oscar Mendez holds a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering and an MSc in Business Administration. Having had the opportunity to work in the US, UK, Germany and Spain, Oscar has been able to accrue extensive knowledge in the field of technology over the last two decades, always envisaging where technology was going next. From GE to Daimler Benz, and founding several IT companies like Paradigma Tecnológico and Stratio Big Data along the way,Oscar has helped develop some of the most cutting edge open source technology, being the founder of OSSIM, the most successful and globally used European product in its sector as well as the most widely used open source SIEM in the world, which has garnered AlienVault a valuation in excess of $500 mill. As a speaker, Oscar has been a guest at some of the main technological events in the past few years, delivering conferences at Strata Hadoop, Spark Summit, Instituto Cervantes, and Cassandra Summit as well as various prestigious Universities and business schools.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/oscar-m%C3%A9ndez-soto-8a00a7b

Maarten Goossens

Maarten Goossens

Anterra Capital

Maarten is a Co-founder and Principal of Anterra Capital, a specialist food & agriculture growth capital fund backed by Rabobank, a global leader in financing the food and agricultural sectors, and Fidelity Investments, the large asset manager. With over 8 years of experience Maarten began his investment career with Rabo Private Equity in 2009. Prior to joining Rabo Private Equity, Maarten was an Analyst in the Rabobank-Rothschild M&A joint venture in London, where he focused on transactions in food & agriculture. Maarten holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Free University of Amsterdam, and has studied at the London School of Economics.

https://nl.linkedin.com/in/maarten-goossens-407952a/es

Jared Simon

Jared Simon

Co-founder and Chief Operating OfficerHotel Tonight

Jared Simon is a co-founder and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of HotelTonight, the on-demand hotel booking app. Prior to HotelTonight, Jared led partner development and served on the founding executive team at online video production and distribution pioneer TurnHere. Jared previously worked at online travel agency Orbitz, serving on the launch team for the hotel product and eventually taking over as General Manager of the company’s Lodging.com brand. He has a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredgsimon/es

Mariel Vázquez

Mariel Vázquez

Director of Strategy and Innovation ObservatoryBankia

Mariel Vázquez is the Director of Strategy and Innovation Observatory at Bankia, where she is in charge of creating new relationships between startups and the corporation. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a PDD from IESE Business School. Professionally focused on digital economy and Internet businesses from her very beginning, she has specialized in large companies digital transformation and innovation strategy. Prior to her current position at Bankia, she was Head of Digital at Sanitas (BUPA Group), where she spent 6 years creating digital capabilities to better manage customer’s health. Previously, she worked for Telefónica for 9 years managing Online Yellow Pages, building one of the groundbreaking digital businesses in Spain at that time.

https://twitter.com/marielvazqz

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marielvazquez

Yann De Vries

Yann De Vries

PartnerAtomico

Yann is a Partner at Atomico, based in London, where he focuses on the sourcing, evaluation, negotiation and due diligence of new investment opportunities globally. Yann joined Atomico from Redpoint e.ventures (RPeV), one of the leading venture capital funds in Brazil, where he was a Managing Director and co-founder. Prior to starting RPeV, he spent 5 years as the head of corporate development for Cisco in EMEA and Latin America. Before that, he spent 5 years in Silicon Valley working in venture capital with e.ventures, as a GM for Sonim one of its portfolio companies and as consultant with Bain & Company. Yann began his career in engineering and operations roles with large tech companies across Europe and emerging markets. Yann holds a MSEE from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/yann-de-vries-468134

Daniel Carreño

Daniel Carreño

Chairman &CEO of GE Spain and Portugal General Electric

Daniel Carreño, born in León(Spain), has spent more than 16years working at General Electric, where he has held various positions, and for the past fiveyears has been the President and CEO for Spain and Portugal. Previously he enjoyed a successful career at Hewlett-Packard, where for seven years he held several positions of responsibility in the Finance and Sales departments.He holds degrees in Law and Economic and Business Studies from the Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE, Madrid) and has extensive postgraduate training.Currently Daniel Carreño isVice-Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), and of the Junior Achievement Foundation. Carreño is also a member ofthe American Business Council, the Association for the Advancement of Management (APD) and IESE Madrid Governing Body.

Marie Claire Daveu

Marie Claire Daveu

Chief Sustainability OfficerKering

In 2012, Marie-Claire was appointed as Kering’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, as well as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. She is responsible for the continued development of Kering’s sustainability strategy and the implementation of the Group’s institutional affairs on a global scale. She joined the company from the public sector where she served as Chief of Staff to French politician Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, within the Ministry of Ecology and other areas from 2007 to 2012. Prior to this position, Marie-Claire was Technical Adviser to the cabinet of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and Principal Private Secretary to Serge Lepeltier (Minister of Ecology and Sustainability), before joining Sanofi-Aventis Group in 2005 as Senior Director of Sustainable Development. She is a graduate of the French National Institute of Agronomy Paris-Grignon, the “École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et Forêts”.

Diego Torrico González

Diego Torrico González

Public Sector and Smart Services DirectorVodafone

Diego Torrico is a technology and innovation passionate, that has developed his professional career linked to the telecommunication sector at several multinational companies. Since 1995 he always has been leading teams and areas, helping the company to achieve their goals and evolve in a very challenging environment. His current position as Public Sector and Smart Services Director, innovates on the broad new possibilities the public administration can provide to citizens due to technology. Previously he has been Head of Marketing Enterprise at VF UK where he replied the successful model implemented in Spain as Head Of Corporate Segment at the Enterprise Business Unit.

Mariano Kostelec

Mariano Kostelec

Uniplaces

Mariano is a young entrepreneur and global citizen, having lived in 10 different countries so far. He studied at King's College London and worked for Goldman Sachs in their London office before joining Groupon to lead their expansion in Japan and China. After returning to Europe, he then co-founded Uniplaces - the global brand for student accommodation. He is now the CCO of Uniplaces and is in charge of operations, marketing and international expansion.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marianokostelec

Sofia Sanchez de Betak

Sofia Sanchez de Betak

Art Director, model and influencer

Sofía Sanchez de Betak (aka, @chufy) is a Buenos Aires born, New York based, Art Director, model and influencer. She began her career as an art Director in Argentina, to later move to NY and work for the most prestigious creative agencies in the fashion industry. After years of working in the fashion industry, Sofía felt a keen need to develop her own designs, and launched her shop. Here she shares her travel inspired collections, which she designs together with local artists and artisans from around the world. As a ‘model influencer’, Sofía has shot campaigns and advertorials for top brands including Barneys, David Webb, Hogan, Chloe, Chanel, Massimo Dutti, and Zara. Sofía has been named among the 10 most influential women of Argentina, together with the country’s First Lady and the Vice-President.

Rodolfo Carpintier

Rodolfo Carpintier

Founder & ShareholderDAD

Rodolfo Carpintier is President of Digital Assets Deployment (DaD), a leading Spanish Internet incubator with 25 participated companies. He has been: President of Commerce Net in Spain, Founding member and Vice-President of Netjuice S.A., Marketing Director at Telefónica Sistemas S.A., International Manager at SERVICOM, Commercial Manager at SERVICOM. He is specialized in using Internet as decision support in management issues. He follows closely developments in the European and US Internet market. He was founding member and President of the Spanish chapter of Commerce Net and is frequently asked to speak about: Innovation. The company of the 21st Century and e-Commerce as well as about entrepreneurs and seed capital funding. He has written three books: “Internet Hoy” in 1996, “Los Cinco Mandamientos de la Empresa en Internet: enseñanzas para después de una crisis” in 2004 and “Internet puede salvar tu empresa…o hundirla” in 2013.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/rodolfocarpintier

Alberto Gómez

Alberto Gómez

Adara Ventures

Alberto is co-founder and Managing Partner of Adara Ventures, a European venture capital firm managing over US$ 100 million in capital, dedicated to investments in technology companies targeting the Digital Enterprise. Adara focuses on companies that use capital efficiently and that target global opportunities, seeking to develop products and validate their offering in Europe, in order to then globalize rapidly, often accelerating and exiting in Silicon Valley. His investments include: AlienVault, Stratio, 4iQ, ADD Semiconductor, Playgiga, and Openbravo. He is most active in sectors such as data analytics, cybersecurity, and cloud services, working with entrepreneurs from the early to the growth stage of a company. Prior to launching Adara, Alberto was Managing Director of Telefonica's Venture Capital unit, Executive Director at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley's investment banking divisions, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He is originally from Venezuela and liv

https://es.linkedin.com/in/albertogomezarreaza

Daniel Sánchez

Daniel Sánchez

Nauta

Daniel is a General Partner with Nauta Capital since the firm’s foundation, in 2004. He is based in Barcelona. Daniel has broad experience in M&A as well as in the management for consumer electronics firms. For 10 years, he was a mergers and acquisitions consultant at Deloitte. He also was Managing Director of Taurus, a consumer electronics firm engaged in small electrical appliances. His management experience is particularly intense in areas of finance, international growth and business development. He has worked as an assistant professor and collaborator at ESADE in the areas of Finance and Internationalization of the Company. Daniel is a former member of the board at EVCA (today InvestEurope) and a member of its Venture Capital Platform. He was also a member of the board at ASCRI (Spanish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). Daniel holds a degree in Business Sciences and an MBA from ESADE as well as anMBA with from the University of Chicago.

 Javier Cebrián Monereo

Javier Cebrián Monereo

Bonsai Venture Capital

Joaquín Mencía

Joaquín Mencía

Managing DirectorUniplaces

Joaquín is the Managing Director of Uniplaces, the leading brand for student accommodation. He holds a BA from University of Navarra, MBA from IE Business School & Rotman School of Management and postgrad management studies from Stanford GBS. Before Uniplaces, he was co-founder of Glossybox and spent 5 years on Telefónica on several roles around the digital transformation of the company. He is also an active investor in the fields of ecommerce and renewable energies.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joaquinmencia

Pablo Esteves

Pablo Esteves

Managing PartnerEmzingo

Pablo Esteves has been involved in entrepreneurial endeavors for over twelve years. Upon completion of his MBA at IE Business School in Madrid, he joined Emzingo, later becoming a managing partner. Currently, ​he ​oversees Emzingo Corporate Services, supervising the development of social innovation and leadership development programs. ​In the past five years, he has helped Emzingo manage over 95 social projects, supporting NGOs, social enterprises, and community-based organizations in Brazil, South Africa, Peru, the U.S. and Spain. One of his current interests is the intersection of Social Entrepreneurship - as an economic driver – and Altruistic Capital - as a business strategy.

Agustín Vitórica

Agustín Vitórica

Co-Founder & Co-CEOGawa Capital

Agustin co-founded GAWA Capital in 2010 and it quickly became Spain’s leading impact investing firm, having helped improving the lives of 150,000 families in developing countries. Agustin has been instrumental in introducing the impact investing asset class in Spain among private and institutional investors, having involved in his endeavor one of the leading Spanish banks, the Spanish government and high caliber board members and investors. Previously, he was already an “intrapreneur” at the Spanish media conglomerate Grupo Zeta where he successfully launched and managed 6 new companies that employed more than 50 employees and generated sales exceeding €30 million. Agustin started his career as an auditor and consultant for financial institutions at Deloitte. Agustin holds a degree in Business Administration from Centro Universitario Villanueva and an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management. He has also completed Doctoral courses at the University of Manchester.

Marcela Vélez

Marcela Vélez

FounderM2MALLETIER

Established in 2012, M2MALLETIER is a luxury handbag brand conceptualized and designed in Barcelona. Reminiscent of works from French interior designer Jean-Michel Frank and Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill, the brand’s philosophy is interpreted as the unification of two fundamental cultural movements: Minimalism and Surrealism. M2MALLETIER combines influences from the world of architecture with the world of history – referencing medieval armor and thought-provoking tools relevant to the time period. The brand pays homage to iconic pioneering women such as one of the 20th century’s most daring and influential patrons of the arts- Vicomtesse Marie-Laure de Noailles- with its unexpected and trend-setting designs.

Javier Darriba

Javier Darriba

Co-Founder and former Co CEO UserZoom

Javier Darriba is the Co-Founder and former Co CEO at UserZoom, a SaaS Company that measures and tests the experience of web and mobile phone users. UserZoom counts with more than 150 workers, it has its headquarters at Silicon Valley and its offices in 4 other countries. After receiving a 30 million euros investment in 2015, UserZoom became the leading company in its sector at a global level. In 2001, 7 years before founding UserZoom, Javier Darriba created Xperience Consulting, the first usability and experience consultancy in Spain which is among the leaders at an European level. Javier is an entrepreneur with more tan 17 years of experience in the Internet sector and with broad experience in internationalization, users’ experience management and tehnology-based company’s expansion. Nowadays, he is an investor, coach and senior advisor at different technological startups like Alpify, Talent Clue, ForceManager and Whisbi. Javier earned his law degree at Barcelona`s university and his MBA at ESADE.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/javierdarriba

Roberto Galves

Roberto Galves

APIVERSITY

Roberto has strong roots on the digital and mobile areas having taken business-oriented roles in technology multinationals in emerging and mature economies. Roberto is always proactively pursuing the next technological steps and assessing their impacts on the B2B and B2B2C business environments. Roberto is an Engineer by the University of São Paulo, has a postgraduate degree in BA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and an Executive MBA with concentration in Digital Marketing by the IE Business Schol

https://es.linkedin.com/in/robertogalves

Antón Suarez

Antón Suarez

Adglow

Antón Suárez Rivera works as Sales Director in clients department in Adglow, a social DSP with partners such as Santander, El Corte Inglés, Heineken.. They do publicity and social campaingns. He obtained his Business Degree and his Marketing Master in ESIC. He developed his personal career specialised in New Business in different companies, some of them are Verti Seguros, Real Madrid or Juegos ONCE.

Christian Hense

Christian Hense

UniversalDX

Christian is COO of Universal DX, a Life Science startup developing a blood based platform for the early detection of pre-cancer stages and cancer. Universal DX’s first product is a blood test for the detection of adenomas and colorectal cancer, which is the 2nd most prevalent cancer globally. The test is highly accurate, simple to use, and cost-efficient. Before joining Universal DX, Christian worked in a number of fields including Management Consulting in Life Science and Operations. He founded and build various social projects in the life science, sports, and tech industry. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and studied in Germany and Spain. As all of the Universal DX’ Management Team, Christian is a Singularity University Alumni and inspired by its mission to positively impact people’s life.

Beatriz Sánchez

Beatriz Sánchez

Condé Nast

Beatriz Sánchez Guillén is currently Deputy Director for Digital & Data at Condé Nast Spain where she has focused on product development and digital marketing since 2010. Graduated in journalism from the University of Navarra and Master degree in Marketing from ICADE, she previously developed her career in the digital areas of Expansión and ABC as managing director.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/trizbea

Josep Maria Missé Cortina

Josep Maria Missé Cortina

Govern D'Andorra (Iniciativa ACTUA)

Josep Maria Missé leads a team working for the economic diversification of Andorra. In this position, he has learned two important things: communication and involving the public in the consultation process. As a manager he is considered competitive, result oriented, and highly analytical. In addition he is an effective communicator, and an experienced team leader. Business strategy and innovation are areas in which he excels. Specific strengths include: generation of executive summaries for board members, design an implementation of negotiation strategy and management of multidisciplinary teams and projects.

https://ad.linkedin.com/in/jmisse

Brian Daly

Brian Daly

Techstars

Brian Daly is Head of European Marketing for startup accelerator Techstars. Based in Berlin, Brian Daly has been with Techstars since 2014, when he joined its Associate Program in London, working his way up to the position of program manager in Berlin and on to his current position of European marketing manager. Before joining Techstars, Daly was the founder of a couple of startups himself, and he also worked with the Web Summit in Dublin.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/briandaly1

Ana Muñoz

Ana Muñoz

PresidentInternational Women’s Forum

Ana has developed her career in the financial markets. She has been an executive at Merrill Lynch for 17 years in four different countries: Switzerland, UK, US and Spain. She has also run a family office, and has started several businesses. Presently Ana serves in three different boards as non-executive director: Tubos Reunidos, Natra and Grupo Lantero. She is an active Angel Investor with “Go Beyond”, and she mentors entrepreneurs. She is the President of International Women’s Forum Spain chapter, and she is also the president of the Spanish Chicago Booth Alumni Club. She is part of the Advisory Board of the Booth School of Business. Ana has an MBA from the Booth Chicago University, and she graduated in Macroeconomics at the University of Zurich. Ana speaks seven languages fluently.

Robert Schwentker

Robert Schwentker

Blockchain University

Robert Schwentker is a technology executive, evangelist & educator with a passion for working with developers, entrepreneurs, innovators & startup communities to build prototypes & products. He has extensive training, developer relations, programming & systems experience at financial service organizations like PayPal, American Express & Citigroup. Over the last decade, he has organized and participated at numerous developer hackathons and innovation events. In 2014 Robert co-founded Blockchain University to educate & inspire the first wave of distributed ledger technologists to create ground breaking innovations. Over the last year, Blockchain University has educated 350 entrepreneurs and inspired 60 projects in Silicon Valley, Tokyo & five cities in India. Most recently, Robert has been designing and delivering blockchain bootcamps and hackathons throughout the Americas, including at MIT Media Lab.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/schwentker

Jorge Schnura

Jorge Schnura

source{d}

Jorge Schnura is a serial entrepreneur who was the COO and Co-Founder of Tyba, Europe's largest jobs marketplace for startups and tech companies. He sold the company in 2016 to focus on his new startup, source{d}. source{d} uses AI to analyse the code of over 6,6 million developers worldwide and place them in jobs based on their coding skills. Jorge is also a startup advisor and the youngest professor of IE Business School.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/jorgeschnura

Nima Pourshasb

Nima Pourshasb

Head of Retail BankBanco Sabadell

Before joining Banco Sabadell, Nima was the CEO and Founder of FormaFina, a cross-border marketplace with offices and operations in 5 countries. His digital experience includes executive roles in social gaming and payments startups, as well as positions as entrepreneur-in-residence at venture capital firm General Catalyst and Business Development manager at MTV. He has worked for 5 years as a strategy consultant for Oliver Wyman, specializing in retail banking and emerging markets. Nima holds a Masters in Engineering from Imperial College and a MBA from Harvard.

https://br.linkedin.com/in/nima-pourshasb-7948a72

Ian Noel

Ian Noel

K Fund

Ian Noel has been active in the Spanish VC industry for over 13 years. He was Portfolio Manager in VCs like Bonsai Venture Capital (and participated in exits like Softonic, Wuaki or Toprural) or Simbiosis Venture Capital, and has now started a 50 MM€ VC called K Fund along with Iñaki Arrola and Carina Szpilka. K Fund is a VC based in Madrid that aims to change how we do VC in Spain. It targets entrepreneurs with proven track record and global ambition that tackle business models like marketplaces, SaaS and Mobile in Seed and Series A.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannoelgarcia

Joaquín Muñoz Rodriguez

Joaquín Muñoz Rodriguez

IT lawyerOntier

Joaquín is an IT lawyer focused on Media and Technology practice. I have extensive experience advising companies on data protection compliance, security, e-commerce law, entertainment law, outsourcing, gambling compliance and other issues related to the IT industry and startups. ONTIER is a lawfirm which goal is the provision to its clients of excellence legal services giving the best solutions to the most complex legal issues. Its lawyers offer practical and creative solutions, and work on a confidence and loyalty basis with the clients. We learn our clients businesses functioning in order to be more effective and see its needs in advance.

http://twitter.com/joaquinmunoz

https://es.linkedin.com/in/joaquinmunoz

Davor Hebel

Davor Hebel

Managing PartnerEight Roads Ventures

Davor Hebel joined Fidelity Growth Partners (now Eight Roads Ventures) in 2005 and focuses on internet, software and digital media. He is on the board of Innogames, Notonthehighstreet.com, Rivo, Packlink and More2 Earlier in his career, Davor spent several years at McKinsey and Company, where he advised companies on issues of strategy and tehcnology. He was also an entrepreneur in his native Croatia. Davor holds a tech degree from ASU, a MISM from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/davorhebel

Marco A.Viejo

Marco A.Viejo

HP

Marco A.Viejo is a computer engineer with more tan 15 years of experience in the IT sector, he started his career as a Tecnological Consultant at HP 10 years ago and during the last 6 years he has been responsible for different business areas, point of sale terminals and light clients. Currently, Marco combines his job with new categories of inmersive computing products such as Sprout Pro.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/marco-antonio-viejo-begonte-69b70a27

Anne Ravanona

Anne Ravanona

Founder and CEOGlobal Invest Her

Anne Ravanona is Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her a platform that aims to demystify the funding process and get early-stage women entrepreneurs investor-ready. A passionate women’s advocate with over 22 years experience in global business, she spoke at TEDx on “Investing In Women Entrepreneurs” and is a regular speaker on the topic at conferences worldwide to raise awareness and help change unconscious bias to break the ‘Funding Ceiling’ for women entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur herself, Anne has been active in the global startup world for the past 5 years, including as a judge at pitch competitions, mentor at StartupWeekend, C-suite advisor at Astia and advisor to several tech startups. Anne contributes regularly to theHuffington Post, showcasing great women leaders through her Trailblazing Women series and was recently named one of 26 Great People Spearheading Change in Tech Investment 2016 and 100 Women in Tech whose names you need to know 2016 by Silicon Republic.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anneravanona?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=dIDr&locale=es_ES&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A1080106%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1473837293878%2Ctas%3Aanne%20ravanona

Lola Garralda

Lola Garralda

Startup SEK Lab

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lolagarralda

Yeva Hyusyan

Yeva Hyusyan

Co Founder & CEOSoloLearn

Yeva is the Co-Founder and CEO of SoloLearn, a global coding community engaged in the most entertaining way to learn, code, and simply hangout with each other in the coding world. With over 2M coder profiles, SoloLearn is becoming a popular spot for young people to improve their competitive ranking in today’s world. A varied background – ranging from startups (a founder of a startup accelerator), to corporate sales (Microsoft GM), to development assistance (US Government) – has made it certain that anyone’s passion can be encouraged by making things fun! Yeva holds an MBA from Maastricht School of Management (the Netherlands) and is an Executive Program graduate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She is married and has two daughters and a son. She loves travel, sunny weather, and positive people.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/yeva-hyusyan-5a16a220

Diego Meller

Diego Meller

Jampp

Diego co-founded Jampp in 2013 - The company develops breakthrough technologies that make it easier for all companies – large and small, established and pioneering – to promote their mobile apps and engage their users globally. Jampp’s app marketing platform enables brands to go beyond simple installs and re-targeting clicks, as it optimises for in-app activity. The company has offices in Buenos Aires, London, San Francisco, São Paulo and Cape Town. Previously, in the year 2000, Diego co-founded and ran Livra.com which became the leading online market research company in Latin America. In 2008, after continuous growth the company was acquired by publicly listed IPSOS - one of the top market research organisations world-wide.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/diegomeller

Hussein Kanji

Hussein Kanji

Hoxton Ventures

Hussein is a founding partner of Hoxton Ventures, a London-based early stage European venture capital firm. He currently represents Hoxton on the boards of bd4travel, Darktrace and TourRadar. Hussein is an angel investor in Bea's of Bloomsbury, GoCardless, Halo Neuroscience, Popxo, Signpost and Yieldify. He is an advisor to Tarmin, and was previously an advisor to the chairman of Eros International (NYSE:EROS). He has occasionally assisted the UK government with technology policy. He regularly appears on BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Sky News. Formerly, Hussein was an associate at Accel Partners, where he focused on consumer internet, financial technology and software investments. He helped invest in OpenGamma, Playfish (acquired by EA) and Dapper (acquired by Yahoo). Hussein joined Accel from Microsoft Corporation where he was a platform planner, product manager and senior manager. Hussein holds an MBA from London Business School, and did his undergraduate studies in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University.

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/hkanji

Ignasi Vivas

Ignasi Vivas

Oncovision

Ignasi Vivas is CEO of Oncovision a Spanish medical device that develops cutting edge imaging technology. Before Joining Oncovision, Ignasi works in different American Medical Device companies in different medical fields and in lived and worked in different countries holding different positions of responsibility. Over the years he has gained a broad perspective of the different healthcare systems around the world as well as some of the major challenges they face. Prior to joining the medical device industry, he gained experience in strategic consulting in Asia and practiced as a registered pharmacist and optometrist in Spain. Ignasi holds a pharmacy and Optometry degree from the University of Barcelona and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/ignasi-vivas-3a229a

Katharina Unger

Katharina Unger

Founder, CEOLivin Farms

Katharina Unger is a thought leader in the space of design for sustainability, food and agricultural innovation. She has worked as a design advisor and consultant in agencies and for her own clients in London, Hong Kong, Vienna, across the USA and Africa. She founded Livin Studio and Livin Farms, companies leading in the field of edible insects and novel food innovations. She is an Alumna of the US Fulbright Program and studied Industrial Design and Design for Social Impact both in Europe and the US. For her work, she received the RedDot Design Award, the Braun Prize Sustainability Award, the Bio Art and Design Award (NL), the Core 77 International Design Award, as well as numerous other awards and recognition.

https://twitter.com/katharinaunger1

Tim Draper

Tim Draper

DFJ

Tim Draper is founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Tim's original suggestion to use viral marketing in web-based email to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail, YahooMail, and Gmail and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by thousands of businesses. Venture successes include Skype, Overture, Baidu, Tesla, Parametric Technology, Hotmail, Digidesign, Twitch.tv, and hundreds of others. As an advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets, Tim is regularly featured as a keynote speaker in entrepreneurial conferences throughout the world, has been recognized as a leader in his field through numerous awards and honors, and has frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances. He was ranked 52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, and seven on the Forbes Midas List. He was named Always-On #1 top venture capital deal maker.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothydraper

Nicolás Alcalá

Nicolás Alcalá

Future Lighthouse

Nicolás believes in doing more than he does in talking. Instead of finishing his degree, he commanded a team of 200 people to make The Cosmonaut, one of the first transmedia experiences. It was licensed under creative commons, distributed online for free and crowdfunded by 5000 people, raising more than half a million dollars. In the process, he directed a feature film and 36 shortfilms, received international awards, wrote a book and gave more than a 100 talks in 4 continents, including 3 TEDx talks. What truly matters to him is to wonder people. To create magic. That’s the reason he tells stories and why he does what he does. He has just created his second company, Future Lighthouse, a virtual reality studio in which the group creates amazing experiences to transform the world of storytelling. He believes in storytelling as a power force to make a dent in the world. Recently, he was selected by NASA and Google to be part of Singularity University Graduate Program.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/nicolasalcala

Clément Marty

Clément Marty

Carrefour

https://www.linkedin.com/in/clément-marty-472314

Didem Un Ates

Didem Un Ates

Global Partnerships DirectorMicrosoft

Following her Electrical Engineering and Management studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Didem started her career with management consulting at CapGemini in Boston, MA. She then contributed to the disruptive growth of mobile industry in EMEA during her eight years with Motorola. After graduating from Columbia Business School in 2005, Didem continued her career at Greenwich Consulting and British Telecom. Her passion for convergence of online, mobile, and digital media led her to join Microsoft’s Information & Content Experiences Group. She has signed hundreds of partnerships with leading digital, media, and online companies across 57 markets during her first years with Microsoft. As part of Microsoft Startup Growth Partners, she currently works with corporate, government, and VC/ accelerator partners to expand and to deepen Microsoft's impact on the global startup ecosystem.

https://twitter.com/didem_un_ates

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/didemunates

Clara Daguin

Clara Daguin

Fashion Designer

Clara Daguin is a finalist in the esteemed Hyères festival, for emerging designers showing great talent. Clara Daguin finished her Masters of Fashion Design at ENSAD in Paris and holds a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design from CCA in San Francisco. Growing up in the Silicon Valley has had a profound effect on her creative process. Living in close proximity to many of the world's most influential tech firms has deepened her need for the hand-made and human aspect in design and innovation. It is essential to keep manual savoir-faire alive and evolving in a world dominated by technology. Daguin is currently based in Paris.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/claradaguin

Nacho de Pinedo

Nacho de Pinedo

Co Founder & CEOISDI

Nacho de Pinedo has always worked in marketing and the Internet. He started out in the marketing department of Procter & Gamble, which was an outstanding professional experience, from where he went on to manage Marketing, Customers and Strategy for Canal+ and Digital+. He is a graduate in Business and Economics from ICADE and he has completed a Higher Course in Marketing and Commercial Management from IESE, and PhD in Digital Marketing at the Complutense. He likes to say he is a Digital Optimist, and he now combines his position as executive at ISDI with other Business Angel and Digital Ecosystem Dissemination activities. He is convinced that the Internet represents a change of era rather than an era of change, and thinks that the starting point for this new epoch is training.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/nachodepinedo

Alberto Knapp

Alberto Knapp

Founder and PresidentThe Cocktail

Founder and President of the main Digital Design Consultancy in Spain, The Cocktail, with offices in Madrid, Mexico D.F. and Bogota. Alberto invests in internet startups and helps entrepreneurs through startup accelerators like Seedrocket, Wayra, AIEI (Internet Investors and Entrepreneurs Association) and the Bankinter Foundation of Innovation. He is also partner and advisor at Seaya Ventures, a Venture Capital dedicated to growth and later stage internet companies. Alberto was awarded the Young Businessman Award in Madrid in 2011, is member of the Future Trends Forum and is a regular speaker at business schools and internet congresses. In the past, Alberto founded an internet startup in 1998 that was sold in 1999, worked in one of the main TV companies in Spain and was head of New Products and Services at a Telecom Company.

Montse Guardia

Montse Guardia

Innovation Service Delivery DirectorBanco Sabadell

With 20 years of experience managing the delivery of innovative programs & operations, working in Global Corporations, Montse has dedicated the last 5 years to build bridges between Start-ups and Corporations Worlds, working closer to teams approaching the use of “cutting-edge” technologies and entrepreneur competencies as means to delivery new service models. She has delivered organizational transformation programs. Before his current role at Banc Sabadell, as Software Engineering Services Director at Technip, she led a worldwide team to manage globally the IT Projects Portfolio, providing key business strategic software applications according to needs. Prior, she was Chief Operations Officer of Atos Origin for South America, and she has been responsible of the IT Services management of Major Events (4 Olympic Games, Pan-American Games, and several World Cups and UN Summit). She has a working and living experience in 7 countries of 4 continents. She is a regular contributor on mentoring programs.

https://twitter.com/MGG_2012

https://es.linkedin.com/in/montse-guardia-guell-09257b3

Miquel Costa Planas

Miquel Costa Planas

Keiretsu Forum

Miquel Costa Planas es un destacado empresario español licenciado en económicas y ciencias empresariales, MBA por ESADE (1986) y PADE por IESE (2007). Presidente de Keiretsu Forum Spain, cofundador y director de Foro Capital Pymes, inversor privado y miembro del consejo asesor de varias empresas de diversos sectores Keiretsu Forum es la red de inversión privada más grande del mundo y la más activa de España. Desde su fundación en el año 2000 hasta 2014, los miembros inversores de Keiretsu Forum Spain han invertido en 14 millones de euros en 70 operaciones. Cada año la red analiza 500 proyectos y selecciona 200 para presentar en los Foros de Inversión.

http://es.linkedin.com/in/miquelcostaplanas/es

Ana Sainz

Ana Sainz

Director- GeneralFundacion SERES

Ana Sainz is the Director- General of SERES a foundation that promotes corporate’s commitment to improve the society through social responsible actions that are aligned with the core business strategy creating shared value. This foundation gathers more than 125 companies, representing more than 20% of GDP and around 70% of the IBEX 35. In addition, she is a trustee of Fundacion Bequal and a member of Grupo de Coordinación Colectiva de Juntos por el Empleo and Consejo Estatal de Responsabilidad Social de las Empresas (CERSE).Furthermores she also takes an active member of various initiatives like the Advisory Group of the Sustainable Development Goal Fund Group (SDG-F) of UNDP; among others. Moreover, Ana has developed part of her career at Bankinter as chief of the Cabinet of the Board of Directors, directing the board of Corporate Banking and directing different departments at the stage of launching Bankinters digital transformation.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anasainzmartin

Xavier Pont

Xavier Pont

Co-Founder Fundación Ship2B

Xavier Pont is the Co-Founder of Ship2B. Xavier Pont is a serial social entrepreneur that has developed a vast range of successful projects both in public and social entrepreneurial fields. In addition, he is part of several boards including Grupo Borges among other businesses. Xavier is a graduate from ESADE and MBA by IESE.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/xavier-pont-martin-54035926

Nicolás Luca de Tena

Nicolás Luca de Tena

Samaipata Ventures

Nicolás Luca de Tena is a well-known business angel and businessman in the Spanish internet startup ecosystem. He has had an extensive and successful business career along which he has founded and managed several companies. He was the founder and CEO of Multiasistencia, as well as founder as CEO of Next Chance Group.

David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez

Co Founder & CEOCornerJob

David Rodriguez is the Co Founder and CEO of CornerJob, the fastest growing mobile job matching platform that enables users to find geolocated blue collar job offers, seamlessly apply to them and get an answer within hours. Cornerjob raised 35 million dollars in 2016 and has national coverage in France, Italy, Spain and Mexico. Before starting Cornerjob, David was the General Manager of ehailing app Hailo in the UK. David graduated from a French Business School with a major in Technology Management, and started his career in Investment banking at JP Morgan in London and New York in the 90ies. He then headed the New Media business unit at Eurosport International and launched their pioneering mobile services throughout Europe. In the late 2000's, David started his own venture in the etravel space before joining Hailo a few years later.

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/rodriguezdavid

Pablo Gimeno

Pablo Gimeno

Grupo PGS

CEO Grupo PGS, Corporate Finance & M&A Empresario e inversor en más de 12 empresas y dueño del Grupo PGS Autor del libro “El Método Gimeno: Las 17 Claves para que un inversor compre tu empresa” Profesor de ADE en la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria Ponente en congresos internacionales de referencia, en Universidades y distintas escuelas de negocio Participó como inversor en el programa de TVE “Tu oportunidad” Colabora en programas del canal de RTVE 24h

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablo-gimeno-sánchez-95574615

Rodrigo Hilario

Rodrigo Hilario

Strategy DirectorRENFE

Rodrigo has been working for Renfe for the last 3 years, as member of the Management Committee of the Company, along several positions such as Managing Director of 1 of our 4 Business Unit, Strategy Director of Renfe Passengers S.A. and currently Strategy Director of Renfe Group. Along this period Renfe has developed a significant transformation in our competitive and digital strategy, with great success and results in terms of passengers growth, revenue and profitability. Previously to his incorporation, he had concentrated his more than 12 years of professional career in Management Consulting between U.K. and Spain, in areas involving Management, Strategy and M&A inside Consumer Business & Retail, Transportation & infraestructure and Manufacturing industry. He has participated in projects of Corporate and Competitive Strategy such as business and strategic plans, growth strategy, portfolio, channel and market entry, M&A transactions, offering memorandums and due diligence, sinergy cases and post merge

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodrigohilario

Josep Duran

Josep Duran

Investment Manager EIF

The European Investment Fund is a cornerstone investor in PE and VC funds across Europe. Josep joined EIF in 2015 as Investment Manager for its Innovation and Technology Investments division in Luxembourg, where he has invested in a number of VC funds and co-invested with some of the most relevant Business Angels in different geographies. Before joining EIF, Josep was investment associate at Caixa Capital Risc, the venture capital division of CaixaBank where he lead investments in tech start-ups in their early stages. He was also Entrepreneurship Program Manager at La Salle University of Barcelona, where he also lead the Private Investors Network. Josep holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universitat Ramon Llull and a MBA from the same university.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/josepduranpriu

Mark Hutchinson

Mark Hutchinson

President and CEO of EuropeGeneral Electric

MarkHutchinson is president and chief executive officer of GE Europe, anda GEcompany officer. Heis responsible for managing GE's European activitiesandleadingthe efforts to strengthenGE's operations across Europe. In addition, he retains his current position of Integration Leader for the Alstom transaction, GE’s largest-ever industrial acquisitionwith 65,000 employees. Prior to his appointment, Mark was President & CEO, GE Greater China, responsible for GE’s growth strategy and leading a team across manufacturing, sourcing, sales and other functions. During his tenure in China, Mark developed and executed a shared growth strategy for all the GE businesses helping to drive double-digit growth, year-over-year,under his leadership.

Francisco Marín

Francisco Marín

Director GeneralCDTI

Graduated from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid as Telecommunications Engineer and Senior Management Program (PADE) at the IESE Business School, Francisco Marín Pérez started ELIOP, the firm whose activities he expanded throughout Latin America, Turkey and India since the 1980’s decade to 2009. Since 2010, he was Partner and Director of Future Plus, managing a private equity fund and helding several executive positions in the management of technology based firms. In 2015, he is appointed Director General of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), a public agency of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. Additionally, in June 2015 he was appointed by the Minister of Economy and Competitiveness as Spanish High Level Representative in Eureka. Moreover, after taking over the Eureka Chairmanship by Spain in July 1st for one year, he has been appointed as HLG Chairman of Eureka. He has also been Chairman of the R&D&I Commission of AMETIC.

Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza

Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza

Managing DirectorCaixa Capital Risc

Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Barcelona and an MBA from NYU and Esade, Carlos has developed from its beginnings his professional career in technology start up's. First on the deregulation of the telecommunications market and then next to Didac Lee serial entrepreneur in the field of internet. In late 2004 he joined "la Caixa" to boost the area of ​​seed capital and entrepreneurs. Caixa Capital Risc since then has become one of the main investors in Spain in the early stages of innovative companies with over 160MM. € under management in the areas of Life Sciences, Industrial Technology and Digital. Besides investment activities he organizes the prize Emprendedor XXI ("la Caixa" and the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade) that has become a reference in the field of entrepreneurship technology in Spain with nine editions already. Since January 2015, chairs the Committee on ASCRI Venture Capital (Venture Capital Association in Spain that brings together 80 managers)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlos-trenchs-sainz-de-la-maza-bb312b

Pablo Ruiz

Pablo Ruiz

Campus Madrid

Pablo is passionate about startups and believes that working with them will improve the world. He currently is Analytical Lead in a multivertical department within Google, he provides his clients with insights and recommendations to ameliorate their online positioning. One of the projects in which he leads the analytical area is a pilot to provide high-potential Spanish startups, which are willing to collaborate with Google, with a premium and fast-track support. Furthermore, he dedicates part of his time to organize mentorships for startups at CAMPUS Madrid, where he is also a mentor. On top of that, Pablo has founded with other ex-strategy consultants, Reto Emprende, a NGO to provide startups with the business acumen they require to survive in a complex environment.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablo-ruiz-carrasco-b6966233

HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands

HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands

Special Envoy StartupDelta

Special Envoy Constantijn van Oranje is in charge of StartupDelta, the Dutch support program that boosts the entrepreneurial climate in The Netherlands. Before, he has been working for Booz Allen & Hamilton, RAND Europe, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and most recently as Head of Cabinet to former Vice President Neelie Kroes at the European Commission. Now, his focus is on the Dutch startup ecosystem as founder of StartupFest Europe and Special Envoy for StartupDelta. His ambition is to turn the Netherlands into the West Coast of Europe: epicentre of innovation, with the best climate for entrepreneurs to start, build, grow and internationalize their businesses.

Javier Hernández Racionero

Javier Hernández Racionero

Head of Ecommerce and MarketingIberia Express

With more than 20 years of experience in ecommerce, Javier has worked in the digital area of a variety of companies from a wide range of sectors and sizes. Sectors such as retail, textile, sports, software, tourism, telecommunications, aviation- among others, but always with a focus and a clear specialty: online sales. What´s more is that Javier is an entrepreneur, with different projects underway, which gives him a 360º vision about the ecommerce process. Javier is currently the head of Ecommerce and Marketing at Iberia Express, and a professor of Ecommerce at ICEMD-ESIC. Previously he was responsible for Ecommerce and Digital for the launch of Lowi.es, a Vodafone company, oriented to the Low Cost segment, along with other professional experiences.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ecommercemanagermadrid

Pere Vila

Pere Vila

Director of Technological Planning and InnovationRTVE

Pere Vila Fumas Doctorate Degree in Telecommunications by University Politècnica de Catalunya, Master in Bussiness Administration (MBA) by ESADE Barcelona. Director of Technological Planning and Innovation of the Spanish Radio and Television Corporation (RTVE). My main responsibilities include the production technology and the broadcasting system from all the television group, and the coordination with radio, internet and other systems. Member of the Standing Committee of the Telecommunications Advisory Council (Ministry of Science and Technology). Member of the Technical Committee of UER. Member of the Steering Borad of the DVB. I have collaborated in the assessment of the proposals from the programme Ten Telecom´2000 of the European Commission (Directorate-General Information Society) and as e-Content Reviewer.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/perevila

Ana Gascón

Ana Gascón

Corporate Responsibility ManagerCoca-Cola

Ana Gascón is Coca-Cola’s Corporate Responsibility Manager. She is in charge of boosting Coca-Cola’s responsible business model, reinforcing the environmental, social and good governance strategy of the company. Previously, she worked 15 years in Banco Popular, dedicating the last 8 to managing and executing Corporate Responsibility projects and taking on the direction of the department during the last 3 years. Ana has a degree in Political Sciences and Public Administration from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She was number 1 in her class in Instituto de Empresa’s Corporate Responsibility Management Superior Program. She also has other postgraduate courses as is the Master of European Integration from Colege of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and European Union Law Master’s degree by the University of Alcalá de Henares. She has also worked in strategic consulting for different public and private entities.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-gascón-ramos-6656181

Jolanta Golanowska

Jolanta Golanowska

Director of Learning InnovationIE Business School

Jolanta is the director of Learning Innovation at IE (Business School and University) overseeing IE’s Technology Lab, the Pedagogy Innovation team and the Business Innovation unit. Her department is IE’s laboratory for new approaches to teaching, learning and doing the business of education. Before IE, Jolanta spent 8 years at McKinsey working with her clients on cultural change and leadership development as well developing McKinsey’s internal and external executive training programs. She teaches decision sciences in the flagship MBA program at IE and holds a BA from Yale and an MBA from INSEAD.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jolanta-golanowska-5666211?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=_5Gv&locale=es_ES&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A4522974%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1474615474852%2Ctas%3AJolanta

Carlos Magro Mazo

Carlos Magro Mazo

VicepresidenteAsociación Educativa Abierta

Trabaja en proyectos de transformación digital, especialmente en el ámbito educativo y la comunicación corporativa. Especialista en innovación educativa, estrategia y comunicación digital. Imparte formación presencial y online sobre identidad digital, redes sociales y competencias digitales profesionales para el Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y Formación del profesorado (INTEF) la Comunidad de Madrid, el Instituto Cervantes, el Istituto Europeo de Design (IED), la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid, Telefónica Educación y otras entidades privadas. Entre 2008 a 2012 fue Director de Innovación y Director de Comunicación, Marketing y Proyección Institucional de EOI Escuela de Organización Industrial. Ha sido responsable del Programa Ciencia y Sociedad de la Comunidad de Madrid, director de la Oficina de Información Científica de la Fundación mi+d en la Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid y responsable de la Feria Madrid es Ciencia y de la Semana de la Ciencia.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlosmagro

Florian Kemmerich

Florian Kemmerich

Bamboo Capital

Florian is Managing Partner of Bamboo Capital Partners, Founder of Ryan-Kay and Board Member of numerous organisations. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administra tion, Master of Science in Marketing and different diploma on business and personal development. Florian leverages his extensive background on start-ups, fundraising and transactions in healthcare and life science to invest in, build and (re-)position organisations in the competive global marketplace. In particular his passion is around impact investment and effective personal development methodologies to create high-performance teams, whereby many members have become successful executives and entrepreneurs themselves. In addition, Florian founded a medical education foundation in Mexico while supporting many NGOs, patient advocacy groups and extramural surgery programs in Central-America’s most remote locations.

José Moncada

José Moncada

CEOBolsa Social

Jose Moncada es el Director General de la Bolsa Social. Ha desarrollado su carrera en el Tesoro Público (Madrid), la Comisión Europea (Bruselas) y la Autoridad Europea de Mercados y Valores (ESMA, París). Tras 12 años de experiencia en política financiera nacional y europea, en 2014 descubre que es un emprendedor social atrapado en el cuerpo de un funcionario europeo y deja la UE para fundar la Bolsa Social. La Bolsa Social es la plataforma de financiación participativa (equity crowdfunding) donde los inversores con valores pueden invertir en empresas que mejoran la sociedad y cuidan del medioambiente

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jose-moncada-durruti-9b13a9a

Juraj Vaculik

Juraj Vaculik

Co-Founder & CEOAeroMobil

Juraj Vaculik is a co-founder and CEO of AeroMobil, an advanced engineering company that is commercializing a sophisticated flying car, combining a luxury sports car and a light aircraft in a single vehicle. Popular Science magazine presented AeroMobil with Invention of the Year 2015 award and UK edition od Wired magazine ranked the project among the top 10 rule breakers last year. Juraj has over twenty years’ experience of working as a leader with very broad experiences from political revolution to international media and advertising industry. During Velvet Revolution in 1989, he was one of the key persons in Student Movement who have started the process of democratization and established the new post-revolution government in Slovakia. In 1992, he started his career as a creative director for major global advertising agencies. In 1996 he founded MADE BY VACULIK - one of the leading independent advertising agencies in the CEE region. Juraj acts as an angel investor in numerous projects in Europe and the US.

https://sk.linkedin.com/in/vaculik

Zaryn Dentzel

Zaryn Dentzel

Founder Tuenti

Zaryn Dentzel (Santa Barbara) is the founder and Chairman of Tuenti, one of the biggest internet companies in Spain to date. He plays a key role in the relationship between Tuenti and Telefónica, leveraging his experience to help other entrepreneurs as an advisor and business angel.​

https://es.linkedin.com/in/zaryn

Javier Coves

Javier Coves

Founder & CEOPrezentology & Visual Storytellers

Self-taught entrepreneur, he speaks five languages ​​and worked in four countries. He is the founder of www.prezentology.com, a company that provides training in presentations and persuasive communication to multinationals like Danone, Johnson & Johnson, Biogen and www.visualstorytellers.co, a location independent creative design studio specialized in branding, presentation design and visual storytelling with customers in more than 11 countries. He considers himself a "digital nomad" and lived and worked on the road for three months visiting 13 countries in Europe. He has more than seven years of experience on stage as a speaker, comedian and emcee at international events. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and helping children in hospitals performing laughter therapy as a hospital clown.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/javiercoves

Antonio Fontanini

Antonio Fontanini

CEO and Private Equity InvestorInformalia

Chief Optimistic Officer, he is CEO and Private Equity Investor in his family office, Informalia, based in San Francisco, Geneva and Madrid; in Interfides, an international business development consulting; and in Experientia, a consulting firm dedicated to innovation in customer experience. He holds a Ph.D. cum laude from the University of Pisa and has trained at the University of Chicago, Instituto de Empresa, Harvard and Stanford.

http://www.twitter.com/afontanini

https://es.linkedin.com/in/antoniofontanini

Gracia Catalina Piñero

Gracia Catalina Piñero

DirectorMinerva Program

Gracia Catalina is an atypical Telecommunication Engineer. She had the opportunity to explore the world, traveling, studying and working abroad. All these experiences opened her mind and changed the way she deals with everyday tasks. She believes that continuous change is necessary in our lives and that anyone shouldn’t be long time in their comfort zone, because it only limits our potential, not only from a professional point of view but also from a personal one. Her working experience in varied sectors and countries taught her skills she highly values today. Since 2010, she focus her professional career on “the world of entrepreneurship”. She is convinced that entrepreneurs should be one of the key pillars of the economy. Currently, She is the director of the entrepreneurship program called Minerva, she works everyday on trying to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into real business.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/graciacatalina/es

Luis Castillo López

Luis Castillo López

Founder & CEONeurodigital Technologies

His academic background from Computer Science Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree melts with his passion for the business of technology. His experience after years of top-level research in computer science at leading Industry and Academic Organizations has taught him that everything is possible when imagination blends with enthusiasm and this combination is backed by commitment and team-work. His goal is that this philosophy reflects any development they make at NeuroDigital.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/lcastillolopez

Juan José Rider Jiménez

Juan José Rider Jiménez

Co-Founder & CTOPaythunder

Juan Jose Rider is a proud father of three, a payment system ethical hacker and one of the founders of Paythunder and CTO of the company. He contributes with his vision and knowledge in technology. His point of view as entrepreneur is: 1)You need to innovate and be different. 2)Fail fast and learn from every failure. 3)Create an heterogenous and skilled team and let them bring their magic. 4)You reap what you sow. 5)Learn, live and enjoy this movie. Your life is your movie. 6)Don't focus on being successful. Success comes to you.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/juanjoseriderjimenez/es

Javier Ridruejo

Javier Ridruejo

Jefe de Innovación y TecnologíaEmprende Rioja

https://www.linkedin.com/in/javierinnovacion

Mathieu Gonçalves

Mathieu Gonçalves

Co-FounderALGAMA

Mathieu is co-founder of ALGAMA. Entrepreneur and Foodtech pioneer with the first company that is providing healthy, tasty and sustainable food made from microalgae. Mathieu is leading the development of the startup in France whose aim is to overcome the multiples challenges regarding the creation of disruptive food made from microalgae. With a team of 15 committed people based out of New-york and Paris, ALGAMA is offering new alternatives food on a skyrocketing market.

https://fr.linkedin.com/in/mathieu-goncalves-alves-56037164

Meghan Mercier

Meghan Mercier

Economic OfficerU.S Embassy

Meghan Mercier is an Economic Officer currently covering the Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) portfolio at U.S. Embassy – Madrid. In this position, Meghan supports Embassy efforts to promote entrepreneurship and innovation as strengthen business ties between the United States and Spain. Meghan previously served as a Consular Officer in Bogota, Colombia and in the Office of the Director of Foreign Assistance in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Meghan worked as an energy policy analyst at PFC Energy. Meghan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri, and a M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She speaks Spanish and French, and is a native of Omaha, Nebraska.

https://twitter.com/tangomeg

https://www.linkedin.com/in/memercier?trk=hp-identity-photo

Jordi Pascual

Jordi Pascual

eCommerce and POS DirectorBanco Sabadell

Jordi Pascual has extensive experience in implementing technological solutions for electronic payment systems, such as Smart Card (Visa Cash and EMV), co-branding and loyalty schemes, e-signatures, virtual POS terminals, ATMs, payments via mobile devices, fraud prevention applications, etc., and most particularly in e-commerce, an activity that, for the last 17 years, he's been responsible for at various financial institutions, managing solutions for businesses in Spain and abroad (cross-border), as well as working with large international payment platforms. In his work as a researcher, since 1992 he's taken part in a dozen R&D&i projects on advanced payment systems, both Spanish (PROFIT programme by the Ministry of Industry and Trade) and international (the European Union's EUREKA programme). He's also been a speaker at various e-commerce events. He's currently the Director of e-Commerce and virtual POS terminals for the Banco Sabadell Group.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/jordi-pascual-58182b1

Ricardo Pérez Merino

Ricardo Pérez Merino

Founder and partnerLabHealth

Ricardo is founder and partner at Appdemecum, Solutions for Powder and Medlynx. He has spent more than 13 years at the Private Equity Industry in Spain, making more than 50 deals and evaluating more than 2.000 investment opportunities, most of them in health & biotech market. When he left Clave Mayor he was Managing Director of the firm. Recently he decided to convert into enterpreneur and business angel, having invested in companies like Tedcas and others. He is very committed with some new projects on the health area, especially medical devices, trying to launch an accelerator program. Ricardo holds and MSc in Economics and an Executive MBA from IESE. He teaches Finance and Business at University of Navarra. He loves outdoor sports and travelling with his family.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricardoperezmerino

Vincent Champain

Vincent Champain

General Manager - GE Digital EU FoundryGeneral Electric

Vincent Champain is General Manager of the first European GE Digital Foundry. Located in Paris, the GE foundry will be a development and innovation center for digital industrial applications. He will manage a team of 250 experts in data science, software development and industrial design by 2016 building an ecosystem that will unlock business value for GE businesses and customers by converting complexity and volume of data via our open cloud-based platform Predix. Prior to this role, Vincent was Leader of Operations for GE France, he worked for McKinsey where he led digital projects and held several positions in the Public Sector especially as Deputy Minister for Policy planning and Digital & Public Policies Evaluation. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in data science, ENSAE in statistics and ParisDauphine University in strategy.

Carles Lloret

Carles Lloret

General Manager Southern EuropeUber

Raúl Lucas Alcáraz

Raúl Lucas Alcáraz

Spain Country Manager - Open APIs BBVA

Raúl Lucas is the Spain Country Manager of Open APIs @BBVA_esp New Digital Businesses. He is also the co-founder of Gifagif which is no longer operating. Nevertheless, he is always looking for new fields to play. Raúl is a certified fanatic of Agile development methodologies. Finally, he is a Crossfit practitioner and board games lover..., and no he is trying to understand how to play a dad.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/raullucasalcaraz

Luis Santos Blázquez

Luis Santos Blázquez

Innovation DirectorOrange

https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-santos-b18581

Patricia Fernández Ponga

Patricia Fernández Ponga

Digital Business Country ManagerExperis Spain

Patricia has a Degree in Psychology from the Universidad Pontificada de Salamanca and a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from the European Business School. During her professional career, she has held management posts in renowned headhunting companies, always in connection with the new technologies division, initially as a senior consultant in Computer People, in a second stage as Deputy Manager in IOR Consulting and then as Associate Principal in Signium International. She also founded the second Signium brand for e-commerce in Spain: B2m, leading the projects as Managing Director. Patricia is a founder of Women Lobby in Spain, a community that specialises in women entrepreneurs in the Internet business, and is the Digital Business Manager in Experis Spain.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-fernandez-ponga-463a873

Tobi Lewis

Tobi Lewis

Chief ExecutiveNovum Insights

Toby Lewis is the chief executive of Novum Insights, a data business focusing on corporate innovation, tracking how large companies partner with start-ups. He has spoken at numerous international technology and venture capital events including those held by the NVCA, the Global Technology Symposium, Global Corporate Venturing, Tech Tour, White Bull and International Business Forum. He was previously the chief analytics officer of Global Corporate Venturing, managing the development of its GCV Analytics platform. Before moving to head the data business, he was editor of Global Corporate Venturing, having joined the media publication in 2011. Toby served as one of the three executive directors on GCV’s holding company Mawsonia’s board. Before Global Corporate Venturing, Toby was news editor at Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones. He has been published regularly in The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Global Corporate Venturing, Financial News, Private Equity News, Legal Week, Global Pensions.

Kavita Parmar

Kavita Parmar

Founder & Creative DirectorThe IOU Project

Kavita Parmar, a designer and serial entrepreneur born in India and educated in England and Canada , She started her own studio working freelance for various designers and brands while at university. At the age of 23, she secured the exclusive license for India of the well-known children’s brand Osh Kosh B´Gosh and opened 20 stores across the indian sub continent. Kavita moved to madrid in 2001 and started 2 brands RAASTA and SUZIE WONG. The IOU Project, based in Madrid , of which she is founder and creative director, is her most ambitious effort to date. Launched in the spring of 2011, the project is an experiment to rethink how goods are produced and sold in a way that benefits everyone and protects the environment. IOU seeks to empower artisans, celebrate uniqueness, and with the belief that technology can make it happen. Kavita has won many awards like the UNSSC Leadership Award, the Luxury Briefing Award for Innovation of the Year in London, SOURCE Awards by Ethical Fashion Forum London

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kavita-parmar-803bab26

Adam Neff

Adam Neff

CEOLegde

Adam is an experienced technologist who has been building next generation experiences across web and mobile for more than ten years. Prior to Ledge, Adam was the head of Growth and Monetization for Tuenti Technologies, the largest social network in Spain, which was acquired by Telefonica in 2010 for $100M. As the ad products lead at Tuenti, Adam was instrumental in ramping revenue by more than 10X in the 12 months preceding the sale to Telefonica. At Tuenti, Adam was responsible for all Monetization (Ads, Gaming, Pages, Local, Video, Payments) and Growth (Localization, Business Intelligence, Growth Funnels) products; and oversaw a team of 30 engineers, designers, and product managers as the head of Tuenti’s Barcelona office. Adam has an MBA from the USC Marshall School (‘09) and graduated from Occidental College (‘05) with a double major in Economics and Diplomacy & World Affairs. An LA native, he started his career in Silicon Beach and has consulted for a number of prominent institutions there inclu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aneff/

Sebastian Muller

Sebastian Muller

DirectorIMPACT Accelerator

Sebastian is the director of IMPACT Accelerator, the top performing acceleration program funded by the EU since 2014. A serial entrepreneur, Sebastian is founder of The Epic School, Inspired Cities, and SCM. He is also the creator of YouFest, an international multidisciplinary festival of YouTube stars in partnership with YouTube

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastianmuller

Joaquín Doménech

Joaquín Doménech

Product Manager SmartphonesLenovo

Joaquín Domenech is the Product Manager for Motorola smartphones in Spain and Portugal. During the past 15 years, Joaquín has held several positions in the technology sector always related to innovative companies like Huawei or Nuance Communications where he was responsible for the latest developments in speech recognition and virtual assistants. After the launch of some of the most iconic devices of the company like Moto G or Moto 360 he is currently working on the most disruptive technology for smartphones: moto mods. Joaquín has a Computer Engineering degree and MBA.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/joaquin-domenech-68b4834

Jorge Madrigal

Jorge Madrigal

Tablet Business ManagerLenovo

Jorge Madrigal has been for the last two years Tablet Lenovo Business Manager for Spain and Portugal. During the past 12 years, Jorge has owned various positions in the IT distribution sector, always associated with innovation leaders like Samsung or Adveo, developing the distribution channel for various IT product lines. Following the launch of the latest models of Lenovo Tablets, he is currently working on the most revolutionary tablet now a day, the Lenovo Yoga BOOK. Jorge is Technical Engineer in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorge-madrigal-fernández-b7b51821?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=zIVo&locale=es_ES&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A75929999%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1474901021810%2Ctas%3

Sia Houchangnia

Sia Houchangnia

Portfolio AnalystSeedcamp

Sia gained experience crunching numbers and analysing data in large financial services companies such as EY and UBS but he quickly realized that he wanted to directly blend his interest in finance and his passion for internet startups in his professional life. Sia is the go-to-person for any portfolio related issues. He loves spending time with our startups and understand their challenges but he is also very interested in applying a more data-driven approach to early stage investments. Sia grew up in Switzerland and pursued his university studies in Spain and the UK. He holds a MSc in International Management from ESADE Business School, where he mostly focused on finance and entrepreneurship

https://www.linkedin.com/in/siahouchangnia

Alberto Yépez

Alberto Yépez

Co-FounderTrident Capital Cybersecurity

Alberto co-founded Trident Capital Cybersecurity a venture capital fund investing exclusively in cybersecurity companies. Prior to this, Alberto joined Trident Capital as a Venture Partner in 2008 to assist with cybersecurity investments. After the close of Trident Capital Fund 7 in 2010, Alberto was promoted to Managing Director to continue build the cybersecurity franchise. Alberto led the investments in Solera Networks (acquired by BlueCoat), AlienVault (Chairman of the Board), BlueCat Networks and Mocana (Chairman of the Board). In addition, he started working with Trident's Cybersecurity portfolio companies and joined the boards of Mojo Networks, HyTrust, Neohapsis (acquired by Cisco) and Qualys (Board Observer prior to IPO: QLYS). In addition to these investment activities, Alberto has been active in the cybersecurity community as a consultant to the US Department of Defense as part of DeVenCI, member of the board of Advisors of the Security Innovation Network (SINET).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertoyepez

Chema González

Chema González

Founder and CEOAlterkeys

Chema González received his bachelor's degrees in Law and Economics from San Pablo CEU University. After finishing his studies, he took his backpack and traveled the world for a year before beginning his professional career. In 2010, he began working in London for Santander UK as an Strategic Consultant. In 2012, Chema transitioned into the M&A Department at The Royal Bank of Scotland to be the youngest employee in his department. While working at RBS, he co-founded Alterkeys.com. He soon quitted his job and focused on making his company one of the largest vacation rental platforms, with +100,000 properties operating in 42 countries. In 2015 he sold Alterkeys to the Hotel Chain Group "Room Mate", BeMate.com. He joined BeMate as an Executive of the Company, leading the Strategic Department. He has invested in several companies since then as a Business Angel, and help other companies to grow.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chemagonzalez

Unai Franco

Unai Franco

Co-Founding PartnerWhitepeak Partners

Unai Franco is an advisor to and investor in technology companies, as co-founding partner of Whitepeak Partners. He specialises in Business Planning, Growth strategy, International expansion and Financial Management and Fundraising and is currently advising prominent software and marketplace players in enterprise and consumer sectors, among others. He is a former Investment Banker with 10 years of experience, primarily with small caps at Merrill Lynch in London. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a Masters in Engineering (Electronics & Automation) with five years of professional experience in R&D at Daimler in Germany. He speaks English, German, Italian and Spanish.

Jaume Suñol

Jaume Suñol

Country ManagerDrivy

Jaume Suñol es el Country Manager en España de Drivy, la plataforma de alquiler de coches entre particulares líder en Europa. Tras su éxito en Francia y Alemania, Drivy entra ahora en su tercer país: España. Apasionado de las startups e Internet, Jaume Suñol es MBA de Esade e Ingeniero de Telecomunicaciones por La Salle Universidad Ramon Llull. Antes de arrancar drivy.es fue cofundador de Friend2Friend, una startup que desarrolla tecnología de social media marketing para marcas de gran consumo.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaumesu

Sean Dunne

Sean Dunne

PrincipalKreos Capital

Kreos Capital is Europe's largest and leading provider of growth debt to high-growth companies. Since 1998, the firm is a growth debt provider across the UK, Western Europe, Scandinavia and Israel. It invests in the clean technology, communication, consumer, life sciences, semiconductor, hardware and software sectors. Sean joined Kreos Capital in 2012. As a Principal, he supports the General Partners in the entire deal life cycle including identifying, assessing and performing investment analysis, as well as, post investment monitoring.

Sara Pavan

Sara Pavan

Investment ManagerAmadeus Ventures

Sara is Investment Manager at Amadeus Ventures, the corporate venture fund of Amadeus IT Group continuously looking for innovation to apply to the travel technology sector. Sara is actively involved in running the day to day operations of the fund, from the deal flow management and execution of investments, to the portfolio management of the existing investment companies. Sara has over 10 years' experience in the Travel Industry, addressing both airlines and travel agency businesses. Sara has a truly international profile: born in Italy, she has lived in 6 different countries and speaks 4 different languages.

María Jesús Fernández

María Jesús Fernández

Director of Finance & Investor RelationsICEX-Invest in Spain

María J. Fernández is Director of Finance & Investor Relations at ICEX-Invest in Spain, a position she took after having served as Trade Commissioner of Spain in Chicago for five years and Director General for International Financing at the Ministry of Economy and Finance for two years. During her extensive professional career, she has also held senior positions at the Bank of Spain, where she was Head of the International Relations Division and Head of the European Affairs Division; at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, where she represented Spain at the Executive Board as Senior Advisor and Alternate Executive Director respectively; and at the Defense of Competition Tribunal, where she was Head of the President’s Office and Deputy Director of the Studies Department.

Alfredo Redondo

Alfredo Redondo

CEOAltitude Software

Alfredo Redondo, a seasoned technology executive, brings to Altitude Software more than 20 years of executive management experience in large and mid-sized technology companies such as Alcatel-Lucent and Amper. He has also had significant activity as a consultant and advisor to technology investors and start-up companies in Europe and the US. Alfredo Redondo holds a telecommunications degree from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, an MBA by IESE (Madrid), and a Master in Communications by Satellite by IRET (France).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alfredo-redondo-03a25815

Oscar Baza

Oscar Baza

Head of Projects' Coordination at Management Unit of RTVE's Innovation CenterRTVE

Óscar Baza graduated in Marketing and Commercial Management by University ESIC in Madrid and has a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Business Management and Marketing by the FAU in Miami. He is currently working as Head of Projects' Coordination at Management Unit of RTVE's Innovation Center, but throughout his professional career he has worked as International Sport's Producer Coordinator in the Sport's Department of TVE, as Sales Manager in Advertizing Company, as Personal Financial Adviser in an Investment's Company, as Freelance designing and organizing corporate events, as Production and Logistics' Officer for the EBU participating in the Athens, Torino and Beijing Olympic Games, and was First Price Winner of the FITUR 2004 Annual Contest of Touristic Innovation with his own startup.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/oscar-baza-moreno-29ba35b

Javier Sánchez

Javier Sánchez

Head of Projects and Strategy in the Management Unit of RTVE's Innovation CenterRTVE

Javier Sánchez graduated in Telecommunications Engineering (Master) from the Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio in Madrid (Spain). Currently he works as head of Projects and Strategy at the Management Unit of the Innovation Center of RTVE. This Unit has been responsible for the design and implementation of Impulsa Visión RTVE, the startup accelerator of RTVE. At the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), he is representative of RTVE at its Steering Group on Spectrum (Spectrum Steering Group, SSG) and at it Strategic Programs for Spectrum Management and Regulation (SP-SMR), Collaborative Terrestrial Networks (SP-CTN) and beyond High Definition (SP-BHD). He also is the chairman of the Strategic Program on Digital Radio Platforms (SP-DRP) since its establishment in November 2011. Previously, he has been the head of European Strategy Spectrum and R&D in RTVE and head of Technical Planning in Radio Nacional de España, where he was the responsible of the management of all the spectrum licenses.

Bruno Heese

Bruno Heese

MD of Partnerships & Alliances, BD & Ventures GE Digital in Europe

Bruno is the MD of Partnerships & Alliances, BD & Ventures for GE Digital in Europe. Prior to this he was the Strategic Initiatives Leader at Capital International where he oversawlarge scale transformation projects across the group includingthe delivery of the post-divestitureCapitalinfrastructure. He also developed and led the “Fintech” or Digital strategy for Capital International. Previously Bruno had led the establishment of GE Capital Bank including the online deposit arm of the business and served as Chief Operating Officer after its establishment.Bruno held various commercial and leadership roles in GE Money prior to 2010 having joined the Corporate Initiatives Group under Gary Reiner in 2003. While at CIG, he led commercial and digital initiatives across businesses in Europe. Before GE Bruno was the CEO of peoplesound.com, an innovative online music distribution company which he co-founded in 1999 and subsequently sold in 2003.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruno-heese-09a3626

Cristina Aranda

Cristina Aranda

Chief Marketing Officer & Co-founderIntelygenz & Mujeres Tech

Cristina Aranda es Chief Marketing Officer en Intelygenz, empresa de desarrollo software e innovación tecnológica (Kick Startups) con sedes en Madrid, San Francisco (California) y Austin (Texas). Cristina tiene más de 15 años de experiencia en ámbitos como marketing, startups, innovación y transformación digital. Ha colaborado con grandes compañías como Telefónica, Samsung, BBVA, Santander, Gas Natural, BMW, Mahou y RACE, entre muchas otras. Cristina Aranda es además cofundadora de MujeresTech, una asociación sin ánimo de lucro que tiene por objetivo promover iniciativas para aumentar la presencia femenina en el sector digital y el empoderamiento de niñas y role models, y, al mismo tiempo, establecer lazos con hombres dispuestos a apoyar el talento femenino. Aranda es Social Innovation Fellow del Meridian International Center y la Embajada de Estados Unidos en Madrid. Licenciada en filología hispánica por la UAM, cuenta con un Máster en Internet Business por el ISDI y es Doctora en Lingüística teórica

Lucía Anza

Lucía Anza

PartnerGlen Biotech S.L.

Graduated in Technical Forest Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. MSc in Watershed Management (Erasmus Mundus). With experience in forest pests management, she has been part of the team that is developing the project of Glen Biotech for over three years. Enthusiast of the countryside and cycling, she enjoys with nature conservation and the use of sustainable tools.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucia-anza-gomez-4aa23655

Gregorio Magno

Gregorio Magno

FounderCiclogreen

After studying at the University of Seville, he decided to set up his own company, an entrepreneurial project supported by Climate-KIC based on clean and sustainable urban transport. He has managed to combine in Ciclogreen an online platform that rewards bike users with discounts and free gifts using a system of points and rewards. He was inspired by an American company, Recyclebank, that use rewards to promote recycling. Ciclogreen: online platform that allows companies to reward their employees with gifts and discounts for cycling and walking to work using free mobile apps

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregoriomagno

Martín Eizaga

Martín Eizaga

Product OwnerBBVA

Martín Eizaga is Product Owner of Open APIs @BBVA_esp New Digital Businesses. He is an amateur cook and part time world traveller, prior to becoming a full time dad of the new left wing star of Athletic Bilbao. Moreover, he is a FSA certified former financial advisor. Finally, Martín has an extensive international background on Transaction Banking for corporates.

https://twitter.com/martintto1

https://www.linkedin.com/in/martineizaga

Ángel Salamanca

Ángel Salamanca

Product OwnerBBVA

Ángel Salamanca is a proud new dad. Also, he is Product Owner of Open APIs @BBVA_esp New Digital Businesses. Moreover, Ángel is an Intrapreneur, hobbyist business angel and atletico fan, Co-Founder of @MakingIdeasBiz early stage startup investment club.

https://twitter.com/anhai?lang=es

https://es.linkedin.com/in/angelsc

Liz Fleming

Liz Fleming

VP International at South SummitSpain StartUp

Liz runs content and investors relations at South Summit, one of Europe´s largest startup events. Liz has spent most of her career in the Seed Capital industry. Starting out as an Investment Advisor with Enterprise Ireland, a public VC investing €40m per annum into 70 High Potential Start Ups following on as Programme Manager HBAN, Ireland´s national Business Angel Network, establishing 7 Business Angel Syndicates across the country with an investment capacity of approx. €20m. In recent years Liz has worked indirectly with over 300+ High Potential Start Ups and has brokered 20 investments securing over €8 million in seed capital. Now Deputy Director for the Venture Lab at IE Business School she is responsible for accelerating 50 teams and spinning out on average 10 start ups per year. Liz is founder of the Venture Network an international pitch slam event and head of the Co-investment Network for the Spain Startup Co-investment Fund,a €40m seed fund run in collaboration with Enisa.

https://es.linkedin.com/in/lizfleming

Nuno Coelho Martins

Nuno Coelho Martins

Investment Head of EuropeFullerton Venture Partners

Nuno advises the Arab Thought Foundation in an effort to solve the problem of Muslim integration. He coached startups for a World Bank entrepreneurship program and has just designed a fund to be launched by Fullerton Venture Partners in 2017. As well, he is part of the Board of Advisors of Central European Startup Awards. He also cofounded a platform to enable alternative loans for students.

Isaac Hernández

Isaac Hernández

General Manager The Valley Digital Business School Canarias

Apasionado de los retos y adicto al emprendimiento. Ha desarrollado su carrera profesional/ empresarial entre Madrid, Latinoamérica y Canarias. Consultor de Transformación Digital, Estrategia y Marketing con más de 15 años de experiencia. Ha trabajado para firmas como Ernst&Young, Detecon y lanzado su propia firma de Consultoría de Marketing y Comercial en Latinoamérica. Ha emprendido como socio y gestor negocios en distintos sectores como Market Research, Reciclaje, Agroindustria, Hostelería..etc. Actualmente está inmerso como socio y Manager en el lanzamiento de The Valley Digital Business School y su ecosistema de transformación Digital en Canarias. Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, MBA por el Instituto de Empresa y Executive Digital Marketing por The Valley.

Joe Haslam

Joe Haslam

Executive Director of the Owners Management ProgramIE Business School

Joe Haslam is the Chairman and Cofounder of Hot Hotels, Europe´s leading mobile only last minute hotel booking app. Hot Hotels sells hotel rooms in 54 countries and was the first startup founded in Spain to be accelerated by the Techstars program in the USA. Joe has cofounded a number of other companies including Marrakech.com which raised over $75m in Venture Capital. At IE Business School, he is the Executive Director of the Owners Management Program an Executive Education Program designed for startups that want to scale. In the MBA program, he teaches an elective called Trillion Dollar Opportunities which focuses on the impact exponential technologies are having in fields such as Energy, Telecoms, Agriculture, Heath and Education. Born in Ireland, Joe has lived in Madrid for the last 12 years.

David Masó

David Masó

CEOPromoFarma

David is a Serial entrepreneur with experience launching innovative start-ups in eCommerce, Digital Couponing and Mobile Marketing. He is CEO of PromoFarma, an eCommerce Marketplace for Pharmacies and other Beauty, Personal Care and Consumer Health Sellers. David’s experience prior to PromoFarma included CEO of Qporama, an Internet Loyalty/Couponing platform for FMCG companies, and Founder of FuturLink, a Mobile Marketing platform. He also worked as Management Consultant in several countries launching new Internet ventures. David holds an Engineering Degree in Telecommunications and Microelectronics (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and an MBA from ESADE.

https://twitter.com/davidmaso?lang=es

http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmaso

Alex Gonzalez Urbón

Alex Gonzalez Urbón

Investment managerAngels Capital

Born in Madrid in 1988, Alex moved to Valencia as a child and has developed all his professional career there. He is an investment manager at Angels, the VC firm of Juan Roig, founder and CEO of Mercadona, and an advisor for startups in Lanzadera, one of the top business accelerators of Southern Europe. Alex studied Business and Law and has an MBA from EDEM. He is specialized in e-commerce, tourism and hospitality and teaches Finance, Funding and Valuation at EDEM.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-gonzález-urbón-0873b6102?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=9FJp&locale=es_ES&srchid=5159376811475145882121&srchindex=1&srchtotal=1&trk=vsrp_people_res_photo&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A5159376811475145882121%2CVSRPtargetId%3A43693

Mireya Martí

Mireya Martí

Project managerLanzadera

Mireya is a project manager in Lanzadera, one of the top business accelerators of Southern Europe. She started her professional career as a consultant in PwC, and specialized in e-commerce and retail & consumer companies. Mireya holds a double bachelor degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and from the University of Valencia.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mireya-mart%C3%AD-fernández-9184a946?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=_l64&locale=es_ES&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A162462692%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1475146017603%2Ct

Ian Paterson

Ian Paterson

Founder & Executive PresidentRespiro Car Sharing

Ian Paterson (MA, MSc, MBA) is Executive President of Respiro Car Sharing, a tech-driven venture with a strong environmental commitment. Respiro's mission is to simplify lives, create macroeconomic benefits and save the planet (all at the same time). After 15 years’ experience in big tech firms, Ian co-founded Respiro within IE’s Venture Lab. Ian has lived in 6 countries and has previously served as European Commercial Head of a major biotech, responsible for over 400M€ in +60 countries.

Segio Balcells

Segio Balcells

CEO Job Today

Segio Balcells is the CEO of Job Today in Spain a job search mobile app that has revolutionized the way of finding employment and blue collar recruitment through mobile technology connecting companies and candidates in less than 24 hours. With more than 1 million candidates and more than 100.000 companies, Job Today has helped over 25,000 people find jobs in Spain. Balcells is an experienced professional in internet business as he has been CEO of Shibsted’s platform Milanuncios.com and the leading engine platform Coches.net. He was also the founder and CEO of Glamourum, a beauty e-commerce start-up that was later integrated into Birchbox, a leading multinational where he became CEO in Spain. Expert in entrepreneurship, he has been a professor in the Master for entrepreneurs organized by the Tecnocampus Mataró and contributes with professional advice for business creation.

Martin Boehm

Martin Boehm

Dean of Programs and Professor of Marketing IE Business School

Martin Boehm is the Dean of Programs and Professor of Marketing at IE Business School in Madrid. He previously served as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at IE University and the Associate Dean of the Master in Management at IE Business School. Martin’s intellectual interests center on Customer Management. His research provides managerial implications on how to build profitable and long-lasting customer relationships. His primary concern is to quantify the impact of various customer management activities on a customer’s lifetime value. At the same time, he develops analytical models to estimate or approximate a customer’s lifetime value. As a consultant he works primarily with firms in the financial services industry to provide them with a roadmap for growth. Prior to joining the IE Business School faculty, he studied International Business at Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences and received a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.

María Abad

María Abad

Marketing Manager Spain & PortugalTeamleader

María Abad, with a solid experience in Sales Management in IT multinationals like Exact and JDEdwards, and Digital Transformation in Ford Motor Company, has joined recently Teamleader as Marketing Manager for Spain, Portugal. Her mission in this fast growing startup that has just landed in Spain is to boost the company in terms of lead generation and brand awareness among cloud management software for SME market who is demanding a more agile, collaborative and affordable solutions.

Carmen del Campo Elvira

Carmen del Campo Elvira

Market Intelligence Manager - Centre of Excellence for CitiesFerrovial

Carmen del Campo studied Law and Business Administration Degree in the University of Navarra, she complemented her studies with Programs on Business Strategy and Internationalization at IESE and London School of Economics and a Masters in Business Consulting  at Carlos III University. Oriented to Public Sector Strategies she has oriented her career towards innovation as a lever of specialization and economic development. She worked at Deloitte for 6 years as strategic consultant to public entities where she would support the Spanish Innovation Framework and define Smart City Roadmaps for both national and international Cities. She joined Ferrovial Services in 2014 where she leads the implementation of new technologies in cities and entrepreneurs relationships.

Aleix Valls

Aleix Valls

CEOMobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation (MWCB)

Aleix Valls is a mathematician and engineer with a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics, Aleix Valls began his professional career in the field of research at CIMNE at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, where he served from 2000 to 2004. During this period he also began his association with Compass Ingeniería y Sistemas, where he worked as project manager until 2006. Between 2006 and 2012 Valls worked at different companies and on projects related to the field of Strategic Consulting. In January 2006 he joined The NODE Company, a provider of innovation services, as a senior associate. Between 2008 and 2010 Valls worked at LOOP Consultancy where as a senior manager he took on responsibility for the Dubai office and the management of business development for the entire region of Northern Africa and the Middle East. In July of 2010, Aleix Valls became a manager with the consulting firm Accenture, where he headed up Strategic Consulting projects in different sectors.

Juan Jose Güemes

Juan Jose Güemes

President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & InnovationIE Business School

Juan Jose Güemes joined IE Business School in March 2010, as President of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He had previously served in a broad range of government departments, including tourism, finance and employment, gender policies, and health care. Güemes began his career as an analyst at the Bank of Spain in 1991, before serving as Economic Policy Adviser to Spain’s Popular Party in the Spanish Parliament from 1993 to 1996. He later served as advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, who appointed him Deputy Director of his Cabinet in 1998. In the year 2000 Juan Jose Guemes was appointed General Secretary of Tourism, being responsible for the international promotion of Spain as a tourist destination. In 2003, he was appointed as Minister for Employment and Diversity. He developed the LiderA program, designed to help women gain access to senior management positions in companies. In January 2012 he was appointed VP of Economic Affairs at IE.

Juan Verde

Juan Verde

Business & Social EntrepreneurAdvanced Leadership Foundation

Juan Verde is a business and social entrepreneur as well as a renowned international advisor to governments and companies. Juan has extensive experience in the political world, having worked on 15 different campaigns, including those of President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy, and John Kerry. He specializes in fundraising and advising on strategic issues relevant to the Hispanic community. In 2012, Mr. Verde served as International Co-Chair for the Obama campaign. During President Obama’s first term, Juan served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia at the United States Department of Commerce. A passionate advocate for environmental causes, sustainability and the fight against climate change, Juan partnered with former Vice President Al Gore to establish and lead “The Climate Project Spain”. He also serves as President of the Fundacion Biosfera. Mr. Verde holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Martina Luckanicova

Martina Luckanicova

Professor and researcher EDEM (Escuela de Negocios)

Martina is a Full time Professor and researcher in EDEM and author of articles. After studying in Slovakia, France and the UK and finishing her PhD in Knowledge Management, she started her professional career in Slovakia as a market research specialist. She has developed herself in different areas and industries, and has also entrepreneurial experience in different start-ups.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinaluckanic

Ed Spiegel

Ed Spiegel

Angel and Entrepreneur

Edward Spiegel is a Dutch-American investor/entrepreneur from San Francisco. He holds an undergraduate degree in engineering from Duke University. Previously DFJ ePlanet ventures Senior Associate where he experienced Baidu and Skype exits. Edward attended Insead business school before starting his own company, RentMineOnline (referrals for apartments on Facebook). Seven year process building, selling (Nasdaq: RP) and earn out. Received investment from Facebook Fund and Seedcamp. After earn out helped out as EIR at 500 startups for a year in SF/London.

Maximilian Tayenthal

Maximilian Tayenthal

Founder and CFONumber 26

Maximilian, born in Vienna, studied Business Administration, International Management and Law in Vienna, Rotterdam and Paris. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. Before founding NUMBER26, he worked as a strategy consultant with Booz & Company, as assistant to the CFO in an Austria's largest insurance company, and gained experiences in Corporate/M&A in a law firm.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maximilian-tayenthal-04019a68

Zeynep Zorlu

Zeynep Zorlu

Business Development Manager TRPE Venture Partners

Zeynep Zorlu works in the fund management team of TRPE Venture Partners, an Istanbul, Turkey-based venture capital firm investing in seed- and early-stage companies. Zeynep is a Class 20 Kauffman Fellow. Zeynep has a particular interest in companies that address real customer problems, with high growth potential in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and with a greater focus on B2B solutions. She is a board member at CreatorDen and a board observer at Twentify, Pisano, Deriva, Iven, and Startsub. Stepping into the business life at Pfizer Turkey, Zeynep filled various posts in corporate strategy development and business intelligence departments. Later on, she worked with Zorlu Property Group in specific projects for Zorlu Center, a mixed-use property development investment. In 2014, she joined the fund management team at TRPE Venture Partners.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/zeynep-zorlu-0494298

Helena Diez-Fuentes

Helena Diez-Fuentes

Head of Strategic Partnerships for South SummitSpain StartUp

Helena is a passionate serial entrepreneur, with top-notch communications skills and over 20 years of experience in the media, publishing and startup sectors. She is the founder of 3 companies (a publishing house and 2 tech startups), she has lived in more than a dozen countries throughout the world and has met and dealt with top politicians and business people. Also, she is fluent in Spanish, English and French. As an experienced pitcher, moderator and speaker, Helena has presented in front of 300+ audiences in events such as:Sek Lab Demo Day 2016, Extremadura Avante Startup Competition 2016, Salón MiEmpresa 2016, Sacyr Innovation Awards 2015, Tedx Gran Vía Madrid, Learnovation Day , Wayra accelerator 2013, Spain Startup Summit 2013, App Circus London 2012, The App Date Madrid 2014 and App Circus Sevilla 2014.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenadiezfuentes

Maria Carolina Romero

Maria Carolina Romero

Director of Investor GroupsGo Beyond Investing

Maria-Carolina currently serves as Director of Investor Groups at Go Beyond Investing, one of the leading international startup investing platforms with a strong presence in Switzerland and a great track record. Passionate about impact investing, she co-leads the initiative on investing in triple bottom line among the Go Beyond community. Maria Carolina has solid experience on both sides of the investing equation, as an investor and as a social entrepreneur. In LATAM, she led social-start-ups and foundations especially in the education and human capital investment sector. María Carolina holds an MSc in Government and International Affairs and a Master in Business Administration in Management of Technology and entrepreneurship from Ecole Polytechnique Federale (EPFL) a Lausanne. Originally from Colombia, she currently resides in Switzerland with her husband and two daughters.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-carolina-romero-86544a15

Francisco Estevan

Francisco Estevan

Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia

Entrepreneur and businessman with experience in: European policy, access to finance and entrepreneurship. I have provided economical advice at European level for more than 10 years, through the first business I founded: LocalEurope Consulting. Also, my interest in the financial world and new technologies brought me to set up a fintech connected with the entrepreneurship and financing worlds: tufinanziacion.com. Before founding companies and helping other entrepreneurs, I studied and studied: Law and Economy, European Policy and International Law Regulation. I pursued a doctorate in global economy, I wrote articles to strive for recognition as PhD and I run away from College: nothing that aroused my interest ever happened in College. I love writing about politics, business and financing. I need to think and reflect, do research and write lectures and articles to be in touch with the world.

Carmen Pérez

Carmen Pérez

Co-Founder & Co-CEOCity Confidential

Carmen Pérez is the co-founder and co-CEO of City Confidential (www.city-confidential.com), a newsletter and website that has rapidly grown since 2012 - reaching 100,000 engaged subscribers in Madrid and Barcelona and generating powerful online and offline branded content for leading companies in multiple industries (fashion, beauty, lifestyle, etc). Carmen has worked for over 12 years as a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group on strategic advisory for leading consumer goods corporations. Carmen holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an Engineering Degree from ICAI.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmen-p%C3%A9rez-735aa8