The Rafael del Pino Foundation and ESADE Business School organised, on 26th September 2012, the III Start Up Spain Meeting "A view from the outside".
The third edition of Start Up Spain brought together, on the one hand, Spanish entrepreneurs who have created their start-ups in the United States and have the support of foreign venture capital firms and, on the other hand, leading Spanish entrepreneurs who have mobilised capital on both sides of the Atlantic. Through this debate, they tried to answer questions such as: why have they allied together; what lessons have they been able to share with the Spanish in order to promote start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures; what differences do they observe between the two countries in terms of fundraising, etc.; what can we do in Spain in order to promote this ecosystem; and what can we do in Spain in order to promote this ecosystem.
Round Table I: "Spanish entrepreneurs in the diaspora in the United States and their foreign business angels sharing experiences".
Adeyemi Ajao (Palo Alto), Founder and CEO, Identified
Iñaki Berenguer (New York), Founder and CEO, Pixable
Eneko Knörr (Palo Alto), Founder & CEO, Ludei
Iker Marcaide (Boston), Founder & CEO, PeerTransfer
Luis Sanz (New York), Co-Founder, Olapic
Ben Lin (New York), Greats Oaks Managing Partner, Greats Oaks
Tyler Sosin (San Francisco), Associate, Accel Partners
Matías de Tezanos (Mallorca), Founder, PeopleFund (Miami), Investor, Playspace
Javier Santiso, ESADE Professor and Member of the ESADE BAN Board of Directors (moderator)
Round Table II: "Should I stay or should I go? Experiences of fundraising and entrepreneurship in Spain and abroad".
Marcos Alves (Madrid), co-founder and CEO, Eltenedor.es
Roger Casals (Palo Alto), Founder and CEO, Passwordbank
Miguel Ángel Díez (Palo Alto y Logroño), founder and CEO, Red Karaoke
Koldo García, co-founder (San Francisco), The Mad Video
Rebeca Minguela (Madrid), co-founder, Blink Boorking
Carlos Polo (Bilbao), founder and CEO, Doocuments
Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria (Palo Alto and Bilbao), founder and CEO, Anboto
Luisa Alemany, Director of the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute and Professor at ESADE Business School (Moderator)