Spanish accelerator Startup Olé announces its fourth annual event to take place in Salamanca next April that will bring together some 5,000 startups, entrepreneurs, universities, and media specialists.
“Our goal is to reach higher figures than those of 2017 edition (over 400 Startups, 50 Accelerators, 40 Corporates, 200 Speakers and 60 Investors with a total investment portfolio of over €5 billion). We are working very hard to bring you a great event full of opportunities (matchmaking, startup fair, pitching competition, panel sessions, and above all lots of networking!),” states Startup Olé.
Next year’s event will take place April 17-19, 2018 at the Hospedería Fonseca in Salamanca, and is looking to gather some 5,000 people from a variety of industries who will participate in round tables, workshops, and acceleration programs for small and medium enterprises.
“We want to create synergies, selective networking and business opportunities,” said Startup Olé CEO Emilio Corchado via La Vanguardia.
For startups looking to apply for the pitch competition and startup fair portions, the price is 60 EUR + VAT per startup. This includes catered networking for two people, and the deadline is November 30, 2017.
The organizers are looking for startups in the following sectors:
- DeepTech (based on patented or hard to copy tech/science)
- Big Data / Analytics
- FinTech / Security
- SaaS / Cloud
- Mobile based
- AgroTech / FoodTech
- Energy / Utilities
- HealthTech / Life Sciences
- TravelTech / Tourism
- EdTech / Social
With the continuous support of Startup Europe (European Commission), Startup Olé 2018 will be “showcasing startups and providing them with the right connections (Accelerators, Investors, Public Administrations, Policy-Makers, Universities, Talent, etc.). It will also provide a forum where startups can share experiences and develop synergies so that they can grow together.”
The ever-growing list of speakers include:
- Isidro Laso: Head of the Startup Europe European Commission
- Pilar Troncoso: Blockchain Entrepreneur at NodalBlock
- Diego Rodríguez Roldán: Director of the Innovation Center, Deloitte
- José Manuel Rodríguez: Startup Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services
- Gary Stewart, Director at Wayra UK
- And many, many more.
For all other participants, tickets are free at Eventbrite.