We recently came back from two of the most important startup events in Spain: South Summit in Madrid and the first edition of Startup Grind Summit in Barcelona. EU Startup Services’ CEO, Kumardev Chatterjee, gave a keynote speech at South Summit (watch it here) while Louis Papaemmanuel, our Director of Sales and Customer Relations, held one “EU funding for startups and SMEs” workshop at each event.
South Summit has been 4th to 6th October and connected top entrepreneurs to some of the world’s most powerful investors and corporations. There were plenty of several inspirational talks and a great startup competition. Wallbox, a Barcelona-based startup which manufacture and distribute innovative charging systems won the pitching competition)!
Startup Grind Barcelona Summit has been between 9 and 10th of October and also hosted some of the best serial entrepreneurs and VCs from Silicon Valley, to talk tech, entrepreneurship and the connection between Silicon Valley and Barcelona. The event showcased one day of nonstop content, valuable networking, mentor sessions, and investor Q+A’s.
At the events we’ve met with more than 70 startups with whom we discussed ways to scale up, achieve their market potential and attract funding especially through the SME Instrument from Horizon 2020 which can provide equity-free funding of up to 2.5 million Euros!