I’m passionate about tech and business and I’m involved since 2007 in the startup scene. Since 2013, mainly based in Berlin with a strong link to Madrid and daily links to Europe.

I manage programs, give talks, mentor entrepreneurs and organize events related to innovation and entrepreneurship.

I believe in #givefirst, hard work, relationships and coopetition to foster a healthy and competitive business ecosystem in Europe.

Activities

#mentoring #training #talks #acceleration #labs

Areas

#startups #open innovation #digital transformation

Special fields

#MVPs #validation #lean_startup #pitch #internationalization

 

Experience:

750+ startups/entrepreneurs mentored.
500+ interviews with entrepreneurs in selection processes.
350+ achievements, including:

  • 75+ accelerators, programs, and events mentored and tutored
  • 75+ courses taught
  • 75+ conferences given
  • 20+ roundtables moderated and participated in
  • 50+ events organized as a regular organizer
  • 25+ special events organized and co-organized
  • 10+ interviews given
  • 10+ articles written and books contributed to
  • 50+ cities worked in

Working on:

I’m working on various entrepreneurship, startup and digital transformation related projects in Spain, Berlin and Europe:

  • Founder of theBizTour. We help companies to expand their businesses throughout Europe by providing customer discovery for startups in Germany and Spain.
  • Founder of emprelab. We work with organizations that help entrepreneurs by offering training, consultancy, and services, such as investment forums and accelerator programs, from strategy to execution.
  • Certified consultant at ICEXNext program, by ICEX. Program for Spanish SMEs to start or consolidate their international business.
  • Expert at EASME – Executive Agency for SMEs and in Copernicus Accelerator. Evaluation of innovative EU projects.
  • Professor at UNIR University. Seminars about Lean Startup and business creation.
  • Professor, tutor and course director at EOI. Courses about Lean Startup, business models, Marketing 2.0, technology, financing, and entrepreneurship for university students.
  • Mentor and collaborator. Various accelerator programs and startup creation events including, Tetuan ValleyStartup Weekend, Hardware.co (Berlin) , Born2Global (Korea), Trepcamp (México) 2020.
  • Academic director, professor, and mentor at European Coworkings EOI, an international acceleration program for Spanish entrepreneurs. More than 240 entrepreneurs in 19 different countries and 41 partners. 2016-2019. Mentor and teacher at Go2Work EOI. Pre-acceleration program by EOI. Seven editions in Madrid, participation in other Spanish cities and on-line programs. 2012-2019
  • Organizer and co-organizer. Events related to entrepreneurship, startups, technology, and internationalization, such as #debate10, #internacionalizate, #joinbiz10, Startup Weekend Madrid.

Playing an active role in Europe’s digital and entrepreneurship industries, I’m a speaker and organizer for international events. I have been publishing my blog since 2004, here the main topics are events of the digital economy and the creation of startups. My professional scope covers Spain and the rest of Europe, and I have been based in Berlin since 2013.

With a long-standing interest in the digital industry, I have actively participated in many projects related to entrepreneurship, startups and digital transformation and have subsequently become familiar with the technologies and relevant people in the sector in Spain, Berlin and Europe. With a backgcround based in engineering, I have always worked extensively in the digital sector, always focused on the creation of new projects and companies.

Bio to be published:

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“Entrepreneur, consultant and mentor for startups, open innovation and digital transformation. Speaker, professor, mentor, and organizer for conferences and initiatives related to entrepreneurship, lean startup, and European startups. Currently helping companies to expand throughout Europe.

Long version:

“Entrepreneur, consultant and mentor for startups, open innovation and digital transformation. Founder of emprelab, providing entrepreneurship consultancy and training services, and theBizTour, helping companies to expand throughout Europe. He’s based in Berlin and Madrid.

He’s certified consultant of ICEX Next program. He’s expert in different EU programmes, evaluating innovation projects. He works as a professor, tutor, and course director with business schools and universities such as EOI, UNIR.

Currently involved with international startups and innovators on new technologies and businesses, as well as their internationalization, by pushing the startup scene and fostering connections in Europe.

Playing, during the last 10 years, an active role in Europe’s digital and entrepreneurship industries, he is a speaker and organizer for industry events and programs like Hardware.co (Berlin)Tetuan Valley, Born2Global (Korea), Trepcamp (México), and Startup Weekend.

He has been involved in several European projects, developing a network of partners, experts and entrepreneurs in near all the countries of EU”

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Conferences, Talks, events, Programs:

In the past:

  • Co-organizer at Hispanic Startups Berlin.
  • Teacher at UNIR Business School. MBA and Master for entrepreneurs.
  • Co-founder of virtualyou. Agency specializing in virtual worlds. Working to create virtual classrooms, adapt learning content and organize virtual events. Also specializes in the creation of projects for simulations and telecommuting.
  • Member of the crew of Agile Entrepreneurship Spain, association to spread agile methodologies organizing events, montly and other international events in Madrid.
  • Collaborative Partner with LITI-DMAMI-UPM (Laboratory of Innovation in Information Technologies) at UPM (Polytechnic University of Madrid). Offering advice them about Web 2.0 and I share experiences about the relationship between universities and industry.

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