Our local heroes descend on 4YFN to show what Spain is made of!

Whether you are an innovator from across the water and merely wanting to find out what’s happening in the local ecosystem, or you are a budding local entrepreneur that has followed religiously the steps of some of the most well-known startups in the country, now is your time to hear from the best and learn from the best! See below the sessions that highlight sensational Spanish startups and their success stories!

MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2017 | 17:00 – 17:30 | SORACOM STAGE

The future of payments (FIRESIDE CHAT)

The banking industry is struggling to keep pace with consumer expectations for digital experiences set by best-in-breed mobile services. In this session, two experts in payments and entrepreneurship will discuss future trends in payments and the advances and approaches that different internet companies are implementing to create opportunities for the payments industry, and promote consumer-friendly innovation.

Speakers:

BORJA ROSSELL

Co-Founder & CEO

Verse

BERNARDO HERNANDEZ

General Partner

e.ventures

 

MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2017 | 18:00 – 19:00 | NESTLE STAGE

Imagine Express 2017 Final Event (PITCHING SESSION)
Imagine Express will bring the most innovative mobile projects in Fintech, Smartcities, Health and IoT to 4YFN. Imagine Express is a hackatrain aimed to generate businesses in the Mobile sector, which takes place during a 4-day trip by train to and from Barcelona-Paris-London. The participants or “dreamers” as we like to call them, have the challenge of making groups of 3 with the goal of generating innovative apps for the FinTech, Water, Health or IoT sectors. The ideas are presented to investors and experts in London (at the London Eye) and the best team in each sector receives mentorship to carry out their project.

 

TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 | 15:00 – 16:00 | SORACOM STAGE

How to scale and sell tech companies in southern Europe: almost $1bn of exits on stage (PANEL)

Technology exits in Southern Europe are still less common than in the UK and Northern Europe but every year there are more successes. We will have on stage some the founders that have achieved the best exits in the last few years.

They will talk about:

– how to scale a company?

– how to build its international presence?

– how position it for a exit ?

– key learnings from the exit transaction

– what needs to happen in the Southern Europe ecosystem to have more tech exits, both sales and

IPOs?

Moderator:

ORIOL JUNCOSA

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

Encomenda VC

Speakers:

LUCAS CARNÉ

Co-Founder & Chairman

Privalia

*Sold for over $450M in 2016

IÑIGO JUANTEGUI

CEO

OnTruck

*Co-Founder of La Nevera Roja. Sold for over $80m in 2015

JAVIER RUBIO

Chairman

Social Point

*Social Point was sold to Take-Two for $250M

 

WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH 2017 | 10:00 – 11:00 | SORACOM STAGE

How to raise 27 million euros on flip flops. The startup decelerator (PANEL)

In only two editions and with no existing ecosystem or insitutions in the region, Menorca Millennials has build a community of startups and succesful entrepreneurs that travel to the island during 15 days in June. The alumni, 40 startups, has raised in record time €27M so far with no precedent in the industry.

Some of previous year’s special guests in the island included: Di-Ann Eisnor (Vice-President of Waze, acquired for $1B by Google), Elies Campo (ex WhatsApp), Mike Butcher (TechCrunch), Helena Torras (Co-founder B-wom) Martin Varsavsky (CEO Prelude, former Fon, Jazztel), Manel Adell (former CEO, Desigual), Bruno Giussani (Director at TED Global), Cristina Ventura (exPrada, ex-Apple, VP at the Joyce group), Mario Alonso Puig (brain Surgeon and lecturer), Paul Ford (VP of Community Development at Sendgrid) and many more.

Moderator:

MARCOS MARTÍN

Founder & CEO

Menorca Millennials

Speakers:

ERNEST SANCHEZ

EU partner

Entrée Capital

CHARLES TAYLOR

Founder & CEO

Debut

MICHELE TRUSOLINO

COO & Co-founder

Debut

FRANCIS CASADO

Founder & Head of International Business

Ticketing 3D

JOHN KEAGY

Co-founder

GoGrid

 

WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH 2017 | 13:00 – 14:00 | SORACOM STAGE

The big potential of Spain’s startup ecosystem (PANEL)

 

Speakers:

FRANCISCO VELAZQUEZ DE CUELLAR

President

AXON Partners Group

SOFIA BENJUMEA

Head of Campus Madrid

Google for Entrepreneurs

ALEJANDRO ARTACHO AMICHIS

CEO & Co-Founder

Spotahome

JAVIER MEGIAS

CEO & co-founder

Startupxplore

 

4YFN Barcelona 2017 takes place in Barcelona from 27 February – 1 March 2017. If you would like to attend, you can buy your ticket here.