Entrepreneurship Finals held at Google
Our Entrepreneurship projects finals took place at the Google Campus Madrid, one of the 7 venues worldwide set up by Google to support tech-based startups. At an ideal location to drive the entrepreneurial spirit, our student finalist teams presented their innovative ideas and received a warm welcome by the Head of Google for Startups for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Sofia Benjumea, who shared their mission to help startups succeed by providing access to top-notch resources, and bringing together a diverse community through trainings and mentoring.
Keynote Speaker: Juan de Antonio, Founder and CEO of Cabify
Juan de Antonio, Founder and CEO of Cabify, talked to our students about his experience as an entrepreneur and the challenges he has faced since he founded his company in 2011. In just over a decade, Cabify has become a multi mobilty platform operating in more than 40 cities in Spain and Latam and with over 1.200 employees. Juan explained to TGC students how Cabify is fulfilling its mission by transforming cities and leveraging data, and when asked about the most important characteristic for an entrepreneur to be successful, he highlighted purpose, for him the main driver that pushes founders forward when working on a project.
Final Presentations of the Entrepreneurship Project
Congratulations to finalists PlaniMe, Nomad Travel, Connect, Fylo, Time Treasure, and EZT Easy Eating for their presentations! All teams have undergone a process of research, design thinking, ideation and validation of their problem and solutions. They created an engaging pitch lasting 4 minutes to present their value proposition to a jury at the venue. All of the teams showed strong communication skills and quality in their presentations.
Congratulations to the Winners: PlaniMe!
After a tough competition and inspiring pitches, the PlaniMe team won the Entrepreneurship Project finals: Congratulations to the team for their work! PlaniMe is an app that seeks to create real and long term relationships based on values and interests, by connecting people to attend events and leisure activities in the city. They will have the opportunity to pitch at the IE Venture Day in July!
Semi-Finalists Start-Up Ideas