The event will go as follows:
1. Welcoming words by Laura Gil (Director of Digital Transformation @ Damm).
2. Panel #1: "The 7 myths of corporate venturing" with:
3. Panel #2: "From Contact to Contract: How to approach big corporations if you're a startup", with:
4. Dinner over a networking session in which attendees talk to each other freely over beers and delicious catering.
The ticket includes entrance to the event, food and beverages, and the networking session.
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Startup Grind is one of the biggest communities of entrepreneurs in partnership with Google for Startups. Our mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. We do so by hosting a monthly recurring event to inspire, educate, and connect entrepreneurs. The Barcelona chapter was granted the "Best Chapter of the Year" award in 2016, with the average assistance of +130 attendees per event, having held over 70 editions since April 2014 and helping local entrepreneurs to take their projects to the next level.
Director of Digital Transformation at Damm
Innovation Hub Director
Global Innovation Manager
CEO & Founder
Open Innovation Manager
Head of Innovation
After more than 20 years of experience at Damm, in 2016 Laura Gil assumed the role of Director of Digital Transformation, to take advantage of her expertise across different areas, one of the key points for pushing this endeavour forward successfully.
Her main goal is to involve the entire company into the digital transformation and encourage the intrapreneurship, promoting self-training and multidisciplinary and multigenerational teams. That’s how Damm is achieving the new paradigm: not only understanding what happened in the past, but being able to anticipate what will happen in the next future.
Albert Mundet is Barça Innovation Hub Director at FC Barcelona.
He is a former physicist, with a multidisciplinary background and extensive experience in Innovation Management across different sectors: Sports, Life Science or Media / Entertainment. He is a strong advocate for creating value through building innovation platforms across diverse entities. He holds a Masters in Science and Technology Studies for University of Salamanca and an MA Media Management at Parsons The New School (New York). He is also a La Caixa grantee and a Fulbright Fellow.
Barça Innovation Hub is a key strategic project that aims to leverage FC Barcelona’s know-how to rethink the future of the sports industry. It promotes activities including research, innovation and education under an open and collaborative culture, working closely with leading brands, universities, research centres, and start-ups from around the world.
“Normal gets you nowhere” is my motto turned lifestyle; I like to push my own boundaries and make others go beyond their comfort zone.
I’ve lived in 4 different countries, spending extended periods of time between London, the Mediterranean and Silicon Valley. These experiences have shaped my definition of innovation.
I believe in value generation via open collaboration between startups and corporates and amongst employees themselves so as to solve problems and capture new opportunities.
Working at the world’s largest food and beverage company gets me the privilege to touch millions of consumers’ life, but also the pressure to serve them with products they love.
My mission is help our employees unlock their potential and turn their most creative and wildest ideas into viable propositions.
Laura Urquizu, CEO and Partner of Red Points, is leading the worldwide innovation for online IP protection. Laura joined the initial founding team in 2014 and has led the company since its infancy. Red Points is the game-changer in online brand protection, online copyright protection, and the prevention of illegal online content distribution. Sales have grown exponentially under Laura’s leadership with the company surging from 10 to 170 people. She is leading the way for global adoption of Red Points’ technology and continues to bolster worldwide sales throughout Europe and the United States. Previously, Laura held executive and management positions in Arthur Andersen, Caja Navarra, and Corporacion CAN. In addition, she was the Advisor for the Board of Directors and Corporate Development at Lokku as well as being appointed to numerous Boards across European technology companies. Laura holds a Masters in Management Development from IESE for Caja Navarra and an Economics degree from Universidad del Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. In August 2018, Red Points was named one of the hottest European start-ups to follow by Wired (world reference publication in technology) and in October, CEO, Laura was included in the “50 most influential women entrepreneurs and investors in the European Technology Industry.
Inspiring movement through innovation for a Sound Mind in a Sound Body.
I believe that by using innovation to develop disrupting products and services we can make the world a better place. It inspires me to impact society’s well-being with the fusion of sports and technology.
Change is happening at an accelerating pace; consumer demand is shifting at high speed and is far from being a commodity or a given fact. Nevertheless, a lot of corporations still sit back with their old, well tested and apparently “bulletproof” business models - they might be soon lagging behind and will most probably not exist anymore in a meaningful way within the next decade.
It´s time for an approach which reflects this new reality
It´s time to take a decision: You want to be a disrupter or the disrupted?
It´s time for new business and collaboration models between startups and corporations
I´m passionate about working hand in hand with entrepreneurs from all around the world to combine their creative spirit and drive with the scale and expertise of a corporation to grow projects that will move people across the world.
Apart from my work at the ASICS TENKAN-TEN Sports & Well-Being Growth Catalyst where we combine the startup founders’ drive and energy with the expertise, resources and reach of a large global corporation I’ve honed my skills working for some of the best sports lifestyle corporations.
In the past decade at VF Corporation, Quiksilver and ASICS I repeatedly led and successfully implemented New Business & Innovation ideas for projects, services and processes.
Developing creative strategies and transforming them into tangible and measurable
results comes naturally to me. I achieve this by following one simple rule:
Cristina is the founder and CEO of Cledara, a London-based leading platform for companies to collaborate on the SaaS they have and the SaaS they want. Cledara is backed by Anthemis, Techstars and BBVA, was a participant in the 2019 cohort of Techstars London and was named SaaS Startup of the Year 2018 by SaaStock, Europe’s largest SaaS conference. Prior to founding Cledara, Cristina was Head of Operations for dopay, a neobank for emerging markets.
Motivated by technology, innovation, disruption and how startups, corporations and incumbents are dealing with it. Extensive experience in marketing/comms/sales for fast-growth tech companies with multi-market responsibilities. Currently working for one of the leading beverage companies in Europe, Damm Group, as a Open Innovation Manager.
Specialities: Dealflow Management, Venture Capital, PR, Consultancy, Digital and Tech Innovation, Stakeholder Relationships, Strategic development.
to me innovation is having your head in the clouds and keeping your feet on the ground ... at the same time. engaged employees are key to success. i have a proven track record in the field of innovation and employee engagement. i am not afraid to take up big challenges and get shit done
i build innovation and/or employee engagement capabilities in an organisation, tailor made to the specific needs and context. i am a speaker on topics such as innovation, employee engagement, and turning deadlock situations into a success. and i am a woman in tech, whatever that means, but i can talk about that as well
i challenge the status quo. people say i am a maverick. i am hands on, curious & creative. i dare and i do. i am not afraid to fail and very eager to learn. i like to have fun and do cool stuff. i care for others and i love to inspire. i always look for win-win solutions. i have a guilty pleasure for data. tech & people fascinate me. and oh, i am not very good at bla bla, but so much better in getting things done
I’m a passionate builder with experience in startup creation, lean enterprise, and corporate innovation.
My main focus area is understanding how corporations and newly born companies innovate in today’s constantly changing and challenging environment. Comprehending adjacent and disruptive concepts and business models is necessary, but discovering how they can shake up or be embraced within existing corporate is a great challenge for all corporates at scale.
Josemaria Siota is the Executive Director of IESE Business School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, and has been designated Expert on Corporate Venturing at the European Commission and the World Economic Forum. He leads cutting-edge research on open innovation, corporate venturing and technology transfer, working around the world with successful Chief Innovation Officers and top-tier academics, to create a positive impact in society.
Considered "one of the world's most influential speakers on corporate venturing" by the newspaper South China Morning Post, he has published books and studies on these topics for Harvard Business Review, MIT Technology Review, PwC, Oliver Wyman, the European Commission, McGraw-Hill, Springer, Forbes, and more. He spoke at conferences in Harvard Business School, London Business School, Mobile World Congress, Web Summit, to name a few. Previously, he worked at Deloitte. Connect with him on LinkedIn.
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