Corporate Innovation Summit - SOLD OUT

Feb 24, 2020, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Join us in our 73rd event for an evening conference with the CIOs and Heads of Innovation of the best companies in Europe! Come after the Mobile World Congress for an after-work session with insightful advice from VCs, the best community in town, dinner and cold beer!

In-person event

About this event

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:

  • Daniel Dümig (Innovation Manager @ ASICS)
  • Albert Mundet (Innovation Hub Director @ FC Barcelona)
  • Laura Urquizu (CEO @ RedPoints)
  • Eszter Vas-Zoltan (Global Innovation Manager @ Nestle)
  • Josemaria Siota (Executive Director @ IESE) - Moderator

3. Panel #2: "From Contact to Contract: How to approach big corporations if you're a startup", with:

  • Simone van Neerven (Head of Innovation @ Vueling) 
  • Jordi Torrent (Open Innovation Manager @ Damm) 
  • Ferran Càceres (Corporate Innovation @ Philip Morris) 
  • Cristina Vila (CEO & Founder @ Cledara)
  • Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit (CEO @ MarsBased) - Moderator

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.

*Note: all our events are conducted in English and do not offer refunds. If you need an invoice email us at after buying the ticket. We do not sell tickets at the door. All tickets must be purchased online.

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.

Check out what happened


  • Laura Gil


    Director of Digital Transformation at Damm

  • Albert Mundet

    FC Barcelona

    Innovation Hub Director

  • Eszter Vas-Zoltan


    Global Innovation Manager

  • Laura Urquizu



  • Daniel Dümig

    The MotherTrees & U-Skale


  • Cristina Vila


    CEO & Founder

  • Jordi Torrent


    Open Innovation Manager

  • Simone van Neerven


    Head of Innovation

  • Ferran Càceres

    Philip Morris

    Corporate Innovation

  • Josemaria Siota


    Executive Director


  • Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit


    CEO & Founder

  • Matt Philippe




  • Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit


    Barcelona Director

  • Marc Miralda

    TechBuddy Spain

    Team Member

  • Victor Horcasitas

    American Society of Barcelona

    Team Member

  • Stela Z.

    Team Member

  • Nasia Kudaibergen


    Team Member

  • Leire Oiarbide




    Director Startup Grind Andorra

    Dekaland, Globatalent, Entanglement Partners

  • Francesca Cavanna

    Mind the Bridge

    Team Member

  • Elisabet Renom

    Chapter Coordinator

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FI Group logo

FI Group


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Estrella Damm

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