Startup Europe and Welcome select 7 startups to attend South Summit Madrid
Startup Europe and Welcome have selected 7 startups from 3 countries to attend South Summit Madrid, the leading startup conference in Southern Europe which takes place October5th – 7th.
Each of the 7 startups will travel to Madridcourtesy of the Welcome Project. At the festival startups will network with top investors and accelerators from across Europe, meet corporate representatives, like minded founders and gain international media exposure as well as experience the growing startup ecosystem of Madrid.
This year South Summit aims to take deep dives into everything from Health to Fashion, Food to Fintech or Energy to Edtech. Speakers include:
- Allen Blue – co-founder LinkedIn
- Robin Chase – co-founder Zipcar
- Nolan Bushnell – creator Atari
- Brent Hoberman – co-founder Lastminute.com & Founders Factory
- Jim McKelvey – founder Square & Launchcode
- Dave McClure – founder of 500 startups
Investors present include:
- Aleph VC
- SoftTech VC
- Learn Capital
- Sumo Ventures
- Rubicon VC
- Kauffman Fellows
The seven startups selected are from across four of the Welcome ecosystems of Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca.
From Dublin three startups are Cambrist,offering a cloud processing solution, which enables banks and payments processors to easily control and optimize FX rates applied to international card payments, Opening.io, an AI powered end-to-end candidate analysis engine generating key recruitment intelligence: candidate assessment, salaries recommendations, job-candidate matching and various other latent metricsand REFLEX Gaming, building a platform that allows users to link their favourite online video games and compete against each other for prizes and in-game items.
Travelling from Milan are Goalshouter,a mobile crowd-sourcing platform for non-professional soccer teams, BabyinWonderland, an interactive map of family-friendly places and services based on users’ experiencesand SwishUp, a personal online shopper giving users real-time advice from the dressing room of the clothing store.
From Berlin are Timerift Tours, disrupting the tour guide industry & changing how we experience history.
WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups. The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.
This competition is part of Welcome’s Europass Programme
About South Summit
Our mission is to gather the greatest innovations from Southern Europe & Latam and connect them to some of the regions’ largest customers and investors. We do this through The South Summit, an annual gathering of Southern Europe and Latam´s top talent. With more than 7.000 attendees, including 3.500 entrepreneurs and 450 investors The South Summit has become one of Europe’s most relevant startup up events.
This started from humble beginnings in 2012 when our Founder María Benjumea decided to empower the entrepreneur ecosystem fostering relationships between Startups, Corporations and Investors creating Spain Startup & Investor Summit (SSIS).
In 2014 we incorporated the international markets and we renamed us as “The South Summit” with the aim of becoming the largest showcase of entrepreneurial ecosystem in southern Europe and Latin America. Since then, our team keeps working to build year by year a meeting point of international relevance, to show to the world the best startups from the south and remain one of the leading startup conferences in Europe.[/mc_text_block][/vc_column][/vc_row]