Correos (Spain’s national postal service) has launched CorreosLab with the objective of supporting entrepreneurs on their journey towards business creation and consolidation. CorreosLab is an entrepreneurship program that provides directions and guidelines to help entrepreneurs developing their projects during a one-year period. CorreosLab gives access to mentors, entrepreneurs, or other actors within the ecosystem, as well as potential investors that can help an idea go far. The program is run by Jordi Escruela.
LOCATED IN MADRID
CorreosLabs is located in Las Tablas, in the north of Madrid. It offers entrepreneurs workspaces and support in the development of projects. Correos has invested 750.000€ in this program to supply the facilities and technology needed to bring innovative initiatives to life.
The facilities include a work area with 30 workstations, formal and informal meeting rooms, a more intimate, private area with suitable soundproofing, a conference hall with capacity for 60 people and rest areas. The whole space is equipped with high speed WIFI and cloud computing services. It also includes a garage where startups can perform tests, analyse and monitor prototypes.
CorreoLabs’ first initiative was ‘Reto Lehnica’, and it was aimed at entrepreneursand freelancers with companies no more than three years old, and focused on logistics, digitalization and society. In its first edition, five startups were selected: Tripacto, Delsuper.es, Goi Travel, Homyhub and Dsign-cloud, each receiving up to € 30,000 to work on their projects for a year. These startups can freely access all the services offered byCorreosLabs, as well as enjoy the coaching and mentoring program managed by Correos.
ProntoPiso, the proptech property chain specialist that guarantees that homes will sell in 90 days, has announced the signature of the first real estate venture debt agreement in Spain, worth up to €4.5 million.
Mentor Day is an acceleration program held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It lasts one week, is inspired by “Google sprint” and is totally free, private and non-profit. The acceleration is completed in only five days and in key sectors, working in each process of acceleration a sector.
Tecnalia Ventures is a venture builder belonging to the research and technological development center Tecnalia, the top center in Spain and one of the most relevant in Europe. The incubator accompanies and accelerates the business opportunities of entrepreneurs from the idea to its validation in the market.
Acciona will launch in Chile its open innovation platform, Acciona’s I’mnovation, in September to broaden the scope of its corporate accelerator to Latin America. This program in Chile is the first to be launched outside Europe, and is intended to integrate the company’s innovation approaches developed by its Latin American teams with breakthrough technologies developed by startups and technology partners.
Spanish Radio and Television or RTVE, the state-owned media group which is also the largest Spanish language broadcaster in the world has launched an accelerator. Impulsa Visión is an initiative with a vertical design aimed at investing in innovative and disruptive proposals in the fields of technology, content and, business management, applied to the media sector.
The Airbus Bizlab is a global aerospace accelerator bringing together start-ups and Airbus’ own entrepreneurs to transform innovative ideas into valuable businesses more quickly. The call is already open and the registration period starts on May 7, 2019 and ends on July 7.
Metxa is an accelerator of projects for entrepreneurs. Its objective is to invest in the projects selected to participate in their online acceleration program – Metxa BootCamp.
Tetuan Valley is an accelerator that helps entrepreneurs turn their idea into a real business that can be tested by forming a community of entrepreneurs who help each other.
EIE is the acronym for the European Institute for Entrepreneurship. Their overall mission is to promote entrepreneurship, paying special attention to people.
Cloud Incubator Hub is a start-up accelerator, an incubator that offers an entrepreneurial ecosystem to seek business opportunities in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
At Mola they spot ideas and projects focused on the Internet and technologies to give them financial support, know-how and “whatever they need” to turn them into viable business projects.
Berriup is the first private Startup Accelerator from the Basque Country. Through a comprehensive supporting program, they accelerate entrepreneurial projects taking into account their maturity stage as well as their particular needs.
Demium Startups is a network of incubators dedicated to identifying the best entrepreneurial talent and connecting it with the best business opportunities at the global level, building innovative, scalable and investible tech businesses.