Finally, the list of the 10 Spanish startups admitted to the Fall 2022 edition of the Desafia San Francisco Immersion Program, organized by ICEX Spain Trade and Investment (the Spanish government agency for the internationalization of companies) and Red.es (the Spanish government ) agency responsible for the execution and implementation of part of the Spanish Digital Agenda), run this year by local partner Mind the Bridge (MTB).
The founders of the startups will take part in the two-week immersion program taking place from November 28 to December 9 in San Francisco at the MTB Innovation Center in San Francisco, South of Market (SOMA): an immersive experience that includes workshops, learning and Exploring Silicon Valley, generating networking opportunities and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset unique to this region.
“Desafía San Francisco is the ideal tool for startups that want to scale their business model globally. According to feedback from alumni who went through the Desafía immersion program in San Francisco, this experience was a real catalyst of ideas, knowledge and experiences with a clear practical orientation that allowed them to reflect and implement strategic ideas in the most efficient way .” commented José María Blasco, Director of Infrastructures, Health & ITC at ICEX.
The program offers a privileged attitude to Spanish startups from the main ecosystems born in Spain, whose participation has been stimulated both through workshops organized in Madrid and Barcelona, and through accelerators and incubators in locations across the country.
“Our goal with the Desafía Immersion Program is to help Spanish tech companies become international references, thereby boosting the entire Spanish startup ecosystem,” added Luis Prieto Cuerdo, Digital Economy Director at Red.es.
“It is never easy to decide between so many qualified projects. We took the time to thoroughly evaluate the startups’ potential to scale globally,” commented Bobby Amiri, Head of Startup Products and Services at Mind the Bridge. “Sometimes projects are really good, but they just don’t find the right support and network to accelerate their growth and become an established technology company. With the Desafia program, we want to help these great companies by learning from some of the best in Silicon Valley – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we hope you’ll take full advantage of.”
The selected startups range from satellite connectivity systems solutions to online voting, blockchain technologies, real estate, sales and marketing tools, green solutions, interactive video technology, talent and job platforms. All projects can demonstrate a product or service of high technological value and a sustainable business model.
The selected companies are:
1. Brickbro Global Investments SL
Brickbro is a peer-to-peer platform that brings together anyone looking to buy, sell and rent commercial real estate with a new value that offers an end-to-end online transaction. They identify the distressed commercial assets in the market and their potential future use to maximize their value, matching owners with individuals seeking the best opportunities. Currently, Brickbro is one of the leading real estate transaction platforms in the Spanish market.
2. Clientify sl.
Clientify is dedicated to making cutting-edge sales and marketing tools accessible to everyone. They have created an all-inclusive platform that is user-friendly for even the most non-technical founders and marketers out there. Their software is currently paving the way for sustainable growth for our partners in more than 20 countries worldwide. They are the leading sales and marketing platform for Spain and Latin America.
3. CO2 revolution sl.
CO2 Revolution calculates your carbon footprint and helps you offset it by creating reforestation projects. They restore forests, select native species and areas of high ecological value. Thanks to the use of biotechnology, they are able to plant trees by dropping drone-developed iSeeds with high germination rates. Their revolutionary techniques allow them to maximize efficiencies to help companies strengthen their ESG strategies and ultimately combat climate change.
4. Elliot Cloud sl.
Elliot Cloud is an open source infrastructure management solution. It allows the integration of different infrastructures on a single platform in a secure space for data exchange, making it possible to create applications for the management and control of these infrastructures – connected to the water, energy, industrial and urban sectors – in a smart, efficient and consistent.
5. Finboot Tech sl.
Finboot is a technology company that simplifies blockchain for businesses. We support the core priorities of industry leaders to enable fast and easy adoption of blockchain-based digital ecosystems. Finboot created the first no-code/low-code platform and ecosystem, MARCO, to enable Web3: Bringing the future of the internet to business.
MARCO significantly improves the management of value chains and drives digitization, sustainability and ESG agendas. The purpose of Finboot is to activate Web3 and unlock its full value. Finboot makes blockchain accessible and understandable for businesses, delivering the leading no-code/low-code platform and ecosystem for a decentralized world.
6. Korum social sl.
Kuorum is a technology company providing e-voting, digital identity and citizen participation solutions. The solution enables all types of organizations to launch an online voting platform in less than a minute. Kuorum complies with ISO27001 and ISO9001.
7. PlayFilm SL.
Playfilm is an interactive video technology that aims to help businesses sell more through our interactive video and artificial intelligence technology and go beyond traditional ads on digital channels. The solution promises to reduce the cost of capturing ad campaigns by up to 30%.
8. Shakers Global Solutions sl.
Shakers is the next-generation work platform built for real-time collaboration between teams at world-class freelance and modern businesses. Build your team, connect with verified talent, keep track of the project and get paid on time.
9. Satelio IOT Services sl
Sateliot was founded in Spain in 2018 with the aim of connecting IoT devices directly from space, together with 3GPP, Sateliot enables IoT devices to work in a seamless satellite/terrestrial mode in every single place on earth, while using low-cost 5G Using standard IoT devices by introducing a breakthrough, hardware-agnostic solution that allows a single device to automatically and transparently connect whenever it can’t find a cellular connection.
10. Wisar from Talent Revolution sl
Harnessing the power of technology and education, Wisar nurtures digital talent worldwide through two groundbreaking services: Wisar Academy (an online school offering life-changing training to learn how to be a successful online freelancer) and Wisar Pro (the first Aggregator that uses artificial intelligence to find freelance jobs 50% faster).
Through cutting-edge technology, Wisar matches talent with the best opportunities from the most relevant freelance platforms, while their academy provides the tools to convert those opportunities into contracts and build stable freelance careers.