The final day brought together all the participants in Seville, who had a meeting with Manuel Ortigosa, General Director of Telecommunications and the Information Society, and presented their projects to investors.
The first edition of the Guadalinfo Impulsa innovation acceleration program was closed on April 8 in Seville with the presentation to investors of the projects that have completed the training and assessment program begun in July. The day brought together entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and experts in the shuttle company Cubo Andalusia Open Future has in Seville. Before presenting before investors what were only ideas in July, the innovators and mentors of Guadalinfo Impulsa held a meeting with Manuel Ortigosa, Dtor. General Manager of Telecommunications and Information Society; Ismael Perea, Dtor. General of the CFR; and Luis Navarro, CFR project manager.
Guadalinfo Impulsa is an initiative promoted by the Fernando de los Ríos Consortium (entity managed by Guadalifo on behalf of the 8 provincial councils and the Junta de Andalucía). It is an intensive program of training, accompaniment and advice from experts and mentors to people with an idea and with the purpose of turning it into a business project.
Twelve entrepreneurial initiatives, which entered the program as incipient ideas, have participated in the third and final stage of the program: the two-week stay in a company shuttle and presentation to investors.
For two weeks the participants have contacted other members of the Andalusian business ecosystem. In Malaga, six of the entrepreneurs have worked in the “La Farola” building while in Seville the other six participants in “The Cube”, both centers of Andalusia Open Future, have done it.
These two weeks of training and contacts have been the final springboard for their projects to make the leap to the market: they have lived together in a coworking space, improved their professional skills and personal skills, and started to relate to the Andalusian business fabric.