Mat Bisite accelerator Coordinating partner of the WELCOME project
SLUSH 16 - 20 Europass startups, Accelerator meet-up, SE Workshop STARTUP PITCHDECK 13 SUCCESS STORIES – from all ecosystems 10+ startups expanded to other EU ecosystems or the US SES - Surprise superstar panel with Travis Kalanick, Neelie Kroes, Günther Oettinger, Rudy Giuliani and Markku Markkula Silicon Valley Startup School 2016 - 14 (Early + Late) stage startups graduation Many great workshops We have collaborated with really first class companies Engaged many startups, EU projects, accelerators, universities @ Startup Ole 2016
These were some of the bigger winning moments that we had throughout the project. Now I’d like to give you an example of a startup that has benefited from our activities.
BEONPRICE is a disruptive Big Data technology company based in Salamanca specialized in hotel revenue management. •Started in 2013 after a life changing experience at Founders Institute •Took part in the Welcome Silicon Valley startup school in 2015, got a lot of useful advice & information about the market •Expanded to US (Miami) & Colombia – to better access new markets – mainly Latin American. Now five offices in Miami, Mexico City, Bogotá, Madrid and Salamanca (HQ). •Won various awards in 2016, one of them was for the best Spanish ICT startup @ Startup Ole 2016. They also got into semi-finals at SLUSH •Serving more than 1.500 clients in 30 countries •At Startup Ole they also got strong interests from investors (Kfund) and are currently closing a deal •Are active in the community – supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs
BEONPRICE is just one example of the success stories that we have gathered so far. In total we have published 13 success stories on the webpage but many more are still in the making.
Also show some numbers Organized 145events More than 2000 startups have taken part in the activities More than 15000 attendees in general
Startups taking part in hands on activities together raised more than 15 M as well as startups taking part in Welcome activities raised around 650 M
Already in January a new round of 430k by Papem. Many startups still fundraising following strong leads
Project will end but 11 activities will continue afterwards
90% of startups taking part in the survey feel part of a pan-European ecosystem.
Welcome Project impact and results after 2 years.
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BRUSSELS 1ST OF FEBRUARY 2017
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KEY SUCCESS METRICS
# of events organized 56 35 85 145
# of startups taking part
in the activities
846 1203 1444 2166
# of attendees at the
9320 5945 8324 15354
# investment raised