The Chamber of Commerce and the Seville City Council train 60 young people in technological entrepreneurship during the Summer Emprendedor program developed by the Seville Factory.
Summer Emprendedor is an intensive program (80 hours of work between on-site format and training programs) focused on technological entrepreneurship with an international vision. developed by La Fábrica de Sevilla and promoted by the Chamber of Commerce and CEOs of Sevillian technology startups that are already successful in the world based in our city. Participants learn to develop a startup from scratch guided by expert mentors in order to enhance their technological entrepreneurial skills to promote the development of this type of companies.
Today the city of Seville has more than 70 technology startups operating in the world, some of them leaders in their sectors such as Galgus, Cover Manager, among others. These companies have brought to Seville more than 250 million euros in investment, generating more than 300 highly qualified jobs and placing the city of Seville among the cities leading the way in generating opportunities for the development of technology startups.
From June 26 to June 30, the on-site phase of the first edition of this program promoted by these companies together with La Fábrica de Sevilla and the Chamber of Commerce of Seville, in which 60 young people (some of them international entrepreneurs) have participated with the ambition of creating a technological startup. During this week, La Fábrica de Sevilla has provided specific training on entrepreneurship, in which attendees have been able to learn about topics such as the process of creating a startup, getting the first customers, financing or pivoting a business idea.
They have been working in a dynamic format that combines masterclasses, technical seminars and time spent working in project teams. Likewise, this initiative offers a gateway to all young people who want to start their way in technological entrepreneurship, where they can create relationships and start establishing their own network of contacts within the Sevillian ecosystem.
Among the experts participating in the program, we find clear references such as Ana Molina (Odders Lab), Juan Martínez-Barea (Universal-DX), David Troya (Ikono), Javier Duro (Footters), Víctor Ayllón (Appian) or José González (Galgus). Getting to know first hand and working with CEOs of leading technology startups in the world that have emerged from Seville, multiply the element of inspiration in these young people (which is what they claim in the study conducted by La Fábrica de Sevilla and presented in 2022) so that Seville can really compete with the benchmark cities in Spain today, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga.
In addition, they had the opportunity to visit the startup CoverManager, specialised in the automation of the process and management of restaurant reservations, and an international leader in the hospitality sector. They were able to see the facilities, learn about its processes and its managers, its international business dynamics and the company’s management model from its founders, José Antonio Pérez Moral and Carlos Pérez Fernández. 4 hours of immersive sessions with a high level of satisfaction.
At the end of these intensive days, the teams presented their projects in front of an expert jury, where they put into practice everything they had learned and received feedback to improve their startups and make them viable in the near future.
Later on, La Fábrica de Sevilla and the Chamber of Commerce of Seville will offer business advice and mentoring to guarantee the continuity of all the projects created during this week and will facilitate the continuity of the participants in all the entrepreneurial dynamic events developed by La Fábrica de Sevilla.
The three finalist projects evaluated by the jury were:
TASTING, aimed at the world of hospitality to facilitate restaurant reservations and access to specialised menus for people with food allergies and intolerances.
RUETTA, a social network to promote productivity among young people by stimulating the development of healthy behaviours for young people in the collaborative, training, educational and psychological fields, with a gamification and reward system that allows the entry of companies with purposes identified in this application framework.
RECO, a platform that encourages citizen responsibility through a system of bonuses that rewards through Lipasam, Tussam and Emasesa, favouring the appropriate use of public resources and the development of healthy habits among the citizens of Seville, with a view to extending the system to other national and international cities.
The runner-up prizes went to :
NOVA, real estate crowdfunding that facilitates access to real estate investment for young people.
APPARK, app for occasional exchange of private parking spaces
CHECKURGLUCOSENOW, an app to prevent diabetics from suffering severe drops in blood glucose levels while they sleep through a system of audible and visual notifications.
JOBXPRESS, ptemporary jobs platform for young people where companies can offer short-term jobs to cover peaks in demand and where young people can work in parallel to their education