From enhancing travel experiences, to aiding the disabled in the workplace, our Spanish Founders are getting creative at tackling some major global issues. As of late, their innovative solutions have been catching the attention of local publications, ABC and TicBeat, who have featured several of our Madrid and Barcelona graduates in their online journals.
In Barcelona, Disismore helps companies locate and hire persons with disabilities. Born in response to the LISMI Act, Disismore acts as a medium between companies and disabled persons looking for work. The service is a meeting place for all involved in the integration of the disabled in the workplace, and is currently working on partnerships and agreements with local NGO’s. Click here to learn more about Disismore.
Taking on another large but much lighter problem is Kampoos.com, a platform focused on improving visibility for club soccer teams. Offering both freemium and premium subscription services, Kampoos already boasts 75 customers and has their sights set on hundreds more for 2013, as well as expansion throughout Europe and Asia. Click here to learn more about Kampoos.
In Madrid, travel startup Sherpandipity is focusing on improving the way in which people interact and experience daily life. Inspired by a unique and unexpected trip to Nepal, Sherpandipity helps travelers connect with and experience a local culture in a more personal way. By pairing travelers with a Sherpa, or native guide, Sherpandipity not only improves a traveler’s experience abroad, but fosters relationships as well. Founder, Silvia Varela describes the service as a “vitamin” because you can travel without it, but not live and enjoy the destination in the same way. The startup has received an investment from Inception Capital and boasts the collaboration of four top advisors. Click here to learn more about Sherpandipity.
Also in Madrid, For Dyslexia is taking aim at a much more ubiquitous issue; helping children to read. The platform provides reading tools for children with and without the learning disability, with a mission of providing aid to those without access to private tutoring. For Dyslexia recently published the first installment of their “I Can” suite, which not only teaches reading, but helps boost a child’s self-esteem as well. Click here to learn more about For Dyslexia.
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Spiegel Sohmer is a firm of attorneys offering state-of-the-art expertise to a diversified business clientele seeking solutions that are innovative, concrete, and pragmatic. Our firm groups some forty five attorneys who concentrate principally within three broad specialties: business law (including Intellectual Property), tax law and litigation. Spiegel Sohmer has extensive experience representing companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start up through to exit, and also represents a wide array of investors: www.spiegelsohmer.com
Richter is, above all, a financial consulting services firm offering strategic support and has been a recognized member of the business community since 1926. Richter entire team consists of more than 450 partners, experts, high-level professionals and administrative employees. Because of this collective expertise, our firm has an unrivalled reputation and has earned the respect of the business community.
Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-proﬁt organization to provide ﬁnancing, mentoring, and support tools for every business stage to aspiring business owners and startup founders: www.futurpreneur.ca
Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. Kruger operates facilities in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the United States. (www.kruger.com)
The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) accelerates a thriving, early-stage investing ecosystem in Canada by connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support Angel-stage investing. NACO provides intelligence, tools and resources for its members; facilitates key connections across networks, borders and industries; and helps to inform policy affecting the Angel asset-class.
Anges Québec’s mission is to help its angel investors make profitable investments in innovative companies in a wide range of industries and in all regions of Quebec. To this end, Anges Québec identifies the best entrepreneurs and business projects and supports the Anges Québec members who finance them.
Le RJCCQ soutient un réseau de jeunes chambres de commerce et d’ailes jeunesse à travers le Québec, représentant plus de 8 000 jeunes professionnels, cadres, travailleurs autonomes et entrepreneurs âgés de 18 à 40 ans.
La Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM) est un regroupement de près de 1 600 jeunes cadres, professionnels, entrepreneurs et travailleurs autonomes âgés de 18 à 40 ans, ce qui en fait un des plus grands réseaux de jeunes gens d’affaires au monde.
Noticias Montreal is a Spanish-language media based in Montreal and founded by a group of immigrant journalists. Its main goal is to provide the latest news, information and features about Montreal, Quebec, Canada. NM wants to offer a helping hand in the immigration and integration process of the numerous newcomers as well as promoting the Spanish language.
La Gare is a collaborative workspace. A place to work, connect and learn in the heart of the Mile End.