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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Spain Virtual 2020 program!

If you could use a structured process and feedback from Barcelona's top entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Spain Virtual 2020 Founder Institute today.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 185+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the support network and structure needed to build an enduring company. Since 2009, the program has helped over 4,000 Graduates raise over $950M funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.

To celebrate the launch, we will host several free startup events in Barcelona, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs and hear more about the program:

The Barcelona program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Oriol BesRaphael Jardim, and Urs Rothmayr.

In addition, some of Barcelona's top entrepreneurs, CEOs, advisors and investors will be participating in the program, providing them with expert training, feedback, and evaluation. The list of startup mentors for the Barcelona Founder Institute includes:

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder institute
  • Agus Gómez: Founder & CEO, Wallapop
  • Alberto Sanz: Founder & CEO, neventum
  • Alex Huertas: Founder & CEO, Northweek
  • Alex Navarro: Co-founder & International Development Director, Groupalia
  • Anton Pinyol: Founding Partner, Firma
  • Antonio Rami: Co-Founder & COO, Kantox
  • Antonio Sala Martí: Socio Fundador y Consejero Delegado
  • Arvin Abarca: Founder & CEO, GrandVoyage
  • Axel Serena: CEO, Vittalia
  • Axel Serena: Founder & CEO, Alva House
  • Bernardo Hernández: CEO & Executive Chairman, Verse Technologies Inc.
  • Bernat Farrero: CEO , Camaloon
  • Björn Ühss: Founder & CEO, 22tribes
  • Carlos Blanco Vázquez: CEO, Grupo ITnet
  • Carlos Puigjaner: Founder and CEO, Organic Advanced Company
  • Carlos Trenchs Sainz De La Maza: Managing Director, Caixa Capital Risc
  • Carlos Esteban: Senior Investment Analyst, Caixa Capital Risc
  • Charles Ehredt: Founder & CEO, Currency Alliance
  • Christian Rodriguez: CEO and Founder
  • Christoph Sollich: Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor, Startup Consultant (Warsaw FI) , Startup Consultant
  • Clara Lapiedra: Founder & CEO, Marlin Capital Partners SL
  • Cristina Morenete: Founder & CEO, Mrs. Kaplan Agency
  • Cynthia Traeger: CEO
  • Daniel Romy Martí: Director de Inversiones, Media Digital Ventures
  • David Masó: Founder & CEO, PromoFarma.com
  • David Pérez Corral: COO and Co-Founder, PopPlaces.com
  • David Boronat: Founder and CEO, Multiplica
  • David Gonzalez Castro: Founder & CEO, RED ARBOR
  • David Tomás: Founder and General Manager, Cyberclick
  • David López: Founder & CEO , FHIOS Smart Knowledge
  • David Sola Varela: Investment Analyst, Caixa Capital Risc
  • Didac Lee: Founder & CEO, Inspirit
  • Elena Rico: Founder & CEO, People & Planet Partners
  • Elena Gómez Del Pozuelo: Founder & CEO, La Cigueña del bebé and Encesta.com
  • Enric Sole: VP Sales, Soprano Design
  • Eric Teruel Casajuana: Founder & CEO, Finixer
  • Eva Rodriguez: Fundadora & CEO, Take U
  • Fernando De La Rosa: Founder, Foxize Schol
  • Fernando Zallo: CEO, ESADE BAN
  • Fernando García Torrubia: Senior Business Development Manager
  • Ferran Jornet: Executive Director, Derecho.com & elAbogado.com
  • Franc Vidal: CEO & Co-Founder, Shopery
  • Francesc Font: Co-Fundador y Director General, Nubelo
  • Francesc Riverola: Founder & President, FOREXSTREET
  • Francesc Saldaña: Founder & CEO, Optimiza.com
  • Francisco Sierra: Country Manager Spain, Zencap
  • Francisco Arechaga: Managing Partner, Nubelo
  • Frederic Llordachs I Marques: Co-founder, partner, Doctoralia, Docplanner Group
  • Gemma Sorigué: CEO & Co-Founder, Deliberry.com
  • Gemma Escribano Andreu: CMO Wallapop, Wallapop
  • Georg Stockinger: Entrepreneur & Business Angel, Packlink
  • Gerald Heydenreich: Founder & CEO, Pippa&Jean GmbH
  • Gerard Olivé: Founder & CEO, BeFactory and BeRepublic
  • Guifre Belloso Manera: Técnico Creación de Empresas, Barcelona Activa
  • Heiko Rauch: Heiko Rauch - Co-Founder of UFOstart (Berlin FI), UFOstart.com
  • I Ecenarro: Founder & CEO, Trovit
  • I Martínez Yemail: Founder & CEO, Synerquia
  • Ignacio Roda Segrelles: Founder
  • Ignacio Fonts: Managing Partner, Inveready
  • Ivan Sala: Founder & CEO, SNTalent & Talent Clue
  • J Martin Cabiedes: Partner, Cabiedes & Partners SCR
  • J Pina: Entrepreneurship Director, Keiretsu Forum
  • Jacobo Álvarez: Founder , Hop Space
  • Jaime García Cantero: Independet Analyst
  • Jaume Mayor I Agell: CEO & fundador, WeSmartPark
  • Javier Darriba: Founder & CEO, Bloobirds
  • Javier Sanchez-Marco: Founder & CEO, Furgo
  • Joan Pina Olle: Founder & CEO , Wondy.com
  • Joan Marcos: Fundador & CEO, transForma
  • Joana Sánchez: Founder & CEO, inesdi
  • Joaquim López: COO, The Crowd Angel
  • Jochen Doppelhammer: Founder & CEO, UppTalk
  • Jordi Vilalta: Analista de INversión, VCTeam
  • Jordi Ingerto: Founder & CEO, Transformación Digital & Growth Hacking
  • Jorge Blasco: CEO & Board Member , Merchant Digital Services
  • Josep Duran I Priu: Investment Associate, Caixa Capital Risc
  • Juan Zamora: Founder & CEO, Signaturit
  • Juan Margenat: co-founder and COO, Marfeel
  • Julián Vinué: Director, Wayra Barcelona
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Karen Prats: Founder & CEO, PopPlaces.com
  • Karina Suntaxi Nasimba: Analista de proyectos, EIX Technova
  • Laurent Arens Van De Perre: Investment Analyst, BStartup10 (Banco Sabadell)
  • Lluis Font: Founder & CEO, Agile Sales & Marketing Institute
  • Luca Carlucci: Founder & CEO, BidAway.com
  • Luis Martín Cabiedes: Partner, Cabiedes & Partners
  • Manel Sarasa: Founder & CEO, wineissocial
  • Manuel Matés: Founder & CEO, Necotium
  • Mar Galtés: Senior Advisor, Llorente & Cuenca
  • Marc Caballé: CEO & Co Founder, Hubtyoe
  • Marc Vallhonesta: Founder & CEO, Partyo
  • Marc Basté Alujas: Co-Founder & CEO, Lexdir Global
  • Marc Jordana Soldevila: Partner & VP Business Development, Antai Venture Builder
  • Marc Serra Oller: Founder and CEO, Bonacuista BGS SL (Acuista, BGSsl)
  • Marc Lladó: Founder & CEO, Ad-Pure
  • Marcos Aubeso Parellada: Investment Analyst, Caixa Capital Risc
  • Marion Chevalier: Founder & CEO, Entrepreneurs Speaking
  • Marta Campillo: Entrepreneurship Manager, ESADE BAN
  • Marta Antúnez: Co-founder & Co-CEO, ChicPlace
  • Martí Manent: CEO and Founder, Derecho.com & elAbogado.com
  • Matt Philippe: Founder & CEO , F6s
  • Michael Clark: Michael Clark - Product and Engineering, Facebook
  • Miguel Vicente: Chairman & Co-founder, Antai Venture Builder
  • Miguel A. Tovar: Limited partner, Smartech Capital
  • Miquel Costa Planas: Presidente, Keiretsu Forum Spain
  • Mireia Mir: Entrepreneur & Business Angel, WERock Capital
  • Monica Rayo Moragon: Founder & COO, Agile Contents
  • Muriel Moscardini: Founder & CEO, Mobile Digital Sports
  • Nacho Giral: Owner and Travel General Manager, Atrapalo.com
  • Nacho González Barros: Founder & CEO, MailTrack.io
  • Nico Bour: Founder & CEO, Verticomm Network (Uvinum, Sportivic, Babibum & Mascotic)
  • Nicolas Overloop: Co-founder and CTO, Novicap
  • Oriol Huesa Ripoll: CMO, TicketBureau
  • Oriol Juncosa: Principal (Investment Director), Nauta Capital
  • Oriol Miró: CEO, kampoos
  • Oriol Vila Grifoll: Founder & CEO, HOLALUZ.com
  • Oriol Vinzia: CEO, Andjoy
  • Oriol Plana Masiques: Cofounder & CEO, HiGuests
  • Oscar Macia: Founder & CEO, Forcemanager
  • Oscar Sánchez: Founder & CEO, Tech Sales Group
  • Pablo Szefner: Founder & CEO, The Fab Shoes
  • Patricia Jordà: Director of Corporate Strategy, Kantox
  • Patrick Wind: Founder & CEO, AdsAccelerator
  • Paul Reverter: Managing Director (Iberia), Smile
  • Pere Rosales: Founder & CEO, íncipy
  • Ricard Bonastre: Co-Founder & CEO, Lead Ratings
  • Roger Yee: Roger Yee - Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures , Fortify Ventures
  • Sacha Michaud: Co-Founder, Glovo
  • Salvador Umbert: Founder & CEO
  • Santiago Sanchez: Founder & CEO, Etailers Ecommerce
  • Sara Werner: Founder & CEO, Cocunat
  • Sebastian Ross: Founder & CEO, Dexter Ventures & Dexter Consulting
  • Sergi Mora: Coordinador d'Acceleradora StartUp Catalonia, ACCIÓ
  • Sergio Berná Niñerola: Partner & CTO, TravelPerk
  • Sven Huber: Founder & CEO, Boolino
  • T Diago: President, Softonic
  • Tania Sagaste: Directora Ejecutiva, La Salle Technova
  • Taryn Andersen: President & Co-Founder , Impulse4women
  • Teresa Cristobal: Cofounder & CEO, Comunitats.org
  • Timo Buetefisch: Founder & CEO, Cooltra
  • Toni Mascaró: Founder & CEO, eMascaró
  • V Sánchez: Founder and CEO, Elocuent
  • Verónica Torras: Founder & CEO, The Lean Butterfly
  • Veronica Borrowdale: Partner, A23 Advisors
  • Vicens Marti: CEO, Akamon Entertainment
  • Víctor Bautista Bermúdez: CTO & Founder, SocialDiabetes.com
  • Yago Llaquet de Entrambasaguas: EBORDERCOMMERCE, FOUNDER & CEO

  • And many more to be announced.

The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. FI's mission is to create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Join us in Barcelona to build a great company in 2019. 

Apply to the Spain Virtual 2020 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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