While innovative technology might be the initial force behind a great start-up, this momentum will quickly fall flat without the nurture of a supportive ecosystem… engaged investors, receptive corporates, knowledgeable mentors… (and just once in a while a good local bartender for those more casual networking moments!)
That’s why events like Monday’s VivaTour Barcelona, organised by Viva Technology in collaboration with French Tech Barcelona, are so valuable to an ecosystem. It was an honour to have Josep speaking on the panel “How to empower innovation between market leaders & start-ups”, a question close to our hearts as we strive to be that missing link between visionary entrepreneurs and the corporates searching for their next digital transformation.
Alongside Angel Alonso, Head of Digital Strategy and Innovation at Sanofi, Julien Palier, CEO & Co-founder of Daysk and Juan Alvarez de Lara, Co-Founder & General Partner of Origen Ventures Fund, we gave our thoughts on this question to a packed room at the Payment Innovation Hub, part of Barcelona Tech City.
While the solution is a complex one, each of the panellists touched on how it’s by making links, by branching out beyond our sectors, and by pushing those around us so that we can keep those doors opening.
A big thanks to Vivatech and French Tech Barcelona for having us, we can’t wait for Vivatech in Paris on the 24th-26th May, see you there 😉