Startup Olé 2019, Salamanca (Spain)

Startup Olé is one of the biggest tech-entrepreneurial events in Europe and this year it has taken place in Salamanca (Spain), from the 26th to the 29th of March. It reunited over 30.000 attendees from 120 countries, more than 850 start-ups and spin-offs, over 250 corporates, investors with an investment portfolio of over €50kM, accelerators, universities and public institutios. They have spent three days in Salmanca aiming to develop synergies, to secure financing opportunities and to boost the digital transformation through a series of activities like matchmaking, roundtables and workshops.

i-deals’ BizDev Manager, Luis Navarro, participated in the Sustainability and Energy vertical organized by EIT Innoenergy and explained to the audience how i-deals creates new business opportunities for its corporate clients by means of bridging the gap between top global innovators, industries and large corporations in the energy transition arena. The main highlights of Luis’ pitch were the following:

  • Energy transition is unstoppable and driven by technology.
  • Having a deep understanding of the technologies that are enabling the energy transition is crucial to provide value to our corporate clients and partners.
  • The creation of new businesses in the energy transition arena is based on three pillars: regulation, technology maturity and market size.
  • i-deals’ key differentiation levers are:
    • Global network of innovators and big corporations playing active roles in the energy transition arena.
    • Access to testing infrastructure to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced tech developments.
    • Strategic investment from our VC units to boost the development of both start-ups and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs).