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Last weekend (17th – 19th April) took place in garAJE Madrid the third Startup Weekend Madrid thanks to BEEVA, Kairos Digital Solutions and AJE.

More than 80 participants came to the event in order to design, develop and create business models in record time of 54h.

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Pictures from: @JorgeAguileraES, @hhkaos, @hhkaos 360º, @alihepburn

The result: 13 Startups were born. Assisted by mentors committed to the event and under the umbrella of the organizers, Startups finally gave presentations on Sunday afternoon. The jury: Rufo de la Rosa (from Google Campus), Paloma Castilian (from Wayra Madrid), Ignacio de Miguel Ximenez (from Loogic.com) and Mario López de Ávila (from Startup Next) selected three finalists:

  1. Food Way:  Sharing economy platform that tries to connect people who cook at home with those who doesn’t know about cook or have no time to do it.
    Members: Diego Benítez, David García, Domingo Valls, Guillem Ruiz, Marta Rodríguez y Arunima Singh.

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  2. Ikaria: sell your startup by pieces and recover part of your investment
    Members: Danis Salamanca, Rubén Dugo, Antonio Escobar, Ignacio Sánchez , Natalia Rodríguez, Álvaro O’Donnel

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  3. Cercapp: Find local business and chat with them about the service or product. Connecting people with businesses.
    Members: Enrique Quero, Anddrea Usier, Jose Jiménez, Juan López and Jose Luis Mejías

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Audience Award: bracelet for networking events that sends you the business card of the people you met at an event just after you left.
Members: N’Brace: Caroline White, Eduardo García, Hugo Monreal, Carlos Asensio, Jaime Baselga, Jaime Oliba.

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The prizes were:

  • Food Way: two schollarships for next edition of Startup Next Madrid thanks to Mario López de Ávila, three tickets for Challenge.rs and one year Blinkist subscriptions to all members.

  • Ikaria: two Ticket for Bitspiration Festival  and six months Blinkist subscriptions to all members.

  • Cercapp: three months Blinkist subscriptions to all members.

The chaotic and fun event encompassed numerous learning experiences that go through the validation of ideas, teamwork, marketing, creativity and potential exposure of visionary business.

Again, thanks to everyone who offer their time freely to help all participants during the event:

Do you want to know more about the projects?, read more on this article: 16 projects on the move.


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Raul Jimenez Ortega