We had almost 50 people attending our Startup Event in central Madrid on the 25th May and our speakers provided fascinating insights into the Spanish & Irish Startup environments.

For those of you in attendance, we hope the seminar gave a useful and actionable overview of the opportunities, challenges, regulations and best practices for Spanish & Irish Startup Entrepreneurs.

Below you can find PDF links to each speakers presentation.

Andrew ParishView Presentation

Andrea is Director of Startup Ireland which aims to improve Ireland’s startup and scaleup environment and make it the No.1 destination for high impact startups. He is also an Inward Investment Consultant for Connect Ireland, Mentor to Enterprise Ireland and has held a range of senior positions in the technology, engineering and energy sectors as well as collaborating with various education and research organisations.

Mariano TorrecillaView Presentation

Mariano is co-founder and Partner at Loogic Ventures, Partner at Smartmoney and founder of Linkovery. He is also a lecturer, mentor and consultant at numerous business schools and think tanks such as EOI, ESIC, ICEMD, ICADE, Founder Institute, INCIBE, Tetuan Valley, Google Launchpad, LaunchTF, Startup Weekend and Escuela Garrigues. He has held senior Sales & Marketing positions in various technology, education and investment organisations as well as running family businesses.

Emma Naismith

Emma has been based in Madrid for 16 years. She is currently involved in the establishment of an Irish social enterprise centred on disability inclusion through business leadership and she also works as an independent business development consultant representing and carrying out business development activities for Irish technology companies in Europe and Latin America

Finally, we would like to thank Impact Hub Madrid, The Embassy of Ireland in Spain and Heineken for their very generous support.