Next June 1 and 2 we will attend one of the most important events for entrepreneurs and SMEs from Soria to be held in the region. Is about a new edition of the CYL-HUBthe international HUB for innovation and technological entrepreneurship that will take place in Soria.
The objective of these meetings is to connect the nine provincial ecosystems of Castilla y León with each other, as well as to promote them and make them known at a European/international level. If you are self-employed, you work in an innovative SME, you have founded a startup or a scaleup… this is your event, you can sign up here for free.
Activities will start on Thursday at the Duques de Soria de la UVa Campus and will continue on Friday at the sociocultural center, Gaya Nuño. The event will be attended by students, the self-employed, micro-enterprises, labor companies, cooperatives and startups, as well as investors, corporations, the media and public representatives, both from Soria and the rest of Spain.
The event will feature about 70 front row speakers, such as the mayor of Soria, Carlos Martínez; José Luis Ruiz, Vice Chancellor of the Duques de Soria Campus; Mª Ángeles Pérez, general director of the Science Park of the University of Valladolid; or the general director of SPAINCAP, José Zudaire. Representatives of corporations will also attend, such as FACSA, CINFA and RTVE; investors such as COREAngels Madrid, AEBAN and Keiretsu Forum and institutions such as the Junta de Castilla y León, the Chamber of Commerce of Soria, Enisa, ICE Soria, ICEX and the Spanish Red Cross.
The first day of the event includes numerous round tables, in which leading experts will address topics such as the benefits and challenges that can arise when undertaking in Soria and the keys to overcome them; currently existing entrepreneurship programs promoted by collaborating institutions; equal opportunities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the province; the social economy; investment in rural areas; The importance of the communication as a growth tool for the self-employed, micro-businesses and startups; and the opportunities that innovation and business competitiveness offer to entrepreneurs. The second day will have more round tables, dedicated to topics such as the current state and the future of the Soria ecosystem; the verticals and technologies of the province; the state of the forestry sector of the province; innovation in the agri-food and wine field; the ‘Castilla y León: First European Valley of Innovation’ initiative; the public purchase of innovation and the new startup law. There will also be a very interesting inspiring talk by Rodrigo del Prado, co-founder of BQ, a Spanish company created by six Madrid students that reached more than 1,500 employees. In addition, the second day will feature the pitch competition, in which prominent startups will defend their projects before a jury of investors and corporations. So far, 11 startups have already been registered.
Startups, investors and corporations
The main objective of this event is that the self-employed, micro-enterprises and participating startups connect with different investors and corporations to get investment and clients and, of course, promote and promote talent, digitization, culture and equal opportunities, as well as impact the younger generations, support rural areas and the unemployed population to attract them and turn them into actors assets of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, affecting the reduction of social gaps in the technological environment. In addition, startups will be able to present their ideas and projects in the pitch competition, at the startup fair, and in private meetings with investors.
CYL HUB is the international hub for innovation and technological entrepreneurship in Castilla y León. It has a budget of more than 1.3 million euros, financed with the Next Generation funds of the European Union and channeled by the Junta de Castilla y León through the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment. CYL-HUB has so far held eight events in Valladolid, León, Palencia, Salamanca (the International Fair for Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation of the CYL-HUB project), Burgos, Segovia, Avila and Zamora, that have brought together more than 1,500 attendees, more than 470 speakers, 215 startups and 160 investors and corporations.