We are going to reveal the most important and influential calls for 2015 and those every Spanish entrepreneur should know.
Nowadays, publications of calls for prizes, contests and competitions focused on discovering great talents and great ideas that are generated in our country are more and more common.
In this list you will see different events in which several skills are measured, from the traditional sectors to those with the projects about the latest technologies, but in all of them, the most important factor to consider is innovation.
Many entrepreneurs and companies consider these competitions as a unique opportunity for funding, visibility and promotion their business idea. In addition to all the advice and mentoring support that are included in many of the programs.
Do you want to know the relevant ones that have been calling for over the 2015?
“Salonmiempresa” allows a dozen start-ups obtain financial facilities for their businesses during the ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest. Moreover, there are three prizes of 3,000 euros in cash for the best business model, the best proposal for e-Commerce and the most innovative project.
Deadline: Until January 30th, 2015
“Sprita” is a corporate Accelerator for start-ups, specialized in technology companies and innovative seed-stage projects and seeks the best projects about Smart Cities. The selected projects are provided with 35,000 euros (€15,000 in cash and 20,000 € for services for entrepreneurs).
Deadline: Until January 31st, 2015
“Lanzadera”, the project promoted by Juan Roig with 100% of private capital to help nee companies to get started. It has expanded to 25 the number of selected projects in its third edition. With a total budget of 5 million euros, the deadline for submission takes part during the month of February.
Deadline: Until February 28th, 2015
V Concurso Nacional para Jóvenes Emprendedores
The aim of this fifth edition is to award the most entrepreneurial young career, giving him or her a full scholarship to participate in one of the most prestigious and renowned programs of Executive Education ESADE: the Program for Directors owners whose cost ascends to € 14,980. Aimed at young talented people under age 30 that have developed and launched a company, but that, however, have not had the opportunity to complete their training in management.
Deadline: February 2nd, 2015
If you have an innovative technologic-based idea, you are between 18 and 30 years old and you live in a Spanish province in which there is a YUZZ Center can submit your idea. All participants go for 60,000 euros of prizes, 40 trips to Silicon Valley and 80 full scholarships for IMPULSA Forum.
Deadline: February 19th, 2015
Top Seeds Lab
“Top Seeds Lab” is the only Spanish accelerator that is part of the prestigious Global Accelerator Network. Seed funding, mentoring, networking, and business Angels services to move forward with your project.
Deadline: February 28th, 2015
EY has launched the Accelerating Entrepreneurs program, a global initiative focused on supporting six entrepreneurs with potential growth and drive their businesses. Entrepreneurs who are finally selected will receive a full program of training and advice that will allow them, among other things, to expand their network of contacts.
Deadline: March 1st, 2015
In the third call for “Zinc Shower” the objective are the best business projects of creative and collaborative economy. You can present your project or start-up whether it is in early stage of development or creation, as if it is an already implemented business already in growth, expansion and internationalization phase.
Deadline: March 15th, 2015
UC3M ideas competition
The Business Incubator of the Science Park of the University Carlos III of Madrid announces the 7th edition of the Competition for Ideas for the creation of innovative technology-based enterprises and aimed at students, alumni, researchers, and all those who wish to undertake in the field of knowledge and technology of the UC3M.
Deadline: March 31st, 2015
The Everis Foundation launches the call for the XIV Everis Awards for entrepreneurship, innovation and talent, that will give it to the business project whose proposal has as its objective the exploitation of technological, management, social or environmental innovation, in one of these categories: “Information Technology and Digital Economy”, “Biotechnology and health” and “Industrial or energy technologies.”
The winner will get a cash prize of 60,000 euros for the development and launch of his/her company as well as accompanying services and support of i-deals, valued at 10,000 euros. If the jury thinks it appropriate, it may award an honorable mention to one of the projects that have been finalists and decide on the funding.
Deadline: March 31st, 2015
XXI Entrepreneur Awards
“La Caixa” and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, through ENISA, announce the ninth edition of the Awards EmprendedorXXI, the more established call for entrepreneurs in Spain. The initiative provides 400,000 euros in money prizes for innovative and high growth potential companies. Moreover, the winners are also invited to stays for training and networking in some of the main centers of innovation in the world, such as Cambridge (UK), Tel Aviv (Israel), Silicon Valley and New York (United States).
Deadline: April 17th, 2015