The IE-backed South Summit 2019 focused on innovation in business offered a unique platform for entrepreneurs to interact and posted record attendance.
The 6th edition of South Summit hit record numbers, with more than 20,000 attendees drawn to the innovation conference focused on business opportunities for the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez closed the three-day event, which is organized by South Summit-Spain Start up and IE University, and co-organized by the Madrid city government, in collaboration with BBVA, Endesa, Wayra, Sabadell and Google.
This year’s edition of South Summit featured renowned players among entrepreneurs like: 500 Startups’ Marvin Liao, Rakuten’s Oskar Miel, Wayra’s Miguel Arias, Prelude Fertility’s Martin Varsavsky and Shazam founder Chris Barton—to name a few.
South Summit 2019 also offered a unique platform for more than 7,000 meetings in the hunt for unicorns and angel investors.
Live streamer, Streamloots snagged the top prize in the Startup Competition, beating the 100 finalists that were initially selected from more than 3,700 projects submitted.
Streamloots is a platform that allows thousands of people to interact in real time with live streamers and players, enabling users to earn money and monetize their audiences.
IE University President Santiago Íñiguez announced marketing startup Influencity won Most Scalable startup. The online platform helps users identify influencers worldwide and analyze their audience, demographics, language and interests.
Spain’s acting Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Reyes Maroto used the awards ceremony to stress the government’s commitment to turn Spain in a hub where startups can thrive, highlighting regulations designed to equip entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to succeed.
“Let’s show the world that in Spain there is great entrepreneurial talent.”
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