Archive: diciembre 2013

3 First Dreamers to Join Imagine Express

Last Thursday 19th of December we selected in a public event ,that took place in Arts Santa Mònica, the first three dreamers that will join Imagine Express 2014!

The day started out with an exclusive hackathon were 7 amazing software engineers where invited to take on a challenge. For more thank four hours these 7 brilliant brains coded their way through the day. At the end of the Hackathon they presented their demos to our jury, which were very surprised with the work that had been generated in such a short period of time. Thank you to our jury for their feedback and time: Ricard Garriga (younoodle), Josep Amoros (wayra),  Sergi Hernanz (inqbarna) And congratulations to all our participants for their extraordinary work: Alex Chimeno, Fernando Garcia, Guissepe Basile, Horacio Herrera, Josep Cumeras, Oriol Blanc and Ronan O Ciosoig!

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During the public event, 5 creative finalists presented their ideas in front of over 300 people. From the Imagine team we would like to congratulate all of the finalist for their great initiative and great job! Congratulations David Kaufmann, Enric Alicarte, Jon Urbina, Josep Segarra, Patricia Barragan.  We would also like to thank the jury for their insights and support, Adrià Batlle (mobile world capital foundation),  Dan Peisajovich (complot), Sonia Mulero (fundación Inlea), Philippe Delespesse (Imagine)

Five business profile finalists also had to pitch during 90 seconds in front of the audience and the jury. One of our original finalists was not able to make it on time to the event so we opened the microphone to someone in the crowd to take the opportunity. We were very please to see that Marc Ramírez  overcome his fears and jump on stage! All five candidates captivated the attention of everyone in the room, congratulations: Gema Muñoz, Marc Ramírez, Nil Daunis, Sana Khouja and Sara Sandino. Thank you also to our wonderful jury for their dedication, Josep Maria Valero (BLE), Manuel Marin (EADA), Urs Rothmayr (Founder Institute), Cristina Salvador (Imagine).

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After a very difficult deliberation by the judges the winners of each profiles were the following:

CREATIVE PROFILE -  Patricia Barragán

BUSINESS PROFILE  - Marc Ramírez

DEVELOPER –  Oriol Blanc

 

CONGRATULATION MARC, ORIOL AND PATRICIA!

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Would you like to be a dreamer of Imagine Express 2014? Candidatures are open until the 31st of January! Don’t miss this train! APPLY HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finalists to present on 19th of December event

From the Imagine staff we would like to thank everyone who has submitted their applications to Imagine Express in these past days. We have detected great talent, congratulations to all for your hard work! Please note that ALL applications that have been submitted are still active for the contest ending on the 31st of January. If you have not been selected to present on the 19th, don’t worry your application will still be evaluated as a candidate. You still have more chances!

After a couple days of deliberation the finalist of each sector have been selected! On the event that will be held this upcoming Thursday 19th of December at 6:30pm at Arts Sant Mònica (Barcelona), these finalist will compete to become the first dreamers to get a ticket for the IMAGINE EXPRESS.

5 ideas, 5 business profiles and 7 developers have been chosen to represent each sector during the event. As you can see in the invitation in the following link: imagineexpress2014.eventbrite.com the way the winners will be chosen will be the following

IDEAS - the five candidates will present their ideas in a two minute presentation, the jury + the audience will vote the best idea

BUSINESS PROFILE - the five candidates will present themselves in a 90 second pitch, the jury + the audience will vote the best pitch

DEVELOPER – on the 19th from 1pm – 6pm we will hold a hackathon where the developers will have to proof their skills, the jury will vote the best demo 

 

FINALIST THAT WILL PRESENT ON THE 19TH OF DECEMBER AT ARTS SANTA MÒNICA (alphabetical order)

 

CREATIVES                                                          

1. David Kaufmann

2. Enric Alicarte

3. Jon Urbina

4. Josep Segarra

5. Patricia Barragan

 

 BUSINESS PROFILE

1. Gema Muñoz

2. Julia Puig

3. Nil Daunis

4. Sana Khouja

5. Sara Sandino

 

DEVELOPERS    

1. Alex Chimeno

2. Fernando Garcia Bernal

3. Guissepe Basile

4. Horacio Herrera

5. Josep Cumeras

6.Oriol Blanc

7. Ronan O Ciosoig

 

If you want to come help up our finalist come vote for them at our event at Arts Santa Monica today, 19th of December form 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Free tickets here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Banc Sabadell joins Imagine as main partner

We are very happy to announce that Banc Sabadell has joined Imagine Express as a main partner! Soon we will provide more information about the scope of the collaboration and the actions that will be carried out jointly between Banc Sabadell and Imagine. Stay tuned!

 

About Banc Sabadell. 

With more than 6 million customers and a network of 2,300 offices in Spain and 20 other countries, Banc Sabadell is Spain’s fourth largest private banking group, being listed on the IBEX 35 and with total assets exceeding 170,000 million euros. Historically, it has been a pioneering institution in the implementation of new technologies in the sector. Banc Sabadell was the first spanish bank to implement and computerize its operations, it was also the first to create a remote banking service (both telematic and telephone), even before the arrival of the Internet, and later it was one of the first spanish banks to have a website and the first institution of Spain that allowed “online” economic transactions. Currently, and according to to various independent studies, it the the leading bank in the implementation of mobile banking solutions and in customer service on social networks.

 

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Sanofi joins Imagine Express as main partner

We are very happy to announce that Sanofi has joined Imagine Express 2014 as a main partner. Soon we will provide more information about the scope of the collaboration and the actions that will be carried out jointly between Sanofi and Imagine. Stay tuned!  Welcome Sanofi on board!

 

About Sanofi

Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

 

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BDO joins Imagine Express with 20.000 eur in Prizes

We are happy to announce that BDO has joined Imagine Express 2014 and will be giving out 20,000 euros in prizes to the final 4 wining teams! BDO is one of the largest international audit and professional services organization. They perform audit , financial advisory, legal,tax and outsourcing services with and international and multidisciplinary approach.

BDO has committed to provide a package of  consulting services in a value of 20,000 euros to the 4 winning teams (5000 euros for each team) of Imagine  Express. The consulting services that will be granted are part of the BDO & StartUp program, which include advice on assessing the business plan by the Entrepreneurship team of  BDO, the incorporation of the company, a pack of outsourcing services: accounting, tax and labor, and the analysis of legal and tax issues derived of the activity developed.

BDO will also provide services to all the teams during the 4 day journey from BARCELONA-PARIS-LONDON helping with any doubts that might arise. An expert from BDO, Emilio Margallo, will be joining the participants throughout the full trip, being available to help them with legal services at any time.

Thank you BDO!

The official presentation of the program will take place on December 19 in Arts Santa Mònica from 19:00 – 21:00. Free registration here.

 

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Become a Dreamer on December 19, 2013

On Thursday December 19, 2013 the official presentation of Imagine Express 2014 will be held in Barcelona. Free registration at: http://imagineexpress2014.eventbrite.com

During the presentation, all sorts of details of the program will be given and the first 3 dreamer of the final 36 participants will be selected. The candidates to become the first 3 dreamers (1 creative profile, 1 developer, 1 business profile) must proof their qualities publicly and it will be the public together with an expert  jury who will select the winners.

To participate in the restricted competition for December 19:

Competition to be the first Creative Dreamer of Imagine Express:

  1. Send your proposal before December 15th filling out the “creative minds” form you can find at: http://express.imagine.cc/2014/apply/
  2. The top 5 candidates will be selected to present their ideas in 3 minutes during the presentation of Imagine on December 19
  3. An expert jury and the audience will vote for the best proposal
  4. The most voted candidate will be announced as first Creative Dreamer of Imagine Express and will be given the dreamer kit

Competition to be the first Developer Dreamer of Imagine Express:

  1. Send your credentials before December 15th filling out the “developer” form you can find at: http://express.imagine.cc/2014/apply/
  2. The top 10 candidates will be selected and they will compete in a programing challenge that will take place in Barcelona on the evening of the 19th of December. The challenge will consist in developing an app in 4 hours from moqups that will be given. Choice of platform will be up to the developer.
  3. The developer who best solves the challenged will be announced first developer dreamer of Imagine Express and will be given the dreamer kit.

Competition to be the first Business Dreamer of Imagine Express:

  1. Send your credentials before December 15th filling out the “business profile” form you can find at: http://express.imagine.cc/2014/apply/
  2. The top 5 candidates will be selected and will have to perform a 90 seconds pitch in English during the presentation of Imagine on December 19. The pitch will be personal and the candidates will have to explain why they should be selected as Dreamers of Imagine Express.
  3. An expert jury and the audience will vote for the best pitch
  4. The most voted candidate will be announced as first Business Dreamer of Imagine Express and will be given the dreamer kit

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