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Joui Cumeras Khan Dreamer from UVic

Joui Cumeras Khan will be joining Imagine Express 2014 as a developer. Welcome on board Joui!

Joui Cumeras Khan is a young student of the Multimedia Degree in the Polytechnic School (EPS) of the University of Vic. He has experience in mobile development and software environments such as Android, Java, PHP, Javascript, Photoshop, After Effects and FL Studio. He was the creator and developer of successful Android apps “Talk, Text Voice” and “Colorex”. He has recently joined the Robotic Team “Garrins Metal·lics – UVIC” that were the winners in FTC Challenge Competition in Grenoble 2013. He also was member of the Team “In a multicolor chip – Cyborg Project”, developping the EyeborgApp, and they received the 2013 EYA (European Youth Award) competition, in the “Create your Culture” category.

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The University of Vic is a young university, that wants to play a part in Europe and the wider world building on its strong Catalan roots. From its very beginnings UVIC has promoted academic quality and a humane context for student-centred training. The teaching programmes offer quality and contact with students, as required for the European Higher Education Area. The Polythecnic School (EPS-UVIC) develops its academic, research and knowledge transfer in the fields of multimedia, industrial and electronic engineering, environmental and food science, biology and biotechnology.

 

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Daily Imagine Express by Eva Torrents

DAILY EXPRESS IMAGINE, AN EDITORIAL CHALLENGE ON TRAIN

Eva Torrents will go to Imagine Express with a unique challenge: to prove that is possible to create an great editorial product while working on a train ride and combining the system on-train and off-train.

Her challenge is to publish a book in  6000 minutes, which is how long the Imagine Express journey will last. The publication, Imagine Daily Express, wants to show the experiences and emotions of the participants in the program, showing the variables that drive entrepreneurship in these 4 days and while subjected to continuous time pressure.

The Daily Express will also collect the authors personal experience, subjected to the same pressure as the rest of the participants. The commitment is to finish the book at the “minute zero” of Imagine Express on 27th February, at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress.

Eva Torrents will write the contents and the designer Anna Defez will work from Barcelona on the design and composition of the publication simultaneously. “It won’t be a blog with updates of what’s happening on the train. It’s about creating an editorial for publication “says Eva Torrents.

Imagine Daily Express wants to be a book that captures the attitudes and emotions that drive entrepreneurs to the extreme: under a very intense time pressure, they’ll have to work with their new partners who they have just met and with the final goal of being able to  convince the investors and jury in 3 minutes.

“I’m convinced that we will see in Imagine Express the entrepreneurial process and attitudes in a compact format, taken to the extreme. Basically, the dreamers will have to overcome the challenges that  arise in any process of entrepreneurship: creativity, development, viability of business and selling the idea to investors and the market. To see this process in the purest form and in a countdown format will allow a drawing of entrepreneurship in its essence”, says Eva Torrents.

Imagine Daily Express will be published on the website of Imagine Express and some editorial and media sites.

Eva Torrents is passionate for communication. As a journalist, she has over 11 years experience in media in newspapers and radio and  she also has more than 12 years of experience in corporate communications and strategic marketing.

Convinced that it’s absolutely necessary that communications advance with an entrepreneurial spirit towards new models , she has also taught for several years  Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Vic (Barcelona).

After directing the marketing and communication area of a multinational company for 6 years , in 2008 she decided to start her own project, Dívik Communication & Marketing, from where she coaches in their process of strategic communication and collaborates doing consultancy for several entrepreneurship projects helping them from her professional experience.

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IMAGINE DAILY EXPRESS, UN REPTE EDITORIAL ON TRAIN

Eva Torrents puja a l’Imagine Express amb un repte singular: demostrar que un producte editorial amb cara i ulls és possible treballant sobre vies i combinant el sistema on-train i off-train.

El seu repte és escriure una publicació en els 6000 minuts de countdown que durarà el trajecte d’Imagine Express. La publicació, l’Imagine Daily Express, vol traslladar, per una banda, les vivències i les emocions dels participants al programa, mostrant les variables que mouen l’emprenedoria en 4 dies i sotmeses a una pressió de temps contínua. Per l’altra, el Daily Express recollirà la pròpia vivència de la relatora, sotmesa a la mateixa pressió que la resta de participants i amb el compromís de tancar el projecte al minut zero de l’Imagine Express el 27 de febrer al Barcelona Mobile World Congress.

Mentre ella trasllada a la publicació els continguts, la dissenyadora Anna Defez treballarà des de Barcelona en el disseny i la composició de la publicació simultàniament. “No es tracta de fer un bloc amb updates del que està passant al tren. Es tracta de crear una publicació editorial” diu Eva Torrents.

Imagine Daily Express vol ser una publicació que capti les actituds i les emocions que mouen els emprenedors d’una manera extrema: sotmesos a una pressió de temps molt intensa, obligats a entendre’s amb partners a qui encara no coneixen i sent capaços de seduir els inversors en 3 minuts.

Estic convençuda que a Imagine Express veurem les actituds pròpies del procés emprenedor en format compacte, portades a l’extrem. En el fons, els dreamers hauran d’experimentar i superar els handicaps que poden sorgir en qualsevol procés d’emprenedoria: creativitat, desenvolupament, viabilitat de negoci i vendre la idea als inversors i al mercat. Veure-ho en estat pur i en format de countdown permetrà dibuixar l’emprenedoria en essència”, afirma Eva Torrents.

L’Imagine Daily Express es publicarà al web d’Imagine Express i a alguns portals editorials i de mitjans de comunicació.

Torrents és una apassionada per la comunicació en totes les seves vessants. De formació periodística i amb més d’11 anys d’experiència en mitjans de comunicació, com premsa i ràdio, en fa més de 12 que es va llançar a la comunicació corporativa i al màrqueting estratègic.

Convençuda que cal fer avançar la comunicació des de l’actitud emprenedora buscant nous models, també ha exercit durant diversos anys de professora als alumnes d’últim curs de Periodisme i Publicitat i Relacions Publiques de la Universitat de Vic.

Després de dirigir l’àrea de màrqueting i comunicació d’una multinacional durant 6 anys, el 2008 va decidir fundar el seu propi projecte, Dívik Comunicació & Marketing, des d’on acompanya empreses en els seus processos de comunicació estratègica i col·labora amb diferents projectes d’emprenedoria ajudant-los des de la seva experiència professional.

 

IMAGINE DAILY EXPRESS , UN RETO EDITORIAL ON TRAIN

Eva Torrents sube al Imagine Express con un reto singular: demostrar es posible crear un producto editorial sobre vías con un equipo y un sistema de trabajo on-train y off-train .

Su reto es escribir una publicación en los 6000 minutos de countdown que durará el trayecto de Imagine Express. La publicación , el Imagine Daily Express ,quiere trasladar, por un lado, las vivencias y las emociones de los participantes en el programa, mostrando las variables que mueven el emprendimiento en 4 días y sometidas a una presión de tiempo continua. Por otro lado, el Daily Express recogerá la propia vivencia de la relator, sometida a la misma presión que el resto de participantes y con el compromiso de cerrar el proyecto en el minuto cero de la Imagine Express el 27 de febrero en Barcelona Mobile World Congress.

Mientras ella traslada a la publicación los contenidos, la diseñadora Anna Defez trabajará desde Barcelona en el diseño y la composición de la publicación simultáneamente. “No se trata de hacer un blog con updates de lo que está pasando en el tren. Se trata de crear una publicación editorial ” dice Eva Torrents.

Imagine Daily Express quiere ser una publicación que capte las actitudes y las emociones que mueven los emprendedores de una manera extrema: sometidos a una presión de tiempo muy intensa, obligados a entenderse con partners a quien aún no conocen y siendo capaces de seducir a los inversores en 3 minutos .

Estoy convencida de que en Imagine Express veremos las actitudes propias del proceso emprendedor en formato compacto , llevadas al extremo . En el fondo, los dreamers deberán experimentar y superar los handicaps que pueden surgir en cualquier proceso de emprendimiento: creatividad, desarrollo, viabilidad de negocio y vender la idea a los inversores y al mercado. Ver en estado puro y en formato de countdown permitirá dibujar el emprendimiento en esencia “, afirma Eva Torrents .

El Imagine Daily Express se publicará en la web de Imagine Express y enalgunos portales editoriales y de medios de comunicación .

Eva Torrents es una apasionada por la comunicación en todas sus vertientes De formación periodística y con más de 11 años de experiencia en medios de comunicación, como prensa y radio, hace más de 12 que se lanzó a la comunicación corporativa y el marketing estratégico.

Convencida de que hay que hacer avanzar la comunicación desde la actitud emprendedora buscando nuevos modelos, también ha ejercido durante varios años de profesora a los alumnos de último curso de Periodismo y Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas de la Universidad de Vic.

Después de dirigir el área de marketing y comunicación de una multinacional durante 6 años, en 2008 decidió fundar su propio proyecto, Dívik Comunicación & Marketing , dese donde acompaña empresas en sus procesos de comunicación estratégica y colabora con diferentes proyectos de emprendimiento ayudándoles desde su experiencia profesional.

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Brais Gabín from InqBarna

Brais Gabín  has been chosen to represent Inqbarna as a developer at Imagine Express 2014. Congratulations and welcome on board Brais!

Brais is a Software Engineer in love with Open Source. He is an Android  expert, and “this is not the Android way” is one of his favorite quotes. He believes blindly that UX is one of the key factors in app development, but since no one uses an application only for its nice buttons, he also has experience developing REST servers with which he feeds the applications. He studied Computer Science and has about three years of experience developing Android apps, such as Meetizer, Cookbooth, Splyce, etc. In his spare time, if not playing board games, he contributes to various open code libraries.

Inqbarna is  mobile studio based in Barcelona in love with music & apps. They have created some of the most successful music apps in the market (Splyce, deej, Riffer) with more than 3M downloads combined. A young and talented team of designers, developers and marketing talent to bring the most brilliant ideas to the mobile arena, from the prototype to the final product, from a dream to a reality. Together with their music works, they create apps and mobile games for other startups and companies, and they have become one of the leading mobile studios in the country.

 

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Marcel Arbó Dreamer from ameu8

To choose who would represent ameu8 at Imagine Express 2014, an internal hackathon was organized at the ameu8 offices. In this hackathon, the developers had to present their idea together with a demo to a  jury. The winner of this hackathon and therefore the dreamer who will be representing  ameu8 at Imagine Express 2014 is Marcel Arbó.

Marcel Arbó is a software engineer focused on mobile App development. Passionate new technologies and smartphones. Marcel is currently a Senior Mobile Developer with more than 4 years of experience with Mobile Solutions, particularly with iOS technology. His hobbies are all types of sports, specially football, paddle and scuba diving.

ameu8 is a consultant boutique  for enterprise mobility  belonging to the Everis group, which is dedicated to strategic definition, design and development of mobility solutions for large corporations. With a team of over 50 people working on projects in Brazil, Colombia, Spain, USA, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

 

Welcome on board Marcel Arbó!

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Blanca De Lera Dreamer from Everis

Blanca De Lera has been chosen to represent Everis as a business profile dreamer at Imagine Express 2014. Congratulation and welcome on board Blanca!

Blanca De Lera is a business graduate student with extensive experience in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Currently she is running a new initiative at everis Innovation Department: everisDigital, a new way of understanding smart investment. She helps talented entrepreneurs with ICT and Digital startups grow their business by speeding up time to market, fund raising and international growth.

Among other activities she has participated in several entrepreneurial programs such as Enstitute Bootcamp in New York. She is also a mentor at Start Uc3m, a non-profit organization which has the goal of helping students build their own companies and foster their entrepreneurial spirit

everis an NTT DATA Company is a is a multinational consulting firm that offers business, strategy, development and maintenance solutions of technological applications, and outsourcing. The company, which operates in the telecommunication sector, financial institutions, industry, utilities, energy, public administration and health, achieved a turnover of 591 million euros in the last fiscal year. Currently everis has 10,600 professionals located in offices and high performance centers in 13 countries.

The firm belongs to NTT DATA, the sixth company in the world of IT services with 70,000 professionals and presence in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, Latin America and North America. The integration in  NTT DATA allows everis expand solutions and services to its customers, increase its capabilities, technological resources, geographically and financially  to help give the most innovative solutions to its customers.

 

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Floqq Training for the 36 Dreamers of Imagine Express!

Floqq, jumps on the train of Imagine Express providing 9 online courses for the 36 Dreamers. The access to online courses, valued at 250 euros per participant, will be handed on the 19th of February during the presentation of the 36 Dreamers of Imagine Express 2014. With these courses, the Dreamers will be able to prepare for with # express training for the great Imagine train adventure.

 

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Cómo crear una empresa en España

Elimina el miedo a hablar en público

Presentaciones de impacto con Prezi

Diseño de Modelos de Negocio

Cómo editar vídeos con Final Cut

Cómo utilizar Photoshop desde cero

Programación Android (Básico)

Cómo programar para emprendedores – HTML y CSS

 

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Speak a different language, get a promotion, change your profession, create a company, play a musical instrument, learn a new sport, or impress your friends with an exotic meal:

  • Over 20,000 high-quality online videos featuring all kinds of topics and skill-sets.
  • Each course is taught by an real-world expert in the area.
  • Learn at your own pace, with courses ranging in levels of difficulty.
  • You can always download the videos and watch them without Internet connection.

Thousands of people have already learned new and useful skills using floqq.com Join us today, for free!

 

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1000 candidates so far, one week extension for sponsor challenges. Keep on Dreaming!

Today January 31 at 23:59 contests to send the online applications to become a dreamer of Imagine Express 2014 have been closed. We have received over 1,000 candidatures! We would like to thank all of you who have express your interest in forming part of the program, the jury is excited to start evaluating the candidatures!

The 36 final dreamers will be presented in a public event in Barcelona the 19th of February. Dreamers will be announced also periodically through our social networks: facebook, twitter and blog.

Breaking news! If you have ideas to solve the challenges proposed by our sponsors you can submit your ideas until the 7th of February at 23:59 (GMT+1)!

Health
- App that can facilitate the management of multiple treatments and multiple medications of a patient
- App to enhance and/or ensure patient adherence to their treatment
- Healthy habits (motivate patients to follow them)
- Bring the population and/or patients closer to health professionals in an efficient way (to avoid long waits in the emergency room for example)
- For more information download pdf

Banking
“It’s time to think about banking as an electronic structure. It’s time to bite the bullet and admit that retail banking is not a physical distribution structure with electronic channels on top, but an electronic distribution structure with electronic and physical channels on top. It’s time to become the Digital Bank.”
From Chris Skinner’s book “The Digital Bank”

- How will people relate with each other in the future? We must redesign and rethink how the relationship and services of financial institutions will be with their customers via mobile devices.
- How can financial institutions give value to the information, often unstructured, that they have by taking advantage of the Big Data movement through mobile applications?
- How can value generation be stimulated through mobile applications between the client community and the financial institutions? Value for the institution and/or for the customer.
- Which are the mobile applications that will allow comercial managers of financial institutions increase their productivity, both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.

 

Tourism
Bringing hotels and Barcelona citizens closer: create a project that improves the performance of the hotel facilities so that Barcelona citizens can take advantage of them and this way establishing links with recurring customers. This would promote the use and understanding of unique spaces the use of these and would also stimulate new ways of leisure and city services.
- How to get customers of the hotel to interact with the property without overwhelming the reception. Via an outmatic check-in / check-out the customer could choose the roomer they wanted, etc. Create a similar service as those that can be found when buying a plain ticket but for the hotel experience.

 

Best of luck to all our participants! Keep on dreaming!

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Workshop Complot para plaza de creativo

Complot Barcelona busca al creativo que ocupará la última plaza en el tren de Imagine Express 2014.

¿Cómo puedo ocupar ese último lugar disponible en el tren?

Si ya tienes tu aplicación revolucionaria en mente o estás con muchas ganas de comenzar un proyecto App, Complot Barcelona te ofrece la posibilidad de participar en la Academia Imagine by Complot.

Durante dos sábados consecutivos 15 participantes deberán competir por la última plaza en el tren de Imagine Express reservada para un creativo.

 

¿En qué consiste la Academia Imagine by Complot?

Se trata de un Workshop que tiene como objetivo brindar el conocimiento necesario para que los participantes puedan controlar el mundo de las Aplicaciones Móviles y estén en condiciones de subir al tren de Imagine Express con una idea de App de alto valor.

FUNCIONAMIENTO, FECHAS Y HORARIOS
Sábado 08 de Febrero de 10 a 20h:
Habrá ocho Master Classes de ocho profesionales del sector, que te ayudarán a entender y sentar las bases para que puedas trabajar tu Idea dentro del universo de las Aplicaciones Móviles.

01) Introducción al mundo de las Aplicaciones Móviles: Iván Bruque (software Engineer y Project Manager).
02) Como buscar ideas de valor: Philippe Delespesse (fundador de Inteligencia Creativa).
03) Usabilidad y Especificaciones técnicas: Valentí Freixanet (fundador de Biapum).
04) Marketing en Apps: Malwine Steinbock (fundadora Cookbooth).
05) Creatividad en Apps: Tomás Ferrándiz (Director Creativo en Tiempo BBDO).
06) En primera persona: Víctor Fortunado (fundador Cookbooth).
07) Qué busca un inversor: Xavi Verdaguer desde San Francisco (fundador de Imagine Creativity Center).
08) Casos de éxito: Rosa Monge desde San Francisco (CEO de Imagine Creativity Center).

Sábado 15 de Febrero de 10 a 20h:
Será el día destinado a las presentaciones y rondas de eliminaciones. Los participantes competirán durante toda la jornada tanto de manera individual como grupal. Al final del día sólo uno será el ganador y subirá al tren de Imagine Express 2014.

PRECIO
400€
350€ (pago anticipado)
350€ (exalumnos Complot)

¿CÓMO APUNTARME?
Envíanos un mail a complot@tenemosunplan.com con el asunto “me quiero subir al tren” y te indicaremos los pasos a seguir.

 

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Eduardo Palenzuela Dreamer from PCTT

Today after an interview + challenge from a jury with the 3 finalists of the contest organized by the Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Tenerife (PCTT)  the final winner has been chosen to become a developer Dreamer of Imagine Express 2014. The winner to represent PCTT during Imagine Express 2014 will be Eduardo Palenzuela.

Eduardo Palenzuela is a software developer with extensive knowledge in various programing languages including Objective-C, C #, Visual Basic, PHP or ActionScript. Passionate about Software Architecture, he has specialized in developing apps, requirements analysis, database design, user interface design and usability. Currently, he is part of the development team at General de Software de Canarias in the division of iOS app development and he is also responsible of the development t of various projects of the Ministry of Education of the Government of the Canary Islands.

The Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Tenerife (PCTT) has the mission to stimulate  creation and development of innovative technology companies based in Tenerife effectively, efficiently and sustainably through the creation of several innovative environments where spaces, infrastructures and adequate services are provided. The PCTT is configured as a key player and a referential place for innovation on the island of Tenerife, contributing to the strengthening of the island’s economy and increasing the competitiveness of Tenerife.

Congratulations Eduardo Palenzuela!

 

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CDmon joins Imagine with 10,000 eur in Prizes

CDmon, one of the leading companies in the hosting and web domain field in Spain, has joined Imagine Express making a contribution valued in 10,000 euros for web hosting services during one year! CDmon wants to make sure all the participants and the winners of Imagine Express have an online platform to house their web projects.

The 4 winning teams will enjoy having their own virtual server, each valued in more than 1,000 euros. A powerful server, witch scalable resources allowing them to gro technologically if needed. The rest of the 32 participants will enjoy their of their own web hosting, with a professional hosting plan of 5 GB of web space, 50 email accounts and 500MB for database, among other resources.

Throughout the year, the Imagine Express Participants will be able to use the 24 hours CDmon technical customer service, to answer questions and receive personalized advice.

The goal of CDmon is to help all the dreamers grow online with quality domain & hosting services .

 

Thank you CDmon!

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