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Finalists to present on February 20th event

More than 1200 candidatures have been received from Imagine Express 2014. On behalf the Imagine Staff we would like to thank everyone for their interest and effort to become a dreamer in this great adventure. Our jury has had a very hard time choosing the finalist, the talent has been overwhelming!

After some though decisions,  the finalist to compete for the las tickets for the IMAGINE EXPRESS of each sector have been selected! On the event that will be held this upcoming Thursday 20th of February at 9:30am at Auditori Macba (Barcelona), the last winners to become dreamers of Imagine Express 2014 will be chosen!

5 ideas, 5 business profiles and 2 developers have been chosen to represent each sector during the event. As you can see in the invitation in the following link: imagineexpresspress.eventbrite.com the way the winners will be chosen will be the following:

DEVELOPER FINALISTS - during the event there will be a face off between two developers and the winner will win a ticket to Imagine Express

Alex Chimeno (Android)

Oscar Cardona (iOS)

IDEAS FINALISTS - the five candidates will present their ideas in a two minute presentation, the jury + the audience will vote the best 2 ideas

Victor Rubio

Lucilita Parra

Arturo González

Glòria Molins

Tomás Ferrándiz

BUSINESS PROFILE FINALISTS - the five candidates will present themselves in a 90 second pitch, the jury + the audience will vote the best 2 

Daria Khramtsova

Jordi Boza

Joan Viladomat

Lídia Magan

Jordi Wu

 

 

Free registration to event:   imagineexpresspress.eventbrite.com

 

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Raquel Riol Dreamer of Sanofi

Raquel has more than 25 years in the healthcare field. She has been involved in personal care, OTC products and prescription drugs leading commercial and marketing teams in several of the big pharma companies. Her present responsibility as a market access manager in Sanofi gives her the opportunity to bring over innovative products and health solutions to patients. She believes strongly in the purpose of her everyday job improving society health and quality of live and thus bringing new hope to patients.  Raquel has a degree in International Business Administration and an MBA at ESADE, she is presently finalizing her second master in  Health economics and Pharmacoeconomics  at IDEC Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

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). Sanofi operates in more than 100 countries worldwide and has around 110.000 employees. In Spain, the company has around 1000 employees, two offices in Madrid and Barcelona, a distribution center in Leganes (Madrid) and a production center in Riells i Viabrea (Girona).

Welcome on board Raquel!

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Fátima Mulero Dreamer from University of Deusto

Fátima Mulero was born in Merida, Spain in 1992. When she was 14 she was as a volunteer for an association of people with intellectual disabilities and also for the Red Cross. Since 2012 she studies “Primary Education specialist in therapeutic pedagogy” degree. She stayed two years at the Pontifical University of Salamanca and the third year at university she did an Erasmus  in France at the Université Catholique de l’ouest. She has performed internships in two schools in France and attended various courses of disability. In 2012 Fátima went to the First World Congress of Technologies for Autism at Valencia and then worked with children with autism at Apnabi in Basque Country. Her passion is  special education and she has done a lot of courses about learning disabilities, autism, speech disorders…

Regarding entrepreneurship, in 2012 she presented a research and innovation project at the Pontifical University of Salamanca and created “Tinepet app project” at University Club of Innovation for children with special needs. Since September, she is studying at the University of Deusto, where she found a great opportunity to be part of “Ekin-it” a entrepreneurship and innovation program. She believes that with effort and enthusiasm anything is possible. Fátima is always in search of new motivations and opportunities.

The University of Deusto (UD) was inaugurated in 1886. The concerns and cultural interest of the Basque Country in having their own university, as well as the interest of the Jesuits in establishing higher studies in some part of the Spanish State coincided in its conception. Bilbao, a seaport and commercial city which was undergoing considerable industrial growth during that era, was chosen as the ideal location.

The UD has historically been a reference point for training top professionals who have led the economic development of our region and nation.  To a great extent, this has been possible due to the values that the UD has instilled in its students. One of the main values at present is the so called ‘entrepreneurial spirit’.

The 2011/2014 Strategic Plan strengthens this entrepreneurial spirit on both campuses through Ekin-IT, Innovandis and DeustoKabi (now the Nursery for New Technology Based Businesses and Social Action) with areas for entrepreneurs at the Bilbao and San Sebastian campuses. The Deusto Entrepreneurship Centre is leading this initiative.

Thus, the university has taken on a commitment to society which consists not only of providing the best education but also helping to develop state of the art in each of its faculties’ specialist fields and transferring it to the society it serves.  Transfer of these competences to persons and knowledge generated to society is a key feature of the 2011/2014 Strategic Plan.

By fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among members of the University of Deusto, DeustoKabi (Bilbao and San Sebastian campuses), has become a key driver in creating and developing spin-offs, while  awareness programs such as Ekin-It and Innovandis have become key training elements .

Welcome on board Fátima!

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Ignacio López Dreamer from Init

Ignacio López Lacalle co-founded Web & Web diseño y comunicación S.L. An enterprise based in Zaragoza which offers web design, web development and graphic solutions for enterprise.

He studied electronics and worked in different jobs. He is a flexible worker because he has been working individually and in big teams. Later, he studied graphic and web design master for reinventing himself and to immerse in a creative area. In this way, he focused on web open source projects.  He is a creative, active and dynamic person willing to learn. He likes to get involved in any project which he can contribute something of value.

Init encourages the set up and development of new business initiatives. Initiatives that have to do with Health, Oceanography, the Sea World, eco-sustainability, new technologies, communication, digital art… applying great capacity for innovation and the latest technology to meet different challenges across these fields.

Init promotes innovative ideas launched both by individuals and entrepreneurial teams, creating the conditions for them so they can carry out these ideas with a great success. Init supports entrepreneurs from the beginning with the search of funding, providing contacts and everything a everything a starting business might  require.

Welcome on board Ignacio!

 

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Natalia Domínguez Dreamer from Banco Sabadell

Natalia Domínguez has been chosen to represent Banco Sabadell as a business  dreamer at Imagine Express 2014. Congratulation and welcome on board Natalia!

Natalia has an extensive investment experience. She started her career in 1996 as an equity analyst and then became portfolio manager. Currently she is fund manager and head of equities at Banco Sabadell. She is passionate about her work, as it gives her the opportunity to learn every day from the business and strategies of the companies, as well as from the global economic trends. Besides, she enjoys the continuous challenge of achieving the investment objectives. Natalia has a degree in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and has recently completed an MBA at ESADE.

Banco Sabadell is Spain’s fourth largest private banking group, which is comprised of different banks, brands, subsidiaries and part-owned companies covering all areas of the financial business sector under a common denominator: professional performance and quality. A young, highly-qualified team, with the most modern, up-to-date technological and commercial resources and a multi-brand, multi-channel organisation focusing on the client enable Banco Sabadell to occupy an outstanding position in the personal and business banking markets

 

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Sana Khouja Dreamer from Eada

Sana Khouja will been one of the two representatives (together with Mateo Pereira) from EADA to join Imagine Express 2014 as a business profile. Welcome on board Sana!

Sana currently collaborates independently as business developer for startups and does consultancy for several projects. She enjoys taking part of challenging projects, especially those that involve risks and pioneers. She knows she needs to take responsibility to ensure success in her work.

Sana has a special interest in Islamic Finance, in which she has been active over the past two years and has led her to make contacts, live great experiences and travel to the Middle East countries in various occasions. Sana studied business administration and management, and in the past 8 years she has worked in different companies taking different positions such as marketing, sales, finance and international trade, implementing spanish companies in the the Middle East countries. Currently MBA candidate at EADA.

Sana is passionate about entrepreneurship, and her career goal is oriented in this way. Hobbies: travel, dancing zumba, practice “bikram yoga” and running.

Founded in 1957, EADA was one of the first Spanish institutions to provide training programmes that specifically targeted the business world. For over 50 years EADA has been in the frontline of manager training and in-company training programmes for the business community. Their longstanding relations with over 350 Associated Companies constitute the backbone of EADA’straining and intends to address the needs of the corporate world by urging the participants on EADAprogrammes to take on an active role in their own career development. Over 120,000 participants from over 50 countries have entrusted their training to EADA, which in itself goes to show that this institution is one of Europe’s most innovative and prestigious business schools.

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Web Contest Announcement Express 2014

The upcoming Thursday 20th of February, we will be holding an event to announce  36 winners of Imagine Express 2014. Free registration and more details at: imagineexpresspress.eventbrite.com

These past days we have been announcing a few winners of Imagine Express. These winners are the participants who have one contests sponsored by our partners. From each of the three categories (Creative, Business and Developer) 6 slots will be given to dreamers who will represent our sponsors and 6 slots will be given to winners of the Imagine web contest.

The last slots to become a dreamer of Imagine Express 2014 will be given during a competition that will take place during the event of the 20th of February. There will be 5 ideas and 5 business profiles competing for the las 2 positions of each of these categories. As for the developers, there will be a face off Android vs. iPhone and one winner will be chosen. The other 4 dreamers (of the 6 slots given through the web contest) will be announced both during the event and in our webpage.

 

Summary of how dreamer slots will be appointed:

Creative Profile

6 dreamers chosen through sponsor contests

4 dreamers chosen through web contest (announced February 20th)

2 dreamers chosen from competition that will take place the 20th of February (5 candidates to enter competition will be chosen from web contest)

Business Profile

6 dreamers chosen through sponsor contests

4 dreamers chosen through web contest (announced February 20th)

2 dreamers chosen from competition that will take place the 20th of February (5 candidates to enter competition will be chosen from web contest)

Developer Profile

6 dreamers chosen through sponsor contests

5 dreamers chosen through web contest (announced February 20th)

1 dreamer chosen from competition that will take place the 20th of February (2 candidates to enter competition will be chosen from web contest, android vs. iphone)

 

With over 1,200 candidatures the Imagine team has been overwhelmed by all the talent that has participated in all the contestes. We would like to thank everyone who has submitted a candidature for the effort and energy. It is amazing to see how many dreamers are out there! THANK YOU!

 

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Daniel Jiménez dreamer of UAB

Daniel Jiménez Mendoza has been chosen to represent the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as a developer dreamer at Imagine Express 2014. Welcome on board Daniel!

Daniel Jiménez Mendoza studies computer engineering at the UAB School of Engineering. His passions are computer-assisted vision, artificial intelligence, robotics, data analysis and computer Technology in general. He has a broad-ranging knowledge of languages (such as C, C++, C#, Python, Java, Matlab, MySQL, PHP5 and HTML5), hardware (Arduino, NF and RaspBerry Pi) and software (3DSMax, Blender, Logic Pro, Cubase and Andoid/Windows Phone development, among others).

As a software developer, he has collaborated in the CTL4Enviro and Ingravity Media projects. He has also been involved in projects on augmented reality, LEDs and persistence of vision.

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is a leading university that provides teaching tailored to the needs of society and adapted to new European models of knowledge. Recognised internationally for the quality and innovation of its research, it coordinates a powerful scientific and technological hub, fostering attitudes that generate business ideas and projects, reflecting onto its socio-economic environment the activities that it generates and transmits, thus divulging new knowledge in the process.

The UAB School of Engineering is located in the heart of this privileged innovation and research environment, offers cutting-edge studies that focus firmly on the future, and provides a broad range of possibilities within the strategic ambit of our country’s industry.

 

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Microsoft joins Imagine Express with 60,000 eur in Prizes

The four winning team of Imagine Express 2014 will enter the Microsoft BizSpark program!

The Microsoft BizSpark program provides technology, support, visibility, and community to promising startups and entrepreneurs at no charge.

Microsoft BizSpark gives entrepreneurs access to 900+ current, full-featured software development tools, platform technologies, and server products to build software applications. BizSpark  startups also get monthly credits and production use rights onAzure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, enabling you to build, deploy and manage your apps.

Startups that become part of the BizSpark  ecosystem  get access to investors, advisors, and valuable offers to help run their businesses, find talent, and obtain financing. Startups also get access to technical, product and business training and support.

BizSpark  members receive free one-year Windows Store and Windows Phone developer accounts where you can promote and distribute your apps around the world, offer trial versions to build excitement, track sales and customer feedback in the dashboard, and more!

BizSpark  will also help startups gain market traction by offering the opportunity for startups to promote your app on the BizSpark website and gain further visibility through the Featured BizSpark  Startup series.

 

BizSpark  Program Benefits:

  • Access to Microsoft Software valued un 15,000 euros
  • Access to cloud computing – Azure
  • Technical Support
  • Free Online legal advice during 1 year
  • Access to the Bizspark community (more than 50,000 in the whole world)

Duration of program: 3 years

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Mateo Pereira dreamer from Eada

Mateo Pereira will been one of the two representatives from EADA to join Imagine Express 2014 as a business profile. Welcome on board Mateo!

Mateo is a Industrial Engineer with a postgraduate degree on Mobile Business. He is an enthusiastic entrepreneur always looking for new challenges and opportunities. Currently partner of Sodaberry to develop some amazing apps for the FIFA World Cup. He is also in charge of Monetization and Marketing Strategies for the TowerRevenge Project, an independent game. He is from Argentina and now living in Barcelona where he studies Product Management and Marketing Online at EADA.

 

Founded in 1957, EADA was one of the first Spanish institutions to provide training programmes that specifically targeted the business world. For over 50 years EADA has been in the frontline of manager training and in-company training programmes for the business community. Their longstanding relations with over 350 Associated Companies constitute the backbone of EADA’s training and intends to address the needs of the corporate world by urging the participants on EADA programmes to take on an active role in their own career development. Over 120,000 participants from over 50 countries have entrusted their training to EADA, which in itself goes to show that this institution is one of Europe’s most innovative and prestigious business schools.

 

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