On Monday March 2nd, the Imagine Express winners presented at the 4YFN event in Barcelona
Monday morning, all the dreamers from Imagine Express 2015 landed in Barcelona after an intense journey. Since they met for the first time in Barcelona at 8 am Friday 27th at Mobile World Center they have lived incredible experiences. All participants have worked very hard to come up with outstanding projects. They developed their projects under a lot of pressure, 5000 minutes from start to end. It all began with an speed dating activity to form groups: one creative mind, one business profile and one developer in every team. They didn’t know each other but at the end of the journey they were authentic friends.
We departed form Barcelona to Paris Friday early in the afternoon, working on the Lombard methodology and during this first part of the trip, the Dreamers focused on re- framing the problem and generating new ideas. Once in Paris and after only a few hours sleep, the dreamers started working on their prototypes, late in the afternoon they were ready to start the communication phase.
We arrived to London safe and sound by Eurostar the day after. With Nerves, mixed emotions and tiredness all groups were ready to pitch their projects at London Eye in front of a very qualified jury.
From 10h to 13h the dreamers presented their projects. Congratulations to all of them for the hard work and the great results! Four of the teams (one of each category) were rewarded with a prize but honestly all of them were incredibly talented. The jury had a very hard time to choose the winners… who finally were:
Fintech category sponsored by Banc Sabadell
Fun for Family:
Congratulations Montserrat Perarnau, Ines María Marquez, Isabel Blas
Health category sponsored by Sanofi
Congratulations Oliver Pou, Santiago Flores, Albert Cerezo
Water category sponsored by Aquology
Congratulations Xavier Guardia, Alessio Beoni, Josep Segarra
Open Theme category sponsored by Audi
Congratulations Diego Díaz, Desirée García, Marc Expósito
And last but not least we all flew back to Barcelona on Monday morning, by 17h o’clock in the afternoon the big event at 4YFN was taking place . Full house, high expectations and big surprises were awaiting for us. Not only the 4 winning teams ended up presenting on stage, two more groups had the possibility to do the same: Cocoon (Rodrigo Martínez, Guillem Camprodón, Oleguer Bardalet) the winning category voted by all dreamers got an special Dreamer prize and Circle WeJ (Pau Argelaguet, Elizabeth Lee, Franco Perez) received the prototype prize, this last one given by Ajuntament de Barcelona.
We cannot close this post with out talking about the music challenge. The musicians coach sponsored by Estrella Damm had the challenge to compose a song during the trip. These three musicians who didn’t know each other, formed a band, composed two songs and played a gig in less than 5000 minutes! Incredible!!!!! Treamers is their name and they played live at 4YFN event, no words to describe that beautiful and rhythmical music! All followed by the videoclip produced and filmed by David Victori and his team, using mobile phones only. Creative talent was onboard and we are thankful to have shared this experience with them.
We can’t wait for Express 2016. Thanks to everyone who made this dream come true and all of you who attended the event, hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!