Start Up Olé 2021 Press Release

Meet the Start ups of Start up Olé 2021


Startup OLÉ, the great technological event for entrepreneurs after the summer, has come to an end. The modality of this seventh edition was mixed, being the 6th and 7th of September in digital format and from the 8th to the 10th in person in Salamanca. To facilitate access to all the content, Startup OLÉ’21 was broadcast in its entirety completely free and openly through its Youtube channel.

Among the activities carried out on Friday 10th September, the prize-giving ceremony and the announcement of the winning startups in each vertical, as well as the winner of Startup OLÉ ’21, stood out.

As a finishing touch to this edition, the Startup OLÉ 2021 Recognition Awards were presented, whose prizes are as follows:

The Best Corporate award was granted to Capital Energy.

Best Venture Capital and Private Equity Institution was awarded to ASCRI.

Best Public Administration was awarded to CDTI.

Best Essential Infrastructure Management Corporate was awarded to Red Eléctrica Española.

Best Media was awarded to OkDiario.

Best Hub was awarded to Oracle 4 Startups.

Best Rural Public Administration was awarded to Diputación de Salamanca.

Best Rural Innovation Institution was awarded to the Guardia Civil.

The Best Social 4 Good Institution award went to the Red Cross.

The winner of the Reverse Pitch was Impulsa Visión – RTVE.


The winning startups in each vertical were also announced and the winners were:

The winner of the Agri/Food Tech vertical was AgroMatch.

The winner of the PropTech-Infrastructure vertical was Vecindario LATAM

The winner of the Logistic/Retail vertical was Localshop

The winner of the Auto-Tech vertical was SetaCo

The winner of the EdTech vertical was FisioCampus

The winner of the eHealth – Bio/Pharma Tech vertical was

The winner of the Energy/Sustainability/Water vertical was Waterjade by MobyGIS

The winner of the FinTech – Privacy/Cybersecurity vertical was Opticks Security

The winner of the Media vertical was CLAVIT

The winner of the Mobility vertical was Velca

The winner of the Social Impact/Humanitarian Technology vertical – HR-Tech was Park4Dis

The winner of the Space vertical was NANOKER RESEARCH, S.L.

The winner of the Telecommunications vertical was WeKall

The winner of the TravelTech/Tourism vertical was PassportScan Cloud

And, of all of them, Velca was the winner of Startup OLÉ ’21 who, in addition to receiving a grant from ElCampus360 (like each winner of the corresponding vertical), will participate in Pegasus Tech Ventures’ Startup World Cup in San Francisco. This is a brand of 100% electric motorbikes and mopeds with an intelligent system designed to improve the sustainability of the planet and mobility in cities.

In addition, Eventidis was the winner of the Startup European University Network (SEUN) pitch competition, and Innogando was the winner of the Ruralizable pitch competition.

Iberdrola also announced the winner of the ‘micromobility’ challenge during the awards ceremony of the seventh edition of Startup OLÉ, as sponsor of the energy vertical, with the Andalusian technology company Solum being the lucky winner.  Solum presented its international startup programme, Perseo, with which it was looking for safe parking and charging solutions for electric Personal Mobility Vehicles (PMVs), such as bicycles or scooters that favour the electrification of urban transport. As the winner, it will enter into a collaboration agreement with Iberdrola to start defining and developing a proof of concept, offering the winner the possibility of scaling up the solution by adapting it through commercial agreements.

Finally, the Best Global Impact award was presented to European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel for her demonstrated courage in supporting the startup sector, outstanding support for the startup ecosystem, proven persistence, strong leadership in Europe in the creation of startups and unicorns, and her encouragement of universities to become drivers of innovation.

Startup OLÉ has finally announced when its eighth edition will be held, from 6th to 8th of September 2022 at in the Hospedería Fonseca, Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca, I+D+i Building, Auditorio San Blas, San Francisco park and, as a novelty, Castilla y León Conference and Exhibition Centre, in Salamanca.

All of it thanks to the support from major corporate and institutional partners, including private and public corporations such as ENAGÁS Emprende, Iberdrola, HUAWEI Europe, INCIBE, Acciona, Red Eléctrica (Elewit and Hispasat), BFA (Business Factory Auto), Accenture, RTVE – Impulsa Visión, Caixa Capital Risc, Capital Energy Quantum, Oracle for Startups, MONDRAGON, Renfe, Iberia, Guardia Civil, Red Cross, ONCE Foundation, Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), Riyadh Valley Company, ICO-AXIS, ENISA, CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial), ICEX – Invest in Spain, INECO, EUSPA (European Union Space Programme Agency), the ICE (Instituto para la Competitividad Empresarial) of Castilla y León, etc. Funds and investment groups such as Pegasus Tech Ventures, Axon Partners Group, Encomenda Smart Capital, Nexxus Iberia Private Equity, Swanlaab, René de Jong Inversiones SL, InnMind, Blackshiip, Polígono Capital, Redwood Ventures, Cometa, Dux Capital, Ricari, Keiretsu Forum, Kamay Ventures and venture capital associations such as ASCRI, AMEXCAP, ARCAP, ACVC, ColCapital, InvestorsPortugal and ABVCAP will also participate. The main Latin American startup associations will also be present, such as ASEA, Start-up Chile, the Portuguese Startup Portugal, ABSTARTUPS and the Spanish AES. The Argentinean, Colombian, Chilean, Portuguese, Brazilian and Mexican governments, among others, will also be taking part. Institutions and entities such as the RTVE-USAL Chair, the National Institute of Intrapreneurship, ELCAMPUS360, the Entrepreneur’s MBA: 360MBA, the Spanish Association of Business Schools, AgroTech Spain, the Provincial Council of Huelva, the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), the University of Jaén and the University of Cádiz, UAM Emprende, the FUAM (Foundation of the Autonomous University of Madrid), the Association of Entrepreneurs of Henares (AEDHE) and business schools such as SMAT Business School will also participate.

On a local, regional and institutional level, Startup OLÉ has the broad support of the City Council, the Provincial Council and the University of Salamanca, ensuring that the name Startup OLÉ continues to be associated with this city synonymous of talent, history and innovation for another year.

At the same time, it is supported by the media, which are essential partners in disseminating the startups and amplifying the message of Startup OLÉ. Among them are RTVE, OK Diario, Business Insider, Emprende TVE, Startups Magazine, Irish Tech News, Club GLOBALS, Club del Emprendimiento, MuyPymes, Byzness, INFINITY GROUP, PRO Network, Business Insider México,, Negocios de Carne y Hueso, Capital Radio,, Mundoemprende, La Crónica de Salamanca, Visto de Otro Lado, Wildcom, ECOmedios, El Observatorio del Trabajo, Salamanca de Cerca, etc. We are also pleased to have the support of INFINITY GROUP as a new media partner.


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