The most outstanding and innovative companies will not only win cash prizes, but they will gain visibility, contacts and the international training they need to continue to evolve. Will your start-up be one of them?
The Regional Award is intended for innovative technological micro-enterprises and SMEs in any sector of activity, broken down by territory. Any company in a territory may opt for this award, regardless of its sector.
The 17 companies winning the regional competition in Spain (one winning company in each autonomous community) and the 2 winning companies in Portugal (one winning company in each region) will be recognised as companies with high growth potential in their territory.
The Start-Up AwardsXXI Challenges is exclusively intended for micro-enterprises and SMEs that provide solutions to the different challenges posed.
The 6 winning companies (one winning company for each challenge) will be recognised as the companies that have presented the best solution for the challenge posed. One finalist will be selected for each challenge and will also receive prizes.
for each regional winner
for the winner of each challenge
That’s why, as well as the cash prize, you will have access to different programmes that will help you to grow in every way:
Access to the programme “Moonshot Thinking for entrepreneurs” taught by teaching staff from ESADE and experts from Silicon Valley, at some of the main global innovation hubs.
The awards feature the support of the Embassy of Israel in Spain and the Ministerio Adjunto e da Economia and the Agência Nacional da Inovaçao of Portugal, who award a second prize for innovation.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary, two special second prizes will also be awarded amounting to €15,000 each: the Social Impact award for the company with the greatest positive influence on society and the Deep Tech award for the most groundbreaking technological innovation.
The winning companies will be invited to this conference where they will meet the main corporates and investors in the sphere of innovation.
Through this initiative, a company will be selected to collaborate in one of the CaixaBank group’s business areas. The company selected from each challenge posed will receive €15,000 to carry out a proof of concept or a pilot project with CaixaBank.
Furthermore, just by entering the Start-Up AwardsXXI, you will have access to 3 training sessions in the form of webinars relating to some of the most popular subjects such as financing, storytelling and leadership.