Become a 21st century innovator

We are currently in the award presentation phase! Open the calendar and join the DayOne Innovation Summit in your area to find out who the winners are.

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What are the Start-Up AwardsXXI?

They are the boost that your company needs, that will enable you to grow and achieve your goals. We want to reward talent and the ability to provide a solution to the challenges of the future, which is why we are looking for start-ups like yours and helping them to aim higher.

The Start-Up AwardsXXI are an initiative driven by CaixaBank through DayOne with the collaboration of Enisa in Spain and Banco BPI in Portugal.

Long-standing awards

Fifteen years ago, we came up with this idea to help innovative individuals to make their dreams come true by providing equal opportunities throughout Spain. To date, we have helped more than 340 companies to grow thanks to the Start-Up AwardsXXI.



More than 6,7 M


More than 430

winning companies

Award categories


Presented to the best company in each region, regardless of the sector.

Start-Up AwardsXXI Challenges

Awarded to the companies with the greatest potential for providing a solution to the challenges posed.

Rewarding your talent:


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Start-Up AwardsXXI
Investors Day


DayOne Innovation Summits

A conference devoted to innovation, technology and entrepreneurship

DayOne Innovation Summit will combine talks and round-table discussions on technological trends in different areas with activities focused on encouraging networking.

During the event, entries will be judged and the Start-Up AwardsXXI will be presented for each region.

Upcoming events

Choose a date on the calendar.

15th edition winners

Get to know the 33 winning start-ups.

Do you want to know which start-ups have received the award for being the most innovative company, for having the greatest growth potential in each region and for presenting the best solutions to the challenges posed?

15th award ceremony calendar

Follow this unique edition of the Start-Up AwardsXXI and keep up to speed with each of the stages.

Application stage

2 November to 20 December

Project assessment

21 December to 30 January

Award ceremony (Regional category)

1 March to 17 May

Award ceremony (Challenges category)

6 June to 8 June

Start-Up AwardsXXI Investors Day

June 2022

International training

July 2022


Access to all the contents (presentations, round tables, interviews) of the Day One Innovation Summit and the territorial delivery acts of the Start-Up AwardsXXI:

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Entrevistas ganadores 14ª edición

The Start-Up AwardsXXI in first person

Sónia Ferreira CEO of BestHealth4U
PEXXI20 winner for Norte e Centro (Portugal)

This award helped to put BestHealth4U on the map, fostering contact with the market, both for the business itself, through potential clients and investors, and in terms of collaboration with R & D institutions and hospitals. As founding CEO, my visibility and credibility increased as far as institutions and investors were concerned, as did my nominations for a number of awards.

Carlos Uraga CEO & Co-founder of Nantek
Winner of the PEXXI19 Impact Tech award

My experience of the Start-Up AwardsXXI has been extremely fulfilling. As entrepreneurs with very different profiles whose paths do not usually cross, we have been able to learn a lot from each other. What’s more, we’ve had the chance to get to know in depth the ecosystem of Estonia, the country with the most Unicorn companies per capita.

María González CEO & Co-founder of Tucuvi
PEXXI20 winner for Madrid and WellbeingXXI

I would highlight two aspects of participating in Start-Up AwardsXXI. On the one hand, spending time with other entrepreneurs is always very enriching. And, on the other hand, getting to know first hand how business ventures are evolving in other countries. The immersion in Estonia, a country that is considerably more digitised than Spain, gave me another perspective of how to do things and plan in the long term.

Miguel Silva-Constenla CEO & Co-Founder of AllRead Machine Learning Technologies
PEXXI20 winner for Catalonia and DeeptechXXI

What I most value about the Start-Up AwardsXXI is the enormous visibility that it gives us in terms of investors, public entities and clients. It has given us great visibility on a national scale and has confirmed that what we are doing at AllRead has a real future.

dayOne is a service created by CaixaBank to support young companies that are rapidly evolving on a worldwide scale whilst carrying out activities that add value using their own funds.

 In addition, learn about the reports and publications on the entrepreneurial ecosystem published by DayOne at DayOne Observatory.

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