Piedad Varela-Portas has stated:
“The great acceptance that this initiative has had has been impressive. Not only because of the number of projects, but also because of their quality. It has been frankly difficult to choose the winners. Support for entrepreneurship is part of our corporate DNA. Without a doubt, the level reached in this first edition encourages us to think that this initiative still has a long way to go. It is a way to create community around entrepreneurs to make their path easier."
Three winning initiatives and a second prize
Sabela Fuentes is both artisan and restorer. In her “slow decoration” project, she proposes to give new life to obsolete goods that she recovers through different techniques. From Sabela and A Factoría Atelier, Pazo de Vilane has valued her excellent training as artisan and restorer and the transversality of his project that combines crafts, recycling, recovery, circular economy, depopulation of the rural environment and social insertion - principles and values that the Campero egg company considers very necessary and important.
Karina Sánchez is an anthropologist and proposes in Organic Women the production of organic fertilizer from organic matter collected in the city of Lugo. Karina Pazo de Vilane has valued its environmental and circular economy, as well as the challenge of its implementation.
Patricia Elola has a degree in Environmental Sciences and proposes to elaborate products of international cuisine based on Galician raw materials. De Patricia and “A la Galega” Pazo de Vilane recognizes the value of the Galician product, the culinary innovation it proposes, the alliance with local farmers and the return to the rural environment.
In addition, the high level of the projects presented, has made Pazo de Vilane awarded a prize to Abilia Soriano and Susana Infanson of Abi & Susy BioCosmética for their project to develop cosmetic products based on plant extracts and be 100% organic.
All the winners, including the prize-winning initiative, will enjoy a paid stay in the Region of Ulloa (Lugo) on March 27, 28 and 29, 2020, where they will receive a weekend of work for among other contents. Pazo de Vilane's business experience with Nuria Varela-Portas, manager and Piedad Varela-Portas, director of Marketing, Communication and CSR.
In addition, the three award-winning entrepreneurs will benefit from a six-month mentoring program, which will begin in April 2020 and end in November of the same year. The program valued at €4,000 will be taught by Piedad Varela-Portas, lawyer, businesswoman, trained in personal development technique and co-founder of Pazo de Vilane.