Entrepreneurs living on Tenerife Island in Spain, who are between 18 and 31 of age, can now register in the ‘Young people with Ideas’ Explorer program that promotes young talent and the generation of innovative projects in a digital, open and collaborative environment.
This initiative, promoted by Santander Bank through Santander Universities and coordinated by the CISE (Santander Entrepreneurship International Center), represents the evolution of Santander YUZZ, a program that in its eight previous editions has boosted the projects of more than 4,200 young entrepreneurs and it has generated hundreds of companies throughout the country.
Those selected will benefit from access to the Explorer Space Tenerife, a high-performance coworking center where they will develop their ideas collaboratively, connect with other entrepreneurs and receive personalized advice and training from a network of more than 200 experts in innovation.
Accelerator Mentor Day coordinates for the Explorer program in Tenerife. Every month the MELOROR ACELERA week provides entrepreneurs with the experience and knowledge of successful entrepreneurs through mentoring, financing, acceleration, networking, visibility, prizes (contests), advice, advice, and coworking.
It facilitates new companies resources that are difficult to access, and that provide the value that entrepreneurs need to succeed in the start-up of their new businesses, promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Canary Islands and serving as a link between entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, companies, and institutions.
This is the case of Javier Sobrino Navarro, who participated through Mentor Day in the Yuzz Santander program and who was selected, with his Social Room project, to go to Silicon Valley, where he had a week of mentoring.
Currently, the tuhotelconjacuzzi.com is launching, with great success, a new initiative. The platform helps find all the hotels, rural houses and other holiday establishments that have Jacuzzi. “This is a gap that I found in the market and that is working very well in terms of demand,” says Sobrino Navarro.
This young Canarian entrepreneur states “the experience in the United States and now in Croatia is being very interesting, but I have proven that it can be undertaken equally well in any part of the world, and especially in the Canary Islands”.
At the end of the five months of training, the best-valued project of the Explorer Space Tenerife will travel to Silicon Valley, the world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, along with 50 other entrepreneurs from all over the country where they will receive master classes in leading technology companies, in internationalization and contact with investors. In addition, the three best projects will receive 30,000, 20,000 and 10,000 euros to accelerate their development.
Thanks to the collaboration with the EY Foundation, Explorer also has the Woman Explorer Award that offers 20,000 euros to finance the best project led by an entrepreneur and the innovation prize Disruptive Technology Explorer Award -produced by INDRA-, which will provide 3,000 euros and advice from Indraventures experts to the most innovative business project. Those interested in participating can register through the global platform jointheX.org.
To the advantages that thousands of participants in the entrepreneurship programs promoted by Santander have had, Explorer adds the possibility of being part of the largest ecosystem of university entrepreneurship in the world through the Santander X global platform, jointheX.org, which already It has more than 40 member universities from different countries, and it becomes a meeting point for entrepreneurs, universities and potential partners and investors from all over the world.
Thanks to the incorporation of the Explorer program in Santander X, participants will be able to contact young people from the rest of the world, gain international projection and generate new opportunities for their startups in an open, digital and collaborative environment.
Explorer is a network initiative that has the support of universities throughout the country and with the collaboration and active participation of more than 150 public and private institutions such as the EY Foundation, Indra, Secot and Netberry.
The above article was originally published in Spanish, and translated into English. Original article: Link