A programme of Mobile World Capital

For Entrepreneurs

What are we looking for?

We are looking for professionals in search of a new business project or a new professional challenge, with interest in tech and innovation.

Types of profiles we are looking for:

CEO
We are looking for experienced CEOs/ Entrepreneurs in Residence (m/f) for startups created during The Collider’s 2nd edition.
  • Senior entrepreneurs with proven experience in company creation, business development, management and team leadership
  • Interest in deep tech (AI, IoT, Blockchain, VR, AR)
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Fluent in English
  • Preferably a business school graduate
COO
We are looking for experienced COOs/CMOs for our next companies to be created.
  • Experience in operations management or marketing
  • Interest in deep tech (AI, IoT, Blockchain, VR, AR)
  • Willing to work with the CEO on strategic planning, product development, expansion, etc.
  • Former consultancy background is a plus
  • Fluent in English

Participation in the programme requires full time dedication by the selected participants during all the phases of the venture building process.

The programme is aimed at entrepreneurial profiles from all over the world, provided that they have the necessary permits and visas to be able to remain temporarily in Spain, as the programme is based in Barcelona. The official language of the programme and its content will be in English.

Why join?

  • Access to protected disruptive technology from the best research groups
  • Ownership for founders: significant equity stake in the startup’s social capital belongs to the founding team
  • Initial seed capital up to 50k if a startup is incorporated to finance MVP
  • Training and workshops with relevant facilitators focused on the competitive advantage of technology, customer research and customer value, fundraising and leadership
  • Meet-the-expert: meetups with entrepreneurs and corporations to share their experiences in tech-transfer
  • Mentorship and coaching advice from best VCs, serial entrepreneurs and corporate experts on funding and business development
  • Office space at the entrepreneurial hub Pier01 – Barcelona Tech City
  • Brand Value of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the main value of which is a privileged business development environment that maximises business opportunities.

Programme timeline

18 July - 20 Sept 2018

Application

October 2018

Selection

24-25 Nov 2018

The Collider weekend

10 Dec 2018-15 Feb 2019

Opportunity Validation

4 March - 21 June 2019

Venture Builder

FAQs

As an entrepreneur, you must dedicate yourself full time to the project, from the team’s creation phase during the Collision Weekend. From here, you will participate in the conception and validation of the market opportunity, the creation of the startup and execution of the action plan agreed with The Collider’s team.

If the validation of the business opportunity is positive and your profile is sufficient to carry out the role, you will be nominated as the Co-­Founder of the created startup.

As one of the selected to take part in The Collider, this does not automatically guarantee that you are going to become the Co­-Founder of a future company.

To finally decide whether to create the startup or not, you must have validated that a business opportunity exists and demonstrate that you have the profile needed to join a team of Co­Founder’s.

Ideas should arise and materialise during the Opportunity Validation of the programme. However, there is no problem if the participant wishes to expose his or her idea during the process.

Co­-Founders will be required to move into the offices of the Mobile World Capital Foundation at Pier01 during the period of the incubation process. Pier01 is a technological hub of 10,000m2 located in the Palau de Mar Building, overlooking the Port of Barcelona, home to more than 80 companies and 1,000 professionals.

This initiative was created by Barcelona Tech City to turn the city into a global technological hub.

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