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Deloitte Spain’s StartmeUP initiative to aid entrepreneurs

By Silvia Castro Betancourt 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

Deloitte has recently presented StartmeUP, an initiative with which it offers its experience to entrepreneurs with the aim of advising and accompanying emerging companies in their growth process.

During a meeting with journalists, the Deloitte partner Fernando Baldellou explained that StartmeUP "offers its services and solutions to entrepreneurs, investors and corporations" of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

StartmeUP has worked with some 100 companies from all sectors since it became active about a year ago.

One of the main objectives of the initiative is to obtain financing for companies, which normally comes from outside Spain, since the national investment funds with financial capacity "are more interested in global companies", according to Baldellou.

StartmeUP considers investing in companies
Currently, they have not shown any interest in investing in the companies they offer the service to, but it is an idea that could be considered in a period of one or two years, said the Deloitte partner.

"Spain needs professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of innovation, effort and constant improvement," said Baldellou.

In this regard, he insisted that innovation must be present in "the agenda of the CEOs of all corporations, to deal with the disruption that surprises their business model and affects their sales".

Deloitte has developed other initiatives to contribute to the technological and digital ecosystem, such as "Deloitte Center for the Edge", which promotes technological and innovative strategies, or "Deloitte Innovation Center", which supports digital entrepreneurship.

Within Spain, Baldellou has pointed to Barcelona as "one of the fundamental poles of innovation and growth of the entrepreneurial system”.

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

 
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