The World’s First
Startup Decelerator

1st to 15th
June 2017

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1st to 15th
June 2017

Application is close

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150

Exclusive
Invites

€27M+

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15

Day
program

Experience Maker

“MM has gone the
opposite way… but i think
it’s a good move

Martin Varsavsky

Founder at
Prelude Fertility

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We are a tight knit community of companies, business leaders and Investors. Each year, we select the top 20 global startups led by serial entrepreneurs* from hundreds of applicants and bring them to an island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea to focus on their product and gain access to some of the world’s biggest leaders in tech.

This human factor is a key differentiator for our community. We are more than just an event, we’re building authentic relationships that will last a lifetime.

Limited
tickets

A total of 150 entrepreneurs, investors, and rockstar Experience Makers will converge on the island. Connections are made not with suits and handshakes but with flip-flops and high fives.

Build
Alliances

Big companies want to learn from startups and have the resources to invest in them through commercial partnerships.

The door to our
Community

Coming to the Island will mean you are part of the family and will have access to many other benefits.

Experience Maker

“It allows the entrepreneur to take
a step back, and really think about
what’s important

Paul Ford

Vice President at
Sendgrid

Confirmed
Experience
Makers
2017

  • Martin Varsavsky

    Martin Varsavsky

    Martin Varsavsky
    CEO at Prelude Fertility
    Martin Varsavsky is an Argentine/Spanish entrepreneur, and has founded several extremely successful companies over the course of his career. Martin manages the Varsavsky Foundation and is a board member of Instituto de Empresa, Spain’s leading business school, where he taught entrepreneurship for eight years.

    Martin started his first business while still in college, Urban Capital Corporation, one of the early leaders of the loft movement in downtown Manhattan. His third business, Viatel Ltd., Varsavsky’s first venture into the world of telecom, is best known for inventing call back and building the first pan European fiber optic network ahead of liberalization. In 1998, he started Jazz Telecomunicaciones (Jazztel), Spain’s second largest publicly traded telecom operator, and founded Ya.com the following year (Spain’s third largest internet web site/DSL provider.) Martin is currently the larger shareholder and Chairman of Fon – the largest WiFi network in the world (headquartered in Madrid.)

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    CEO at Prelude Fertility

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  • Paul Ford

    Paul Ford

    Paul Ford
    VP, Product and marketing at Sendgrid
    Paul is currently the Vice President of Community Development at SendGrid, one of Techstars most successful companies. He is also a serial entrepreneur, technology evangelist, innovator, strategist, VC whisperer, accelerator/startup advisor and mentor with nearly two decades of experience in IaaS and SaaS organizations.Prior to SendGrid, Paul was at SoftLayer Technologies in Dallas TX in various roles including VP of Marketing and VP of Ecosystem Development & Startup/Developer Strategy. His time at SoftLayer was capped off with a $2.3 Billion USD acquisition by IBM, putting him squarely in the “Billion Dollar Club”. Paul continues to give back to the global startup community via long-standing mentorships at TechStars, 500 Startups, Menorca Millennials, Global Accelerator Network, SeedCamp, Wayra and many more.
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    VP, Product and marketing at Sendgrid

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  • Verne Harnish

    Verne Harnish

    Verne Harnish
    Founder Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)
    Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 150 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist
    for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) which won the prestigious 2015 International Book Award for Best General Business book; Mastering the Rockefeller Habits; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times,”” for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual Leadership and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. An investor in several scale-ups, Verne resides in Barcelona, Spain, with his wife and four children and enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
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    Founder Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)

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  • Manel Adell

    Manel Adell

    Manel Adell
    Board Member at Puig (Former CEO at Desigual)
    Having spent over a decade as the CEO of innovative Spanish clothing brand Desigual, much of what Manel has accomplished to date is a result of his unshakeable commitment to making a difference in the world. A strong believer in the powers of positivity, commitment and creativity, he feels that there is a powerful correlation between fun and profit. With a strong global vision, Manel’s innovative yet disciplined approach to international business expansion was seen as the driving force behind Desigual’s explosive 50x revenue growth during his tenure with over 500 million Euros in sales in 2011. Aside from being a really great guy, Manel is also one of Menorca Millennials Founding Partners!
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    Board Member at Puig (Former CEO at Desigual)

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  • Philippe Gelis

    Philippe Gelis

    Philippe Gelis
    Founder at kantox
    Philippe is considered a true pioneer in the world of Fintech. Co-founding Kantox in 2011, Philippe and his team transformed the foreign exchange industry by bringing light and fresh air to an obscure, static market. Kantox gives customers the ability to manage their currency exposure, build hedging strategies, automate foreign exchange transactions and process international payments easily and efficiently. In the past 5 years, Philippe has grown the company to support over 1500 corporate clients spanning 18 industries and grossing over 2 billion dollars in 20 countries. Before co-founding Kantox, he was a strategy and management consultant at Deloitte, specializing in corporate finance and business strategy. As a world traveler and wine connoisseur, we look forward to tapping in to Philippe’s vast knowledge of “the fruit of the vine” in addition to his expertise in Fintech.
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    Founder at kantox

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  • Tim Varner

    Tim Varner

    Tim Varner
    Co-Founder at Roost
    Moved to Spain with eDreams, and spent the last 15 years in Europe. Dabbling as an Angel Investor with 4/9 Investments in Spain, the most promising Beabloo and the most cultural “No Day But Today”.
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    Co-Founder at Roost

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  • John Keagy

    John Keagy

    John Keagy
    Entrepreneur&investor, On sabbatical
    John is an Internet infrastructure pioneer and tireless entrepreneur who loves to geek out with the best of us. With over 20 years of CEO experience, multiple exits and 13 revenue-generating companies under his belt, John has much to be proud of. From founding InReach Internet in 1995 to launching Cloud Infrastructure as as Service company GoGrid in 2008 (Before the word Cloud was even a “thing”), John’s Silicon Valley track record proves that he has the keen ability to create an atmosphere of success. Often described as bright, insightful and fun to work with, John is also an avid instrument-rated, multi-engine airplane pilot.
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    Entrepreneur&investor, On sabbatical

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  • Chris Lowe

    Chris Lowe

    Chris Lowe
    Global TMT Specialist at Bloomberg
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    GLobal TMT Specialist at Bloomberg

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  • Toni Rami

    Toni Rami

    Toni Rami
    Founder&COO at Kantox
    Antonio (Toni) Rami is a man who believes that expertise and passion drive successful business, and it shows in everything he does. Toni began his career working for Inveready Technology Group analyzing investment opportunities in the Biotech sector. He then transitioned to Strategy & Operations consulting at Deloitte, gaining experience in all sectors by working with companies of all structures and types. It was there that he met his friend and future Co-founder of Kantox, Phillipe Gelis. The two saw the flaws in the banking industry and through Kantox were able to provide a solution via their cutting edge foreign exchange for business platform. Toni and the Kantox team have been successful at taking a dark and deceptive industry into the light of day and pumping it with fresh air. Toni proves that you can go far in this world by actions based on truth and change.
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    Founder&COO at Kantox

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  • Vitaly Golomb

    Vitaly Golomb

    Vitaly Golomb
    Investor & Global Startup Evangelist
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    Investor & Global Startup Evangelist

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  • Stan P. van de Burgt

    Stan P. van de Burgt

    Stan P. van de Burgt
    Co-Founder at Authentiq

    Co-founder WatchMouse (site monitoring, bootstrapped, acquired by $CA), Q-go (natural language question answering, VC backed, acquired by $ORCL) and now Authentiq. Authentiq is building a distributed identity platform for strong authentication, without the passwords. Solid background in computer science.

    Moved to the Bay Area after the acquisition of WatchMouse in 2011 and recently returned to Europe. Love designing and creating B2B/B2D SaaS products, building passionate distributed teams and realize the vision. Did some small angel investments. Not your standard cookie cutter startup serial entrepreneur. Often too early. It’s all about creativity, great products, happy customers & team, and balance.

    AMA about creating a startup from scratch in Europe, Python, living in the Bay Area, visa, care and feeding of distributed teams, designing SaaS & microservice architectures, startup PR, blockchain, venture capital, encryption, getting acquired, Amsterdam/Utrecht/Netherlands, accelerators, and more.

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    Co-Founder at Authentiq

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  • David Goldberg

    David Goldberg

    David Goldberg
    Co-founder and CEO at Founder’s Pledge
    David is the Founder and CEO of Founders Pledge, a new charity through which tech entrepreneurs commit to donate a small percentage of their personal exit proceeds to high impact social causes. Having run the gauntlet of finance, start-up, and academia, David started Founders Pledge to make it absurdly easy for entrepreneurs to do good through their work and in lives. Since launching in June 2015, Founders Pledge has raised $200 million for charity from more than 775 pledges.

    David moved into the non-profit sector from an eclectic commercial background. Immediately following high school, David joined one of the largest privately held mortgage banks in the U.S., where he launched the secondary marketing department, after which he worked as a mortgage and investment banker at CS Financial in Beverly Hills. David also founded and ran a boutique real estate firm in Germany and was the general manager of Urban Motion Inc., the highest volume Segway dealer network in the world.

    David is a graduate of UCLA and the University of Cambridge.

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    Co-founder and CEO, Founder's Pledge

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  • Pepe Diaz Montañes

    Pepe Diaz Montañes

    Pepe Diaz Montañes
    Founder & Honour President ITH Technological Institute Hotelier, Owner of Artiem Fresh People Hotels
    As CEO of Artiem Fresh People Hotels, Jose has shaped the company and its culture for over 20 years. Jose and the Artiem team are leaders in the hotel industry with their belief that a hotel is not only somewhere to sleep, but a holistically focused place to create experiences and great memories for their guests. Jose has been a well-known figure in the Spanish hotel industry for many years, serving as past President of the industry consolidating Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodations (CEHAT) as well as the innovative Hotel Technological Institute (ITH).
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    Founder & Honour President ITH Technological Institute Hotelier, Owner...

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  • Antonio García-Urgeles

    Antonio García-Urgeles

    Antonio García-Urgeles
    former Global Consumer Director at Vodafone Global
    Antonio has over 20 years of IT and Internet/Mobile experience in senior executive positions with leading companies (Vodafone, Terra Lycos, Microsoft). He’s a Founding Partner of Menorca Millennials, and Advisor at Genasys, Advisor at Sherpa Next, and Board Advisor at MobileAware to name a few. He attended the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
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    former Global Consumer Director at Vodafone Global

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  • Antonio Alonso Salterain

    Antonio Alonso Salterain

    Antonio Alonso Salterain
    Chief Revenue Officer at PRISA
    Antonio Alonso Salterain – Founding Partner of MM – is the current Group Chief Revenue Officer at PRISA, the leading media and education group in Spanish and Portuguese language, and he is based in Madrid. Previously, he worked for twelve years at CBS Corporation, the global media leader with iconic brands in TV, Radio, Publishing, Online and Out Of Home advertising. Antonio was President & CEO of CBS Outdoor International, based in London, and had developed his career at CBS as International Chief Development Officer, CEO SouthAmerica and Managing Director for Spain. He started his career at Carrefour and continued working for brands like Motorola, Nefitel-Telefonica, or IRi , always holding general, sales and marketing management positions, before joining CBS in 2001. He also participated in the early stages of the online world in Spain back in 2000, as manager of an online community – Unicity.
    Antonio holds a Law Degree from the University of Deusto (Bilbao) and a MBA from IE Business School. He has served as President, VP or Board member of multiple international, UK or Spanish associations, as FEPE International, OMC, AMPE, AGEP, AEPE, and in 2003, he was one of the founders of the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) Madrid Chapter.
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    Chief Revenue Officer at PRISA

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  • Magnus Gaarder

    Magnus Gaarder

    Magnus Gaarder
    VC Investment Manager at Nauta Capital
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    VC Investment Manager at Nauta Capital

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  • Ben Clifford

    Ben Clifford

    Ben Clifford
    Program Director at Founder’s Pledge
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    Program Director at Founder's Pledge

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of the accelerator”

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Head of Global Expansion at
Uber&WeWork

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