The World’s First
Startup Decelerator

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.

*first time entrepreneurs have a failing rate of 80%, via TechCrunch

Advisors

  • Christina Hug

    Christina Hug

    Christina Hug
    Founder at The Makers Nation
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    Founder at The Makers Nation

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  • Cristina Ventura

    Cristina Ventura

    Cristina Ventura
    VP The Lane Crawford Joyce Group
    Cristina Ventura has been working in Retail for the past 20 years and is currently leading the international business of Joyce based in Hong Kong as Senior Vice President for the Group, managing a portfolio of over 200 luxury brands. Joyce is a famous Luxury Retailer in Greater China, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and part of The Lane Crawford Joyce Group. Cristina has been working in Luxury and Retail for some of the world’s most prestigious brands and brings an international understanding of luxury, strategic planning, creativity and innovation.

    Before joining Joyce, Cristina has been leading Apple’s team and high growth expansion in Hong Kong and China, one of the largest growth markets for Apple globally. She grew her team to over 1,500 members covering four large retail stores in Hong Kong and South China, which made an important contribution to Apple’s $8.8 billion revenues in China.Previously, Cristina was Regional Retail Director at Prada Group, where she was responsible for the regional retail network of the Prada, Miu Miu and Car Shoe brands, covering 12 countries and over 100 stores with 1,500 employees throughout the Asia Pacific Region and was involved in the preparation of Prada’s IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

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    VP The Lane Crawford Joyce Group

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  • Fulvia Montresor

    Fulvia Montresor

    Fulvia Montresor
    Managing Director Quantum World Association
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    Managing Director Quantum World Association

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  • Jerry Engel

    Jerry Engel

    Jerry Engel
    Adjunct Professor, Emeritusm Haas School of Business University of California Berkeley
    Professor Engel is an internationally recognized expert in innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital, lecturing and advising business and government leaders around the world. He is the co-founder with the well-known serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, of The Lean LaunchPad. After a successful business career, he joined the faculty of University of California at Berkeley in 1991 to found the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, of which he is a Senior Fellow and the Founding Executive Director Emeritus. He advises major corporations as well as young emerging companies and private equity investors on corporate strategy and innovation.
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  • John Malloy

    John Malloy

    John Malloy
    General Partner at BlueRun Ventures
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    General Partner, BlueRun Ventures

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  • Javier Santiso

    Javier Santiso

    Javier Santiso
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    Javier Santiso Linkedin

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  • Mathieu Carenzo

    Mathieu Carenzo

    Mathieu Carenzo
    Venture Hub | IESE Business School, MBA & Company
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    Venture Hub | IESE Business School, MBA & Company

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  • Judith Iglehart

    Judith Iglehart

    Judith Iglehart
    President,International Chapters at Keiretsu Forum
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    President,International Chapters, Keiretsu Forum

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  • Rebeca Hwang

    Rebeca Hwang

    Rebeca Hwang
    Managing Partner at Rivet Ventures
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    Managing Partner at Rivet Ventures

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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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Founding
Partners

  • Ricard Garriga

    Ricard Garriga

    Ricard Garriga
    Co-founder Menorca Millennials, Torret Road
    co-founder @Menorca Millennials @Torret Road │ @YouNoodle, Barcelona City Council, @La Salle Technova Barcelona │Inspired @UCBerkeley @Universitat Ramón Llull
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    Co-founder Menorca Millennials, Torret Road

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  • Di-Ann Eisnor

    Di-Ann Eisnor

    Di-Ann Eisnor
    VP at Waze (Google)
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    VP at Waze (Google)

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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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  • 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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  • Alfredo Soriano

    Alfredo Soriano

    Alfredo Soriano
    Managing Director – Head of Investment Banking at JB Capital Markets
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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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  • Antonio Baselga

    Antonio Baselga

    Antonio Baselga
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    Antonio Baselga Linkedin

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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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  • Borja Escalada

    Borja Escalada

    Borja Escalada
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    Borja Escalada Linkedin

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  • Dan Hoffman

    Dan Hoffman

    Dan Hoffman
    CEO at M5Networks NY
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    CEO at M5Networks NY

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  • Elies Campo

    Elies Campo

    Elies Campo
    Ex-Whatsapp, Angel investor
    Elies is an obsessively driven entrepreneur who thrives on technology and business challenges. He is able to envision products and business strategies based on his knowledge and creative understanding of markets and technology. Elies is a cross-functional collaborator, at ease with engineering, product and business strategies. He has founded several companies including fastDove, a mobile messaging platform for Spanish mobile companies, AlertaPhone, the largest Spanish crowdsourced network of smartphone repairs, an eBay store for enterprise daily deals before Groupon and at age 14 founded Sants 3 Ràdio, a Barcelona local radio station. His primary interests and areas of focus are: Mobile, Mobile Apps, Mobile Messaging, e-Commerce, Analytics, SaaS, Crowdsourced Services. Elies moved to Silicon Valley and nos is part of the business development team at WhatsApp, recently acquired by Facebook for $17b.
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  • Fausto Romero

    Fausto Romero

    Fausto Romero
    Partner at PEREZ-LLORCA abogados
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    Partner at PEREZ-LLORCA abogados

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  • Francisco Guijarro

    Francisco Guijarro

    Francisco Guijarro
    Senior Advisor at Olleros Abogados
    Counsel at Olleros Lawyers
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    Senior Advisor at Olleros Abogados

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  • Giorgio Maritan

    Giorgio Maritan

    Giorgio Maritan
    Managing Director Brands of Spain Capital at Foro de Marcas Renombradas
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  • Ignasi Puig

    Ignasi Puig

    Ignasi Puig
    Partner at SCPF
    SCPF is one of Spain’s leading creative advertising agencies.

    The agency has offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Miami. The agency has been ranked by Campaign magazine as one of the four leading independent agencies in Europe.

    SCPF, which employs 90 people, has billings of 15m euros in 2011.

    SCPF operates autonomously within the WPP Group acts as a partner to the J Walter Thompson Group joint business initiatives.

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  • Javier Martínez

    Javier Martínez

    Javier Martínez
    ‎Managing Director, Business Development, Marketing & Sales at Club Atlético de Madrid
    Javier Martínez has an extensive history with Euro Disney and The Walt Disney Company. He started as VP of Marketing and Sales with Euro Disney (9yrs) then transitioned to the Walt Disney Company, where he held varying lead/vp positions for the remaining six years he was with them. He is currently Managing Director of Business Development/Marketing & Sales at Club Atlético de Madrid, S.A.D.
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  • Jordi Vallejo López

    Jordi Vallejo López

    Jordi Vallejo López
    Partner of Diamond Partners & Partner and Senior Investment Director at Balam Fund
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  • Juan Pi Llorens

    Juan Pi Llorens

    Juan Pi Llorens
    Independent Director BBVA Bank, Former VicePresident IBM Corporation
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    Independent Director BBVA Bank, Former VicePresident IBM Corporation

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  • Luis García Ros

    Luis García Ros

    Luis García Ros
    Founder Inver Odiseus
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    Founder Inver Odiseus

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  • Luis Torroba

    Luis Torroba

    Luis Torroba
    Head of FI Sales Southern Europe, Royal Bank of Scotland
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    Head of FI Sales Southern Europe, Royal Bank of...

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  • Manuel Moratiel

    Manuel Moratiel

    Manuel Moratiel
    President Wellington Foundation, Partner MDR Investments
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    President Wellington Foundation, Partner MDR Investments

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  • Miguel Gordillo

    Miguel Gordillo

    Miguel Gordillo
    Former Managing Director at Garriges
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    Former Managing Director at Garriges

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  • Miquel Nadal

    Miquel Nadal

    Miquel Nadal
    Partner at Pangea 21
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    Partner at Pangea 21

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  • Pedro Ferreras

    Pedro Ferreras

    Pedro Ferreras
    Former president at CDTI, Lawyer at Ferreras abogados
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    Former president at CDTI, Lawyer at Ferreras abogados

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  • Sam Friend

    Sam Friend

    Sam Friend
    Co-founder Wotif.com
    Sam is best known for his role in growing hotel website wotif from 3 staff and $10m cap to 500+ staff and a cap in excess of $1B. As founder, advisor, and investor in multiple successful companies, Sam is known as a triple threat in the start-up community. Sam has been described as a no nonsense business leader who has the unique ability to connect the dots between marketing, ops, finance and capital management. His ability to make immediate sense of complicated situations and offer constructive, strategic advice is invaluable to any team.
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    Co-founder Wotif.com

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  • Manuel Matutes

    Manuel Matutes

    Manuel Matutes
    Administrator at Naurigas Empreendimentos e Participações Ltda.
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    Administrator at Naurigas Empreendimentos e Participações Ltda.

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  • Pedro Diaz Montañes

    Pedro Diaz Montañes

    Pedro 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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Team

  • Marcos Martín

    Marcos Martín

    Marcos Martín
    Co/founder & CEO
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    Co/founder & CEO

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  • Jordi Valls

    Jordi Valls

    Jordi Valls
    Manager Director
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    Manager Director

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  • Xevi Fuyà

    Xevi Fuyà

    Xevi Fuyà
    Investment Analyst
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    Investment Analyst

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  • Miquel Capó

    Miquel Capó

    Miquel Capó
    Art Director
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    Art Director

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  • Olga Moro-Coco

    Olga Moro-Coco

    Olga Moro-Coco
    Chief Executive at Mum
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    Chief Executive at Mum

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  • Dank Korenevsky

    Dank Korenevsky

    Dank Korenevsky
    Programe Relations
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    Programe Relations

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  • Laia Corbella

    Laia Corbella

    Laia Corbella
    Press Director
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    Press Director

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  • Isabel Mayor

    Isabel Mayor

    Isabel Mayor
    Partnerships Manager
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    Partnerships Manager

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  • Rafa Soto

    Rafa Soto

    Rafa Soto
    Notegraphy, Co-Founder at Herraiz Soto & Co
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    Notegraphy, Co-Founder at Herraiz Soto & Co

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  • Adriana Ribas

    Adriana Ribas

    Adriana Ribas
    Press Manager
    Press Rock-star
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    Press Manager

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  • Dani Alvarez Welters

    Dani Alvarez Welters

    Dani Alvarez Welters
    Web & IT Support
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    Web & IT Support

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  • Maria Martín

    Maria Martín

    Maria Martín
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    Maria Martín Linkedin

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  • Savannah Ford

    Savannah Ford

    Savannah Ford
    Guests & Startup Support
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    Guests & Startup Support

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  • Marc Alsius

    Marc Alsius

    Marc Alsius
    Press Assistant & Photographer
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    Press Assistant & Photographer

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