These series of posts are a compilation of what has happened in the spanish startupsphere within and outside our borders. As part of our efforts to promote Startup Spain movement, we want to increase the exposure of the our startup ecosystem. If you want to contribute, please do not hesitate to ping us on Twitter @startspain with any news you want us to feature here. Thank You!
If you want to learn more about what has happened lately in Spain, you can read last month’s post HERE.
A lot has happened since the last time we spoke. It has been a very memorable two months. On an international level, people will probably remember May and June of 2012 most for the important developments in the EuroZone crisis; most notably the elections in Greece (which confirmed that they would stick things out inside the EuroZone) and the bailout (oops, I mean “victory”. Sorry Mr. Rajoy) here in Spain. On a national level, people probably won´t remember much about May or June other than Spain’s unprecedented third straight international football title, as they won the EuroCup once again! In fact, Spanish sports stars have had an incredible couple of months. Not only were they at the top of the football world, but in tennis, Rafa Nadal set the record for most championships won at Roland Garros, and Fernando Alonso is currently sitting atop the Formula 1 world.
All of this is very exciting, and gives Spain an impressive image in the eyes of the rest of the world. However, as impressive as the Spanish achievements in the sports world have been, there is only one EuroCup every 4 years; there are only 20 Formula 1 races every year; there are only 4 major tournaments in professional tennis every year. So what´s so impressive about Spain when there isn’t a championship to be had? What are we doing on a day-to-day basis that makes us stand out? Well, as a soldier inside the startup trenches here, I can confidently say that there is, in fact, a ton of entrepreneurial talent working hard every day to put this country on the map...