"We know 2020 has been a difficult year, marked by an unprecedented global health crisis. In turn, this has meant new challenges for everyone across the world.
The huge economic crisis we now face has illuminated the resilience and adaptability of the Spanish business ecosystem and our entrepreneurs who play a vital role in it. Startups are a core pillar for Spain's economic recovery. They generate value, jobs, and new business opportunities that—through tech-based solutions—continue to bolster the economy.
At Google for Startups, we've learned that digital tools are critical in the face of new challenges. That's why we've adapted to remain vital to entrepreneurs and give them the necessary support to continue growing exponentially in this new stage.
Following our philosophy of accepting challenges as they arise and seeing new opportunities even in turbulent times, at Google for Startups, we invite you to reflect on the ways you've learned this past year.
To show the work of our entrepreneurs and the Google for Startups team during 2020, I'd like to share the economic data that gives value to the time, dedication, and effort invested with a common purpose: the economic impulse of our entrepreneurial ecosystem."
- Sofia Benjumea Head of Google for Startups, Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Achievements of startups in the Google for Startups community in Spain during 2020
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Stories from 2020
In the context of economic recovery, startups are more valuable than ever. They're agents of change that, with the help of technology, are capable of generating growth through their capacity of innovation, agility, and creativity.
In 2020, founders in the Google for Startups community have tackled unprecedented challenges and have managed to get the most out of unexpected opportunities.
Discover stories of 2020 from our changemakers
Educating with technology, with Lingokids
Discover in this talk between Cristóbal Viedma, CEO and Co-founder at Lingokids, and Bárbara Ozores, Industry Head at Google and interim Director at Google for Startups Spain during 2020, how technology has been a key tool for education during 2020 and how Lingokids has managed to bring English education to more than 20 million families around the world.
The Gaming Boom, with Viva Games Studios and Platonic Games
Discover in this video, with Valeria Castro, CEO and Founder at Platonic Games and Curro Rueda, CEO at Viva Games Studios, how the videogames industry has risen during 2020, moving from a mere entertainment for young people, to a leisure and education option, becoming a social tool to bring people together.
Boosting the tourism industry with technology, with Destinia, Passporter and Triporate
The travel industry has been one of the most hit by the pandemic in 2020. What can startups do to bring the sector back on track? Which have been their main challenges and how have they tackled these? Amuda Goueli, CEO and Co-founder at Destinia, Andrea Cayon, COO and Co-founder at Passporter and Sergio Orozco, CEO and Co-founder at Triporate, share the main challenges they had to face at the head of their respective companies and their expectations for the future.
Startups and investment, with Bnext and KFund
Guillermo Vicandi, CEO and Co-founder at Bnext, talks to Carina Szpilka, investor and General Partner at K Fund, about the investment landscape in 2020, the projects that attract the attention of investors and about the evolution of Bnext in 2020 after raising in 2019 the largest round of financing for a Spanish FinTech.
Promoting economic recovery with innovation, with Francisco Polo and Sofía Benjumea
Francisco Polo, High Commissioner for Spain Entrepreneurship Nation, and Sofía Benjumea, Head of Google for Startups Europe, Middle East and Africa, talk about the importance of supporting innovation from institutions and corporations to promote economic recovery.