This year’s exciting one-day event focuses on the theme of Social Innovation, the business of tomorrow, and consists of a series of workshops, keynote speakers, panelists and networking opportunities.
15:30 Reception & Registration (Refreshments)
16:00 Opening Remarks
16:15 Keynote Speaker
17:15 Social Impact Investment Panel & Corporate Social Responsibility Panel
18:30 Social Transformation Tech Panel & Sustainable Consulting
19:30 Keynote Speaker
20:15 Networking & Tapas
Calle de Velázquez, 130, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Co-founder & COO
Pablo Urbano is passionate about social entrepreneurship. During his university studies in engineering he worked at Integra-E, where he learnt about the viability of social enterprises.
Along with his school friend, Antonio Espinosa, they conceived the idea of AUARA after one of their volunteering experiences in Ethiopia, when building a school for the Foundation Amigos de Silva. They realized one of the main causes of illnesses at the hospital was the lack of safe water in the area.
Since 2016, AUARA is been selling water bottles in Spain in order to finance water access projects around the world. Its goal is to bring water to more than 200,000 people in the next 5 years, having a great impact in their lives. Today you can see their impact through the QR codes in all of their bottles.
As of now, AUARA has 37 projects in 15 different countries, with more than 24k people having access to water and almost 2k that have access to toilets. In doing so, it is disrupting the industry with sustainable packaging, with more than 5 million bottles recycled to sell AUARA water, totaling 120,000 kg of plastic.
MSF Data Center
passionate of digital entrepreneurship and humanitarian aid. Founded one of the first Spanish e-commerce companies, Iguana Sell, and has specialized in digital marketing and data analytics.
Currently Digital Transformation Advisor at Iguana Sell, in
In parallel, he has leaded some of Médecins Sans Frontières largest humanitarian operations in the last 10 years, guiding teams that provided medical services for hundreds of thousands affected by the wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Turkey, Jordan and Palestine. During these years, he launched several data science initiatives to improve the quality of MSF assessments and medical activities
Country Advisor Algeria
UN World Food Programme
Romain Sirois is the representative and director of the WFP in Algeria since 2015. The WFP in Algeria is implementing livelihood activities that improve refugees’ food security and nutrition such as green fodder production using low-tech hydroponics.
In addition, WFP Algeria is committed to improving education in Algeria and food is the best incentive to ensure school attendance. Under Romain Sirois direction, WFP provides food and snacks to 40k children ranging from kindergarten to intermediary schooling age.
From April 2013 and January 2015, he was Senior Advisor to the program P4P (Purchase for Progress), the biggest beta project of the WFP. He managed various activities in multiple regions in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as in Afghanistan.
Between 2011 and 2013, Sirois was advisor for the programs in the hub promoted by the FAO and the WFP, coordinating the humanitarian necessities in the Middle East, francophone Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. Furthermore, he worked in Geneva in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and in several Regional Offices of the WFP.
Strategy & Financial Analyst
La Bolsa Social
Chief Foresight Officer
Innovation and Disruptive Technologies expert, with +10 years of experience developing and implementing innovation strategies and culture. Currently working at Inditex as Head of Innovation Projects; making projects in the intersection of marketing and new technologies real; and shaping digital products with a strong focus on user experience.
Co-founder and CIO of Mindset (a consulting firm specializing in transforming companies through innovation and talent, with a futuristic vision) and Innuba (a social innovation consulting firm that helps companies design and launch products and services that have a positive impact).
Co-founder and partner at Social Noise (digital creative agency) and Guud (live engagement platform).
He teaches at digital and business schools such as HeadSpring (aka FTIE Corporate Learning Alliance), IEBS or Digital Innovation Center.
Entrepreneur by blood-type, Stuart started and sold his first tech company in 2014 (Mobile Payments in South Africa). As an MBA grad (Rotary International Scholar) from IE Business School, he understands the unromantic work of running a startup and how to use business acumen to ensure stable growth. He is part of a number of organisations and networks; he is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a partner at Startup Bus Africa, a judge of Startup Chile, a Selection Committee Member of the UN Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, founder of the European Network for African Business Clubs and one of the founding members of the South African Chamber of Commerce in Spain.
Currently, he is a partner at Fundie Ventures, an impact investment consultancy in Madrid and a lecturer at Geneva Business School (Madrid Campus)a and consults to early-stage startups.
Miquel de Paladella
CEO & Founder
Miquel de Paladella is the founder and CEO of UpSocial, a firm specialised in implementing and scaling innovative solutions to social problems. He also leads InnEdu, the first spin off UpSocial focused on implementing education innovations such as JUMP Math in Spain and Latin America. Miquel is a social entrepreneur, and professor of innovation at the University of Barcelona and at ESADE Institute for Social Innovation. Previously, Miquel has worked for Ashoka, UNICEF, the Global Movement for Children, Plan International and the Society for International Development.
World Influence Alliance
Carmen Gomez Acebo
Head of Sustainability
Director of Sustainable Innovation
Voluntechies partners with companies such as Google and Samsung to deliver exponential experiences with VR to help hospitalized kids, elderly and disabled people
Previous experience as International Coordinator - Think Big at Fundación Telefónica
Previous experience at Connector Start-Up Accelerator. Moggie is a Smart collar and mobile app for cats.
The Art of Relating
Klemens Höppner offers conscious business and mindful leadership development: He supports individuals and teams through consulting, workshop facilitation and coaching with a focus on developing good relationships – on the inside and the outside, the mind, body, heart and spirit. Klemens has worked in financial services for 20 years and held management board level positions. He has participated in a number of Yoga and meditation trainings and retreats since 2010, and in particular the 5-year Unity in Duality Training in Inner Science of Mind and Phenomena (Tarab Institute).
Lydia Del Pozo
Director Community Investment Programs
Borja Garcia Fernandez
Arancha Martinez Fernandez
It Will Be
Head of charities and NGO's vertical of The Common Good Chain. IT WILL BE! is an art project focusing on the power of working on handcrafted textiles together.
CTO & Co-Founder
15 Years of experience in designing Web and Interface. AUDIO provides customized and affordable home care