On March 16th, 2023, the city of Malaga witnessed four innovative startups who had the opportunity to present their ideas to investors and industry experts.
Venture on the Road Malaga, a competition organized by BStartup of Banco Sabadell, SeedRocket, and Wayra (Telefonica) with Google for Startups as a collaborator, crowned Dencanto Community as the winner of this edition.
Cober.io, Genengine, and Voicit were the other three startups that made it to the final.
A passion for immersion programs
Dencanto Community is a digital platform for the promotion and sale of international immersion programs, including courses, business internships, accommodation, and cultural activities.
The platform provides a unique opportunity for individuals to engage with new cultures and communities, learn new languages, and gain valuable experience in their fields.
As the winner of Venture on the Road Malaga, Dencanto Community has secured a place in the national final to be held on June 15 in Madrid, alongside other winning startups from different cities.
Additionally, the startup will also be part of the Google Cloud Digital Natives program, which comes with up to $10,000 in credits valid for nine months and technical follow-up with Google Cloud engineers.
Dencanto Community will also have preferential access to advanced training in the Google Cloud Platform training programs.
The winning proposal of the national final of the VI Venture on the Road will receive as a prize a support package from all partners, which includes specialized advice in finance or marketing worth 3,000 euros offered by BStartup, participation as a guest project in the SeedRocket Entrepreneurs Campus, and a space of 6-12 months in Wayra’s offices, as well as access to events, training, workshops, and contacts.
More ventures to come
The Venture on the Road is a traveling event that seeks to identify the best opportunities in each region and provide early-stage startups with the opportunity to showcase their projects to investors and network with industry experts.
This year’s edition is the sixth, and after passing through Oviedo, Cartagena, and Bilbao, the competition resumed in Andalusia.
At the fourth stop held at La Farola, Andalucía Open Future’s acceleration space in Concejal Muñoz Cerván, the experience and knowledge of the local ecosystem was provided by local partners such as Andalucía Emprende of the Junta de Andalucía, Lean Finance, and Andalucía Open Future.
After its last stop in Malaga, the Valladolid edition will announce the winning startup on April 19, where for the first time in its six editions, it will seek entrepreneurial talent in Castilla y León.
The event will be held at the Instituto para la Competitividad Empresarial (ICE) of the Junta de Castilla y León, in Arroyo de la Encomienda.
Startups from Castilla y León wishing to register for the meeting can sign up until April 10 on the Venture On The Road website.
In this edition, the program maintains its objectives: to seek the best investment opportunities in each region and give early-stage startups the opportunity to present their project to investors and generate quality networking.