Talk of the Founder & CEO of the Imagine Creativity Center

Last January 25th i2CAT staff had the opportunity to meet Xavier Verdaguer.

 

The Founder &CEO of the Imagine Creativity Center, shared with all i2CAT staff some pills of his experience and talked about the Imagine Express initiative.

http://imagine.cc/imagine_express/2016/

 

What is the Immagine Express?

Imagine Express is a program aimed to generate businesses in the Mobile sector which takes place during a 4-day trip by train to and fromBarcelona-Paris-London, which will take place during the Mobile World Congress 2016 (February 19th to February 22th). 

The participants (12 creative minds, 12 software engineers and 12 entrepreneurs), who will not meet each other in advance, will have the challenge to form groups of 3 with the goal of generating apps for one of the 4 strategic sectors selected.

i2CAT has given the opportunity to apply for a seat in that great train. The person will participate representing i2CAT and with the involvement and support of the Fundació

 How can you participate?

‏The 36 participants (Dreamers) of Imagine Express will be: 12 participants with Apps Ideas, 12 developers and 12 experts in business models.


‏All participants will be chosen from various competitions that will take place from the 20th of January to the 10th of February. The 36 Dreamers will meet each other for the first time on February 19th, 2016 and will begin together 4 intense days on a trip to Barcelona-Paris-London.

‏During the 4-day trip, the dreamers will form teams of 3 (one creative mind + 1 developer + 1 business profile) and prepare a great demo of the idea, a business plan and a presentation to pitch in front of investors in London.

‏The top 4 teams will obtain funding and mentoring to carry out their project!

i2CAT has given the opportunity to apply for a seat in that great train. The person will participate representing i2CAT and with the involvement and support of the Fundació.

 

Topics of the initiative:

 

http://imagine.cc/imagine_express/2016/projects  

The 12 resulting projects are organized in the 4 following categories:

-FIN TECH

-WATER

-HEALTH

-IOT

These have been fixed by the main sponsors of the initiative.

Check the last edition summary and some examples:

https://vimeo.com/120356811

 

Applications of the last editions, these were not sponsored by any institution. The last one won its edition.

1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9VmfdYwhDs

2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs4vqDBoRHM

3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm2TDZUMRsg

4) https://vimeo.com/95627903 

 


... Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

 

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