Mentors

Top Industry 4.0 managers, entrepreneurs and VCs

Our mentors are very experienced in the fields of technology, business modeling, access to finance, commercial skills, internationalisation, and business development. Startups will be matched with a professional coach who will guide and advise them through each stage of their acceleration. With their broad network of contacts, our mentors can also provide direct access to relevant industry customers.

Xabier Álvarez

Xabier Álvarez

Founding Partner LAWESOME Legal Services

Managing partner in MicroWave Ventures technology investment and startup accelerator during five-years, Founding Partner in LAWESOME Legal Services and co-author of the book “Business Numbers: Prevention and Recovery of Non-Payables”.

Guillermo Arregui

Guillermo Arregui

Founder and CEO of the investment fund Emprendiza VC and the Hardware startup accelerator Campo Base Lab

He is also Board Member of several startups. He has international managing experience in industrial companies, including Proinlosa Energy Group (cleantech), Holcim (cement) and Accenture.

Francisco Arteche

Francisco Arteche

CEO of Euskaltel and former CEO of Electronic Arts Iberia

CEO of Euskaltel and former CEO of Electronic Arts Iberia, Consumer Channel Director at Microsoft Iberia and Marketing Director at L’Oréal. He’s and industrial engineer and a board member of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe.


Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner R.

Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner R.

Chairman of Masmovil Ibercom and Venture Partner at Samaipata Capital Partners (VC)

Board member, mentor and business angel of more than 12 companies and startups, he co-founded Gawa Capital Partners (microfinance fund), Imm Sound and BeBee.com. Has been MD at BNP and Banexi España, COO/CFO of Grupo Prisa, Partner at Apax Partners (PE), General Counsel to Schibsted Group and other companies.

Rosa García

Rosa García

CEO and President of Siemens Spain

She worked for NEC and Microsoft before joining Siemens in 2011. She also serves on the boards of several industry and finance corporations, including the Association for the Progress of Management (APD) and Acerinox.

Roy Gottlieb

Roy Gottlieb

Investment Associate at Samsung

He worked with Israeli Intelligence Corps in the Technological Unit during two years, and has held managing positions at Innovative Industries Inc in New York. Nowadays, he is Co Managing Director of YVCF (Young Venture Capital Forum) and Investment Associate at Samsung.


Mikel Irizar

Mikel Irizar

CEO of Hydromodel Host and board member of BigML

He was SVP of Scytl, a secure electronic voting and election solution, and was part of teams that founded and sold SoftCloudIT and NTRglobal. He also served on the board of PasswordBank which was later sold to Symantec.

Eneko Knorr

Eneko Knorr

Founder of Ludei (Cocoon.io) and Ideateca

Serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Mr Knorr is the founder and CEO of Ludei (Cocoon.io), a SaaS platform for mobile apps, and of startup incubator Ideateca. He also founded and sold cloud startup Hostalia to Telefónica.

Gonzalo Martínez de Azagra

Gonzalo Martínez de Azagra

Managing General Partner at Cardumen Capital

Former Managing Director of Samsung Ventures in Israel. He has taken part in investments in PrimeSense (bought by Apple), StoreDot, Replay Technologies (bought by Intel), Cortica, EarlySense, Rounds (bought by Kik) and ScyllaDB, Elastifile, Yume (Nasdaq) and Aveni. He currently serves on the boards of StoreDot, EarlySense, Giraffic, Aveni, Replay Technologies, Imagry, Humavox and Corephotonics


David Pascual

David Pascual

Head of Indraventures in Indra

He has been Manager of institutional development area of innovation at Indra during 7 years, and since october of 2016 he is Head of Indra’s corporate innovation department.

Jon Uriarte

Jon Uriarte

CEO of Ticketbis, a Stubhub company

With a degree in Economics, he moved to London to work for Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, LBOs and private banking. In 2009, he resigned to found Ticketbis with his friend Ander Michelena. Ticketbis was recently acquired by eBay for more than $150 M.