Author: Anna Plana

Gabriel was always clear that he wanted to do something that would benefit others. The idea of GETMIPULPA was born when his wife, after giving birth to her first child, had a bad time due to anemia. She needed a diet rich in fruit and vegetables and they wanted to stock their home without having to go to the supermarket or having their weekly grocery shopping spoiled by overbuying. Through a web subscription system, users select a plan of milkshakes, and they receive at home the box with the purchase and recipe to prepare the chosen milkshakes on a weekly basis. Gabriel Sarmiento, co-founder, shares his experience as a Colombian startup that takes the step to Europe starting with the French market.

Entrenarme is the largest marketplace of gyms and personal trainers worldwide with more than 22,000 trainers offering their services.  It was born in 2013 to help the trainer to reach his clients and the user to find the best trainer. Founded by Diego Moya and Sebastien Borreani, two PhD in Sports Sciences. It is the first startup of these "serial entrepreneurs" who have decided to go one step further and diversify their business with a new product called Spacefit. Diego Moya, co-founder and Managing Director, shares his experience as a successful entrepreneur of a Euro-Latin start with presence in Europe and Latin America.

It all started very naturally when Camille Paz y Mino lived in NY. Founder and CEO of Highland Farm Foods she shares her experience as a successful Euro-Latin entrepreneur.  I have always been a very athletic person, who takes care of her well-being, who likes to eat healthy, who always chooses healthy food without artificial ingredients and when I returned to Ecuador after living in the USA I realized that this option was not available in my country. There wasn't a tasty, appetizing snack that you could eat at any time. It was the boom of the quinoa as a super food and I said to myself, "Why not? That's how Quinoa Pops was born. I created a line of business from a personal need and as a millennial I knew that my generation is looking for what they like and is willing to pay for it. I realized there was a common need because every day there are many people who feel like eating a snack that is healthy and yummy and they cannot find it. We don't sell a nice package with a lot of marketing behind it, but a healthy product that matches the description of the label it bears. Our products are an honest proposal that sells what it really has inside. There is no trap advertising a healthy product that is then loaded with refine sugars as happens in many other snacks.

AllRide is an intelligent mobility platform based on 3 axes:
  1. Carpooling or urban and interurban car sharing that allows you to share car trips with other people who make similar routes, allowing you to make more efficient use of the car and share travel expenses. The app is secure because it uses the validation of belonging to existing trusted networks such as companies, universities, Facebook contacts, LinkedIn, etc., to build reliable profiles and choose with whom to travel safely.
  2. Optimisation of company and university car parks, which based on carpool data, can give preference to parking drivers who take more partners and therefore use the parking space more efficiently.
  3. Travel planning in corporate buses and public transport allowing to know when to pass the bus and anticipate, for example, the waiting at the stop.
Pablo Alvéstegui, co-founder of AllRide, shares his experience as a successful startup between LATAM and Europe and how  they have approached the international expansion process.

VUSECURITY is all about making cybersecurity easy for businesses. The collaborative platform integrates cybersecurity into their businesses processes, ensuring secure digital experiences while enabling companies to be more competitive with less operational risk. Sebastián Stranieri, founder and CEO of VUSECURITY shares his experience as a Euro-Latin Startup working on both continents.

Abaco Latam is a financial advisor that has developed a new risk scoring tool for the freelancers of the gig-economy, mainly people who work for collaborative economy platforms. Ábaco is a social impact startup because its long-term vision is to achieve, through a deeper analysis of the client, that interest rates can be reduced and financial planning adjusted to the profile of customers can be performed which will also allow them to understand the financial system. Founded in 2017 by Victoria Blanco Alegria , a Spanish entrepreneur who decided to leave the corporate world behind and create a start up in Colombia, Abaco. Victoria shares her story as a Euro-Latin startup.