#WER Madrid

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March 4-5th, 2019

US Ambassador’s Residence in Madrid

This is an invitation only event


Date: 4th of March 2019

Venue: US Ambassador’s Residence in Madrid

19:00 – 21:00 Networking cocktail.


Date: 5th of March 2019

Venue: Facebook HQ Madrid

9.30-10:00 | Welcome and overview of the agenda.

10:00-11:00 |  VC Panel on Women Entrepreneurship.

11:00- 11:30 | Coffee Break

11.30-12:30 | Conversation between entrepreneurs and VCs

12.30- 13:00 | Transatlantic collaboration: YTILI & GES

13.00- 14.00 | Lunch

14.00- 14.30 |Amazon Workshop on AWS Activate program.

14.30- 16.30  | Speed Mentoring Sessions/ Networking.

16.30 – 17:00 Closing Remarks.


The #WER events in Madrid is organized with the support of the US Embassy in Madrid and in collaboration with the local partners.

As a main parner in the project, Amazon will offer to each confirmed participant:

$10.000 of AWS promotional credits valid for 2 years

$5.000 of AWS Business Support

$1.600 of AWS Training

Application timeline

21th – 18th February

Application period

19th February –  21st  February

Application evaluation

22nd February

Confirmation of final participants


Liz Fleming // Adara Ventures

Liz is a Principal at Adara Ventures, a European Venture Capital firm managing over €100 million in capital, investing in the European Atlantic rim, specialising in Early-Stage, Deep Tech companies. Liz supports the Managing Partners in identifying, evaluating, and managing investments as well discovering innovative ways to attract new investments and adding value to the existing portfolio.

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María Eugenia Girón // IE Premium & Prestige Business Observatory

She serves at the Board of Directors of Corporacion Financiera Alba, Real Fábrica de Tapices and Oceana as well as being Chairman of Fundación Diversidad.  Expert in global premium brands strategy, growth and sustainable business development. She has 20 years of experience in the premium and luxury industryhaving.

Verónica Trapa // Managing Director of Swanlaab Venture Factory

The first Spanish-Israeli venture capital fund that invest in Spanish high tech start-ups. Prior to that Verónica promoted two entrepreneurial projects (Tu Chef and Life&Colors) between 2003 and 2011. She has also worked in the launch of viaPostal, the first private postal operator in Spain, and has worked for consultancy companies such as EY and IVC. She is a teacher at ICADE.

Duke Buchan III // U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra

was sworn in by Vice President Michael R. Pence on December 11, 2017 as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra. Prior to arriving in Madrid, Mr. Buchan was CEO of Hunter Global Investors L.P., which he founded in 2001 in New York City.

Laura Holcha // Deputy Economic Counselor US. Embassy in Madrid

A career Foreign Service Officer since January 2006, Laura has served in Kosovo, Colombia, Georgia, and the Office of Russian Affairs in Washington.  Before joining the State Department, she was a Spanish teacher.

Nicholas Zylberglajt // President of EYIF

Nicholas is the Co-Founder of the European Young Innovators Forum, the leading foundation for Youth Innovation in Europe. He also co-founded EU Startup Services, EYIF’s consulting company aimed at supporting European startups to secure EU funding having supported more than 1350 Startups in more than 20 EU countries.


Teresa Alarcos // W Startup Community, founder and CEO

Three year board member and  and currently advisor at  at SolidQ SA, Big Data global Company, Golden Partner… more details

Taryn Andersen // Director Telegraph Hill Venture Capital

Taryn Andersen is the Investor Relations Director of Telegraph Hill Venture Capital. They are investing…more details

Mikel Oleaga // International and Public Sector Project Manager

Mikel is the Director of Projects at Impact Hub Madrid and Regional Coordinator of the European Impact Hubs…more details

Cristina Aranda //PR & Innovation at Intelygenz

Cristina has more than 16 years of experience in Marketing, Innovation and Digitalization with companies…. more details

Amparo de San Jose //Director at IESE’s Business Angels Network

Amparo de San José is Director at IESE’s Business Angels Network since 2009. The network…more details

Vanessa Palmer // Product Manager La Caixa DayOne

Bio Degree in Business Administration, Master in Marketing Management from ESIC…more details

Jose Martín Cabiedes // Managing Partner at Cabiedes & Partners SCR

Mr. Martín-Cabiedes acts as investment manager at VC-Fund focused on seed investments in the Spanish…more details

Sonia Fernández // Partner at  Kibo Ventures

Sonia has over 18 year of experience leading digital businesses. She joined Kibo in 2016 and…. more details

Patricia de Loro // Venture City

Digital Professional with more than 16 years of experience in digital products and …more details

Jorge Muñoz // Digital Marketing Expert

Jorge has a strong background in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations having worked in differentmore details

Federico García Linares // Innovation Consultant

has developed most of my professional career focused on R&D project management in Road…more details