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The Demium Acceleration Program offers startups up to 500,000 euros

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The Spanish talent investment company, Demium, has announced that its Acceleration Program, launched at the end of last year as a one-off initiative, is going to become a proposal for continuity within its line of services for startups in the initial stages of development. And as part of this commitment, the company has improved the conditions from which the selected projects can benefit.

The first improvement is that the program will no longer work due to issues, but it will be continuously open so that startups can apply at any time. It is directed to already established startups as a company and with a powerful team of co-founders, who have a disruptive value proposition based on a technology-based solution already in operation, and with first metrics. Those selected must demonstrate its ability to pull to receive between 1 and 2 million euros of additional investment (public or private) in the 24 months following the entry of Demium Capital.

Participants may come from any European country, as long as they have or will be based in Spain or Portugal, where the Acceleration Program will take place. During the selection process, it will be positively valued that they have previously closed a round of pre-seed financing, that they have support or are in conversations with business angels or some venture capital.

As a novelty, the selected startups will access a pre-acceleration period in which they will receive help to prepare their project from the investment committee of Demium Capital. After this step, will receive €150,000 of direct investment (before the amount was €25,000).

During the six-month program, they will have access to a team of coaches and mentors whose objective will be to help the startup evolve, multiply its value and prepare the next financing round, in which Demium Capital will be able to support with up to 350,000 additional € together with the investment with other VCs and the public investment that the startup manages to capture”, explains Ignacio Parada, director of the Demium Acceleration Program.

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With this new exclusive acceleration model, Demium Capital anticipates invest between 10 and 12 startups a year.

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Creek Technologies acquires Imburse to improve the payment experience

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Operation of great importance in the insurance industry. Smart solutions provider, Creek Technologys, has just announced the definitive agreement of the purchase of Imburse Paymentsa modern payment platform based in Switzerland.

The payment solution software-as-a-service (SaaS) native on the cloud de Imburse is designed for the insurance sector. It offers greater ease and efficiency in insurance transactions end to end. In addition, Imburse enables insurers to quickly connect to the entire payments ecosystem at lower cost, seamlessly integrate into existing financial infrastructure and processes, and manage multiple partners for collections and disbursements, all in one place.

The platform is consumer-oriented and offers policyholders a flexible and easy-to-use checkout experience, as well as the possibility of directing payments quickly and safely.

As part of Duck Creek, Imburse will continue to serve its current customer base and markets, while accelerating expansion goals to new customers throughout Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Although Imburse will continue to be available as a standalone, the platform will be fully integrated with Duck Creek’s suite of technology solutions, further enabling insurers’ digital transformation goals through modern tools.

Product for the global industry of the sector

“Imburse has developed a great product for the global insurance industry that is not only easy to integrate and implement, but also offers insurers incredible flexibility and payment options”said Mike Jackowski, CEO of Duck Creek Technologys. “Imburse has a robust team that represents the core values ​​of Duck Creek. They have deep experience across the payments ecosystem and will help extend Duck Creek’s leadership in the insurance industry.”

“Being a part of Duck Creek will further accelerate our mission to simplify the way businesses around the world access the global payments ecosystem,” said Oliver Werneyer, CEO of Imburse. “We are excited to be a part of Duck Creek and to work together to deliver modern technology innovations that will transform the insurance industry of the future.”

The acquisition remains subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the second fiscal quarter of 2023.

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The Community of Madrid chooses EAE Business School as project accelerator

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EAE Business School Madrid, which is part of Planeta Formación y Universidades, has been chosen by the Community of Madrid What innovative project accelerator of entrepreneurship, in collaboration with other prestigious entities such as Lanzadera and Wayra. This initiative is expected to contribute to accelerating 50 new ideas and projects.

Within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, financed by the European Union – Next Generation fund, the business school has been chosen as the head of this initiative in Madrid whose objective is to promote entrepreneurship and the talent of the region, strengthening the value chain of the cultural and creative industry and, therefore, stimulating the recovery of the Spanish economy.

«Being the only educational institution chosen by the Community of Madrid as an accelerator agent is an important recognition of which we are very proud. Collaboration in this project reinforces the great work that EAE Business School Madrid is doing to promote entrepreneurship and innovation, vital aspects for our school. In addition, this initiative reinforces our commitment to position EAE Business School Madrid as a key school for attracting young entrepreneurs with disruptive and creative ideas that will lead the future of the business and economic ecosystem in Madrid and, therefore, in Spain.”says Javier Almazán, Director of EAE Business School Madrid.

Flexibility and adaptability of business projects

The accelerator and its development programs will contribute to increasing the flexibility and adaptability of new business projects, in a global context of continuous change. Its objective is not only focused on providing capital through seed investmentsbut also in accompanying ideas with high growth potential in order to implement them successfully.

To this end, EAE Business School Madrid will play the role of mentor and tutor to entrepreneurs, offering intensive training programs and thus contributing to generating an ecosystem of cooperation and communication with other agents and strategic entities.

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In addition, this mentoring will boost the transformation of cultural activities towards digitization thanks to the incorporation of new Technologys in projects, favoring synergies between the cultural and creative industry with other economic sectors. For this reason, the collaboration of EAE Business School Madrid will improve access to financing for cultural projects, accelerating the professional growth of entrepreneurs and companies.

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Tilby, new POS software in the cloud for commerce

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The consumption habits of the clients of hotels, restaurants and retail trade they are changing to forced marches after the pandemic, where customers use multiple channels to make their purchases and interact with the establishment.

In this new scenario, a simple cash register or POS is no longer enough. Small hospitality and retail businesses need solutions with which to efficiently manage all their sales channels -physical establishments, online stores, apps, click & collect, delivery chains…-, facilitate the purchase process and build customer loyalty.

We are experiencing a true digital transformation of small businesses, which need to move towards a management model that provides a 360º and omnichannel vision.

Tilby, the cutting-edge POS software in the Zucchetti Group cloud

In order to respond to this need, Zucchetti Spain has incorporated into its portfolio of solutions Tilby, the innovative cloud POS software from the Zucchetti Group. This POS solution in the cloud differs from other solutions due to its quick start-up, its easy handling and because it simplifies daily work by allowing sales analysis, improving customer service and billing.

Tilby’s innovative cloud technology allows you to manage reservations, orders, stocks and sales from a tablet, computer or smartphone, in order to facilitate management. Thanks to its features, there is quick access to accounting, statistics and much more, for all sales channels. The possibility of access with mobile phone to monitor stores at any time and from anywhere is particularly useful.

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The solution is very intuitive and easy to use. Its implementation is very fast; All you need is a tablet (IOS or Android), computer (Windows or Mac) or smartphone and internet access. Thanks to the API’s, it can be integrated with other software solutions such as ERP’s or PMS’s or with the main delivery chains, something that is increasingly demanded by the consumer. In addition, it has analysis functionalities for a correct follow-up of sales, customers and employee performance.

This revolutionary solution is compatible with Windows, Android, macOS and IOS and also covers businesses that work in international environments.

A deep knowledge of the sector

The Zucchetti Group has in-depth knowledge of the hotel, restaurant and retail market, and has extensive experience developing and implementing software for this sector, with four powerful POS solutions for all types of businesses and more than 44,500 customers worldwide.

In our country, Zucchetti Spain guarantees a close and personalized service through its team of 300 highly qualified professionals.

A promotion for the digitization of Spanish bars, restaurants, hotels and shops

In order to promote the digital transformation of small hospitality and retail trade in our country, companies that hire Tilby before March 31 will benefit from a 25% discount. A unique opportunity to adapt to the new market and be able to compete with the large companies and chains in the sector.

In addition, Zucchetti Spain accompanies this launch with the publication of a didactic guide in which it analyzes the strategic role of POS software and provides the keys for a new omnichannel management. The Guide “POS software for small hospitality and commerce” is now available for free on the software manufacturer’s website.

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