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Zaragoza becomes a reference city for mobility, commerce and smart cities startups

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Saragossa has established itself as a reference center for mobility, commerce and smart cities startups. The Salta 2022 entrepreneurial acceleration program closed its first edition with the celebration of its demo day, in which the seven finalist startups presented their projects.

An appointment held in which technology applied to companies and the urban environment acted as a common thread, consolidating this initiative as one of the main launchers of entrepreneurial projects in its initial phase and startups that are looking for their definitive leap into the market.

The Salta 2022 program held at the Etopia Center of Art and Technology and organized by the Ibercaja Foundation together with the Zaragoza City Council and the Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, arises with the aim of promoting the go to market of entrepreneurial projects on three specific areas: mobility, commerce and markets and smartcity solutions.

The first focuses on the challenges presented by populations in the area of ​​new mobility, while the area of ​​commerce and markets has focused on seeking innovative proposals who advocate new business models related to the promotion of local trade. Ultimately, the SmartCity vertical aimed to promote those projects that develop the efficiency and sustainability of city ecosystems through the use of urban data.

The winning teams had a few words of thanks to each of the organizations promoting the entrepreneurial acceleration program for their involvement during these months and for the range of opportunities that they have provided for the participating teams.

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Marc and Xavi, Co-CEOSs of Wecaria extended this congratulations to the Salta 2022 mentoring team and in this sense, recognized that: “Wecaria has evolved a lot, the project that we present today is not the same as the one that came in”. Pedro Jiménez Cortés from Light, expected “To make Zaragoza an active community of users who fight together against climate change”. Timblo celebrated having found in Salta 2022 a “community of people working for people”.

Test bench for innovative solutions

The director of relations with Google developers, Andrés L. Martínez, the head of the professional development area of ​​Fundación Ibercaja, Mayte Santos; the managing director of the Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, Daniel Sarasa or the co-founder of the creative Technologys studio Imascono, Pedro Lozano, were some of the participants in the event, in which they shared their respective professional experiences with the selected startups.

The head of the Professional Development area of ​​Fundación Ibercaja, Mayte Santos, pointed out that: “Entrepreneurship is one of the fundamental pillars of employability today. The entrepreneur, and specifically startups, are, in addition to an option to generate employment, the main source of innovation for companies today. For this reason, for Fundación Ibercaja it is a priority to promote programs such as Salta to connect this personal talent with companies. We believe that it is essential to generate opportunities that promote our territory, where the public-private alliance is also essential to achieve this objective”.

The director of the Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, Daniel Sarasa, explained that: “One of the objectives that we had set for 2022 was the promotion of technology-based entrepreneurship, and Salta 2022 constitutes the best response to this challenge since it places Zaragoza as a test bed for innovative solutions, and it also does so using one of our best assets such as institutional collaboration. Building an innovation ecosystem like the one that exists around Etopia is a long-term task that requires both attracting external talent and cultivating local talent. When one sees the companies of Salta 2022, one realizes that this objective has clearly been achieved”

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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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