One more year, the great moment for the startups, investors and corporations seeking investment, networking and new projects. The new edition of the South Summit is about to candy. The event, of which EL PAÍS RETINA is media partner, will be held in Madrid from October 3 to 5. The chosen place is La Nave, one of the reference spaces for entrepreneurship in the capital, which will dress up to welcome the 100 best startups of the world, selected from the more than 3,000 that have been submitted to this edition. The startup The winner will have the opportunity to carry out a collective microfinance campaign and will compete for a million dollars in the Startup World Cup of Silicon Valley, contest in which the main world leaders of technology compete.
A virtual reality application to overcome stage fright, a device for the diagnosis of cancer, a wireless system that provides information in real time about what happens on the road or a new transport of goods and passengers that circulates at 1,200 kilometers per hour are just some of the ideas developed by the startups finalists, which have been selected by 120 experts from the world of investment and corporate.
But in addition to this meeting place for entrepreneurs and investors, the South Summit will also be the setting for many conferences where CEOs, educators and experts from different fields will share their experience and discuss mobility, fintech, blockchain, cybersecurity, innovation, e-sports and creativity, among many other topics. Among the most prominent names are Jeanette J. Epps, NASA astronaut; José María Álvarez-Pallete, CEO of Telefónica; Ken Robinson, education expert and regular TED speaker; Nikolay Storonsky, founder and CEO of the fintech British Revolut; Oscar Pierre, founder and CEO of Glovo; in addition to representatives of large technology companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Wetransfer, IBM, Salesforce. They are all.
In parallel, the EnlightED forum will take place, a meeting organized by the Telefónica Foundation, IE University and the South Summit that will bring together business leaders, academics, innovators and students in a debate on new learning opportunities in the digital era. The first day will be focused on the training of workers in the face of digital transformation. The next day, the opportunities offered by technology to higher education will be addressed: the digital challenges facing Vocational Training and the University, the role that artificial intelligence can play and the social impact of digital education . On Friday, October 5, the focus will be on how technology can multiply learning in schools: the possibilities of personalization, languages, artificial intelligence and robotics will be addressed, but also the creativity and development of student skills.