Presented by South Summit Entrepreneurship Forum developed by IE University Report On the “Socioeconomic Contribution of the South Summit in Spain” prepared by the consulting firm PwC and where Consecutive progress of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain in this last decade.
One of the main findings of this study is that the Spanish entrepreneurship ecosystem evolved fromand exponential form For a decade, multiplying its value by 20, which would reach 83,000 million euros, equals 14% Ibex-35 in the listing of companies.
Currently, the Spanish entrepreneurship ecosystem is made up of 11.100 Startups, which employs 140,000 people, and already has 6,446 private investors, 366 investment groups, 149 accelerators and 99 incubators. data that makes it fourth european country In the number of startups, only the United Kingdom is overtaken by France and Germany.
Madrid Leads Entrepreneurship in Spain
In Spain, Madrid is currently concentrated overdose Invest and cross, for the first time, Barcelona, the leader by 2021. According to the report of PwC, Madrid is already one of the main centers European, with an ecosystem made up of 3,000 startups that employ 40,000 people. In addition, it is second european city in the number of exitsAbove 100 million euros in 2020, and fourth in the number of investment visits venture capital,
Along with Madrid and Barcelona, other Spanish cities are adding weight to the innovation ecosystem in Spain, such as Valencia Bilbao or Malagao, During the presentation of the report, the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, assured that «If we look back, we learn many lessons and reflections. In this difficult time we are going through as a nation, triggered by the pandemic, South Summit is a success story, knowing how to manage. innovation and entrepreneurship best weapon To face the challenging future ahead.
For his part, Diego del Alcázar y Silvela, founder and president of IE University, explained that “we have always supported innovative and enterprising people, and we especially support those who pull the reins Willing to build companies of the society and of their dreams and their opportunities
The Spanish entrepreneurship sector multiplies its value by 20 over the last decade