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The CISE (Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre) hosts StartUp Europe Week 2017 in Santander

Four of Cantabria’s innovative companies will give an account of their experiences and there will be a presentation of the different entrepreneurship support programmes that exist in the local ecosystem
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The Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre (CISE), in collaboration with the University of Cantabria (UC) and with the support of the Santander Bank through Santander Universities, will host Start-up Europe Week 2017 on the 9th February at 18:00, an initiative promoted by the European Commission and StartUp Europe with the aim of fostering the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe and which will stimulate the celebration of more than 280 simultaneous events throughout the continent.

The event will begin with a short review of the different entrepreneurship support programmes that exist on both a regional and European level. Jorge Muyo, Managing Director of Innovation, Technological Development and Industrial Entrepreneurship at the Government of Cantabria, Consuelo Arranz, Vice-rector of Students and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cantabria and Federico Gutiérrez-Solana, Director of the CISE, will be responsible for presenting these programmes that promote the generation of new business models.

There will also be a session on startup experiences with the participation of four innovative entrepreneurs from Cantabria whose companies are in different phases of growth: Juan Marcos, RDI Manager at Textil Santanderina, Fernando Gaspar, Director of NetCan, Isabel Vega, Director of Marisma Wellness Center and Marián Sánchez, winner of the Santander YUZZ 2016 programme in Cantabria for her initiative, the Sancal Method.

Before its closure, there will be an open debate on the opportunities, needs and obstacles of innovative companies in Cantabria, followed by an opportunity for networking to connect attendees.


Startup Europe is a European Commission initiative whose objective is to connect different elements of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, like Startups, investors, accelerators, universities or innovation centres through its multiple networks in different European cities. 


The CISE (Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre) is a centre that fosters the sense of entrepreneurship and encourages the generation of startups. Through training programmes that incorporate agile methodologies and real experiences, the CISE stimulates people's creativity and promotes innovation.

The CISE has the support of the Santander Bank, through Santander Universities, the University of Cantabria and the Government of Cantabria, three important institutions that share a strong commitment to development and the progress of society based on knowledge.


Photo: Picture of the attendees of the last Startup Europe celebrated at the CISE.