A win-win programme

Setting up your startup in Spain? Work with a local partner!

Work hand in hand with a local partner in Spain and accelerate your growth. We help you set up your startup in Spain, while collaborating in the development of specific technology solutions.

Over the past years, the innovation ecosystem in Spain has grown exponentially, the number of entrepreneurs, the quality of projects, the financing, and its global position. Take part in this unique European ecosystem to accelerate your startup's global growth.

Work hand in hand with companies in Spain, dive into its innovation ecosystem, tap highly qualified talent and new sources of funding.

If you share this vision,

Rising UP in Spain

is your programme 


Who can register as a local partner? 


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Examples of Local partners

Rising UP in Spain
a programme for startups

planning to set up in and grow from Spain

You only need

be embrace innovative technological collaborations

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Startups will propose technology solutions to a business local partner in Spain. Simultaneously, they will participate in a comprehensive accelaration programme to set up in Spain.

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Local partners will host foreign startups and work jointly to develop a technology solution for their business. 

Startup selection
by a team of experts

according to its degree of innovation, scalability, management team and viability of the investment project in Spain. Up to 50 startups will sign an agreement with a local partner and will receive a broad accelaration programme to settle in Spain.

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Application period for startups – 1 May to 15 June 2022

If you want to be the local partner of a foreign startup
and work together in the development of new technology solutions,

Rising UP in Spain will allow you to explore disruptive technologies for your business.

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Blockchain, big data, IoT, machine learning, industry 4.0,... 

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6-month-long collaboration with a foreign startup

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No initial costs

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Application period for local partners: closed

A collaboration agreement
between the local partner and the foreign startup

The matching process will be guided by an expert consultant to guarantee a mutually beneficial collaboration.

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Signing of a Collaboration Agreement

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Win-win collaboration


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Working space for the startup for 6 months

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Optional, remuneration agreement

Startups accepted into the programme receive a comprehensive acceleration programme delivered

by a team of professional consulants

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Access to funding

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Legal advice and clerical help in the company set-up process

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 Visa application and processing facilitation

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1. Application period

-  Startups: 1 May to 15 June 2022




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2. Startup evaluation

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3. Matching

Bootcamp: mid-July 2022

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4. Arrival of startup to Spain

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5. Acceleration program (2022-early 2023)

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6. Acceleration program (2022-early 2023)

Rising UP
in Spain

A win-win programme

Entry to the Spanish market ↔ a technological solution

Working space

at a local partner in Spain
for 6 at least months


Support to apply
for entrepreneur visas

Legal advice

and help with paperwork

to set up your startup in Spain 


in media for your
startup project 

Investment networks

access to a network of investors in Spain 


Clients, developers, events, media exposure

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Martin Jerch

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participants in the programme. Previous editions