A win-win programme

Setting up your startup in Spain? Accelerate with the best services and contacts!

We guide your startup throughout the set-up process in Spain. Work alongside mentors, lawyers and ecosystem contacts to accelerate your growth.

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.

Dive into the spanish innovation ecosystem, tap highly qualified talent and new sources of funding.

If you share this vision,

Rising UP in Spain

is your programme  >>>>> 

2024 edition open until reaching 50 beneficiaries in chronological order of acceptance




Rising UP
in Spain

A win-win programme

establish your startup in Spain ↔ legal advice and acceleration

Legal advice

and help with paperwork

to set up your startup in Spain 

Customised acceleration

with mentorship and
specific training

Entrepreneur visa

support to apply
for entrepreneur visas


in media for your
startup project 

Investment networks

access to a network of investors in Spain 


clients, developers, events, media exposure...
seeking local partners

Rising UP in Spain
a programme for foreign startups

planning to set up in and grow from Spain


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Legal advice and paperwork support (gestoría) for visas and company creation 

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A comprehensive acceleration programme
- Customized mentorship
- Training
- Access to investors
- Information on Support programmes in Spain

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Promotes the contact with local partners

Startup selection
by a team of experts

according to its degree of technological innovation, scalability, management team, economic and financial viability. Up to 50 startups may participate in this edition. Those startups with the top scores, and once their projects to set up in Spain are ready to begin

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Applications accepted year-round until reaching 50 beneficiaries

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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Training and clerical help in the company set-up process

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 Customised mentorship

If you are and innovating company, an accelerator, a cluster...
Rising Up in Spain allows you to collaborate

with startups of the programme

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Present your technological challenges

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We search for suitable technologies for your company

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Let know your co-working space, accelerator or incubator

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Get in touch with us risingup@icex.es

2024 edition
open all year round

untill reaching 50 beneficiaries in chronological order of acceptance

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participants in the programme. Previous editions