Let’s team up in this global challenge to support our society, help the economy, and reinvent the world together

Why #RestartingTogether
Challenge

The beginning of 2020 has brought upon us difficult and uncertain times that are challenging our capabilities and testing our resilience.

Yet, it has also given us the opportunity to reignite our sense of community and rethink a new tomorrow.

We want to support our society, strengthen our resilience and help the economy, to have a quick return to a new and better normality for millions of citizens globally affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

#RESTARTINGTOGETHER

12 corporates, business schools and associations team up to look for the best startups to support our society, help the economy and reinvent the world together.

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Our purpose

Calling for initiatives to boost the world’s recovery

RAMP-UP OUR
ECONOMY

Help rebound the core socio-economic systems - recover activity levels in an innovative and safe manner

ACCELERATE THE
RECOVERY

Mitigate the impact of this crisis in the short term focusing on the most affected

STRENGTHEN OUR
RESILIENCE

Develop resilient societies, cities and living systems, to better face future challenges

Let’s reinvent the world together

We are looking for startups to

REVAMP THE ECONOMY THROUGH SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Support workers, entrepreneurs and employer's recovery, promoting sustainable initiatives and living standards.

EXAMPLES

  • 01 /Employment recovery (digital workplace, digital HR, employees wellbeing…)
  • 02 /SMEs business activity (cloud solutions, ecommerce and digitalization enablers, customer care…)
  • 03 /Liquidity schemes (innovative fintech solutions…)
  • 04 /Pandemic/crisis preparedness through technology (cybersecurity solutions, contact tracking…)
  • 05 /Leverage newly-created sustainable levels

ENHANCE CITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE ADAPTIVENESS AND RESILIENCE

Re-design our cities and re-invent infrastructure to better prepare it to prevent and battle against future societal issues and climate challenges.

EXAMPLES

  • 01 /Adaptable cities and spaces through technology and 5G (smart cities)
  • 02 /Multi-purpose infrastructure and spaces
  • 03 /Automatized and digital-ready infrastructure (5G ready intelligent mobility solutions, routes optimization, etc.)
  • 04 /Supply chain continuity & resiliency (industry 4.0, security, autonomous vehicles…)

ENSURE LIFE CONTINUITY & BOOST SOCIAL INCLUSION & COMMUNITY

Help society to start again after lockdown period, re-boosting our communities and key sectors in safe and innovative ways (e.g. education, hospitality, social life).

EXAMPLES

  • 01 /Overcome social distancing (remote assistants, telemedicine, ehealth)
  • 02 /Community reach schemes
  • 03 /Digital Education (platforms, virtual classroom, etc.)
  • 04 /Help society to start again after lockdown period

Who should participate?

Quick Implementation Time

Long lasting initiatives with quick implementation period, up to 6 months

Tangible Social and Economic Impact

Tangible social impact on the communities and economic benefits

Feasible and Achievable

Practical and achievable, viable to be implemented, including resources availability

Looking for Startups

Entrepreneurs or Startups or VC backed companies, technologically disruptive or innovative in their business model

From Seed to Series B

Ready, or almost ready, to be deployed, within the 3 focus areas mentioned before

How it works

KICK-OFF AND SUBMISSION

2nd JUN

Restarting Together starts

Online platform open for submission

7th JUL

Closing of Submission phase

Closing after 4 weeks open for startup submission

COMPETITION

JUL

Finalist selection

Partners select the 9 best proposals based on its social and economic impact, feasibility, and implementation timeline

9th SEP

Digital Pitchday

Presenting for top-level judges and broadcast live

DEPLOYMENT

SEP

Next steps

The 3 winners will have access to Acceleration, Mentoring and Exposure, and Access to capital, within others

SEP

Implementation

The winners with the Partners support will deploy their initiatives to make a real impact in our society

Participate with us

If you match any of this profiles, you and your project are eligible for #RESTARTINGTOGETHER

We come together
to offer

Acceleration

Go beyond borders, accessing our network of resources and international connections.

Exposure

Showcase your idea directly to industry leading partners and leverage on their expertise and global reach..

Access to capital

Expose your solution to the partners, who could decide to invest in the most relevant startups.

Winners’ Package

Mentoring programs with senior executives from: Airbus, BASF, BCG, CEMEX, Citi, Endeavor, IESE, Shell, Telefónica

Direct exposure to different investment vehicles: CEMEX Ventures, Wayra, BASF Ventures, Shell Ventures, IESE VentureHub, among others.

Access to paid pilots with Airbus and BASF.

Access to Microsoft for Startups programme, with up to $120k in Azure credits for B2B startups with product market fit for the winners. And $25k for the finalists

Access to Wayra’s business development acceleration programme with Telefónica.

Direct access to the finals of the South Summit global contest.

Global exposure during the Online Pitchday and throughout an extensive comms plan, including effective-pitch training for the 9 selected Finalist with IE.

Venture Capital workshop with IESE.

Multiple benefits from Endeavor including mentorship and access to exclusive events with corporations, investors, etc.

Access to the networks of the different partners, including networking and access to events.

Partners

Gonzalo Galindo

Head of CEMEX Ventures

Miguel Arias

Global Entrepreneurship Director at Telefónica

Santiago Castagnino

Managing Director & Partner at Boston Consulting Group

Irene Arias

CEO at IDB Lab.

Adrian Garcia-Aranyos

President of Endeavor Global

Agustin Moro

Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at Telefónica

Thais Périco

Investment Manager in South America for BASF Venture Capital

Maria Benjumea

President at South Summit

Christian Lindener

Global Head of Airbus BizLabs

Pedro Luzon

Airbus BizLab Madrid Platform Leader

Arvind Purushotham

Global Head of Venture Investing at Citi

Emily Turner

Head of Innovation & Business Development, Citi Institutional Clients Group (ICG)

Nacho Mateo

Chief of Investor Relations at IE Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre.

Mª Julia Prats

Head of Entrepreneurship, IESE Business School

Josemaria Siota

Executive Director, IESE Business School

Joan Cuscó

Global Head of Transformation at Mapfre

Mariano Amartino

Managing Director Microsoft for Startups LATAM

Javier Romero

Strategy Vicepresident at Navantia

Andrea Course

Venture Principal at Shell Ventures

Hurry up! You’re next!

You have until the 7th of July to submit your project or initiative. #RESTARTINGTOGETHER

Our partners

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