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The Prince of Girona Foundation joins the YUZZ program to support the Banesto Foundation’s young entrepreneur initiative

The collaboration agreement between the Banesto Foundation and the Prince of Girona Foundation fosters collaboration in the sponsorship, development and growth of the YUZZ program based on the exchange of experiences and on support for the work done by YUZZ among young entrepreneurs.


The event was presided by Carles Puigdemont, Mayor of Girona, Francesc Fajula, General Director of the Banesto Foundation, and Mònica Margarit, General Manager of the Prince of Girona Foundation, and included the participation of two YUZZ young entrepreneurs from the high performance centers of Girona and Barcelona. The latter shared their experience on the program with attendees at a debate that also involved entrepreneur and businessman Carlos Barrabés, President of Barrabés Internet, Founder of the Business School of the Pyrenees and the driving force behind the business booster StepOne in Silicon Valley. In 2011, he appeared as a speaker at the IMPULSA Forum.

By virtue of this collaborative project, the PGiF has become a global partner of the YUZZ program throughout Spain and joined the group of institutions that back the program (Intel, IE Business School, Junior Achievement, Secot, the magazine Emprendedores, Adigital and the Tuenti platform). The PGiF will also provide fifty places to enable the best YUZZ young entrepreneurs to take part at the IMPULSA Forum.

The YUZZ program in Girona features the collaboration of Girona City Council, AENTEG (the Girona Association of New Technology Companies), CINC (International Business Center of Catalonia), Gironès County Council, Girona Chamber of Commerce and the Science and Technology Park of the University of Girona (UdG).

In the seven months that the YUZZ program lasts, the Banesto Foundation and all the partners and associates from the different towns provide selected candidates with the support that they require to develop their idea on the market; a network of experts, business training, personalized tutorials and advice, an online platform for collaborative work, and the necessary administrative and legal backing should their idea bear fruit.

Once this training and advice process is complete in YUZZ centers throughout Spain, the best young people nationwide travel to Silicon Valley to discover the world Mecca of new technological innovation. The country's three most outstanding projects are also awarded economic backing to help them set their business idea in motion.

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