Javier Agüera, 2012 FPdGi Business Award

Born in Madrid in 1992, he is the principal promoter of the company GeeksPhone. He clearly represents the three values the Awards seek to recognise: youth, innovation and business leadership, as well as international reach.

A student of telecommunications engineering in Madrid, Javier Agüera (1992, Madrid) is the principal promoter of the company Geeksphone, which has already designed three mobile telephones and launched two of them under the Geeksphone brand. Set up when Agüera was only 16 years old, the company was the first European brand to create and sell a handset based on Google’s Android operating system. Some details of the company’s latest model, the GP2, were launched at the last Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, held in February. Agüera is behind other prior initiatives that demonstrate his innovative spirit and entrepreneurial nature, such as the start-ups TopKami and Darkgate Softworks.

 The handsets conceptualization is made in a small office with a sales and support point in Madrid, while the manufacturing is done in China. Geeksphone, which currently employs 15 people, has a clear international focus and currently 30% of its sales are made outside Spain.

 

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