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Jordi Cusidó
11.04.2017

Jordi Cusidó

Co-founder of HealthApp

Jordi Cusidó is an industrial engineer and has a PhD in Electronics from the UPC (extraordinary PhD award in ICT for his thesis). He was a project manager at a technology center for eight years and did a postgraduate degree in start-up development at Stanford. In 2013, he struck out as an entrepreneur and has never looked back. In three years, he has founded four companies, raised more than €2.5 million and been recognized with international awards (MIT Technology Review and Most Innovative SME in EU). Now he wants to expand business into four new countries, starting with the United States...

Laura Soucek
13.03.2017

Laura Soucek

Co-founder and CEO of Peptomyc

Dr. Laura Soucek is head of the Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Group at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), an ICREA research professor and an associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Ever since her undergraduate studies, she has focused her career on Myc inhibition. This project has been her personal dream and challenge for the past 20 years. Peptomyc won the Johnson & Johnson Start-up Slam Barcelona at BIO-Europe Spring for the best innovative project.

Paulo Rodrigues
23.02.2017

Paulo Rodrigues

Co-founder and CEO of Mint Labs

Paulo holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, where he researched new technologies for cross-sectional brain imaging. In Barcelona, he became an associate researcher at the University of Barcelona, specializing in neuroimaging techniques. Then, he co-founded Mint Labs as CEO/CTO and has worked in this field over 10 years. He was named one of the Spanish Innovators under 35 by the MIT Technology Review in 2014.

Javier Jiménez
27.01.2017

Javier Jiménez

Co-founder and CEO of New Born Solutions

Named an Innovator Under 35 of 2016 by the MIT Technology Review Spain, Javier Jiménez has taken a huge leap in his professional career thanks to New Born Solutions, which he co-founded and has been CEO of since 2015. He has a degree in telecommunications engineering from the UPC, an MBA from EAE and a PhD in biomedical engineering. He has worked professionally in computing, communication systems, the automotive sector and space communications but he is most passionate about biomedical imaging.

Mariona Serra
12.12.2016

Mariona Serra

Co-founder and CEO of GoodGut

She has a degree in Veterinary studies, a master in Immunology and a PhD in pharmacology (including one year at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda). Mariona Serra began this new phase as an entrepreneur as a result of her post-doc at the Biomedical Research Institute of Girona. She complemented her training with a Program for Leadership Development at IESE and co-founded GoodGut in 2014, acting as CEO ever since. She is a member of the Social Council at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where she presides over the University-Enterprise committee.

Roger Gomis Inbiomotion IRB Barcelona
23.11.2016

Roger Gomis

Founder and non-executive director of Inbiomotion and ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona

Roger holds a degree in Biochemistry and Business and his research focus on cancer metastasis. He got his PhD in Biochemistry (UB) in 2002 and was a postdoc fellow in professor Massagué’s laboratory at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Since 2006, he is head of the "Growth control and cancer metastasis" laboratory at IRB Barcelona.