Pau Rodríguez is the CEO of Methinks AI, a startup founded in 2016 and based at Pier01. He is an industrial engineer and has an MBA from the SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is a member of the Spanish chapter of the Club of Rome, an organization working to find solutions to the challenges facing humanity. Pau has also been a professional rugby player: “In rugby everyone has a different profile, you work as a team and it’s important to trust your teammates...It’s similar to entrepreneurship.”
Eva García Ramos is the founder of WIVI Vision. She has a degree in Telecommunications Engineering and, among other positions, was director of Gamesa Siemens –a leading multinational corporation in the wind energy turbine sector– and has been on the board of several companies. Her experience with her mother’s neurodegenerative disease, which was detected through her sight, pushed her to launch her project as an entrepreneur in the vision technology arena.
Natalia Adler holds a master in Human Rights from Columbia University and a French Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude and with the highest honors. She spent over 14 years with UNICEF in Africa, Central and South America, and in the US. She has conceptualized and led the Data Collaboratives initiative with NYU’s GovLab and other partners, which leverages data from companies like Bloomberg, Telefonica and Microsoft to tackle some of the world’s most complex challenges, including epidemics, suicide or migration.
Judit Cubedo has a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the UB and an MBA, plus 15 years of experience as a researcher working on studies to identify new biomarkers for cardiovascular disease and develop new diagnostic methods. She has published 35 scientific papers, is the co-inventor on 4 patents and has received numerous awards. One of them was from the MIT Technology Review for the invention that led to the company GlyCardial Diagnostics in 2017, where she is now CEO.
Mariano Vázquez has a PhD in Physics and started working at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center in 2005 as a researcher, using the Mare Nostrum supercomputer. There, with one of his colleagues, he created simulation software that can be applied in a variety of fields, including aeronautics, the automotive industry, wind power and biomedical research. The latter has been the most successful application, especially for cardiac research. After receiving several grants and taking part in international collaborations with the software developed, he co-founded ELEM Biotech in 2018.
A health entrepreneur who has participated in different courses on entrepreneurship and acceleration programs, Alfons Carnicero earned his Master’s in Industrial and Biomedical Engineering from the UPC. He later worked in the MedTech industry in the areas of product development, clinical evaluation and manufacturing. In 2018, he co-founded ABLE Human Motion, where he is currently the CEO.