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Start-up Generation


João Curado

Founder & CEO of Flomics

After studying Bioinformatics in the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, João Curado arrived in Barcelona in the end of 2009 to pursue his PhD in Computational Biology at the CRG. During those years he founded the Innovation Forum, a network that helps scientists to give the first steps in business creation. In the intersection of both experiences Curado realized there was an opportunity to translate his scientific knowledge to the clinical practice and he started working in what today is Flomics.



Adrià Maceira

Co-founder and CEO, CreatSens Health SL

Degree in Biotechnology and Master in Nanoscience from Rovira i Virgili University, Master in Creation and Management of Innovative Technology-Based Companies from the University of Barcelona. He worked as a researcher at a nano-sensor lab at Rovira i Virgili University, where he developed the idea for the start-up he founded and has led since 2017: CreatSens Health.


Jaume Puig

Cofundador & CEO

Technical Engineering Degree in Telecommunications and a Higher Engineering Degree in Electronics, plus a Master in Business Administration from Ramon Llull University. He was a product and pre-sales leader at Mediacloud, which belongs to the international group Mediapro. He has 25 years of experience as a manager at technology companies like British Telecom, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica and Tiscali, and founded two other companies before starting Biel Glasses based on the experience of his own son, Biel, who has low vision.


Javier de Oca

Co-founder, CEO & Business Developer of IOMED

He studied Business Administration and Management at ESADE. He began working in marketing and soon his career moved into international business development. For a period, he specialized in the market in Africa, where he headed up sales for a Catalan multinational corporation, from Barcelona. In 2016, he co-founded IOMED and he is now CEO and Business Developer for the company.


Carlos Rodés

Co-founder and CEO of WeFitter

He has a degree in Business from IQS and has worked in marketing departments at large multinational corporations. He specialized in digital marketing in the sports sector until he decided to take the leap as an entrepreneur in 2015, leaving it all to focus solely on his company: WeFitter.


Marc Rafat

Co-founder and CEO of HealthQuay

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Organization and a Master in Business Innovation, Marc Rafat worked in the automotive and industrial machinery sector for 15 years. When his wife died of cancer, though, he left it all to move into the healthcare sector. After doing the d·HEALTH Barcelona fellowship, promoted by Biocat, he founded his own business, HealthQuay, through which he aspires to help other oncology patients.