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Start-up generation


Pol Ricart

Founder and CEO of Medbrain

He has a PhD in medicine from the International University of Catalonia (UIC) and worked as a neurosurgeon at the NHS Trust (London) until 2022, when he decided to set up Medbrain.


Pol Solà-Santos

Co-fundador de

He has a Master in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Barcelona and has been a bioinformatics analyst at CREB UPC for more than six years. In 2020, he decided to found with Alexandre Perera-Lluna.


Alicia Martínez-Piñeiro

Founder and CEO of Time is Brain

She has a PhD in medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and over 12 years of experience as a neurologist at Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol before becoming head of the Neuromuscular Disorders and Neurophysiological Test Unit. In 2020, she decided to start Time is Brain with Dr. Antoni Dávalos.


Silvia Frutos

Cofounder and CTO of SpliceBio

She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (UB) and has extensive experience in chemical biology, protein chemistry and peptide synthesis. She has worked as a researcher at the Rockefeller University (New York) and at the University of Barcelona Small Biosystems Lab. In 2020, she founded SpliceBio with Miquel Vila-Perelló. 


Evan Floden

CEO and cofundador of Seqera Labs

PhD in Biomedicine from Pompeu Fabra University and degree in Biotechnology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.  His career has included positions in scientific development, bioinformatics and research at the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG).


Meritxell Teixidó

CEO and CSO of Gate2Brain

PhD in the Science of Peptides and Genetic Algorithms from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), where she also did a degree in Chemistry and a Master in Organic Chemistry and Peptide Science. In July 2020, she set up Gate2Brain after working as an associate research scientist at IRB Barcelona for over 14 years.