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Start-up generation


Stephen Dunne

Chief Product Officer of Koa Health

He has a degree in Physics and over 20 years of experience in the world of technological innovation. He joined the Telefónica disruptive projects lab in 2016, from which he founded Koa Health in 2020. 


Gisela Lorente Marina

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) 

She has a PhD in biomedicine from the University of Barcelona and over 8 years of experience in scientific research in the field of cancer. She has worked as head of innovation and technology transfer at IDIBELL, where she was part of setting up Aptadel Therapeutics. 


Adrián Dorado

UX/UI Manager and Co-founder of Qualud and Laia Contigo

He has over eight years of experience in startups, SMEs and multinational corporations. Patient experience and digital product design for the healthcare sector are his main areas of expertise. He has a degree in Multimedia, Master in User Experience and Master in Business Administration. He is also a professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and University of Vic (UVic).

Xavier Palomer  Co-founder​ of Psious

Xavier Palomer

Co-founder​ of Psious

Xavier Palomer is the co-founder of Psious. He holds a Degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Bioengineering. Over the years, he has gained experience in areas like electromagnetic stimulation, electrophysiology, microwave circuit design, etc. In 2013, he decided to create the company with Daniel Roig, and in 2020 it won the award for the Best Startup of the Year from Esade Alumni and Banc Sabadell’s BStartup.


Josep Cardona

CEO of Onalabs


Degree in Pharmacy and MBA. Expert in business development, innovation and strategy in the healthcare sector. He decided to leave management at pharmaceutical companies to innovate at a startup. 



Carla Zaldúa

co-founder and CEO of acceXible

Carla is the co-founder and CEO of acceXible, a startup focused on detecting illnesses through speech analysis. The entrepreneur has launched several digital transformation projects in the healthcare and education sectors. She was trained in Information Systems and Communication at the London School of Economics and in Political Sociology at the University of Deusto.