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Ricardo Veiga

Ricardo Veiga

CTO of Xkelet

Ricardo holds a technical degree in nursing and has always worked in the field of medicine, setting up work teams in different hospital areas in the ophthalmology department and surgery. He has taken the leap into entrepreneurship with Xkelet, however he is also CEO of the company Business-Bio.

Joaquim Querol

Joaquim Querol

CEO and founder of Endor Nanotechnologies

Joaquim Querol holds a degree in Technical Telecommunications Engineering from the UPC and in Physics from the UB. His first professional experience was as a researcher at the CSIC Artificial Intelligence Research Institute. After that he moved into the private sector at a company selling electronic products and founded Endor Technologies in 2007.

Santiago Esteban y Laura Nevola

Santiago Esteban and Laura Nevola

CEO and CSO, co-founders of IDP Pharma

Santiago Esteban holds a PhD in Chemistry (University of Valencia) and has focused on computational methods to study proteins at research centers in Spain (IRB, BSC) and abroad (Germany and the Netherlands).

Laura Nevola has an undergraduate degree in medical chemistry and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science (University of Rome). Her specialty, which she has developed at the University of Rome, Yale University and the IRB Barcelona, is developing molecules to modulate protein function.

Gloria Calderón

Gloria Calderón

CEO and cofounder of Embryotools

Gloria Calderón holds a PhD in Biology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and has worked in assisted reproduction for more than 30 years. She was a member of the team that performed the first successful in vitro fertilizations in Spain, at the Dexeus Institute in Barcelona. From 2000 to 2013, she was the main internal scientific advisor for the IVI group (assisted reproduction clinics).

hugo Peris

Hugo Peris

CEO and Co-Founder, Loop Therapeutics

After years of working in the pharmaceutical industry in countries like New Zealand and China, Hugo Peris –member of the 4th generation of Laboratorios Salvat– threw himself into entrepreneurship in 2015 and moved to San Francisco to devote himself fully to his company Loop Therapeutics. He also recently founded Spiral Therapeutics, which develops products to prevent deafness. 

Alberto e porciani

Alberto E.Porciani

CEO, Top Doctors

With an MBA from IE Business School Madrid and a degree in Economics from the University of Turin, Alberto held senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry and health sector for 15 years before becoming one of the co-founders of Top Doctors in 2012.