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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. 


“It’s important to understand others’ points of view to become successful”


Onalabs was founded in Barcelona in 2016 by Elisabet del Valle and Xavi Muñoz, now the company’s COO and scientific advisor, respectively. Later, they brought in Josep Cardona as CEO and head of the bioengineering and management teams.

The company is currently developing three digital devices to monitor complex chronic patients hospitalized at home, athletes and people with diabetes. To accelerate development and commercialization, the company has launched three private investment paths: Onalabs Investment, the startup’s own investment vehicle, direct investors and on the international crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise a total of €1.2 million.

In this video interview, Josep Cardona shares the skills you need as an entrepreneur, some tips for becoming successful and the milestones Onalabs hopes to achieve in the short term.