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10 personal stories that end in a startup

The BioRegion of Catalonia has more than 500 innovative startups in the life sciences and healthcare, and behind many of these companies are the personal stories of the founders and teams that decided to become entrepreneurs to improve people's quality of life. Indeed, one of the most powerful reasons for launching a company in this sector is living with a close family member or friend with a health problem.

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10.03.2021

Joan Bertran

Founder and CEO

Joan Bertran is a textile engineer, specializing in technical fabrics. In this field, he has worked in the aeronautics, automobile, renewable energy and, most recently, biomedical sectors. He has been director of operations and a member of the executive board at international textile companies. He has a master in Operations Management and an MBA. When a friend’s daughter died of cancer, he was inspired to become an entrepreneur in biotechnology. 

23.06.2020

The postgraduate program lasts 6 months starting January, and as a new development it now includes a project in a clinical area related to groups at risk of social exclusion

The new crop of women entrepreneurs in the BioRegion

Thirty-one percent of the CEO's and founders of companies in the healthcare sector created in Catalonia since 2018 are women, a much higher percentage than in previous years. Let’s learn about these professionals who are contributing to reversing the trend.

23.06.2020

Covid-19 continues to be a trending topic, but research in other fields is regaining prominence

22.06.2020

It is the largest series A closed by a start-up of the sector in Spain

Top 10 tips from entrepreneurs in the BioRegion

More than 50 interviews with entrepreneurs and 5 years of Startup Generation make for many insights, anecdotes and experiences. We have compiled some of them in this top ten so that they can serve you as inspiration.

28.01.2020

18 of them will have exhibitions in the space coordinated by Biocat along with ACCIÓ, Barcelona Tech City and CataloniaBio & HealthTech

29.01.2020

The fellows will be doing immersions in Vall d'Hebron, Germans Trias and, new this year, Bellvitge Hospital