The Chairman of CLH Group, José Luis López de Silanes, and the Regional Minister of Economy and Finance of the Regional Government of Castilla y León, Carlos Fernández Carriedo, handed out the CLH Awards for Entrepreneurism to the companies Fundeen Management Project, Lithe Apparel, The Global Sharing Company Kolaboo and Nagami Design, the developers of the best projects presented for the 13th and 14th edition of ADE 2020.
This programme is an initiative by the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE) with which the company has been collaborating since 2014 in an effort to help entrepreneurs develop their ideas to turn them into business opportunities.Investing in Renewable Energy
The Avila-based start-up Fundeen is the first crowdfunding platform authorised by the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) which allows private individuals to invest in renewable energy projects starting with just 500 euros, something which had up until now been reserved for the big electricity companies and investment funds. “We’d like a cleaner planet and for citizens to be the role-players in this change by democratizing investments in renewable energy,” said Nacho Bautista, Co-Founder and CEO.
In Burgos, Lithe Apparel produces and sells underwear and socks which are unique on the market with a modern design for those who are daring, fun and complex-free. “As an entrepreneur, I’m convinced there is great talent and immense possibilities for growth in Spain. With this project, we are trying to do our own little part to change things,” says its founder, David Saldaña.
Kolaboo is a comparison source for destination tours, excursions and tourism activities. “This online travel sector currently offers great opportunities since it is still quite atomized and Kolaboo is the only company that is able to structure information from various suppliers to help travellers find the best option at the best price through comparison,” say David Rebollo and Emilio Gómez.
Nagami Design is an Avila-based design studio whose differential value lies in applying 3D technology and robotics to the manufacture of furniture and decoration. “Research and innovation are the core of our products, which are developed in collaboration with internationally renowned designers. We design each little detail by exploring new ways to create furniture and atmospheres that push the limits of imagination to unknown territories,” mention the founders.
Encouraging Entrepreneurism in the Region of Murcia
For the fifth year in a row, we have renewed our sponsorship agreement for the INFO-CLH Entrepreneur of the Year Award with the Region of Murcia Development Institute (INFO). The aim of this sponsorship is to encourage entrepreneurism in this autonomous region.
This collaboration is part of our Entrepreneurism Support Policy we apply nationwide which also includes agreements with the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE) and Campus Iberus, an entity that includes the major universities in the Ebro Valley.
Handing Out the 6th IBERUS Emprende Awards
We participated in the 6th Iberus Emprende Awards ceremony which we sponsor. These awards are part of the Campus Iberus programme supporting entrepreneurism we have been collaborating with for six years now.
The winner of the ‘Business Ideas’ category was the project submitted by Geoimpulsa Natura which proposes the use of alabaster quarry waste as potentially useful to retaining a large variety of contaminating compounds to significantly reduce their concentration in polluted waters. In the ‘Innovative Company’ category, the winner was BEOnChip, a company that develops microfluidic chips for cell cultures in biomemetic environments.