UnLtd Spain

Change the way companies do business

Bet on a new generation of engaged and socially responsible entrepreneurs. Promote the role of large companies in solving society's biggest hurdles. Mobilize the public sector for the development of a framework for green, inclusive growth.

The challenge

48%

unemployment rate in Spain for those under 25

95%
of Spanish companies are SMBs, making entrepreneurship the best means of solving the employment issues facing the country

Because small businesses are the keystone of the Spanish economy. Because entrepreneurship is a proven antidote to unemployment. Because we are convinced that society's status quo must evolve in a sustainable way. The CRECE program was created in 2015 to support GameChangers - entrepreneurs with ideas that generate value and change the world.

This initial partnership has since grown. The ambition is to accelerate the scaling-up dynamic of the Spanish economy by mobilizing all the actors: impact startups, large companies, the academic world, and the public sector.

Three areas are targeted: Health, Sustainable Food, and Smart Cities.

 

 

Our ambition

Accelerate the scaling up of high-potential startups

through ambitious, tailor-made acceleration programs in Health, Sustainable Food, and Smart Cities.

Accompany cultural change and innovation in large companies

by associating them proactively with acceleration programs

Catalyze private and public financing toward new economic models

through the creation of high-potential economic models in the public and private investor community

Contribute to the development of an ecosystem

by mobilizing key actors, most notably the public sector, to create a critical mass that will push green and inclusive economic development

Our solutions

GameChangers Program

3 custom acceleration programs that include training, mentoring, expertise, peer-to-peer learning, direct collaboration with the teams of industry-leading companies, and the acquisition of funding

Access to Financing

Via Investory Days as well as a platform that puts professionals and investors in direct contact with Investment Ready projects

Advocacy

Through active communication, organization, and participation in numerous events in the Spanish ecosystem dedicated to entrepreneurship and impact investing

Circulo UnLtd

A renowned community of professionals from diverse industries collaborating for the transformation of the perception of company performance

Foro Impacto

UnLtd Spain is a founding partner of this association that integrated Spain in the Global Steering Group which gives recommendations to the Spanish public sector to reinforce impact investing

Results

46

acceleration-phase companies accompanied

14

million euros funding raised

160%

increase in number of employees

85%

survival rate

"For CircularCrop there has been a before and after Gamechangers & Food, the program has opened doors for us that would have cost us a lot, being located outside the hubs of entrepreneurship makes networking more difficult, and I was able to contact key people to continue our development as a company."

Santiago
Circular Crop, startup in Sustainable Development

"It has been one of the most enriching experiences in which I have had the opportunity to work within Lilly. I highlight the impact that it has had in the way I face the day to day. I celebrate that my company has decided to invest time and money in an initiative like this."

Employee
Corporate Partner in Health
Lilly

"Being part of UnLtd Spain is an opportunity to grow and rethink aspects of your organization with external professionals who want to help you achieve your challenges. And above all, be part of a community of enterprising people who struggle every day to improve the planet."

Mireia
Espigoladors

The way forward

  • Prepare for the next edition of the program by focusing our selection of candidates into three key areas: health, agri-business and smart city
  • Implement a fund to provide advantageous conventional and equity loans, to compensate candidates selected by jury
  • Strengthen and develop the partner and mentor network to support entrepreneurs with all of their issues    
  • Grow the community of investors and strengthen their relationships with program entrepreneurs to support the development of economically viable projects

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Change the rules of the game!

Together, let's drive inclusive and sustainable growth through entrepreneurship!