The university entrepreneurship competition

Welcome to the Santander X Global Award, Santander X’s Global flagship university entrepreneurship competition.

The best startups representing Spain, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, UK, and Uruguay will have the chance to compete at the Global pitch day in Valencia, to win cash prizes and additional benefits to take their solutions to the next level.

 

Launch winners

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1st - Etimo

Universidad de Buenos Aires

 

2nd -Team Repair

Imperial College London

 

 

3rd - Hedonix Biosciences

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina

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Honorable Mention - Encantrics

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Accelerate winners

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1st - Apolo Biotech

Universidad Nacional del Litoral & Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires

 

2nd - Liight

Universidad de Alcalá & Universidad Carlos III

 

3rd - UniSim Universal Simulation

The Open University

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Honorable Mention - Embrioxyte

Pontifica Universidad Catolica Argentina

 

Honorable Mention - Orgavalue

Universidade do Porto

 

 

 

About Santander X Global Award 2023

8 countries

Spain, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, UK, and Uruguay.

+40 universities

Collaborate by promoting their best startups.

2 categories

For entrepreneurship stages Launch and Accelerate

48 participating ventures

24 Launch category and 24 Accelerate category.

20 finalist

10 Launch category and 10 Accelerate category.

6 winners

They will get equity free cash prize, training or acceleration program or access to Santander X 100 community

Launch Category

Entrepreneurial projects, preparing their go-to-market strategy to commercialize their solutions.

Prizes

  • Training program: a scholarship to attend the Santander X Launch program and prepare to become a company, go to market, and scale the business.
  • Equity free cash prize:  1st €10,000;    2nd €5,000;    3rd €5,000.

Accelerate Category

High-impact and technology-based startups, preparing to scale the businesses.

Prizes

  • Santander X 100 Community: prime global community where the top startups and scaleups from Santander X become members to receive mentoring, access to capital, clients, talent and high-quality networking, as well as many other resources to accelerate and strengthen their growth.
  • Equity free cash prize:  1st €20,000;    2nd €10,000;    3rd €10,000.

Key dates

From
06
Dec
2022
To
27
Jan
2023
Registration

The 48 teams (24 Launch category and 24 Accelerate category) submit their application to become participants of the Santander X Global Award 2023.

From
28
Jan
2023
To
19
Feb
2023
Evaluation

Experts in entrepreneurship and innovation review and select the finalists of this competition.

 

From
19
Feb
2023
To
08
May
2023
Finalists

The 20 finalists (10 Launch and 10 Accelerate), are supported by international mentors to prepare a pitch to the jury.

 

08
May
2023
Pitch Day

The 20 finalists travel to Valencia, Spain, and pitch in front of a jury, who will select the three winning teams per category.

 

 

09
May
2023
Awards Ceremony

Watch the Awards Ceremony online where the winners will be announced next May 9th 2023.

 

 

Our commitment

 

Banco Santander and its support for higher education

Banco Santander maintains a firm commitment to progress and inclusive and sustainable growth with a pioneering and consolidated commitment to education, employability and entrepreneurship, which it has been developing for more than 26 years and distinguishes it from other financial institutions in the world.

The bank has allocated more than 2,200 million euros and has supported more than 1 million people and companies through agreements with more than 1,300 universities.

 

Oxentia Foundation and its commitment to innovation and global entrepreneurship

Oxentia developed out of the University of Oxford’s technology transfer company, Oxford University Innovation, with the aim to deliver specialist innovation management services to clients in the public and private sector all over the world.  Oxentia’s approach is grounded in a strong Oxford heritage to globally support early-stage innovators and entrepreneurs to promote innovative projects impacting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Oxentia Foundation was created to support Oxentia’s goal to address global inequalities through innovation and entrepreneurship activities.