Alicante, 13 September 2022 – The Councillor for Employment and Development of the Alicante City Council, Mari Carmen de España, presented today, Tuesday 13 September, the second edition of the Entrepreneurship Incubation and Support Programme. This initiative of LAB Alicante Futura Emprende, which will take place from 26 September, seeks to promote technological entrepreneurship in Alicante startups.
An initiative that in its first edition has counted with the participation of L’Alicantina, Submerca, Wetoget, EGAM, GMOLD 4.0 and DCAL. All of them have been able to acquire, through the mentoring of industry experts, the necessary basic business skills that have allowed them to strengthen their skills in areas such as communication, marketing and market entry strategy and business model in digital and technological areas.
In this regard, the Councillor for Employment and Promotion of the Alicante City Council, Mari Carmen de España, stressed “although each project was at a different stage of development with different needs, all of them have shown a high potential for growth. This is an example of the capacity of our city as a driving force for entrepreneurship and attracting talent”.
Among the six technology-based startups that have been part of the first edition, three of them provide their services on the Internet. Such as L’Alicantina, the marketplace that promotes local commerce; Submerca, which tackles the problem of fresh food waste in supermarkets; and Wetoget, which has launched a portal for coliving offers that brings this new accommodation option to nomadic workers.
On the other hand, two of the participants are dedicated to the supply of business software such as EGAM, which develops and implements a process manager aimed at facilitating compliance with quality standards in the automotive sector, and GMOLD 4.0, which focuses on the plastic injection moulding sector. Finally, DCAL is dedicated to the traditional sector of sustainable signage, reducing Co2 emissions.
“Each of these companies has been able to orientate their offer to attractive market niches for their services, analyse potential markets and select their target market. This work has allowed them to build a differential offer for each of them compared to the competition, making them capable of attracting public or private investment that will allow them to develop their full potential,” concludes the councillor.
Following this assessment, Mari Carmen de España announced that the second edition of the Entrepreneurship Support and Incubation Programme will take place on 26 September and that all solid technology-based entrepreneurial initiatives can register through the Alicante Futura website. “With this Entrepreneurship Support and Incubation Programme we are once again promoting and encouraging local talent made by Alicante, providing all entrepreneurial initiatives with tools and other instruments so that they can achieve economic profitability and be a success in their respective markets”, adds Mari Carmen de España.