VI Rising UP in Spain programme 2022

‘Rising UP in Spain’ is a soft-landing and acceleration initiative by ICEX Invest in Spain to support international technology startups and entrepreneurs looking to develop their projects in Spain.

This programme by the Spanish government is free for startups.

What ‘Rising UP in Spain’ is offering:

Up to 50 startups will sign an agreement with a local partner and will receive a broad acceleration programme to settle in Spain. ‘Rising UP in Spain’ is looking for 50 top innovative projects to take part in the programme and receive the following benefits:

  • Support to apply for entrepreneur visas.
  • Working space at a local partner in Spain for 6 months
  • Identification of New partners in Spain
  • Access to a network of investors in Spain
  • Soft-landing: Support to setting up a company in Spain, tax, labour regulations and so forth
  • Media exposure

For the last few years Spain’s startup ecosystem has been growing fast and is consolidating itself as a destination of choice for an increasing number of entrepreneurs ready to innovate and collaborate in this vibrant environment.

A strong technological infrastructure, access to a market of over 500 million European consumers and to Latin America, and record investment numbers in the last three years are just a few of the many competitive advantages that startups can tap into when growing their company in Spain. For instance, it is well-known that the hubs Barcelona and Madrid rank among the top cities in Europe for startup growth.

‘Rising UP in Spain’ is Spain’s public programme designed to attract international talent to collaborate with the business ecosystem in Spain. It aims to strengthen Spain’s place as one of Europe’s main technology and innovation hubs.

Since launching in 2016, the past five editions of the Rising UP programme have achieved great success, both in the number of foreign entrepreneurs that have applied and the quality of the projects.

Find  out more about our Rising up in Spain program at: https://www.investinspain.org/invest/en/rising/index.html or write an email at: risingup@icex.es

Applications are open until 15th of June 2022