The Immersion Programme, launched by ICEX Spain Exports and Investments and RED.ES, is selecting startups to attend two weeks of online training sessions that allow them to learn about the Silicon Valley business environment, obtain tools to refine their business strategy and accelerate their growth. The application period is open until 21st February and those interested can register through this link. Candidates wishing to participate must have a product or service with high technological value and a high-growth business model.

Desafía San Francisco has opened registration for its Remote Immersion Programme.

Photo: Desafía San Francisco has opened registration for its Remote Immersion Programme. Credit: Desafía San Francisco

Madrid, January 19th 2021. Registration for the next instalment of the Desafía San Francisco Immersion Programme will be open until February 21st. This initiative, launched by ICEX Spain Export and Investment and RED.ES, allows Spanish technology start-ups to access a two-week online training programme, during which the participants will be able to receive advice from investors and experts and meet and interact with agents and actors of the most important innovation ecosystem.

Startups interested in participating can find out more information and register via the website: In order to be considered in the selection process they must have developed a product or service of high technological value and have a proven high-growth business model. They also have to be registered in Spain.

The programme consists of two weeks of online workshops that will take place from the 15th until the 26th March. Those selected will have the opportunity to interact with experts in investment, law, public speaking, marketing, entrepreneurship, business development and strategy, as well as successful Spanish entrepreneurs. The programme provides a comprehensive overview of the tools Silicon Valley start-ups use to grow exponentially and scale globally.

More than 100 Spanish technology companies have participated in previous editions of the Programme. The portfolio of companies has created more than 3000 jobs and raised more than $150M in capital. The average investment from the most prestigious venture capital firms and accelerators in the industry is $1.45.


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ICEX Spain Exports and Investments is a national public business entity whose mission it is to promote the internationalisation of Spanish companies in order to contribute to their competitiveness and add value to the economy as a whole, as well as to attract investment to Spain. It provides its services through a network of 31 Provincial and Territorial Trade Directorates in Spain and almost 100 Economic and Commercial Offices abroad. It also has 29 Business Centres abroad, which offer Spanish companies temporary infrastructure as a kind of incubator for internationalisation. is a public corporate entity under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation (MINECO) that reports to the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence (SEDIA).  We develop programmes to boost the digital economy, innovation, entrepreneurship, providing training for young people and professionals and supporting SMEs by promoting the efficient and intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). We also deploy technology implementation programmes in the public services of the Administration -especially in Health, Justice and Education-, and we are working towards the development of Smart Cities and Islands. Many of the projects that we carry out at are made possible thanks to funding from the European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).