Banco Santander and Startup Valencia have joined forces to invigorate and fortify Valencia’s tech and innovation. This partnership aims to energise tech-driven entrepreneurial initiatives in the region by introducing an international financial powerhouse like Banco Santander.

The bank is now an integral part of Startup Valencia’s network of collaborators, actively contributing to the advancement of innovative projects and forging connections with Valencia’s entrepreneur community. 

Banco Santander has also become a Diamond Sponsor for the sixth edition of Valencia Digital Summit, the leading international tech event scheduled to be held on the 26th and 27th of October at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. This strategic partnership provides the bank with a unique platform to showcase its financial solutions for entrepreneurs, as well as underline its commitment to building a better future through innovative solutions, to an anticipated audience of over 10,000 expected attendees. In return, the event stands to benefit greatly from the global visibility and extensive reach of Banco Santander, particularly in Latin America, as it works to solidify its international presence.

Javier Serrano, Startup Business Development at Banco Santander, stated that, “From today onwards, we are a strategic partner for the entire Valencian entrepreneurial ecosystem. This alliance marks a significant step forward in our commitment to bolstering the local startup community, aligning with our mission to foster the growth of startups across all stages. Santander Startups, powered by Santander X, brings a unique non-financial offering to the table: we boast a dedicated team of specialists situated in key entrepreneurship hubs and leverage our 26 Workcafés as dynamic centres for innovation and fostering valuable relationships with clients and investors“.

As Juan Luis Hortelano, president of Startup Valencia, explains, “This dual collaboration will fortify the Valencian Community’s reputation as a leading hub in southern Europe, providing top-tier financial support to our local entrepreneurs and solidifying VDS’s position among other international tech events“.