WELCOME TO VALENCIAThe Soft Landing Program

The Soft Landing Program created by Startup Valencia aims to assist entrepreneurs, startups and tech businesses carry out their arrival to the Valencian Community in matters of legal advice, public grants, accelerator programs, basic documentation, administrative procedures, working spaces and accomodation, among others.

Valencia is a wise option when thinking of starting a business or growing internationally your current company in Spain. Although Valencia is smaller compared to Madrid or Barcelona, the number of advantages the city offers to entrepreneurs are huge: its strategic geographical location, the climate conditions or out-going culture are only some of them.

LEGALITYTax & Legal Advice.

DWF-RCD

DWF, the well-known English law firm, integrated the Catalonian law firm RCD at the end of 2019, increasing both firms’ international coverage. The professional team behind the law firm will advise companies in bankruptcy law, competition law, immigration law, labor law, public and administrative law, etc.

Aktion Legal

Aktion Legal is another referent law firm in the Valencian Community that provides specialised services for startups, investors, venture capitalists and corporations in a lot of different areas.

Bounsel

This startup created in Valencia automates all your contracts throughout a platform that can be integrated with a lot of tools that companies use every day such as Salesforce or HubSpot.

Tugesto

Tugesto is an online advisory for autonomous, businesses and e-commerces that offers a quick, simple and online comprehensive management from the cloud at affordable prices.

Metricson

This Valencian law firm is specialised in providing the following services to tech and innovative firms: privacy & GDPR, intellectual property, litigation, insolvency and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), tax and international law, among many others.

Declarando

Declarando is the first platform for freelancers that allows the free presentation of their taxes. It allows you to keep up to date with your tax obligations and file your taxes online quickly and easily.

BANK ACCOUNTSBanking and insurances

Not only to start your company’s activity in Spain but also for your daily life, you’ll need to open a Spanish bank account.

Opening a bank account with Banco Sabadell is very easy. It can be done only and it offers the possibility of opening a bank account in Spain while the residency permit is being arranged by presenting your passport and the Tax Identification Number (TIN).

 

Looking for protection for your startup? For just 199€/year, Banco Sabadell offers extensive coverage in a single policy in the event of your company’s business resulting in damages for third parties. Find out more about RC BStartup from Banco Sabadell here.

 

Banco Sabadell also offers company protection insurance. Company Protection is multiperil protection designed to offer broad cover in a single policy of the assets (buildings, machinery or products), the business (civil operating, ownership or product liability) and the profits of your company against accidental risks. Learn more about it here.

 

WORKSPACEAccommodation, Offices and Coworkings

Find out the accommodation that suits best your needs as well as office or coworking spaces to set up your company in the following links:

EDUCATIONTalented Graduates

Soft LandingRecruitment

When arriving in Spain you might want to hire some local employees or interns to join your team. Check out these platforms that’ll help you look for talent in the Valencian Community:

TALENTAccelerators and Incubators

Valencia is the Spanish city with more startups per cápita and a wise choice when thinking of starting a new business or growing internationally. If you’re looking for investment to boost your startup, check out the following programs, accelerators, incubators and innovation hubs:

Plug and Play

The well-known accelerator opened an office in Valencia in 2012 and ever since they have invested in more than 100 startups. Currently startups can apply for the Real Estate & Construction acceleration program.

GoHub

Does your startup provide a solution based on AI, IoT, robotics, AR/VR or cybersecurity which can be used in water tech, industry 4.0 and smart cities? Then join the GoHub acceleration program that lasts 6 months and provides a maximum investment of €150K

Social Nest Foundation

the company executes several acceleration programs that support entrepreneurs
from the idea stage to the preparation for the investment: Raise X Impact, Launch X Impact, Youth X Impact
and many others!

Demium

Demium offers a six-month incubation program in different cities around the world, Valencia being one of them. Their vision is to in the best entrepreneurial talent to help them create companies that will shape the future.

KM Zero

KM Zero is an open innovation hub that offers support, experience, knowledge and resources to startups in the food sector through their 4-month program “Level-Up”. Besides boosting startups, KM Zero provides aid to food industry companies to face the future successfully.

Innsomnia

Innsomnia offers startups several programs to scale-up their ideas in an international working space, mentorship and training, among other benefits. They are leaders in Fintech, Insurtech, Industry 4.0 and Tradetech.

Lanzadera

Lanzadera is a private equity accelerator and incubator for startups promoted by the Valencian businessman Juan Roig. Startups can apply to the 9-month acceleration program, the 14-month Traction Program for seed stage startups or the Corporate Program: an equity-free incubation and acceleration program held by Lanzadera and other big corporations such as Acciona.

No Spoon Lab

No Spoon Lab is a startup studio specialized in product development founded by two experienced entrepreneurs with the objective of developing new business ideas and create profitable companies in the new technology era.

StartUPV

StartUPV is an incubation and acceleration program for startups created by students from the UPV, the Polytechnic University of Valencia. They have four different programs for startups at different stages: Pre-incubation, Ready, Steady and Go.

Founder Institute Valencia

Founder Institute is the world's largest significant business launch and entrepreneur training program, helping aspiring founders around the world build lasting technology companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with headquarters in 90 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch more than 4,500 companies.

Órbita

Programa Órbita is a business accelerator program that seeks to select outstanding projects and undertake with them a process of scalable and sustainable growth, improving the access to private funding. They select 10 startups and give away five 20.000€ in prizes to the best projects so they can boost their companies to the next level.

Soft LandingLooking for investment

This initiative aims to support young companies in developing their projects with the maximum guarantee of success. The program has two investment vehicles - BStartup10 and Sabadell Venture Capital - depending on the stage of the startup.

SpeedOut Advisory was born with the objective of guiding startup and pymes’ founders throughout all their company’s stages providing them with financing and strategic advice, among others. Besides that, the consulting company also advises investors in the development of investment policies, analysis and monitoring of projects.

Ángela Impact Economy is a recent investment and consulting firm aimed to businesses that promote impact economy as well as technological and innovative companies.

This non-profit organization is fully committed in the creation of a private investment ecosystem in startups. One of their main activities is to put in contact entrepreneurs with innovative projects with business angels and other private investors.

Conexo Venture invests in exceptional individuals with passion for solving hard challenges and bringing disruptive innovation to high growth markets. They favor software investments with scalable and defensible business models, often leveraging cutting-edge artificial intelligence techniques, in these high growth sectors

Draper B1, formerly known as Bbooster Ventures, is a company that supports and invests in ambitious founders aiming to change the world. Their main values as a company are their hands-on investors and value-added global network.

The company eases connections between startups, suppliers, accelerators, corworkings and investors. By joining the largest startup community you will gain visibility among investors that are looking for interesting projects to invest in; you will get a transparent vision of the current ecosystem situation; and you will increase your networking opportunities.

Zubi Labs finances startups that create a positive social impact or environmental impact. Their objective is to invest in the creation of companies that make a better world.

CDTI

The CDTI has different instruments to fund R&D&i projects and to create and consolidate technology
startups.

Invest in Spain

In the website of Invest in Spain (ICEX) you can find specific aids and grants for your company by filtering them by sector, industry and region.

València Activa

Entrepreneurship grants by València Activa

IVACE

Valencian Investment Desk.

Plan España Emprende by Cámara de Comercio Valencia

Plan España Emprende by Cámara de Comercio Valencia supports the creation and consolidation of new businesses. Through all the phases of this plan, entrepreneurs will be trained, advised and guided in matters of administrative procedures and competitive matters, among others.

Programa PAEM by Cámara de Comercio

Programa PAEM by Cámara de Comercio supports entrepreneur women with either a business project or a modernization or expansion plan for their current company. They provide different services such as business information, business advice and orientation, strategic development or networking creation.

Valencian Institute of Finance

The Valencian Institute of Finance (IVF) grants credits, loans and guarantees to companies and entities of private nature.

Enisa

Enisa provides financing aids for early-stage startups, pymes and business projects thinking of expanding their activity or achieving a competitive improvement.

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