The Cellnex Foundation selects 5 startups for its acceleration and social impact programme

The Cellnex Foundation selects 5 startups for its acceleration and social impact programme
The Cellnex Foundation selects 5 startups for its acceleration and social impact programme

Through this initiative, the Foundation supports entrepreneurial projects where technology, connectivity and sustainability are key factors in solving social and environmental challenges.

The Cellnex Foundation is launching the fourth edition of its startup acceleration programme Cellnex Bridge. In collaboration with the accelerator AticcoLab and the social innovation consultancy Innuba, this edition welcomes five promising social impact startups that will receive financial support, training and mentoring to boost their projects.

The program, focused on supporting projects with a positive impact and ensuring inclusion in an increasingly digitalized society, will last eight months. During this time, startups will have to carry out a Proof of Concept that contributes to reducing the social, digital and/or territorial gap.

Comprehensive support and strategic resources

To this end, entrepreneurs will benefit from privileged access to top-level mentors, specialised in innovation, entrepreneurship and impact, who will accompany and support them throughout the start-up and development process. They will participate in training sessions, workshops and practical classes given by experts in the sector, and will work on key aspects such as the business plan, financing, communication strategies, creativity and soft skills, always with the support of the telecommunications company Cellnex Telecom.

In addition, the programme will grant a contribution of 15,000 euros to each of the startups, allowing them to develop and validate their innovative ideas in a real environment. This initial investment is part of the Cellnex Foundation’s commitment to foster the growth and viability of projects that promote a positive and sustainable social impact.

“We are excited to kick off the fourth edition of Cellnex Bridge with the addition of five promising startups. Their dedication and innovative proposals are a reflection of the kind of positive impact we want to foster. Our goal is to provide them with the tools and support they need to transform their ideas into real and effective solutions,” highlights Àngels Ucero, director of the Cellnex Foundation.

This year, startups will once again have the opportunity to experience the Mobile World Congress 2025 at the Cellnex Telecom stand, benefiting from the growth and visibility advantages that come with attending a global event of this nature. They will also have special advantages in subscribing to various services and digital platforms offered by AticcoLab partners, such as Amazon, HubSpot and Stripe, among others; coworking spaces to work and develop their projects; and the availability of two free workstations at Aticco Workspaces (Barcelona or Madrid) for each participant.

Initiatives that reduce gaps

Bridging the social, territorial and digital divide has been a key element in all the selected initiatives, covering a variety of approaches: from applications focused on protecting vulnerable groups, promoting sustainability and rural areas, to inclusive projects focused on education.

The call for projects, which was open from May 8 to June 16, attracted numerous interesting initiatives committed to social impact. Five of them are now part of the fourth edition:

First up, Atom H2, which offers a modular on-site hydrogen generation and storage system, using surplus renewable energy and producing only water as a by-product. Its metal hydride technology enables safe and long-lasting storage, ideal for remote locations.

Domotik Mind, which offers a monitoring service for dependent people using artificial intelligence. Its sensors respect intimacy and privacy while monitoring in real time, detecting emergency situations and requesting necessary help.

StartKidsUp, for its part, develops social and emotional skills in children and adolescents to prepare them as agents of change in a technological world. It offers extracurricular activities, teacher training and curricular projects that foster entrepreneurship and leadership.

Talxapp helps people with disabilities through innovations in software and distributive manufacturing. Its flagship product, TalX, is an “inclusive WhatsApp” that connects people with disabilities with their social environment and the services they need.

And finally, Vamos Rural, which helps small producers and hosts to digitalise their tourism offering at no additional cost. It has created a platform that allows users to book directly with local suppliers, ensuring that more than 85% of the income stays in the community.

These startups will meet in mid-July at the headquarters of the Cellnex Foundation (Barcelona) to celebrate the formal start-up day of the program, during which they will present their projects and the first basic workshops will be held on financial, legal, marketing and business topics.

Commitment to social innovation

Since its launch in July 2021, the Cellnex Foundation has supported a total of 14 startups, fulfilling its objective of promoting innovation and social entrepreneurship. With the addition of these five new startups, the Cellnex Bridge community continues to grow, consolidating itself as a benchmark in the acceleration of projects with a positive impact. A vital space where entrepreneurs with high human value and powerful projects, mentors and Cellnex staff share ideas, resources, experiences and other materials of interest among members of all editions, expanding horizons beyond the end of the program.

An initiative that reinforces the commitment of the Cellnex Foundation and all its collaborators to contribute to a more connected and sustainable society, facilitating an environment where ideas can flourish and transform reality.

 
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