announces the winning startups of its The Hop program

Startups iCommunity Labs, Liight, Passion Motorbike Factory, 6DLAB, SStrategy and Watson are those selected to be part of the second edition of The hop, the Estrella Galicia Collaborative Entrepreneurship Program.

The ‘The Hop Awards’ They have been held in Santiago de Compostela, in a gala in which twelve finalist startups, which had previously been selected from more than 270 applicationsThey have presented their projects to a committee of experts, formed by more than 30 internal and external professionals to the company.

The jury has announced the six startups that will be part of the three-month program, where they will receive a personalized acceleration plan and will have the opportunity to develop a pilot project within the ecosystem of Hijos de Rivera, a company that owns Galicia star, with a valuation of up to 20,000 euros. In addition, the six teams will have access to Espazo The Hop, A unique innovation physical environment in Madrid, where they can develop their projects.

Let's jump together, let's jump further

Under the slogan 'Let's jump together, let's jump further', Estrella Galicia starts the second edition of The Hop, framed within its Digital Transformation Plan, with the aim of collaborating with external talent, turning open innovation into a competitive advantage , as you have said at the gala Ignacio Rivera, CEO of Hijos de Rivera, “TheHop represents our hipster spirit, since it allows us to do the things of a different way to the traditional way. For Estrella Galicia it has meant a very important cultural change and continuous learning, helping us to implement projects with an impact on our value chain in a much more agile and fast"

For its part, Juan José Delgado, Chief Digital Officer of the company and one of those responsible for The Hop, He added that “The Hop allows us to test new business models and disruptive technologies, anticipating the changes that occur in the sector. This project from the beginning has been another step in our digital transformation process. "

In the event the 12 StartUps finalists of this edition, the 6 winners of the previous edition and the 5 companies that have been selected to participate in the TheHop Brasil program, recently launched by Estrella Galicia in that country.

Six winning startups of the 2nd edition of The Hop

The Hop has selected six Spanish technological-digital startups in the growth phase with the aim of adding value to Estrella Galicia and developing their pilot projects, as the winning startups of the first edition have done, which also achieved: increase your billing above 30%, Duplicate their equipment and even close a round of financing of 1 million euros during the acceleration process.

  • iCommunity Labs, is an ecosystem of services and blockchain tools designed to meet the needs of companies, simplifying and saving costs in its implementation.
  • Passion Motorbike Factory, which makes last mile delivery companies increase their deliveries by 30% per hour with more sustainable and smaller vehicles.
  • The Watson app proposal, which allows restaurant customers to request and pay the amount from their mobile, whether they want to consume it in the restaurant or if it is to take away.
  • The SStrategy startup, which allows companies to access the 6DLAB subscription system, specializing in the development of tailored technological solutions through immersive technologies, such as augmented reality or 3D.

In addition, on this occasion The Hop has sought technological-digital startups whose main purpose is to provide value to society and help meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Liight app, which offers rewards to the user for performing sustainable actions, such as movie tickets, technology, fashion, leisure plans, etc.