Last June 23rd, the sixth edition of the Canary Island Bbooster Week came to an end; this event is organized by the accelerator Bbooster Ventures and the Ministry of Economy, Industry, Commerce and Knowledge of the Government of the Canary Islands.
Only eight of the fifty companies enrolled were chosen to take part in this event which took place in Gran Canaria, and DayPass was one of the lucky eight.
We spent 5 days living in the same venue with the other participants and taking part in workshops, tests and one-to-one meetings. Anything that was necessary to get to know the start-ups first-hand and to discover who would receive the 75,000 euros of investment, and would become a member of the accelerator Bbooster Ventures.
So far, Bbooster Ventures has launched more than 70 startups which base their business model on the Internet and on mobile applications. Companies such as Gear Translations (originally from Argentina but incorporated in the Canary Islands), Beroomers and Iristrace have emerged from previous events. This event also enjoys the participation of highly relevant international investment funds such as FFVC (USA), Maxfield (Russia) and Prime Ventures (Netherlands), in addition to Draper Venture Capital.
In this edition the startups lucky enough to join this exclusive group were Fruitsapp, a platform that connects companies and clients in the commerce of vegetables and fruit, and Blunder, whose knowledge management app for companies helps them get to know their employees better and solve problems that arise on a day to day basis.
Although we were not on the winners’ podium we greatly enjoyed this experience and learned a great deal from it, and new doors are now open for us through which we’ll be passing in the near future. DayPass won’t be giving up. As of today, we have already signed agreements with Grupo Posadas, Best Hotel, Hard Rock, Melià, Barceló, Iberostar, Cordial… And we are currently offering day passes, leisure days or DayPass offers in heavenly locations such as Mexico, cosmopolitan hotels in the heart of Barcelona, luxury resorts in Marbella, and, among many more, on our native island, Gran Canaria, the place with the best climate in the world.