FlexSim, CargoBici, Pay Mark Fast, Vonzu, Internet of Things, StockAgile, Way Director and Mayordomo are the eight international emerging companies that have participated in the 22-week eDelivery Accelerator program.

 

  • The eDelivery Accelerator Program, organized by the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (CZFB) and La Salle Technova Barcelona, has already accelerated in 2 years 15 startups with 151 workers and a turnover of € 3 million and has raised an investment higher than € 4M.

 

Barcelona, January 14, 2020-. This morning has taken place the closing session of the second eDelivery Acceleration Program, promoted by the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona and La Salle Campus Barcelona-URL through its innovation park La Salle Technova Barcelona. This program aims to encourage the creation of innovative projects and market opportunities for the participating Startups. The startups selected to participate in the program have been FlexSim, CargoBici, Pay Mark Fast, Vonzu, Internet of Things, StockAgile, Way Director and Mayordomo.  

 During the 22-week duration, the eDelivery Accelerator Program has put the eight participating startups in contact with consolidated companies such as Ametller Origen Group, Bricomart, Consum Cooperativa, Desigual, Freshperts, Go popup, Ikea, Mango, Trison, Ulabox or Vienna with a double objective: on the one hand, the consolidated corporations have informed startups of their specific technological needs to optimize the final distribution of their products. On the other hand, startups have been able to present their digital novelties and learn how they should evolve in order to collaborate with these companies in a way that is beneficial to both parties.

Pere Navarro, Special Delegate of the State at the Consorci de la Zona Franca stressed that “the Consorci de la Zona Franca is a great tool for economic and social transformation. We want to be a factory of opportunities and that is why we are supporting projects like the one we started two years ago, with the help of La Salle Technova Barcelona, ​​with the first fair acceleration program in our country, aimed at logistic and real estate startups, through of our SIL, eDelivery Barcelona and Barcelona Meeting Point fairs.” Navarro also recalled that the main objective of this acceleration program is “to help participating startups improve their business skills by providing tools to identify, develop and create market opportunities.”

Josep Miquel Piqué, Executive President of La Salle Technova Barcelona, stressed that “the eDelivery accelerator not only contributes to the digital transformation of the sector, but also boosts the growth of innovative companies. The Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona and La Salle Technova Barcelona have already accelerated 15 startups in these two editions that have 151 workers, invoice more than € 3M and have raised an investment of more than € 4M.

In addition to Corporate Workshops, during the eDelivery Accelerator Program, advice and guidance Investment Readiness has been carried out to achieve successful investment rounds, team sessions to achieve the consolidation of high performance teams aimed at entrepreneurs and Agile Sales with advanced marketing techniques and sales that link theoretical and practical concepts providing a global vision aimed at results.

The startups that have participated in the eDelivery Accelerator Program offer technological solutions for very diverse fields of the logistics sector. CargoBici advises companies that wish to take firm steps towards cycling as a solution to congestion and pollution in cities, as they are the most efficient, economic and sustainable vehicles on the market, with the added bonus of having undergone rigorous development, in some cases, for more than 30 years. FlexSim is a discrete event simulation software package developed by FlexSim Software Products, Inc. The FlexSim family of products currently includes the general purpose FlexSim product and FlexSim Healthcare. Internet of things S.L offers real-time visibility of your company’s assets and inventory throughout the entire logistics chain. • Enterprise, • Rental, • Retail, • Warehouse and logistics. Pay Mark Fast is an innovative company that uses technology to improve the shopping experience without having to wait. Thanks to the RFID technology, all products are identified, acting as an alarm system. StockAgile is a specific ERP for retail sale that allows users to manage stores, e-commerce, the brand and all its operations on a single platform. Thanks to StockAgile’s complete store and brand management software, everything will be more controlled and optimized. VONZU integrates and digitizes all the processes and operations of the last mile distribution providing 360º visibility to all the agents involved. It is the solution to the lack of technology in the sector helping companies face the logistical challenges.

The Consorci de la Zona Franca and La Salle Technova announce that the call is open so that interested startups can choose to be part of the 3rd eDelivery Accelerator Program. Newly created companies (less than 3 years old) that have innovative solutions that impact the logistics, delivery and last mile sector can participate. To do so, startups can present their projects through an online platform at www.edeliverybarcelona.es The call will be open until April 3.

The support of the Consorci de la Zona Franca and La Salle Technova for innovation and technology is not limited to the logistics sector. Both institutions organize another acceleration program focused on the real estate sector whose third edition opened on January 20.