In 2019 Talent Garden is coming to Madrid and today we had a sneak peek of the campus that is still under construction.
A great event that welcomed the Spanish innovation ecosystem into our newest campus that is located in Calle de Juan de Mariana 15, an area between Atocha and Méndez Álvaro in Madrid. With a reported 32% of Spain’s tech community being based in Madrid, the need for a work environment that allows them to focus on maximizing their businesses, gaining new skills and being surrounded by talented professionals is vital for the Spain tech startup scene. When Talent Garden Madrid will open its doors in mid-May, it will answer these needs, providing the local digital and tech community with an innovation network of over 3500 talents from across Europe and give them access to the Talent Garden Innovation School.
Talent Garden has continued to lead the way by connecting digital innovators and developing new synergies that help increase the chances of meeting potential partners, collaborators and investors. This new space is an important part of the investment that Talent Garden plans to make in Spain, using our last round of financing in which we collected 44 million euros.
Isabel Salazar Country Manager Talent Garden Spain, presented at the event saying “Spain is a big priority for Talent Garden and we want to expand quickly, first with this campus in Madrid and in 2020 another campus in Barcelona. Our network of tech and digital entrepreneurs on a European level already has 3,500 members, and we are excited to add the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Madrid to this international network”
The main campus spans across 4 floors with community areas, event spaces for up to 150 people, workshop and meeting rooms, private offices, a rooftop terrace and a cafe. It will also have our Talent Garden Innovation School offering sector professionals numerous masterclasses and digital transformation programs for companies, in addition to part-time and full-time courses open to anyone who wants to participate.
Davide Dattoli CEO, Talent Garden also spoke during the event ensuring that “Our main goal is to find new ways to support the people that are building and developing new technology in Europe and to give them an ecosystem in their countries of origin where they can grow.” He continued “It is because of this reason we have come to Madrid. We really believe that there is an incredible amount of talent growing both here and in Barcelona and in many other cities in Spain and we want all of them to be connected with the rest of Europe.” Davide ended his speech explaining that “Talent Garden will be an important hub for the Madrid ecosystem, that will support the best startups, the best entrepreneurs, and the most innovative professionals”.