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Islands and innovation

By Ricard Garriga | 2017

Ricard Garriga is the co-founder of Menorca Millennials, the first decelerator for start-ups. "In order to Decelerate we have to step back, think hard and think big" The event brings togehter 20 international startups and serial entrepreneurs to immerse themselves a decelerator experience and live together on the campus with visiting top figures of the global entrepreneurial and economic ecosystem along with global venture capitalists. In this interview, Ricard explains the backbones of this initiative and defines the potential of the islands as latent spaces where innovation also takes place. 
* Interview in Spanish.

Ricard Garriga

Co-founder of Menorca Millennials and Torret Road Capital. Previous was the head of start-up strategy at YouNoodle, a start-up company based in a garage office in SOMA, San Francisco with a subsidiary in Barcelona and Santiago de Chile. He holds a Telecommunications engineering degree, MBA at La Salle and Executive Education at Haas School of Business - UC Berkeley. 

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