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i-Calmer, winning project of the first entrepreneurship competition of the University of Navarra in Madrid

40 students from different master's programs presented their business plans to a jury of alumni.


FotoCedida/Fromleft to right, Carmen Lucía Gil, student of the Master's Degree in Architecture; David Luquin, director of development at Innovation Factory; and Ana Belén Nieto, student of the Executive Master's Degree in Corporate Reputation.

23 | 02 | 2021

The first edition of the entrepreneurship program Fast Track program for master's degree students concluded last Wednesday at the University of Navarra 's graduate postgraduate headquarters in Madrid. During the competition, in which more than 40 students from the different master's programs of the University participated, the teams had different training sessions on canvas models, financial statements, business plans and communication with which they could gradually develop the value proposition of their entrepreneurial projects.

During the final, the teams had to make an elevator pitch in front of a jury of alumni who agreed to return to the University to help, guide and decide who the winners would be. The alumni, Álvaro Garridofrom the 94' Journalism graduating class, and Teresa García-Guerrerofrom Journalism '96, formed the jury together with Belén Goñi, director of the Innovation Factory, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University of Navarra.

Finally, three of the seven projects were awarded prizes. i-Calmer, an ergonomic and technological cushion made of soft material that helps to fall asleep, won the first prize consisting of technological material valuedat €1,000. The winning team was formed by SantiagoCastillo, student of the double Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession and Tax Consultancy of the Faculty of Law; Carmen Lucía Gil, student of the Master's Degree in Architecture of the School of Architecture; Ana Belén Nieto, Executive Master's Degree in Corporate Reputation of the Faculty ofCommunication; and Ignacio Toribio, Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering of the School of Engineering (Tecnun).

Ecow, team formed by Irina Alecha, journalism alumni of the Faculty of Communication and head of communication of Atelier by ISEM; Álvaro Pérez, student of the Master in Big Data Science of the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DATAI); Álvaro Campos, Master in Architecture of the School of Architecture; and Juncal Bachiller, of the same master, won the prize for the best feasible idea with € 500 in technological material. The project consisted of the creation of a co-working space that offers specialized services for e-commerce startups and companies that want to make the leap to online sales.

The award for entrepreneurship, which consisted of another €500 in technological material, went to Javier González, a student of the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Valencia, and his project Visión VR, which records with augmented reality large sporting or musical events so that those who own virtual reality glasses can enjoy them as if they were there.TecnunThe prize for entrepreneurship, which consisted of another 500€ in technological material, went to Javier González, a student of the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Valencia, and his project Visión VR, which uses augmented reality to record major sporting or musical events so that those wearing virtual reality glasses can enjoy them as if they were there.

La Pera, a project where you can learn and train with your idols, Carry On, a luggage and backpack rental company, Cocinas Contigo, spaces to cook and enjoy with friends and family without washing up afterwards, and Nutrifast, which combines nutritionists' advice with the delivery of daily or weekly meals to its clients, were the other projects that took part in the first edition of the Fast Track aimed at master's degree students in Madrid.

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