Sánchez-Ocaña Alejandro Suárez. TIME-sector employer since 1998 CEO of the Group Publispain, the network of blogs Entertainment Networks SL and Leisure Blogs, Chairman of Inversora Foley, Director and Founding Partner of Yes.fm, advisor and investor in several companies in innovation, new technologies and internet.
Next Wednesday the 8th I will be in Initiator in Madrid at 1815 on the field of the CAN in the Calle Juan Bravo # 3 in Madrid. Far from being a date more, have raised me as something special for several reasons I wanted to share.
First follow the evolution of initiator for a long time. I have never attended one, and during these months have seen several via the Web, as one with Jaume Ferrer in Barcelona talking about online advertising that I liked, or with Jesús Alonso on restaurantes.com. It started in Madrid, my city has passed characters who follow his career as Carlos Blanco, Ismael El-Qudsi, Luis Martin Caviedes, Emilio Marquez, Rodolfo Carpintier, Jaime Estévez, Jesús Encinar, Axel Serena and many others
I think I know little by little by any of the promoters, as Angel Maria, or Javier Martin (the third sponsor, Lucas Rodriguez, I do not know him personally) and I recognize that I will surprise a lot of capacity and branch franchise idea to other cities, I think that conceptually it is very important and it is especially rewarding as possible.
Efforts are Valencia, San Sebastian, Granada, Zaragoza, Galicia ... I feel sensational and very enriching to have a presence on items as diverse, in a sector, ours, who lives just a lot of navel-gazing that has basically from Madrid and Barcelona . I would love to attend one in a medium sized city such as Granada and Zaragoza, live from another point of view local concerns and ideas of entrepreneurs away from Madrid and Barcelona, which is already too large bias.
Basically in Madrid, I have been learning this past year many people that I talked about the environment and good vibes from the hard core who came to begin in Madrid, and I believe in a totally surreal took 4-5 months to several different people saying "the next go, "and I have every intention ... but I have not been any of those times, especially since the schedule complicates me and I can hardly" go out "literally in the office type 5 in the afternoon.
All that is left behind because I'll finally whether or if, as I have been invited to give a brief talk, but frankly, I hate not having come before others. But every cloud has a silver lining, and it will make when you return after lunch to the office, throwing out milk to Madrid and see the time noque to see my usual workload and think "it will be next month" ...
A few days ago Angel Maria Post to Twitter my presence, although he did not remember what we talked about for months and months now (my usual forgetfulness), and I remember asking what you want to talk?. The answer "what reporting you want" not directed me too, but this weekend I've gone, mentally shaping the issue and I decided to say something that some people in the industry already know, but had not commented beyond certain circles.
I take my presence this Wednesday to talk publicly for the first time a project where I have worked almost 1 year, a start-up biotechnology and the Internet, a project that I am thrilled and I think there may be very interesting in Spain for what it represents innovation, forward genetic level, of research opportunities open to scientists throughout the country and because it is a highly developed sector which combines Internet, innovation, medicine, genetics and molecular biology in putting threshold of preventive medicine "on demand", ie of personalized medicine based on genetic makeup, strengths and weaknesses of the individual.
And I thought, also the best way to do so will not only be telling it, but I want to do something special and different.
First I would like to the hundreds of doubts and questions in a circle, known for months that the project can not only tell but also show it. For this I plan to offer the possibility that one of these can, in a very simple DNA test done through your saliva.
Similarly, someone can also have the experience to make their own biochip, and receive in the coming weeks its results, and indications, take so that all present can see and "touch" this is my own BioChip, Genetic ID my own, 2 large reports, one scientist and one at end user level with my genetic decoding based on the sequencing of 96 genes, which represent not only the chemical essence of who I am as an individual, but also alerting of the problems, weaknesses, strengths and genetic predispositions that I have as a person and know who are key to my future health. I think it will be interesting to see something in mind that scientific and technical input is currently available only 4-5 companies worldwide and has been the product of tremendous scientific team's work exceptional medical geneticist Dr. Lao.
And even as appropriate-doubt, and not whether it will be successful and would love to hear opinions "that the day after, on Thursday 9 for those who remain concerned have not been able to attend, hang a few days to be consulted on this blog. if I think it will be the highest degree of public exposure I've done in my life and possibly ever do, is something very personal, but I think it can be very useful for some people to come and learn about the concept, possibilities and opening the roads to get to know and genetically analyzed.
Wednesday will be the kick-out public Genolab if well be called the bio-tech startup that is currently being funded and starting work on several agreements with private investors, and as discussed in more detail in Initiator, and I would like the final quarter, was fully operational. It's a nice project, incredibly ambitious, which took many months learning a lot and I think it is a sector that represents the ultimate expression of research and innovation with a useful and tangible goal that can improve the health of many people in the coming years.
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