Marbella starts a Business Angels Network

by Deborah Cater
Business Angels Network starts in Marbella
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Marbella council signs an agreement with Les Roches international hotel management school to get the Business Angels Network Marbella underway.

The Business Angels Network Marbella is an initiative bringing together talent and investment, particularly in the sphere of technology and innovation.

The council wants to attract informal investors to help talented young people bring their business ideas to fruition.  Mayor, Ángeles Muñoz said this is “so this talent stays in Marbella and isn’t forced to go elsewhere.”

Les Roches first to sign up

The council and Les Roches CEO Carlos Díez de La Lastra signed the agreement at the Vivero de Empresas.

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Carlos Díez de la Lastra, of Les Roches, said, “We are always proud to collaborate with projects of this type, especially those designed by the council and our town. This project has come at a very important time, when innovation and development in new technologies are the way forward, especially in the recovery from Covid-19. The creation of this network is a good start in attracting talent and entrepreneurs to the town,” he said.

Talent in Marbella

Marbella’s mayor explained the town has many talented young people who need this support tpo develop their business projects further. “They often have no business experience and therefore find it difficult to obtain financing,” she said.

“It is a project in which both the person who has the idea and the person who helps them to develop it are winners,” said Muñoz. “The protocol has taken time, but we are now ready to put it into effect. I am particularly grateful to Les Roches for being the first to subscribe to this agreement. We will now be expanding it to include other, equally important, Spanish and international foundations and companies,” she said.

The idea is the ‘business angels’ provide the money, and advice and training where needed.

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