Tech startups can be found everywhere these days—from leading global cities to destinations that may not come to mind when thinking about technology. The city of Murcia in southeastern Spain is one such locale where budding entrepreneurs are developing innovative solutions for both local and global markets.
The home of the third oldest university in Spain and largest in the Región de Murcia, Murcia has both a highly educated, tech savvy workforce and a growing network of local resources for entrepreneurs. The following are the top 11 tech startups from Murcia you need to know about in 2017.
Odilo is a global leader in the eBook industry—the company offers a comprehensive suite of products for discovering/managing/distributing print and digital materials. Its library currently houses over one million English, Spanish, and other foreign language titles from 2,500 publishers. The platform also allows users to upload their own local content.
LEVERADE is a sports league and tournament management platform that allows users to compete with their friends and colleagues. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
It’s an unfortunate fact that only 10% of startups make it to their third year of operations, with most failing to turn their ideas into viable products. Many of these failures occur simply because of lack of resources—Idlee’s platform aims to mitigate this by enabling startups to collectively share resources and reduce costs: office space, vehicles, technology, and more.
Watching foreign movies is one of the best ways to learn a new language—to this end, MultiDub users can enjoy movies/series in the language of their choice, with or without on-screen captions.
Upicus is a management platform designed to streamline all facets of a business: communications, finance, strategic planning, events, and other data/process structures. The offering combines all of these into an intuitive visual management console for an integrated view of the organization.
Bridzy is a social network designed to help soon-to-be newlyweds with their wedding planning. The mobile app features chat rooms, messaging, photo/video sharing, and more.
Vivainnova has developed an innovation called the Ultra Flexible Printed Circuit (UFPC) that combines printed electronics with traditional silicon components, resulting in printed circuits and components that are thinner, lighter, and more flexible.
AgileAuthor has developed an agile writing canvas for business writers and professionals—the visual storyboarding and writing platform features writer/editor collaboration features, goal setting and progress monitoring, and more.
PleeseMe’s platform allows users to publish favor requests and the amount they’re willing to compensate for completion; interested parties can bid/make offers and view favors by list or on an interactive map.
VisuaLook’s platform allows fashion retailers to offer their online shoppers a more immersive experience—its technology allows shoppers to see how a particular garment fits on a 3D avatar with their own morphological measurements. The solution also features an intelligent size recommendation engine and support for multiple platforms.
Though long overshadowed by larger cities like Madrid or Barcelona, Murcia may soon be known for its promising, ever-expanding collective of internationally-focused startups. Additionally, local government-funded programs and collaborations such as the recent Arctic Startups in the Sun – Murcia Edition are positioning the city favorably on the global tech stage. Be sure to keep these 11 startups and the city on your radar in 2017 and beyond.