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Vitálik Buterin, co-founder of the Ethereum network, will participate in South Summit Madrid 2023

  • Known for being the world's youngest crypto-billionaire, Buterin will share the keys to success with young entrepreneurs at the new edition of the innovative ecosystem meeting.

  • Executives and representatives of 21 national and international unicorns, including Glovo, Cabify, and Creditas, will also participate in the 11th edition of South Summit Madrid.

  • Darin Olien, creator of the docuseries "Down to Earth with Zac Efron", and John Elkington, founder of Volans and expert in sustainability and entrepreneurship, have also confirmed their participation as featured speakers at #SouthSummit23.

  • More than xx internationally renowned speakers in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship, and the business world will share with attendees their views and developments on the latest trends affecting the ecosystem.

  • Co-organized by ⦁ IE University, ⦁ South Summit will be held from 7-9th June at La Nave in Madrid under the theme 'Today 2030'.

Madrid, 30th of May 2023. South Summit, co-organized by IE University, continues to welcome great leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation as renowned participants in its 11th edition, to be held in Madrid from the 7th to the 9th of June at La Nave. Thus, the main event for the innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem has just announced the participation of programmer Vitálik Buterin (Moscow, 1994), known worldwide for being the co-founder of the blockchain network Ethereum and the cryptocurrency Ether, the second most important cryptocurrency in the world. Buterin is also known for being the co-founder of 'Bitcoin Magazine' in 2012, as well as the world's youngest 'crypto billionaire', according to 'Forbes’ magazine.

Buterin will present the keys to success for young entrepreneurs at South Summit Madrid 2023. An objective that is also shared by the representatives and managers of 21 national and international unicorns that have confirmed their participation in the meeting, including Glovo, Cabify, and Creditas.

#SouthSummit23 has also confirmed the participation of Darin Olien (USA, 1970), a well-known author, podcast host, and wellness expert with several books on health and wellness. In 2020, Olien produced and co-starred with actor Zac Efron in the series 'Down to Earth with Zac Efron', a two-season documentary aired on Netflix for which he won an Emmy Award.

Sustainability and the health of the planet will be one of the main points of debate in the conferences of the 11th edition of South Summit, not only with the representation of Darin Olien but also with the participation of John Elkington (UK, 1949), founding partner and executive chairman of Volans, a company aimed at bringing together the future thinking of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Elkington is also a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development, an ecology and sustainability consultant to various multinationals, the author or co-author of 19 books on sustainability and corporate responsibility, and is considered a highly respected speaker, with over 1,000 lectures to his name, including a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

In addition to these three prominent figures for the eleventh edition of South Summit Madrid 2023, more than xx speakers of international prestige in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship, and the world of business will share with attendees their views and developments on the latest trends affecting the ecosystem. Among them are Pablo Isla, former CEO of Inditex and President of the International Board of Trustees of IE University; Pau Gasol, former athlete and investor and advisor in projects dedicated to sport and health; Jenny Fielding, Managing Partner of Everywhere Ventures; Padmasree Warrior, founder, president and CEO of Fable; Andrew Winston, manager of Winston Eco-Strategies; Ruchika Sikri, partner at Wisdom Ventures; Dr. Christian Nagel, co-founder of Earlybird Venture Capital; Mayra Castro, CEO of InvestAmazonia; Robyn O'Brien, co-founder of RePlant Capital; and Sergio Furio, founder, and CEO of Creditas.

The transformative power of AI, the future of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain, and the great challenge of the fight against climate change will be some of the central themes in the program of this edition of South Summit. All content will be based on the theme 'Today 2030', an approach to bring the future closer to the present and reflect the upcoming challenges facing the planet and society, always through entrepreneurship and innovation, and with sustainability, education, and diversity as the axes of the future.

According to PwC estimates, this year's edition of #SouthSummit23 is expected to generate around 28 million euros in activity in the city of Madrid alone, which would imply a 37% growth compared to the economic impact achieved in 2022, when all records were broken.

South Summit Madrid 2023 has the institutional support of Spain Up Nation, the Community of Madrid, and the Madrid City Council, as well as Mutua Madrileña, Google for Startups, BBVA Spark, Endesa, Toptal, Wayra - Telefónica Innovation and BStartup of Banco Sabadell.

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