Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence is the winner of the Accelerate category of the Santander X Spain Award 2021. This award is structured in two categories: to promote the best business ideas in the early phases and the best Spanish startups already established.
Reaching the final phase has been a highly competitive process. Of all the initiatives that were presented in the first moment, only 100 went to the next phase based on criteria such as differential innovation, the business model or the profile of the entrepreneurs. Afterwards, 10 finalists were selected per category who had to present a final pitch of 4 minutes.
Cristina Vilanova represented DARWIN in this last pitch, explaining the services of our company: offering personalized microbial solutions applicable to sectors as diverse as food, human health and the environment. The award consists of a cash prize, a mentoring service and personalized advice. In addition, this award gives us the opportunity to compete internationally with the best entrepreneurs from other countries and to represent Spain in the Santander X Global Award 2022.
We wanted to thank Banco Santander and Santander X for this award that is so important to us. We also wanted to highlight the main reason of the success of DARWIN, and it’s all because of the incredible team we have.