On Friday, February 01, starting from 10:30, Startup Grind Prishtina presents Mr. Albert Colomer, the co-founder of Espinet and Executive Director of Business Angel Network Catalunya.
Albert is an innovative social entrepreneur, entrepreneurship guru and active Business Angel. Driven by the power of entrepreneurship to tackle both personal and social challenges, Albert co-founded (1986) and presently chairs Autoocupació, an independent NGO charity, committed to the empowerment of entrepreneurs and to support them through all stages of business development, by means of training, counseling, mentoring and financing. Together with the involvement of public and private institutions as well as fellow partners, Autoocupació has helped thousands of start-ups and entrepreneurs to get born, to grow and to scale up.
He is a passionate entrepreneur’s coach as well as an inspiring and compelling speaker, as well as recipient of the Euronews EU Business Personality of the Year 2017 Award.
Albert has also had a role as think tank guru, lobbyer and policy maker: as President of CAT Formació (trade union representing the Catalan training sector), as well as member of both the Catalan and the Spanish Employers’ Confederations (CECOT and FOMENT, respectively), Albert main achievement has been to successfully shape pro-enterprise policies for business to seize market opportunities, thus removing barriers for growth and liberalizing economic activities.
Passionate speaker and inspiring writer, Albert holds a Master’s Degree in Economic and Business Sciences from Barcelona University UAB. His books on management, entrepreneurship and investment, i.e “Steps and Costs for setting up a self-employment project” (six editions) or “Business Angels: driving the business innovation”, or his “Entrepreneurship Library” have helped thousands of readers on his entrepreneurial pathway
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