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Iñaki Arrola’s Leadership Talk: Life is about moving

Leadership Talks is an initiative part of Advantere’s training program to bring real stories of current leaders to our students.

On the last visit of 2022, we had the pleasure of speaking with Iñaki Arrola, Cofounder and managing partner of K Fund, a Venture Capital that has invested in more than 30 successful startups such as FactorialLucera o Bcome.

About Iñaki Arrola

Iñaki‘s story is not to be missed: he began his career as an entrepreneur with coches.com, an online automotive marketplace that revolutionized the sector in Spain in 2003.

In 2009 he started investing in startups as a business angel and in 2012, he founded Venture Capital Vitamina K.

This path from entrepreneurship to becoming an investor has been full of learnings that he now applies to work sustainably and prioritize the care of the team.

He currently plays a key role in K Fund, which specialize in technology projects of Spanish entrepreneurs.

"Life is about moving, doing things and how you do things"

Iñaki shared with us his experience as an entrepreneur and as an investor. He talked about the huge challenges an entrepreneur faces.

To him one of the most important aspects when considering an investment is the team. A diverse and balanced team is key in his opinion. To ensure that the team doesn’´t run into problems having a good shareholder agreement is crucial.

We also talked about the business model of Venture Capital and in that regard why sometimes it makes sense to be bootstrapped and grow with your resources.

Sometimes you don´t want investors that might interfere with your strategy.

What we've talked about:

00:16 What is your concept of leadership?

00:34 Which kind of leadership the world needs today?

00:50 How do you keep yourself connected to reality?

01:04 What do you recommend students to be re-solutionary today?

Stay tuned

Leadership Talks is a series of bi-weekly meetings between our students and leaders of innovation and social impact.

These talks are one of the many activities that are part of the training for our young re-solutionaries. We believe in a collaborative education that focuses on creating connections between people.

If you want to see the summary of each Leadership Talk, you can see the summaries in our social networks.


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Master in
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MIM-Master in
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Ousman Umar’s Leadership Talk: Change is needed and possible

Welcome to Leadership Talks, an initiative that is part of Advantere’s training program to bring real stories of current leaders to our students.

We have inaugurated this series of talks with Ousman Umar.

He is the founder of the NGO “NASCO Feeding Minds“, and the author of his autobiographical book “North to Paradise”, where he tells his touching story: a journey full of setbacks and determination, from his hometown in Ghana to the streets of Barcelona.

Ousman's Story

Ousman Umar shared with our students his life story and the mission of his NGO.

NASCO Feeding Minds is a response to everything he experienced during his journey from Fiaso to Barcelona. For four years, Ousman experienced the same scarcity, racism, and violence that many of his compatriots have to face in the search for a better life.

When he achieved his goal, he couldn’t help but wonder why he had to experience such hardship to get where he wanted to be. Until he changed his question to “what for“.

That’s when she decided to found her own NGO in 2012. Unlike other organizations focused on sending food to African countries, Ousman bet on fighting the digital divide.

His organization’s mission is to improve education in Ghana through technology because the information is power. That’s how to generate a positive social impact in the long term.

"Change is really needed and possible"

After the talk, we had the opportunity of keep some importan insights about leadership:

What we've talked about:

00:15 How do you stay connected to your reality?

01:09 The right place to lead change

01:44 The meaning of Leadership

Stay tuned

Leadership Talks is a series of bi-weekly meetings between our students and leaders of innovation and social impact.

These talks are one of the many activities that are part of the training for our young re-solutionaries. We believe in a collaborative education that focuses on creating connections between people.

If you want to see the summary of each Leadership Talk, you can see the summaries in our social networks.