Francisco Estevan

CEO and Co-founder of Innsomnia, Founder and Advisor, LocalEurope Consulting and

An Entrepreneur and Founder with a wealth of experience in European policy, finance and business, entrepreneurship, he has spent the past 15 years providing economic consultancy at a European level through the creation of his first company, LocalEurope Consulting. Owing to an interest in the financial world and new technologies, he would later go on to start, a self-management platform that specialises in grants and subsidies for SMEs and freelancers who provide B2B services to public financial and administrative public entities, both in Spain and the E.U.

Following his accumulated expertise as an entrepreneur, and with the aim of creating an Open Innovation Hub with international connections, he co-founded Innsomnia Accelerator, the first fintech accelerator in Spain and the first Digital Innovation Hub in the field of fintech and insurtech, as recognised by the European Union.

Today Innsomnia is one of the most important Open Innovation Hubs in Spain. In addition to providing acceleration and incubation to startups from all around the world across distinct verticals: fintech, insurtech, legaltech, industria 4.0. and agrotech, Innsomnia also provides workshops and business training programmes that are developed for companies and entrepreneurs and focus on the main technologies involved with the transformation of the global economic model: Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, 3D Printing, Robotics, Virtual and Augmented Reality and more…

The talent route
2018 saw the launch of The Talent Route, the world’s first network of independent accelerators. Inspired by the Innsomnia model it does not require capital from startups and helps them to connect with corporates with the aim of
promoting talent internationally. This firm commitment towards innovation, digitalisation and Open Innovation has allowed Innsomnia and to work directly with some of the most important companies in Spain, including Bankia, Mapfre and Accenture. The public sector has also placed its trust in Innsomnia and its group companies with important projects and, as a result, the ICEX, the European Commission and CESCE are already  collaborating with Fran Estevan on the design of innovation and digitalization.

Similarly Fran Estevan is a renowned writer and speaker, an expert in new technologies, innovation, policy and financing. Collaborating regularly with newspapers, magazines and specialised publications, his work
within the academic world is well known thanks to participation in conferences and presentations. His weekly opinion column “Pymes and Roll” is published in El Mundo, a l eading publication, and offers insight and
reflection of recent events in the world of economy and business.