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The Graduation of Imagine 2011

After a month of intense team work they made it! Álvaro, Javi, Nestor, Carmina, Oscar, Albert, Jordi, Rubén, Janire, Elena, Jesús and Aitor presented their ideas and prototypes in Silicon Valley and they oficially graduated as Dreamers. The final event of the Imagine Project was hosted by the Catalan TV journalist Bibiana Ballbé. Along with Moritz beer, official sponsor of the event, she brought a taste of Barcelona to the ceremony at Public Works San Francisco.

The four groups presented their projects in front of a large audience, eager to hear their disruptive ideas. Among the attendees we could see different professionals from top companies in the Bay Area such as Google, Apple, Craigslist, Agilent and IDEO. For instance its founder and General Manager Tom Kelley was there. So were different representatives from leading Spanish companies, such as Everis or Cink, who were some of the more than 200 people who listened to the presentations. The topics of the night were The Future of Advertising, The Future of the Smart Apparel, The Future of The Urban Mobility and the Future of the Shopping Experience.

If you want to find out more about these topics and the prototypes presented during the night, stayed tuned during the first week of August when more details will be published.

Despite the added difficulty of presenting in English, which is not their native language, the dreamers exceeded everyone’s expectations. The audience was so impressed that some people inquired about the near future of these ideas. The ceremony ended with the official diplomas being handed out by Xavi Verdaguer, founder of the Imagine Center, Ari Mateu Imagine Center Director among other staff. Straight after this, some time was left networking and then Sexy Visuals took over the stage for a synchronized performance of music and visual effects.

Remember! Watch this space during the first week of September and you will discover the inventions of these 12 dreamers.


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