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Luis Montes de Oca, dreamer #12

Luis Montes de Oca has won the contest to become dreamer #12 of the Imagine program.

The prize of this contest includes one month of training in the Silicon Valley of California.

Luis Montes de Oca, an entrepreneur from Cadiz and now based in Barcelona, will  travel to San Francisco with all expenses paid to participate through the month of July in the Imagine Creativity Silicon Valley 2013 program. Luis will have the opportunity to visit the most innovative companies and universities in the world (Google, Cisco, Stanford, etc..) and receive training from international experts on innovation and creativity.

In the contest that Luis has won, which was based on sending a creative video presentation, a total of 446 candidates participated of which 14 finalists were selected. These 14 finalists have been competing for two weeks which has ended with the following result.


1st position – Luis Montes de Oca (41 points)

2nd position – Anna Sala (35 points)

3rd position – Sara Molina (34 points)


The points, out of a possible maximum of 50, where granted by a panel of experts, Imagine staff, participants of past editions, personal interviews and votes (“likes”) achieved  through the Imagine Facebook page. (See contest rules and jury.)

The organization of Imagine would like to acknowledge the participation of the 446 candidates to the contest and particularly the 14 finalists who have held extraordinary campaigns to win votes. Some of the finalists getting than 3,000 votes in their videos! The organization would also like to thank all the members of the jury and the thousands of people who have voted for any of the candidatures.

Here the video Luis Montes de Oca presented to the contest:


And here the videos of the 14 finalists >>

During the next few days, we will announce the winners of the competitions organized by Everis, PWC, EADA, Inlea Foundation, Campus Creativity and PCTT, who will accompany Luis Montes de Oca to Silicon Valley Imagine 2013 program. The official presentation of the 12 participants of this third edition of Imagine will be held on June 14th in Barcelona. See invitation here >>


About Imagine:

IMAGINE is a Creativity Center in California’s Silicon Valley for the generation of ideas with the aim to change the world and to change the lives of the people who participate in the program. The third edition of IMAGINE will be launched on Friday June 14th in Barcelona with the company of the 12 participants. These participants are winners  of various creativity contests . The program will culminate with a public presentation of the ideas generated next July 29th in San Francisco.

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Luis Montes de Oca, dreamer #12

Luis Montes de Oca gana el concurso Dreamer #12 del programa IMAGINE.

El premio incluye  un mes de formación en el Silicon Valley de California

Luis Montes de Oca, emprendedor gaditano afincado en Barcelona, viajará a San Francisco con todos los gastos pagados para participar durante todo el mes de julio en el programa de creatividad Imagine Silicon Valley 2013. Luis tendrá la oportunidad de visitar las empresas y universidades más innovadoras del mundo (Google, Cisco, Stanford, etc.) y recibir formación de expertos internacionales en innovación y creatividad.

En el concurso que ha ganado Luis, que se basaba en enviar un video creativo de presentación, han participado 446 candidatos de los cuales se seleccionaron 14 finalistas que han estado compitiendo durante dos semanas con el siguiente resultado:


1era posición: Luis Monte de Oca (41 puntos)

2nda posición: Anna Sala (35 puntos) 

3era posición: Sara Molina (34 puntos)


Los puntos, sobre un máximo de 50 posibles, se podían conseguir de los votos de un jurado de expertos, del staff de imagine, de los participantes de pasadas ediciones, de entrevistas personales y de los votos conseguidos en la página de facebook de Imagine. (ver bases del concurso y jurado).

La organización de Imagine quiere agradecer la participación a los 446 candidatos del concurso y muy especialmente a los 14 finalistas que han llevado a cabo extraordinarias campañas para conseguir votos, llegando varios de ellos a conseguir más de 3.000 votos en sus vídeos. Asimismo, agradecer a todos los miembros del jurado y a las miles de personas que han votado a alguno de los candidatos.

Aquí el video que presentó al concurso Luis Montes de Oca:


Y aquí los vídeos de los finalistas >>

Durante los próximos días se darán a conocer en la siguiente página los ganadores de los concursos organizados por Everis, PWC, EADA, Inlea Foundation, Campus Creativity y PCTT, y que acompañarán a Luis Montes de Oca en el programa Imagine Silicon Valley 2013. El evento de presentación oficial de los 12 participantes de esta tercer edición de Imagine se llevará a cabo el próximo 14 de junio en Barcelona. Ver Invitación >>



IMAGINE es un Centro de Creatividad en el Silicon Valley de California para la generación de ideas que cambien el mundo y para cambiar la vida de las personas que participan en el programa. La tercera edición de IMAGINE se pondrá en marcha el próximo viernes 14 de junio en Barcelona con 12 participantes ganadores de distintos concursos de creatividad y culminará con la exposición pública de las ideas el próximo 29 de Julio en San Francisco.

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Imagine Silicon Valley 2013 – The Jury

All the competitions organized to select the 12 Dreamers for Imagine 2013 are reaching to an end. Each of the 12 Dreamers will be the winner of one of the competitions carried out by companies (Everis, PWC), business schools (EADA), internet (Dreamer #12), and entrepreneurship contests (Inlea, Campus Creativity BD Bacata , PCTT).

Given the high participation and great competition, for the final phase of these competitions we are going to be using Podium platform, from YouNoodle to ensure that the process is as professional and fair as possible.  The jury who is going to participate in the voting of the finalists is comprised of:


  • Sonia Mulero – Inlea Fountadion 
  • Anna Mercadé- Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona
  • Emilio Borrella – BD Promotores Colombia
  • Angel Gutierrez Borjabad – Everis
  • María del Socorro García- Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Tenerfie
  • Laura Santolaya del Burgo – Price Water House Coopers 
  • Pau Roig – EADA Business School
  • Sergio Herrero – BNP Paribas
  • Julie Chrysler –  Cisco


  • Xavier Verdaguer
  • Rosa Monge
  • Josep Lluis Sánchez
  • Philippe Delespesse
  • Elies Campo
  • Marta Aubia
  • Eliane Guiu
  • Javier Ideami
  • Victor Fortunado
  • Angelika Blendstrup

Dreamers of Past Editions

The voting criteria will be based on:

  1. Creativity in the presentation video
  2. Candidates background. Hobbies, achievements, relevant facts
  3. English speaking level
  4. Communication skills
  5. Campaign Conducted 

Good luck to all!



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Vote for your favorite finalist to Dreamer #12!

Here we present the finalists to become dreamer number 12 for Imagine Silicon Valley 2013!

The selection has been very difficult since we have received 446 great candidatures. A special thank you to everyone who has participated and congratulations to ALL! With your implication you have shown that you are already working on making the world a better place.

In the end there are not 10 finalists but 14 since there have been various ties and the jury has finally decided to continue the competition with these 14 candidates (7 male and 7 female). In the coming days personal interviews with the Imagine staff will be scheduled with the aim of learning more about these 14 candidates.

On May 31st at 00:01 am (Pacific Time) we will notify the winner among these 14 finalists.  The winner will become dreamer number 12, being able to join the program Imagine 2013 Silicon Valley with all expenses covered.

The voting proces for the selection of dreamer number 12 will be the following:

  •  votes from the representatives of each sponsor of Imagine (maximum 10 points)
  •  votes from Imagine 2013 staff (maximum 10 points)
  • votes from the dreamers of past editions of Imagine (maximum 10 points)
  • votes from interview between staff members and finalist (10 points)
  •  number of likes achieved on facebook (maximum 10 points)

The 11 remaining dreamers will be chosen from competitions organized by Imagine sponsors (BD promotoresInlea Foundation, Everis, PWC,  EADA, PCTT, etc..)


Best of luck and keep on dreaming!


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Dreamer Candidate 01 : Sara Molina. Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 02 : Francesc Balagué. Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 03 : Mireia Montañola. Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 04 : Luis Diego González. (Via: UAB) Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 05 : Anna Sala. Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 06 : Luis Montes de Oca. Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 07 : Aurelie Salvaire. Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 08 : Fernando Martínez. (Via: BLE)  Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 09 : Blanca Moreno. (Via: Womenalia)  Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 10 : Alejandro Garcia. Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 11 : Marina Aisa. Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 12 : Guillermo Fuente. Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 13 : Marta Mateu. (Via: UPF) Vote here >>


Dreamer Candidate 14 : Juan Seguí. Vote here >>



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