Foro Futuro, the economic research observatory organized by Cinco Días with the support of Grupo Santander, will propose entrepreneurship, startups and self-employment as the germ of new companies.
The meeting is held this Thursday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m. and is attended by Borja Oyarzabal, CEO and founding partner of Tresmares Capital. Santiago Carbó, Professor of Economic Analysis at the University of Granada and Director of Financial Studies at Funcas. Fernando Fernández, Professor of Economics at IE Business School. Susana Malcorra, Dean of the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. Moderated by José Antonio Vega, director of Cinco Días.
Spain is a country of small and medium-sized companies. Social Security counts 1.37 million companies with workers registered in its most recent registry, and of these only 2,423 have more than 500 employees, and another 14,960 have a staff of between 100 and 500 workers, with both categories adding up to only 1, 28% of listed companies. 98.72% have less than 100 workers and can be considered small and medium-sized companies. But it is surprising that three out of four companies, 74.6% of them, have five or fewer workers, and that one in three of the total (35%) has only one.
At Foro Futuro, the economic trends observatory of Cinco Días and Banco Santander, we want to seek explanations for this kind of endemic rickets in the business fabric, and offer solutions to strengthen size, because with it capitalization, investment possibilities and the job. We will also review the real efforts to facilitate entrepreneurship, both in traditional and last generation sectors, whether in the technological, biosanitary and many other fields, and often linked to university environments. We will analyze the legal measures and financial efforts to support the creation of new companies, to strengthen them, consolidate them and launch them towards leadership in their sector.
All this will be debated in the new debate of Foro Futuro, the economic trends observatory of Cinco Días and Banco Santander, which is held on May 20 from 9:00 a.m. telematically and can be followed live on Five days.