Resources

This page provides a collection of resources and links that you will hopefully find useful

Free Stuff

Photos and Images

There are a number of websites where you can get images, graphics and photos for free that can in most cases be used for commercial applications under a Creative Commons License. These include: Pexels and Pixabay.

Spanish State Support for Startups

AXIS

AXIS is a venture capital fund owned by the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), a state-owned bank. It manages or actively participates in four funds:

  • FOND-ICO Global - promotes the creation of VC funds investing in Spanish companies at all developmental stages.

  • FOND-ICOpyme - provides finance and long-term business vision for firms' expansion plans.

  • FOND-ICOinfraestructuras - participates in projects involving transport infrastructure, energy, social aspects and services.

  • Fondo Isabel la Católica - provides equite to Business Angels and other non-institutional investors to promote the financing of innovative companies.

The local Chambers of Commerce in Spain (Cámaras de Comercio) offer free business advice and support for entrepreneurs and may also offer financing grants.

CIRCE

The Information Centre & Business Setup Network (Centro de Información y Red de Creación de Empresas -CIRCE) is an online portal that makes it possible to setup various forms of organisation online.

DPYME

The office for small and medium sized businesses. May provide financing grants depending on type of business.

Enisa

Enisa provides financing lines to small and medium sized Spanish companies with innovative or transformative growth prospects. ​

Invest in Spain is a website geared towards outside investors interested in developing their business in Spain but has some useful. albeit high-level, information for anyone considering starting a business in Spain. It also includes a comprehensive Guide to Business in Spain. Information is in Spanish or English.

Start Up Advice

Business Plans

Useful Information and Data

Economic, Market and Industry Data

  • The Spanish Economy - Government run website that provides information on the overall economy and public finances.

  • Instituto Nacional de Estadistica - National statistics office with a wide range of statistics and good coverage of macro economy and tourism industry.

  • DataComex - Spanish and EU trade data.

  • Tourspain and Exceltur - provide detailed data on the Tourism industry in Spain.

  • Funca - A think tank that provides sectorial analysis reports

  • ANFAC and Faconauto - for data on the Spanish automobile industry

  • APPA - provides data on the renewables industry in Spain