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Madrid + Granada : Cybersecurity Startups, Exits, Venture Capital & Spain's Tech Ecosystem

March 4, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Hewlett 201 Auditorium (Hewlett Teaching Center, Engineering Campus)

Open to the Public at no charge. Stanford Alumni and Silicon Valley professionals welcome. No Pre-Registration required.

Videos of most sessions are made available via our Youtube Channel by the following Friday of each week.

European Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ Stanford Engineering (ME421)

Session #7 of Stanford's 'European Entrepreneurship & Innovation' speaker series drills down into the Madrid startup and tech ecosystem, as well as the growing Madrid-Granada connection and emerging Granada tech hub in southern Spain. Our speakers are two of Spain's leading cybersecurity software startup founders and technology experts, and demonstrate Spain's substantial depth in cybersecurity software for enterprises. Julio founded AlienVault in 2007 and secured venture financing from Adara Ventures, Intel Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, among other VC funds. AlienVault's exit to ATT in 2018 represents one of the biggest growth stories and successes in Spanish startup history. His new cybersecurity startup 4iQ builds on and extends the Madrid-Granada talent infrastructure developed by the AlienVault team.

Santiago is a former member of Julio's AlienVault team who has gone on to become a prominent tech founder in Granada, and a leader in the Spanish open source community as CEO of Wazuh. We are honored to present Julio, who has played a foundational and historic role in growing Madrid's and Spain's tech talent base, university computer science community, founder culture and ecosystem foundations during the past 30+ years.


  • Julio Casal - Founder & CTO || CEO & Co-Founder, 4iQ || AlienVault (Madrid | Silicon Valley)
  • Santiago Bassett - Founder & CEO, Wazuh (Granada | Silicon Valley)


* Website: | Twitter: @Europreneurs

* Speaker Videos – 'Stanford Europreneurs' YouTube Channel 

* 'European Entrepreneurship' LinkedIn Group (23K+ members) 

Mondays 4:30pm - 5:50pm. Stanford Engineering's 'European Entrepreneurship and Innovation' is a weekly speaker series that presents founders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and other leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate and university communities. 

Sponsored by the Center for Design Research, Dept of Mechanical Engineering

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Design Group, Mechanical Engineering, European Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ Stanford Engineering
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