Celera presents its 10th generation of young talent and its community now has 100 talented young members

Our commitment to boosting and promoting young talent is shaped by our support for initiatives such as Celera, the accelerator programme for young talent in Spain, which each year selects 10 young people with exceptional talent to provide them with the tools they need to reach their maximum potential, thereby generating leaders who will contribute to creating a better society.

In 2024, the organisation celebrates a decade since it first started identifying and promoting the best young talent. This tenth generation is formed by Jaime Oliver, Alba Rubio, Enrique Ortega, José María González, Víctor Rodríguez, Teresa Gratacós, Ana de Pablos, Manuel Rico, Ana Simoneta Rubido and Tarik Ruiz. With these young people, the Celera community now has 100 members, all selected not only for their excellence, but also for their dedication, talent and vocation to serve. Meet them in this video:

Celera offers its members a leadership programme that is based on two main lines of action: the first is focused on developing socio-emotional skills such as intrapersonal intelligence, interpersonal skills and the definition of an essential purpose. The second focuses on promoting the relational capital that the participants have in the professional environment of interest to them, through Mentoring sessions led by Banco Sabadell professionals (most recently, one led by Sonia Quibus, a General Manager of the Bank and Head of its People Division), access to important opportunities and talks with leading figures from the national panorama.

Thanks to Celera, significant initiatives have been developed, such as “The Open Ventilator”, an automatic breathing device created by a group of multidisciplinary professionals from the Celera ecosystem and developed in record time during the worst period of the pandemic, thereby saving lives in both Spain and Latin America. Participants in the project include the recent winner of the 2023 National Innovation Award in the Innovative Young Talent category,  Natalia Rodríguez, founder of Saturno Labs, or Ignacio Moreno, co-founder of the fintech Capchase, which is dedicated to funding other SaaS-based startups and which has raised more than 500 million dollars to date.

“With these talents, there are now 100 young people who have participated in our programme. I have no words to describe the happiness, pride and gratitude that I feel today”, said Javier García Martínez in a letter published to mark this milestone. As its Director, Alejandro Rodríguez, pointed out: “This is an occasion to celebrate all of the successes achieved, and also an opportunity to look forward to the future.” In its next ten years, Celera will seek to maximise its positive impact by bringing its talent identification and development methodology to bear in society, organisations and universities.