Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Mint Labs

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Health has been on the agenda for some time and it’s shaping up to be a year for some heavy disruption in the sector. Understandably, health startups present an opportunity to reduce costs for medicals systems that often use antiquated methods for diagnosing and treating diseases. With the rise of collaboration tools, doctors across the world can more easily access and share … [Read more...]

Wayra Puts Out The Call For 50 New Global Startups

Wayra Sends Out The Call For 50 New Startups in 2014

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are behind us, work is picking back up and Wayra is sending out the call for the global accelerator’s 2014 class of innovative new startups. Telefonica’s international startup accelerator announced yesterday the opening of a new global call for proposals in order to find new projects in the area of Internet and mobile … [Read more...]

Part 1: Innovation In Barcelona

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This article is based on interviews with changemakers, influencers and innovation practitioners:  Joan Marti Estevez (Acc1o), Jorge Juan Fernandez (Biocat & Hospital Sant Joan de Déu), Sonia Mulero (Fundacion INLEA), Jesus Purroy (Parc Científic Barcelona), Marc Ramis (Tech & Business Innovation),  Joan Cortes (Lead To Change) and Nigel Ten Fleming (Adventura Capital) … [Read more...]

Are Hedge Funds The Next Pot Of Gold For Startup Investment?

Hedge Funds For Startups - Barcinno

Entrepreneurship. Isn’t it hard enough to find a good idea, to make it a reality and scale it without having to spend countless hours courting investors?  We’ve all heard the heartbreaking stories of great ideas that failed to materialize due to lack of funds. For those of us without a “sugar daddy” to keep filling our entrepreneurial pockets, we are all too often obliged to … [Read more...]

Software Developers: Hire Local or Outsource Abroad?

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In an ideal world, your initial founding team would consist of a highly experienced full stack engineer, a product visionary and someone with business acumen. As life doesn’t always hand out the perfect situation on a silver platter, we sometimes have to take alternative routes to achieve our wildest goals.  That’s why sometimes we outsource. Yeah you heard me. I said it. I … [Read more...]

The Tyranny Of The Small Spanish “VCs”

The Tyranny of Small Spanish VCs - Barcinno

Start-ups will do anything for money. And by anything, I mean give up huge percentages of equity, board seats, hey, even some close relatives if they could!  Investors know this and too many to count are taking advantage of it in Spain. What's the real issue here? Let's take a look at the bigger picture. Of course we all have a price; there is a number for everyone out … [Read more...]

Barcelona Startup Icebergs Is Ready For Their Close-up

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Barcinno and BCN Startup Video had the pleasure of meeting with Albert Pereta, co-founder and Creative Director of Barcelona Startup Icebergs, the visual organization tool for creative minds.  While 2013 was a busy year for Icebergs as they launched both their beta and their second generation platform, 2014 is shaping up to be massive.  Keep an eye on Albert, Cesar and the … [Read more...]

Call to Innovation: How To Solve Spain’s Greatest Challenges

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Call to Innovation is a call for action. For the fourth time, Spain is gathering its future leaders and encouraging them to propose projects to resolve the country's biggest problems. Actually, not only in Spain, but from any country. In the future we can expect much more unemployment when jobs will become obsolete due to technology. Think about robotics and self-driving … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Audiosnaps

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Taking a photo has never been easier. From smartphones to Google Glass to the potential of installing a camera into your eye socket, we have been catapulted into an era where sharing what you’re living has become and integral part of our daily lives. We take and view more photos now than ever before. In fact more than 1.4 billion pictures are snapped every day of which 630 … [Read more...]

Big Data In Barcelona: Your Intro And Guide To Its Promising Future

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According to the latest "Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle for 2013" published annually by Gartner Research, currently Big Data is a technology located near the peak of inflated expectations in the hype cycle curve and its plateau of productivity is expected to be reached in 5 to 15 years (Figure 1). If we interpret this graphic tool using its formal definition, Big Data … [Read more...]