What Is Barcinno?

Barcinno is the community-driven platform sharing the stories, knowledge & events of Barcelona’s startup and tech communities.

As Barcelona’s #1 English-language tech news source, Barcinno spotlights new developments, growing startups and latest events. We offer a unique channel for Barcelona’s rapidly growing entrepreneurial community to expand their presence locally as well as internationally.

Our name brings together Barcelona’s history as a Roman military outpost called ‘Barcino’, its present as the largest city on the Mediterranean, and its future as a world-leading innovation hub connecting the brightest minds around the world.  We aim to highlight and unite the local creators, designers, and innovators who are changing the landscape of this city.

As a locally-driven platform, Barcinno’s reach depends upon the community that we serve, so please continue to share your stories and learn about ways to work with us!

The Team:

Scott Mackin hosts Barcinno, a spotlight on Barcelona innovation

Scott Mackin

Scott started Barcinno in 2012 to create and share quality, organic content telling the stories of the entrepreneurial community in Barcelona and to build a platform for startups looking for international exposure. Outside of Barcinno, Scott is an MBA graduate of the University of San Diego and works in digital marketing consulting providing brand strategy and content marketing to growing companies. You can find him Bicing around el Born with his wife Karianne. Follow him @scottjmackin or contact him directly.


stewart masters the newest Barc|inno contributor

Stewart Masters

Stewart is the Editor-at-Large at Barcinno where he shares his startup musings and lessons learned. He sees Barcelona developing into an important innovation hub and is dedicated to playing a lead role in its evolution by innovating and doing. He has been building online and offline companies for the last 5 years and most recently co-founded Kviar Groupe. You might catch him running around the city or sipping on some vino with his wife in the Born. You can follow him right here @stewartdmasters or contact him by email.


Lija van Vliet

Lija van Vliet

Lija is passionate about innovation, art, traveling, knowledge sharing and literature. She blogged about daily adventures in Saint Petersburg (Russia), Tbilisi (Georgia) and Rotterdam (Netherlands). After working for three years as an innovation advisor on accelerating innovation projects in Delta tech, she moved from her home country of the Netherlands to Barcelona with her fiancée in 2013. In this city of miracles, she spends her time driving innovation, entrepreneurship and storytelling. Follow her @lijavanvliet


Jarrett Mackin of Barcinno

Jarrett Mackin

Jarrett is here to explore Barcelona as the newest addition to the Barcinno team focusing on partnerships and business development. Avid sports enthusiast (all sports, especially Billiards). He has lived coast to coast in the US, travelled throughout Europe and is an Eckerd College Alum. If you are looking to share ideas or learn more about Barcinno, drop him a line or follow @mackinjj



Josep Novell from Barcinno

Willow Novell

Willow is a native of Barcelona but raised around the world…LL.M in International Law by the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and ESADE B-school alumni, he has been a transactional and corporate lawyer for several companies and law firms in Spain, specializing in counseling startups.  He sees the world as a huge opportunity to be grabbed by the horns, and Barcelona is a wild bull waiting to be tamed. You will likely find him close to the beach or just wondering between hidden wine and cheese places. You can follow him @willowbcn


And of course, the star of our show: Barcelona


Midnight Barcelona, by Pau Garcia Laita