What Is Barcinno?

Barcinno is the collaborative platform sharing the news, knowledge & events of Barcelona’s startup, tech and innovation communities.

As Barcelona’s #1 English-language tech resource, Barcinno is 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 community-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 Founder of Barcinno

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 a Contributing Editor at Barcinno where he attempts (albeit badly) to share his startup musings and lessons learned as an entrepreneur. He is also the co-founder at ClubKviar, a leading online reservations service for top restaurants in Europe. You can follow him right here @stewartdmasters or contact him by email.



Hector Manzano

Hector Manzano Diaz

Hector is native of Barcelona with his heart divided between Barcelona and California. Through motivation and individual drive believes in being self-sufficient. He helps others to grow their business, pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and create impact. He conceptualizes, develops and executes social media strategy, content development, video marketing and the use of online tools to maximize reach and brand exposure. Follow him @hectormanzani or contact him hector@barcinno.com


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

Based out of Boston, Jarrett heads up the US activities for Barcinno focusing primarily on international partnerships and investor relations for the Fast Track program. 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


Carlos Marcano Barcinno

Carlos Marcano

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos graduated as an Electronic Engineer, but the Marketing and Advertising became his passion in life, building companies from zero and making them productive in a short time. Part of his life lived in USA. Was in Lyon, France a few months cultivating his passion for languages​​. Currently doing a Social Media & Community Manager Master in Barcelona. He is also an artist, check his work hereFollow him at @carlosmarca or contact him carlos@barcinno.com


Here’s a glimpse of Barcelona’s vibrant startup community:

Fest-UP video by Alca Films