FestUp! Talks About Creative Technologies, Music and Business @ Itnig

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Perhaps because creativity is always intrigued by new toys to play with, the music industry has been one of the firsts to be entirely disrupted by technology. Suddenly everyone became a DJ - and a photographer -, Justin Bieber could start up thanks to YouTube and Napster has changed how we think about the ownership and value of music forever. Volatile times such as this mean … [Read more...]

FestUp! Poker Night @ MOB

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Do you think you are lucky? Or that you have a great poker face? Maybe in true startup fashion you don’t mind losing as long as you enjoy the game? Wednesday evening the basement of MOB opens up for a night of gambling in true prohibition style. Charleston and swing, silent movies and cigars and, of course, chips clinging together and the sound of shuffling cards. Apart … [Read more...]

Why FestUp? – A Subjective Account From The Organisers

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When the idea of organising a startup festival in Barcelona first came up, we thought long and hard about the reasons. Why should we get ourselves into such a messy and hard work? Why would anyone participate? What is this thing called an "ecosystem" we are trying to build? Barcelona has wonderful ingredients to become a blooming startup hub of the Mediterranean. A … [Read more...]