Startups, Accelerators and Crowdfunding OH MY! Here’s Barcinno’s hump day update for Barcelona startups, tech and innovation during the week of January 19, 2015.
With January back in full swing and everyone moving at light speed on their 2015 ventures, it’s easy to put the blinders on and forget to take a look around. When you come up for air – here are 3 headlines making waves in the Barcelona startup community today:
Wayra Spain (Barcelona and Madrid) have announced their 2015 open call for startups
Wayra, Telefónica’s network of startup accelerators across Latin America and Europe, has announced their call for startup applications to join the 2015 programs in Barcelona, Madrid, Bogotá, Buenos Aires and Santiago (Chile). Interested startups have until February 15th to answer the call and can visit Wayra’s Open Future platform here:
Barcelona startup PopPlaces has launched a crowdfunding campaign on The Crowd Angel
The Conector-accelerated PopPlaces is the latest Barcelona startup to try their hand in the crowdfunding game. The proud proponent of the Social Economy, or Collaborative Consumption movement, is practicing what they preach as they look to the crowd for support to finance their next stage of growth. The Crowd Angel, one of the leaders in Spain’s equity crowdfunding space, is hosting the campaign and tickets start at €3.000. With a proven business model successful in other international markets and backing from some Spain’s most recognized business angels, this Barcelona startup is already 31% funded on Day 1. Follow the campaign or make your investment here:
Barcelona startup accelerator Conector has announced plans for expansion to Madrid
The Barcelona startup accelerator Conector has announced the launch of a new Madrid-based program focused on the gaming vertical. The Carlos Blanco-led team has partnered with Grupo R. Franco, one of largest traditional arcade and casino game producers in Spain. Interested startups have until February 23rd to apply to Conector’s newest program and can find more information here: