Another week down and another two Barcelona startups have filmed their 60 Second Startup Video at the Mobile World Centre, site of Jobfluent's 4th Startup Jobfair (it was a packed house and a great event so please disregard the background noise).
Of course, none of this Read more
Another organization just set up shop in Barcelona to promote knowledge-sharing and innovation. Barcelona Knowledge Hub was officially launched last week and is located in the beautiful cloister premises in the Carrer del Carmen. It is a collaboration between Academia Europaea and the Catalan Read more
Never underestimate the power of customer service. It is undoubtedly one of the post dominant marketing tools alive yet companies still provide inhuman levels of service causing us to gawk, splutter and explode into rage. In case you hadn’t figured, this is not an Read more
In the summer of 2013, a design-oriented, multinational brand manager and ESADE MBA student named Louis Powell took a hard look at Barcelona's tech and startup ecosystem during an internship with itnig. Over the next few weeks, Barcinno will publish his findings and opinions to Read more
This week Barcinno had the pleasure of meeting with Arun Abraham, CEO of Barcelona startup Phontact. Thanks to our great partners BCN Startup Video for editing this week's edition of the 60 second startup interview at the Mobile World Centre in Barcelona.
Arun Abraham, CEO Read more
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of Barcelona’s very own video experts, BCN Startup Video. Matt Wright and his team are producing some amazing videography for startups and Barcinno has the hookups for a killer discount if your company is in the market for a fresh new video. Inquire within.
First up, Alexi Fernandez pitches his disruptive platform offering immediate, complimentary legal advice to startups. LawYeah! is revolutionizing the legal space and breaking down the barriers for entrepreneurs to talk to lawyers for free in real-time.
Without skipping a beat, Damien Bruneau, co-founder of TutoTOONS, explained how his crowd-based platform is empowering teachers and parents with the ability to create their own interactive educational games without the need of any programming knowledge.
Are you ready for your close-up? Barcinno and BCN Startup Video are here to put your name in lights…well at least on YouTube to compete against the cutest cats the world has ever seen. Good luck!
Never underestimate the power of customer service. It is undoubtedly one of the post dominant marketing tools alive yet companies still provide inhuman levels of service causing us to gawk, splutter and explode into rage. In case you hadn’t figured, this is not an experience that helps retain customers (Orange and crew please take note of this…)
If you’re interested in the numbers I’d chew down on this nice slideshare which shows the importance of embedding a customer first DNA into your company culture.
Here are a few of the stats to wet your whistle:
It is 6-7 times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an old one
59% of customers would try a new brand or company for a better service experience
78% of consumers have bailed on a transaction because of a poor experience
91% of people that have an unsatisfactory service will share their negative experience with others Read more
In the summer of 2013, a design-oriented, multinational brand manager and ESADE MBA student named Louis Powell took a hard look at Barcelona’s tech and startup ecosystem during an internship with itnig. Over the next few weeks, Barcinno will publish his findings and opinions to encourage discussion and a reflection of our community as we head into the new year. Thank you to Louis and itnig for this contribution.
Lawyers… Finding a good and trustworthy lawyer can be tough. Finding an amazing lawyer like Saul Goodman (Better Call Saul) is even harder. Not unlike investors, lawyers can become long-term partners. So, if after some wining, dining and heavy petting you decide to call it more than a quick fling, then before splashing the cash on that ostentatious diamond ring, make sure you’re taking the right decision. Someone you can trust, who has the necessary experience for what you’re looking for and someone you wont mind cuddling up next to in front of the fireplace for the next 20 years. This also applies for the inverse. It’s not easy for a lawyer to find a client especially, if they don’t belong to a large firm.
Founded by real-life lawyers, LawYeah! makes finding and speaking to a lawyer simple, easy and damn right engaging. No red tape, no goose chases or retainers, all you need is an internet connection. Within a few clicks you can speak with a list of specialized lawyers for free. Read more
If the Collaborative Economy is defined as the economic and social systems that enable shared access to goods, services, data and talent, then Barcelona startup Swapsee is perhaps the best real-life example of the Mesh in action.
Here comes the latest selection of Barcelona startups pitching their hearts out in a mere 60 seconds. Today we introduce Gloria Molins from Trip4real and Alexander Malov from Viclone. Thanks to our amazing partners at BCN Startup Video. Check out the Barcinno YouTube channel and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like us to do a video for your startup!
Barcinno is upping the ante and adding more channels to spread the news about Barcelona’s exploding tech community. We’re now live on the interwebs with video thanks to our amazing partners at BCN Startup Video! Check out the Barcinno YouTube channeland email us at email@example.com if you’d like us to do a video for your startup! More coming very soon!…
No one likes cleaning their clothes. Let’s face it, it’s not fun, it’s not sexy and there always seems to be something better to do (i.e. not cleaning your clothes). There comes a point when you open your wardrobe to find that all of your suits are stained and mangled, your shirts don’t have that crisp look and feel anymore and it suddenly hits you; it’s crunch time. Things might be a little easier in the land of Valleys and Silicon, however no one likes going to the dry cleaners in Spain as firstly you can never find one and more importantly when you do come across one hidden under the rubble, they are invariably, never open. Far from mild frustration (more like on the verge of madness), you end up attending your uber-important meeting in your gym clothes.
Edward Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Lavalocker couldn’t take another soul destroying dry cleaning experience anymore and came up with the idea to modernize and revolutionize the sector. “We want to bring dry-cleaning and laundry services into today’s world where convenience counts. Washing has to be done, but if doesn’t have to be a chore, we want to make simple and painless”, he says. Read more
Whether the two go hand in hand or are very distinct and separate activities, both are hard at work improving the world we live in. The Mission: Transform society for the better, make an impact and add sustainable value for future generations. It’s good to see that in Barcelona more and more initiatives are placing their focus on this topic.
Changemakers in Barcelona unite!
Whether it starts from scratch in search of state-of-the-art new solutions to the world’s largest problems or it’s based on an effort to re-imagine, re-invent and re-design old propositions, a little bit of help is always welcome. And what’s better than using the wisdom of the crowd? Activate the audience, let them ask questions, help develop (innovative) solutions for social problems and work together to imporve propositions and business cases. Because social innovation alone without a sustainable revenue stream is like swimming against the tide. Everyone has their own unique experiences and can add value as a mentor or advisor. To coordinate our efforts, some tools like design thinking, the business model canvas and a stakeholder analysis can be employed to maximize our impact. Read more
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From the exploding startup scene to the breakthroughs in tech and telecom, the Barcelona ecosystem is just getting started. Inspired by local entrepreneurs, creators, designers, doers, and rockstars, Barcinno shines a spotlight on Barcelona’s tech, start-up and innovation scene.