Grow-UP Spain Will Connect Spanish Startups With International Investors

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When it comes to solving Spain’s unemployment problem, creating a startup-friendly environment is one of the priorities of Spanish politicians on all levels, from local city governments to the central government. And within Spain (and Europe) Barcelona is definitely one of the hot spots and hubs for startups, and events like the Mobile World Congress, 4YFN and the Smart City … [Read more...]

WeNode 2014: This Is How We Node.JS Barcelona-style

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WeNode was a one-day, not for profit conference focused on nodeJS, server-side and embedded JavaScript technologies. It was run by BarcelonaJS for the JavaScript community and hosted in the Mobile World Centre in the middle of Barcelona. I was invited along to take a look. The Day and Talks The morning started with us all together in the main room. The first talk of the … [Read more...]

Fest-UP Fall 2014 Arrives at the Barcelona Growth Centre Today!

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Today, Thursday, November 27th, kicks off the Fall 2014 edition of Fest-UP: Barcelona's Startup Community Festival!  Don't miss your chance to visit the new mStartup space and meet the newest class of Barcelona startups as they exhibit their projects at the Barcinno Startup Expo. All the details are below and the fun begins at 12:00.  See you there! What is Fest-UP? Fest-UP … [Read more...]

Is Barcelona The Smartest City of Them All?

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Big data versus Big Brother. Do we want Barcelona to be the smart city to lead all smart cities? Or should the Catalan capital simply save time and money by utilizing open source code to copy other pioneering cities? The 2014 Smart City Expo at Fira Barcelona definitely talked about success being found in a mix of the two. The Mobile World Capital saw 232 businesses and a … [Read more...]

Barcelona Growth Centre Celebrates Its Launch With Fest-UP Fall Edition

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Fall has finally arrived in Barcelona and with autumn comes new changes. The Poble Nou building formerly known as MediaTIC is re-launching this month as the Barcelona Growth Centre. The innovative 6-story hub will be home to a variety of organizations and initiatives aimed at attracting more business to Barcelona and educating its citizens. To celebrate the occasion, the … [Read more...]

Live From Dublin: Web Summit 2014 Day 1 Coverage

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In case you weren't able to attend this year's Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland, here's the skinny on Day 1. In what's being dubbed, "The Greatest Tech Conference on Earth" the first thing we learned upon arrival was that there would be no WIFI. We had to ask if this was joke. It was not. Fear not! There was enough dial-up modems for all, well at least for the press. With more … [Read more...]

No Excuses: Get FREE Expert Feedback On Your Project At The Mobile Jazz UI/UX Workshop

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Mobile Jazz, arguably the most talented design and development team in Barcelona, are opening their doors for a Web UI/UX Workshop on Thursday November 6th.  Mobile Jazz is the well-known and highly respected digital team behind award winning mobile and web projects. One of their mobile apps has over 100M users worldwide - yes, that's a ONE, with 8 ZEROES behind it! What … [Read more...]

Startupbootcamp Barcelona Swings Into Action With Its First Pitch Day in BCN

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On November 7, Startupbootcamp  Internet of Things & Data is welcoming promising young startups to their first Barcelona Pitch Day. The Startupbootcamp Barcelona team will select the 10 best teams from all of the applications, and those teams will be invited to pitch, get feedback and learn more about the Startupbootcamp program. The teams chosen for the event have the … [Read more...]

Heard@ Techscout 2014: Strategic Venturing and Innovation Excellence

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An update on innovation strategy Another conference on innovation landed last month in Barcelona: the European Networking Group with its Techscout 2014:  Strategic Venturing and Innovation Excellence. Open Innovation directors from large corporates as Nestle, Unilever, General Mills, Shell and DSM shared their experience. The central question was: are we entering innovation … [Read more...]