Is Learning To Code Really That Important?

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This is a guest post by Borja Garcia de Vinuesa, Head of International Business Development at Ironhack.  At Ironhack, we hear about new ideas that come to life and revolutionize a market or industry almost every day. What is behind these new products? Is there any trait shared by all of them? There certainly is! Being on-line 24/7 gives us the advantage of expanding … [Read more...]

Barcelona Taxis Threaten Violence Against the Startup Community and Hotels As Uber Protests Escalate

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A group of professional Barcelona taxi drivers have channeled their angst against Uber onto the entire Barcelona startup community by threatening violence at a now-cancelled startup event hosted by Startup Party and Iniciador. Startup Party is a young, but rapidly growing offline community that hosts monthly informal gatherings and social events for Barcelona's … [Read more...]

Nutrino, Your Personalized Nutrition App That Answers The Question: “What Should I Eat?”

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Nutrino 2.0 becomes the first app that answers the pressing question of “what should I eat?” Based on the user’s individual profile, exercise levels, eating habits, preferences and goals, the app is able to recommend what your next meal of the day should be. Nutrino is a 24/7 Health Coach that allows the user to track their food intake while also advising him or her what … [Read more...]

Barcelona VC ACTIVE Venture Partners Adds 2 New Team Members Amidst Their Busiest Summer Ever

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European venture capital company ACTIVE Venture Partners has added two new team members with strong entrepreneurial and venture capital experience to their Barcelona squad. Since 2004 ACTIVE has invested in 23 companies in two funds totalling €74m, investing in three of these companies just this month; from June they have led funding rounds for Spanish startups Traity ($4.7 … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Wefitter (@WeFitter)

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Can someone remind me why I go through the pain of pushing myself to exercise every night? I’m sure there was something more to it than burning calories and de-stressing to avoid mid-day meltdowns. Oh that’s it; I have thousands of Nike fuel points, awesome! But what can I do with them exactly? Exchange them for gold bullion? Doesn't seem so… Over a year ago the founders of … [Read more...]

Meet the 5 Winners of LinktoStart 2014

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Yesterday, the Inlea Foundation, following a jury-based elimination evaluation, saw 5 of its remaining startups crowned winners of its 6th annual linktoStart program. The program began on January with 29 technology-based business ideas from all around Spain. Only 8 reached July to present in front of the final jury. Those received online and in person training, as well as … [Read more...]

The potential of 3D printing

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Last week we talked about the emerging technology of Augmented Reality; the technology of this week is 3D printing.  Looking at potential, 3D printing is expected to be much more promising with a market up to $550M - $650M per year in ten years time (McKinsey / Gartner). The fields of application are enormous: fashion, manufacturing, toys, medical, architecture, food, retail, … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Quipu (@getquipu)

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I don't know about you but I’d rather be tied in chains and roaming the lands of Hades than taking care of our accounting. I tried, I failed and I don't want to do it again. Hearing the words "IVA", "Social Security" or "IRPF" is enough to set me off. It’s pure evil I tell you. Not so long ago, I met a group of people who share my same views on said subject matter. They are … [Read more...]

The Potential of Augmented Reality

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The word "Smart" is all around. Whether we refer to Smart Cities, Smart Factories or Smart Health Systems, it is clear that smart technologies are knocking more and more on our door. The promise: connectivity, efficiency and more information. The big trends zooming around the "Smart" concept are Internet of Things (Iot) and Big Data. Just have a look at the events in the … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Mammoth Hunters (@MammothHunters1)

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I’ll admit that Mammoth Hunters is one of the odder names I’ve come across for a tech start up, but the founding team assures me that it perfectly conveys what they are trying to accomplish and embodies their spirit. It also works as a perfect starting point for the history behind the dream of three guys: Néstor, Xavi and Oriol. Oriol has a PhD in Molecular Biology and is an … [Read more...]