Better Know A Barcelona Startup: FoodieAmateur

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FoodieAmateur.com, winners of best display at FestUp Expo back in May, is a platform aimed at foodies and chefs who want to share and find good products. The Barcelona Startup is proposed as a solution to the fact that a lot of the information on the inter web regarding gastronomic products in Barcelona, is in fact wrong, or spread out over myriad pages. No one likes … [Read more...]

Boston Accelerator Dat Venture Is Recruiting Spanish Startups To The US

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A new channel to accelerate Spanish startups overseas and enter the US market has emerged from my hometown of Boston. In collaboration with Harvard University and Efron Consulting, the Boston accelerator Dat Venture is designed to help Spanish entrepreneurs develop their business models and spur international innovation. The mission is to connect international talent … [Read more...]

Why The Shareholders Agreement Is The Most Important Step For Early Startups

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The road to startup success is paved with failure. Sometimes it's outside of your control; wrong market, bad timing, lack of funding, poor leadership, but in my experience, all too often the reason startups meet their demise is due to internal relations. Now, lets picture your start-up. Of course you probably don't have any money, therefore you don't need to put all those … [Read more...]

To Do or Not To Do, There Is No Trying

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The following is a guest post created by the team at Tetuan Valley Startup School Barcelona, a 6-week program for young wanna-be-entrepreneurs who want to experience what is it like to build a startup. Many of us are struck with one of those ideas that we are convinced will change the world. We can't wait to make it happen! But... but where do we start? What comes next? Most … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Salespoint (@Salespointapp)

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Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Salespoint I used to find myself in a position before a sales meeting where I'd be scrambling around on my phone like a maniac, trying to access information on the person I was about to meet. That was more often that not, a pretty daunting tasks given that the classic CRM systems I was using (Oracle et al.) were designed for desktop use, so the … [Read more...]

Content Strategy For The Web: An Interview with Kristina Halvorson

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I first picked up Content Strategy For The Web in the summer 2012 and immediately I was hooked right in. My eyes were suddenly opened to the tangled mess the internet had become and that, when it came to companies creating content online, common sense had left town a long time ago. Fast forward to early 2014, when I learned Confab Europe would be hosted in Barcelona, I jumped … [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...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Typeform (@Typeform)

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Put your hands up if you like filling out online questionnaires. Not many hands, right? I get it, believe me, I do. Why is it that when the rest of web seems to have come leaps and bounds, that the majority of online forms still look like they were designed in the 1800’s? On top of that, questionnaires are pretty mind numbing to fill out at the best of times, especially when … [Read more...]

The Road To Impact: Using The Sun To Turn Wood Into Gas

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It was at the Impact Hub Barcelona where I first met Manon Michelle Monhemius. She is on a mission to educate the unsuspecting European co-working crowds to the many benefits of smokeless cooking. From stuffing a giant zucchini in Paris, to innovating on the invariable Swiss fondue in Geneva, and surprising the Monday crowd with lunch at Impact Hub Barcelona, Manon and her … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Tweet-Tag (@twtag_com)

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Joan Izquierdo, co-founder of Tweet-Tag, is a regular on the Barcelona circuit of startup events where apart from taking advantage of the free Estrella on hand, he spends a lot of time meeting people. Not so surprisingly, he began to notice how much time people spent not meeting each other, but instead, staring head down tweeting about what was going on. Seeing how much time … [Read more...]