The Barcelona Startup Ecosystem Rallies Around Fest-UP!

Fest-UP Barcelona Barcinno

Fest-UP, running May 5th–10th, 2014, is a PLATFORM for the Barcelona Startup Ecosystem to show off their projects, share their knowledge and get to know one another a little bit better.  It’s also making history as Barcelona’s first-ever CROWDSOURCED startup festival! Since the call went out, there have been over 40 confirmed events taking place during Fest-UP week!  The … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Cookbooth

Cookbooth-team

With over 90 million photos using the #food hashtag and more than 40 million people using cooking apps in Latin America, Europe and the US, it’s safe to say that people like food. If you like to cook, then you have a gluttonous supply of apps at your fingertips such as Epicurious, Big Oven and All Recipes. The problem is that the recipes are often hard to follow with no visuals … [Read more...]

(Part 4) Exclusive: Trip4Real Says Goodbye To San Francisco

trip4real to san francisco

This is the last part of a multiple part series following Trip4real on their #SF4real journey. Barcinno has been tracking the team during their trip to San Francisco where they met with Airbnb’s founders and many other Silicon Valley influencers. Below the team gives us some insights into the last few days of their incredible adventure. The last stand Our last days in SF … [Read more...]

(Part 3) Exclusive: Trip4Real is Palo Alto Bound

Jeff-Russakow-&-trip4real

This is the third of a multiple part series following Trip4real on their #SF4real journey. Barcinno will be tracking the team during their trip to San Francisco where they are meeting Airbnb’s founders and many other Silicon Valley influencers. Below the team gives us some insights into the third stage of their  adventure as they head on down to Palo Alto. Stay tuned for more … [Read more...]

Creator Street Challenge – Join The Social Startup Movement

Social Entrepreneurship Barcelona on Barcinno

Social start-ups are popping up everywhere and proposing new ways to tackle society's biggest challenges like: fostering social engagement, creating new social and digital currencies, developing new ways of learning, collaborating and connecting with people. However it is not easy for these startups to gain critical mass and keep up with evolving needs of the people they aim to … [Read more...]

(Part 2) Exclusive: Trip4real Meets Up With Twitter, Dropbox & Pinterest

Pinterest-and-Trip4real

This is the second of a multiple part series following Trip4real on their #SF4real journey. Barcinno will be tracking the team during their trip to San Francisco where they are meeting Airbnb’s founders and many other Silicon Valley influencers. Below the team gives us some insights into the second stage of their  adventure in the Bay Area. Stay tuned for more … [Read more...]

Heard@ ESADE’s 7th Annual Social Innovation Conference

ESADE’s 7th Annual Social Innovation Conference - Barcinno

ESADE held their 7th annual Social Institute Conference last week to share knowledge, inspire future projects and activate the international audience.  Social Innovation is about addressing the challenges imposed on society related to housing, education, food, employment, poverty, safety and health. It shakes off indifference to rethink and improve upon the status quo: … [Read more...]

(Part 1) Exclusive: Trip4real touches down in SF and meets with Airbnb founders

Trip4real in San Francisco

This is the first of a multiple part series following the Trip4real on their #SF4real journey. Barcinno will be tracking the team during their trip to San Francisco where they are meeting Airbnb’s founders and many other Silicon Valley influencers. Below the team gives us some insights into their first few days in SF. Stay tuned for more details! Stage 1 Friday - After a … [Read more...]

Startup Weekend Barcelona 2014: How It Went Down

Startup Weekend Barcelona 2014 - Barcinno

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour beast designed to offer a hands-on, experimental education to technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  It starts on a Friday night with brainstorming, recruiting and splitting up into teams.  The rest of the weekend is an all out sprint to create a business plan and make a prototype before the judges show up on Sunday at 5pm.  Mentors come and go … [Read more...]

Announcing Fest-UP! BCN’s Startup Festival

Fest-UP Barcelona Startups Events - Barcinno

Building a sustainable startup ecosystem is not an accidental occurrence. It takes hard work and requires the right mix of philosophy, leadership and dedication over a long period of time. It is also not created by entrepreneurs alone. A vibrant startup community requires the deliberate participation of universities, governments, investors, mentors, service providers and large … [Read more...]