Before The Digital Economy Comes The Digital Company


By 2016, almost half of the world’s population is expected to be connected to the Internet. That’s over 3 billion people. This is the phenomenon that is fuelling the ‘Digital Economy’. This new digital economy is recognised by governments and by the European Commission as a powerhouse for innovation, competitiveness and growth, holding tremendous potential for entrepreneurs … [Read more...]

Barcelona’s Quest to Become The Smartest City of Them All


Barcelona has been named the Smartest City in the world for 2015, according to a February publication by the research house, Juniper Research. The list ranks cities across a combination of “smart” capabilities, emphasizing those with smart grids, smart traffic, smart lighting, and also other aspects as social cohesion and technological capabilities. Smart City Barcelona came … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Reduce Your Employee Churn

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How much of your precious time and money do you spend looking for new employees? Does your employee churn resemble something like that of Mass Mutual Life Insurance, viz. awful? Turning your employees over as rapidly as Amazon isn’t favorable to your bottom line, with experts estimating that it can cost up to as much as twice an employee’s salary to contract and train up a … [Read more...]

Why Corporate Venturing Is Key To Fortune 500 Survival


Creating a promising internal venture capital fund is increasingly seen by large corporations as a way to stimulate innovation and growth. While the track record of corporate VC funds has been rocky at best, in 2015, it's almost certainly a necessary initiative for the survival of Fortune 500 organizations. In order to avoid being disrupted, corporations realize they need to be … [Read more...]

10 “Intangibles” That Determine The Value Of Your Startup


Does your startup have the potential to join the Billion Dollar Club? The only way to find out is by fully understanding the value of your company and the market in which you operate. Obvious? Maybe. Of course, if you're already a publicly traded company the market determines your value, but what if you're a startup and you need to set a value for your next financing … [Read more...]

Interview With The Founders of Emotions AR At The Mobile World Congress


Augmented Reality seems like a world of wizards and nonsense, like some trivial and ephemeral fireworks but there is more. Can you give it some sense beyond 3D artifice? In reality yes, the a great challenge is to take the mystique away while making it useful, simple, common, democratic, fun,and accessible to all. Emotions AR democratizes the use of augmented reality providing … [Read more...]

DataBeersBCN Fuels The Excitement For Big Data In Barcelona

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Something big is brewing in Barcelona around the "Big Data" movement. More than 65,000 people visited the Big Bang Data Exposition last year, breaking the record of CCCB and also turning it into a place for workshops and classroom learning. The Big Data Centre of Excellence (or BigData CoE) just opened last month by the hands of Oracle, andO'Reilly is also making a bet on the … [Read more...]

The State of Leadership in Spain: A Case Study


Leadership can make or break a company. The way teams operate and how much they accomplish is most often a direct reflection of the team's leaders. Have you ever wanted to rate your boss honestly? If not, I bet you've wondered if bosses are self-aware to the way they work, the way they makes people feel, or whether or not they are effective at their jobs. Here’s the reality: … [Read more...]

5 Things We Learned From 4YFN 2015

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The word is out about 4 Years From Now. The startup-focused sister event to the Mobile World Congress finished its second edition this week, making its presence felt by stealing significant attention away from the main attraction across town. To say that the 2015 edition was successful would be an understatement: 4YFN 2015 ROCKED! Barcinno has collaborated with Mobile … [Read more...]

Barcelona Startup moCycl Is Ready To Roll


Those of us who were lucky enough have grown up watching Back To The Future , will never be truly happy until we have a flying hover board, and not one of pure mockery. We are slowly getting there with works in progress such as the Hendo Hover however the limitations are clear. As that miraculous day is still a fair way off, Barcelona startup, moCycl, has come up with with … [Read more...]