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...]

Spain Gives Uber The Boot, Is France Next?

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The weekend can't come soon enough for the ride-sharing app Uber. Disaster is unfolding across continents for the fast-growing San Francisco-based startup recently valued at €40.000.000.000. On Monday, Uber was banned in New Delhi after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger. On the same day, the Dutch courts ruled that Uber's operations in Holland are in violation of … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Boolino

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Barcelona startup Boolino, coined as the “Google for children's books”, has its sight set on being the world’s largest online platform for children’s books, for both the physical and digital landscapes. Acting as a bridge between the content and the buyers, Boolino brings both content creators and parents closer together by providing a marketing platform for publishers and a … [Read more...]

7 Venture Capital Firms Investing In Barcelona Start-ups Right Now!

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Before we present the venture capitalists and angel investors that are looking to invest in Barcelona start-ups, let’s give you a few tips for you to choose the right investor. Did I just say that YOU can choose? Yes, I know we are in trying times, but you do NOT want the wrong investor. Signing an investor to your start-up is almost as big a commitment as having a baby with … [Read more...]

Dribble Dots Launches First Dual Spain/UK Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

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Dribble Dots has what it takes for a new business to get initial traction in the global marketplace. The product: gourmet cooking oils. The slogan: How do you Dribble? However the fººº you want. And the passion: until now, founders Jason Clevering and Michelle Fabregas have been hard at work doing everything on their own from sales to distribution, branding to marketing, as … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Set-Up Your Dev Shop In Barcelona

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Are you thinking about moving your dev shop to Europe? If so, I've listed 5 reasons as to why Barcelona should be high on your list. And no, they are not all 'drinking Sangria in the sun'. 1. Barcelona is awesome I’ll start by stating the obvious and I am by no means what someone might call biased. For any of you that currently live in Barcelona or who have traveled here, you … [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 Teams Up With Adobe To Build The World’s First Digital Branding Lab For Cities

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The Barcelona City Council and Adobe Systems, the multinational software company, have inked an agreement to build the City Branding Lab in Barcelona. The objective: Innovate and experiment with solutions that favor the city's competitiveness, while simultaneously improving the quality of life for its citizens. As we move ever closer towards a global society and the borders … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Runator (@runator)

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The start of this tale goes back to a wintery day during Christmas of 2013. A team of keen Spanish runners had just signed up for the 2014 New York Marathon and were planning their training to make sure they were in ship-shape for race day. Understandably as the team began to get together to prepare for the coming months, questions started to arise such as; how do you train? … [Read more...]