Ripples, and The Real-life Effects of Startup Hype (part 1 of 3)

Startup Hype Barcinno

Most trends and waves run the same course. A few crazy visionaries start it, followed by innovators and early adopters, and then the big ones eventually reach the tipping point, spilling over into mainstream consumerism. They become well known and available to the masses - think last autumn’s high street fast fashion punk inspiration overload - and in the same time somewhat … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Megafounder (@megafounder)

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It’s clear that there is something special about crowdfunding dynamics; a group of passionate people coming together to help bring projects to life. Whether it’s the coolest cooler in the world or even some dude making a potato salad for the masses, people around the world are prepared to invest in projects they really believe in. When campaigns succeed, backers get exclusive … [Read more...]

Startup Next: Google’s Top Pre-Accelerator is Back in Barcelona

Google For Entrepreneurs NEXT is Coming to Barcelona

Picture this: You're an entrepreneur at heart, had a great idea for a business a few months ago and now you're working your ass off to make it a reality. Today, you have an MVP, you're interviewing your first users and perfecting your pitch, which is critical to raising seed money or getting accepted into a top accelerator program. Once inside, you're confident that your … [Read more...]

Equity Crowdfunding in Spain: 6 Things Every Investor Should Consider

Equity Crowdfunding in Spain Barcinno

Investing through crowdfunding sites is growing increasingly popular around the world. In Spain alone there are more than 10 platforms focusing on equity investments. If you’re thinking about investing through crowdfunding, here are some key points to consider. 1. With risk there’s reward: Investing in early stage businesses has the potential for great returns. NESTA, … [Read more...]

Why Confab Europe Is The Most Important Event That You Will Attend In 2014

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It’s all around you and, by all accounts, it’s the very lifeblood of your organization. It’s the stuff that guides your team’s decision-making, attracts new customers or causes you to burn money like it’s going out of style. Sometimes it’s good, once in a while it’s great, but the vast majority globs together as an infinite landfill of clutter diluting your brand and sabotaging … [Read more...]

The Definitive Barcelona BIG Tech Event List for the Second Half of 2014

Barcelona Wins The European Capital of Innovation Award

Well, it's August and there's not much to report on during these sultry Barcelona summer days. Many escape the city for a few weeks of holiday bliss, while the rest put their heads down and actually get some work done, undisturbed from the usual hustle and bustle of startup life. So, as you have some downtime and chance to take a step back and assess the rest of 2014, here is … [Read more...]

European Accelerator Startupbootcamp Announces New Data & IoT Program in Barcelona

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After much anticipation, Startupbootcamp, the pan-European accelerator, announced the launch of their newest program scheduled to begin accepting startups this January in Barcelona. The newest addition to the SBC family will have a core focus in accelerating Big Data and Internet of Things projects and is led by the tenured Barcelona-based entrepreneur and investor Angel … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Kompyte (@Kompyte)

Kompyte

As founders, we all have those moments where we go a little batshit crazy over the competition. We waste too much time researching and focusing on what our competitors are doing rather than on the goals of our own company. That’s why the folks at Kompyte have just rolled out a series of tools that help monitor the online activity of your competition allowing you to save time … [Read more...]

Why Human Creativity Will Thrive In A Robotic World

Zinc Group Barcelona - Barcinno

The following is a guest post. Graham Rittener is a Founding Partner of Zinc, a Design & Innovation Lab in Barcelona that partner with companies to bring their ideas to life through user-centered design. Working across both the physical and digital realms, Zinc is currently designing a robot for a company in the Gulf region. Like many people, I have a love / hate … [Read more...]

Better Know A #Barcelona #Startup: Trovel (@Trovel)

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With the amount of self-made millionaires on the rise, the luxury market is on an upward trend. According to BCG the global luxury market already accounts for €1.3 trillion worldwide with luxury travel as the largest single category worth €335 billion and growing at an impressive rate of 5-6%. So where online do you buy that private jet you’ve always wanted coupled with a … [Read more...]