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)

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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...]

The Food Waste Epidemic And How One Barcelona Startup Aims to Solve It

Food waste around the world - Barcinno

Keeping a close eye on how our society becomes more conscientious about food waste and taking a look at the various solutions startups work out to hack the flawed system gives us an early glimpse into how positive shifts happen in the world. Food waste is a fascinating topic, and only partly because the current numbers and existing processes are outrageous. Until 2009, there … [Read more...]

Did You Hear? Barcelona Startup Icebergs Was Acquired By Pinterest

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Barcelona startup Icebergs has been acquired by Pinterest. The founders, Cesar Isern and Albert Pereta, launched Icebergs last year to enable creative professionals to organize, share and collaborate on their projects in the cloud. As an acquihire, the details of the transaction are a secret, however it does mean that Icerbergs as we know it will cease to exist on September … [Read more...]

Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Adverway @Adverway

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Marketing’s not all fun and games, but it certainly can include them. With the growth of the web and the decrease in our attention spans (*opens Facebook tab*), social games have snuck on to brand media plans. They’re smart ways to entertain and engage—players spend an average of 7 to 30 minutes on an advergame. They’re also expensive. That amount of time holds a lot of value. … [Read more...]

Barcelona VC Nauta Capital Announces €2.5M Investment In Language Learning Platform ABA English

Barcelona VC Nauta Capital Invests ABA English

Nauta Capital has announced a €2.5M investment in language technology company ABA English. The Barcelona-based ABA English takes a multi-dimensional approach to learning English that combines original films and video classes to compliment their proprietary Listen-Record-Compare technology. With more than 1.000.000 satisfied students in 170 countries worldwide, they've certainly … [Read more...]

Is Learning To Code Really That Important?

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This is a guest post by Borja Garcia de Vinuesa, Head of International Business Development at Ironhack.  At Ironhack, we hear about new ideas that come to life and revolutionize a market or industry almost every day. What is behind these new products? Is there any trait shared by all of them? There certainly is! Being on-line 24/7 gives us the advantage of expanding … [Read more...]