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...]

Barcinno’s Guide To Startup Success (part 4): Compensating My Mentor

Barcinno's Guide To Startup Success: How To Compensate My Mentor

This is final article of the 4-part series for achieving success in your entrepreneurial endeavors. The series was created by a business professional who draws from 40 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and high-growth startups. He writes under the pen name J.T. Jamison and Barcinno published a new chapter in his series each Wednesday during March 2014.  For … [Read more...]

Barcelona VC Ysios Capital Opens New €100M Fund To Back Disruptive Biotech Companies

Barcelona VC Ysios Capital Opens New Fund To Back Disruptive Biotech Companies

With all of the international events and hoopla surrounding Barcelona tech startups and mobile ventures, sometimes we overlook the fact that we are also a global epicenter of biomedical research and innovation.  It’s not like they’ve been hiding.  Thousands of scientists, researches, academics and PhDs cycle through Barcelona every year working the next generation of medical … [Read more...]

The Anti-Social Network: Have We Started Going Backwards?

THE ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORK: HAVE WE STARTED GOING BACKWARDS?

Aristotle's idea that man is a “Zóon politikon”, or a “social animal”, has pretty much come into its full meaning in the 21st century. We can agree with Aristotle that the individual can only fulfill his true potential in a society that nourishes the feeling of belonging. Loneliness will drive us insane, therefore, individuals who do not need to live in a society are either … [Read more...]

Barcinno’s Guide To Startup Success (part 3): Building The Mentor Relationship

Mentor - Barcinno

This is part 3 of the 4 part series for achieving success in your entrepreneurial endeavors. The series was created by a business professional who draws from 40 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and high-growth startups. He writes under the pen name J.T. Jamison and Barcinno will publish a new chapter in his series each Wednesday (hump day) during the month … [Read more...]

Barcelona Wins The European Capital of Innovation Award

barcelona, The European Capital of Innovation Award

This week, Barcelona was named the European Capital of Innovation.  The European Commission awarded the first-ever iCapital Award to Barcelona, Spain, “for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens.”  Barcelona was announced as the winner at the closing ceremony of the Innovation Convention 2014 in Brussels.  We beat out Grenoble, France and … [Read more...]

Innovation in Barcelona (Part 2): Are We Ready To Be A Global Leader?

Barcelona-innovation

On January 27th, Innovation in Barcelona (Part 1) appeared on Barcinno. This article is a follow up and is based on interviews with Joan Marti Estevez (Acc1o), Jorge Juan Fernandez (Biocat & Hospital Sant Joan de Déu), Sonia Mulero & Guillermo Marqueta-Siibert (Fundacion INLEA), Chelo Fernández (Barcelona City Council), Jesus Purroy (Parc Científic Barcelona), Marc … [Read more...]

Heard@ 4YFN: Startups, Wearables & ‘All You Can Eat’ Solutions In Barcelona

Aleix Valls of Mobile World Capital takes the stage at 4YFN - Barcinno

The 4 Years From Now (4YFN) event at the Mobile World Congress was all about experiences. Partly due to the popularity surge of the user-experience movement, but it's also related to the process of creating something from nothing. It was clear that the key to innovation is to build upon past achievements while keeping your eyes on the future. I want to touch upon two highlights … [Read more...]

Startupbootcamp Pitch Days Is Back In Barcelona At 4YFN On February 25th

Startbootcamp Pitchdays 4YFN - Barcinno

Startupbootcamp Pitch Days is coming back to Barcelona to select some high quality startups for its leading accelerator program during the 4YFN event at the Mobile World Congress. The last time SBC Pitch Days came through town, Barcelona startups claimed three of the ten spots in the Eindhoven-based HighTechXL accelerator.  On February 25th at the 4YFN event within Mobile … [Read more...]

Wayra Puts Out The Call For 50 New Global Startups

Wayra Sends Out The Call For 50 New Startups in 2014

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are behind us, work is picking back up and Wayra is sending out the call for the global accelerator’s 2014 class of innovative new startups. Telefonica’s international startup accelerator announced yesterday the opening of a new global call for proposals in order to find new projects in the area of Internet and mobile … [Read more...]