The Definitive Barcelona 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...]

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...]

The potential of 3D printing

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Last week we talked about the emerging technology of Augmented Reality; the technology of this week is 3D printing.  Looking at potential, 3D printing is expected to be much more promising with a market up to $550M - $650M per year in ten years time (McKinsey / Gartner). The fields of application are enormous: fashion, manufacturing, toys, medical, architecture, food, retail, … [Read more...]

The Potential of Augmented Reality

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The word "Smart" is all around. Whether we refer to Smart Cities, Smart Factories or Smart Health Systems, it is clear that smart technologies are knocking more and more on our door. The promise: connectivity, efficiency and more information. The big trends zooming around the "Smart" concept are Internet of Things (Iot) and Big Data. Just have a look at the events in the … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Hacking Your Personal Health Through The Paleo Philosophy

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The following post was written by Oriol Roda, founder and CEO of Mammoth Hunters, the Barcelona-based startup that is a virtual lifestyle advisor based on the Paleo philosophy. Utilizing a combination of training and nutrition, Mammoth Hunters removes all barriers to help people live a healthier life with the latest trends on health and physical performance. Oriol holds a PhD … [Read more...]

Barcelona Ventures Wants To Take Your Startup Stateside

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It's no secret that the most successful location for launching tech startups is Silicon Valley. For international companies, the idea of taking their own ideas and attempting to compete with the Silicon success can be daunting. However, thanks to this exact booming success in Silicon Valley, there's an over-abundance of investors eager to finance the next great … [Read more...]

Read@ The Bright Idea Box from Jag Randhawa

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This article is a combination of an interview and review featuring Jag Randhawa and his book The Bright Idea Box - Turning Employees Into Idea Hunters- The Bright Idea Box is a program to drive employee engagement and innovation. The main message of this step-by-step book is how to create employee engagement. A company should be people centered and people focused. It makes a … [Read more...]

4 Insights on Design-led Innovation

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The other day I was visiting an event on design-led innovation in the Disseny Hub of Barcelona. Since design, design thinking and user experience are becoming more apparent in the innovation process, in this post I would like to share some highlights. It is inspired by the talk of Smart Design co-founder Dan Formosa and considers how to achieve great design that exceeds … [Read more...]

Foundum and White Bull Join Forces To Connect Global Startup Ecosystems

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Foundum, the first online platform that matches innovative, high-growth entrepreneurs with relevant investors, advisors and startup supporters; and White Bull Summits, renowned for its intimate, high-caliber events, connecting top entrepreneurs with global investment have announced their partnership. The mission: to create the world’s most comprehensive platform for global … [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...]