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Startup Grind Barcelona Streams Global Conference

February 13, 2018 @ 18:30 - 21:00

Once the final conference Agenda is set, we will let you know, which fireside chat we will be streaming.


6:30 pm Streaming Global Conference

7:15 pm Open Mic

7:30 pm Networking

8:45 pm End

Hosted By

Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit, Barcelona Director

Co-founder at MarsBased (https://MarsBased.com) & Director at Startup Grind BCN (http://www.startupgrind.cat) and Regional Director at Startup Grind. After having worked at Deloitte, VASS and volunteered at ESN, he transitioned from being a software developer to a business developer. Fluent in five languages and interested in science of language & learning. Travels around the world while delivering high-end web & mobile applications with his all-remote Ruby on Rails development consultancy MarsBased. Full-time metalhead & useless at basketball.

Twitter: @lexrodba (http://twitter.com/lexrodba) Carlos Cruz Rastrojo, Co-Director

Born nearby Barcelona 27 years ago, Carlos loves waking up early in the morning and getting the most out of the day. Co-director at Startup Grind and founder at Iyiyim, spends the day designing experiences to connect people. As a former ESN’r, few things satisfy him more than organizing an event to make people happy. The rest of the time you can find him playing sports, FIFA or Excel.

Twitter: @CCruzRastrojo (http://twitter.com/CCruzRastrojo) Pol Canela, Team Member

I have over 5 years analysing data. Currently, I work as a Project Manager and data anlayst at Netquest, analyzing large data sets, using advanced analytics and standing up big-data analylitical tools, as R, SQL, Hive-QL,.. As my department is part of the global operations team we deliver service to clients worldwide. So, I am used to discuss, define and manage projects for a broad kind of customers.

My carreer developed as data analytics evolved. So, I started it analyzing accounting data in Excel in the Roca’s accounting department. After, I joined Planeta’s commercial controlling department, where I started using advanced analytical tools, as SQL, Access and Microstrategy. And finally I ended up analyzing big data.

I have also enterpreneurial an international focus, as I founded a student’s association (ESN UPF) and I am actively involved in organizing events for StartupGrind Barcelona. Also, I am used to work and live in 4 languages: english, portuguese, spanish and catalan.

Marc Miralda, Team Member

Born in 1988 in Barcelona city centre, I studied Mechanical Engineering and started working in an automotive company. Member of Erasmus Student Network for more than 7 years, I was not so bored while being a university student 🙂
Also Co-Founded my first company in 2014 and became a Startup Grind Barcelona team member 3 years ago, and I’m nowadays mainly focused in managing the operations of TechBuddy in Spain.

Bego Echeverria, Team member

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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 200 cities and 98 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind).


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