In today’s ever-changing business and tech climate, there are no hard-and-fast rules for launching a successful organisation. With no fixed formula for success on the road to startup excellency, personal stories and best practices from leading current entrepreneurs are gold dust for any budding innovator. It’s this interpersonal element that makes Startup Grind, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs, so relevant today.
Startup Grind returns to Barcelona next month, to launch the second edition of the Startup Grind Barcelona Conference on November 14th at Auditori AXA. Founded in Palo Alto, California, but with dynamic communities now all over the world, Startup Grind hosts monthly events in 500 cities and 140 countries worldwide, brought to you by Google for Entrepreneurs. Each places a spotlight on successful local founders, educators and investors. These industry leaders gather to share the lessons they’ve learnt, what worked and what didn’t, and the things they wish they’d known before embarking on their startup journey. Startup Grind events also bring together active innovators and enthusiasts and offer them the opportunity to share ideas, network and build connections.
The last edition of Startup Grind Barcelona featured 80 investors, some of which went on to invest in innovative Barcelona-based startups, evidence that this event has proved a turning point for many local startups. The 2017 edition also brought together 250 international visitors, offering endless possibilities for international networking. Next month, over 900 founders, thought leaders, investors and accelerators will flock to Barcelona for a two-day symposium that offers Barcelona-based startups and innovators the chance to gain insights from the frontrunners of the European tech scene. Through a carefully curated selection of talks, discussions and roundtables, this highly specialized event offers attendees the chance to learn from the best so they can boost their chances of startup success.
Some of the world’s most exciting companies will be represented, with speakers including Dhiraj Mukherjee, co-founder of Shazam; Sofia Benjumea, Google’s Head of Campus Madrid; Clancy Childs, CTO of Dow Jones, and Ryan Bubinski, the Founder of Codecademy. These successful tech minds will be addressing key issues facing modern enterprises such as moving with the rapid pace of technological development and hiring tech talent. They’ll also be speaking on the latest trends and hot topics in startup ecosystems, such as blockchain, fake news and ICOs. In line with a more personal approach to conferences, attendees also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with high profile speakers during coffee breaks and the opening evening event. This gives founders and startups a direct path to connect with some of the most influential minds in tech, with all the insights they have to offer.
As a growing startup ecosystem, and a small yet significant European startup hub offering unique benefits for startups, Barcelona offers the perfect backdrop for this new kind of startup conference. It’s no wonder our city was named third best European city in terms of attractiveness for founders in the recent Startup Ecosystem Overview by MWC. As such, the Startup Grind Barcelona Conference 2018 will also include fireside chats that examine how technology is set to impact the city around us too, including the development of autonomous vehicles, the implementation of AI and blockchain in the city’s infrastructure and operations.
With a total of 6500 events since 2010 and an enormous 1,500,000 total members and attendees, Startup Grind represents a global movement that facilitates startup journeys around the world. Their Barcelona instalment is set to be an inspiring event that offers anyone interested in the future of technology startups a chance to connect with the pace-setters and front-runners of the global startup ecosystem. What’s more, attendees gain all this at an affordable price with discounts available for founders and students on a shoestring. This isn’t one to miss, buy your ticket now before it’s too late! Remember to use the exclusive Barcinno members code: BarcinnoRocks to secure a 50% discount!