No doubt about it, Mobile World Congress (MWC) is one of the most highly anticipated events in Barcelona’s (if not the planet’s) tech calendar, drawing thousands of industry pros and enthusiasts to Catalonia each year. As the city gears up to host the 2023 edition, locals and visitors alike can look forward to dozens of exciting parties and networking opportunities taking place … [Read more...]
How Startups Can Ride The Chatbot Wave At APIdays Mediterranea
APIdays Mediterranea returns to Barcelona for its 3rd annual event on November 22 & 23, at the Mobile World Centre at Plaça Catalunya. APIdays events — which take place in 7 cities around the world each year — are aimed at developers and businesses that make use of application programming interfaces (APIs) for internal integration or to build a developer community of … [Read more...]
Halftime Report: Official List of 2016 Barcelona Tech Events
August is here and Barcelona has officially slowed to a halt. The startup and tech scene is on a month-long siesta escaping the heat and preparing for the fall. Those not on a holiday of their own are left hiding from tourists and squeezing in some quiet work while they can. If you're watching the August clock tick by like us, pull out your planner and map out the rest of the … [Read more...]
Fest-UP Photos, Videos and Press!
Barcelona’s first-ever, crowdsourced startup festival – an open platform for the entire Barcelona Startup Ecosystem to share their knowledge, showcase their projects and make new connections within our vibrant entrepreneurial community. All in all, more than 3.000 people attended at least one of the 45 events held in 22 locations across Barcelona – all focused on one … [Read more...]
Airbnb: An Absolute Giant – The Sharing Economy with Jeroen Merchiers.
Talk: Airbnb, An Absolute Giant. The Sharing Economy with Jeroen Merchiers. Speaker: Jeroen Merchiers Jeroen Merchiers, Country Manager of Airbnb. He was born and raised in Belgium but has been living in Spain for 10 years. He graduated as an Industrial Engineer and has an MBA from IESE. Jeroen started his career in management and technology consulting by managing several … [Read more...]
Get Ready For The Fest-UP Service Jam with Swapsee and Claro Partners!
The Fest-UP Service Jam BCN is supported by EatWith and Le18, and sponsored by Barcinno and Estrella Damm. What is a Service Jam? A Service Jam is an event where teams of bright and creative people come together to solve a problem. In summary, it's like inventing a new product or a startup in as little time as possible and competing against other teams to see who has … [Read more...]
Calling All Barcelona Startups: Register NOW for the FEST-UP Startup Expo!
In less than two weeks, Barcelona will host its first-ever crowd-sourced startup festival: Fest-UP! With more than 45 confirmed events taking place the week of May 5th – 10th, Fest-UP is a platform for the change-makers of the Barcelona Startup Ecosystem to showcase their projects, share their knowledge, and get to know one another a little bit better. In order to truly … [Read more...]
Foundum and White Bull Join Forces To Connect Global Startup Ecosystems
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...]
Heard@ ESADE’s 7th Annual Social Innovation Conference
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...]
Announcing Fest-UP! BCN’s Startup Festival
Building a sustainable startup ecosystem is not an accidental occurrence. It takes hard work and requires the right mix of philosophy, leadership and dedication over a long period of time. It is also not created by entrepreneurs alone. A vibrant startup community requires the deliberate participation of universities, governments, investors, mentors, service providers and large … [Read more...]