The startup scene in Barcelona is thriving, now more than ever. In recent years, entrepreneurs have flocked to the city from all over the world. With their dedication, drive and ingenuity, this community of creative thinkers are keen to embrace technology and actively shape the world we live in. The blossoming of the Barcelona startup scene is thanks, in no small part, to Startup Grind Barcelona. A startup community that connects, inspires and educates talent from around the world, Startup Grind Barcelona creates a platform for today’s most innovative thinkers in technology and business. It supports them to form partnerships, exchange ideas and learn from each other’s stories and experiences.
Founded in 2014 by Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit, Startup Grind Barcelona hosts key monthly events, channels international investment and works to develop and expand breakthrough companies on a global scale. Perhaps their most effective events, however, are the annual Startup Grind Conferences. Attracting international companies and renowned entrepreneurs, these conferences are growing in stature and influence year by year.
Startup Grind Barcelona Conference 2019
The third edition of the Startup Grind Tech Conference kicks off at the Auditori AXA in Barcelona, with an opening night ceremony on April 8th followed by the full conference on the 9th. The conference will bring together over 1,000 entrepreneurs, tech professionals, gurus, creatives, industry writers and investors from all over Europe, producing the perfect environment for them to share ideas, stories and lessons learnt along the way. Topics will range from how to be a global catalyst and the potential impact of automation on the technological process, to blockchain implementation and the influence of AI on global industry. Conference attendees will immerse themselves in the profound issues of our times, gain insights from the finest creative minds on the startup scene.
This year’s conference will include guest speakers from some of the hottest startups in Barcelona and throughout Europe. They include:
- Javier Suárez, CPO and co-founder of TravelPerk;
- Laura Urquizu, CEO at RedPoints;
- JF Gauthier, CEO at Startup Genome;
- Carlota Pi, Executive President at HolaLuz;
- Sergio Gago, CTO at Zinio;
- Cecilia Tham, founder of Allwomen
Previous Startup Grind Conferences
Previous editions of the conference have connected talent from all over Europe, prompting like-minded creatives to form new companies, helping ambitious entrepreneurs to find ideal investors and unearthing new clients for up-and-coming startups. Just as importantly, thousands of attendees have formed strong bonds and true friendships. Previous guest speakers have been big players on the tech scene, including Sofia Benjumea, Google’s head of campus Madrid; Clancy Childs, CTO of Dow Jones; Ryan Bubinski, founder of Codecademy; Casey Fenton, founder of CouchSurfing; and Dhiraj Mukherjee, co-founder of Shazam.
Barcelona – the Perfect Backdrop for a Startup Conference
And what better city in which to host a conference of innovation and ingenuity – than Barcelona? Historically a hub of culture and creativity, the Catalan capital has been attracting entrepreneurs from all over the globe in recent years and its startup scene is making waves across the world. Many of the city’s entrepreneurs are at the forefront of tech innovation, shaping the future of various industries. This year’s Startup Grind Conference gives some of our brightest minds the space not only to make connections, but to find inspiration too. The event provides the perfect opportunity to discuss the potential of technology, as well as the challenges it presents to societies and our future.
Startup Grind – a Proven Pedigree
With more than 6,500 events since 2010 and a prodigious 1,500,000 total members and attendees, Startup Grind represents a global movement that enables startups to realise their potential. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has since spread its influence globally. They now cultivate startup ecosystems in 125 countries around the world, through events, media and collaborations with those at the forefront of business, technology and innovation.
This year’s Startup Grind Barcelona Conference promises to be inspiring, insightful and unmissable. So secure your tickets now before they’re all sold out. Remember to use the discount code BarcinnoRocks to get 40% discount!