Stepping out of the taxi, you thank the driver and pause for a moment. You’re in front of the entrance to a 70s-style cinema in downtown Barcelona. You’re greeted with a drink as you step inside and hear music, above the excited chattering of the hall. There’s time for mingling with some of Barcelona’s most exciting entrepreneurs. Then you grab some popcorn and take your seat. Everyone’s in good spirits and you lean back, relax and get ready to learn.
This is not your typical startup conference. This is the Wisepunk Startup Conference and it breaks all the rules. This one-day, special event is for ambitious founders, creatives and those passionately pursuing their dreams.
The journey from punk, to Wisepunk
“I love learning from others that have been there before me,” reveals Wisepunk organizer René Lönngren. René has founded many successful startups, but the startup events that he attended when his company, Le Cool, was growing fast left him feeling uninspired. “The dialogue was more descriptive than inspirational or tactical, and the networking was limited to how comfortable you felt hitting on other people,” he admitted.
René created Wisepunk to focus on telling the real stories behind successful individuals and share how they were able to create extraordinary things. “Hearing it directly from the person, feeling their energy, passion, and determination is empowering and deeply inspiring,” he believes. But it’s not enough to just have great guests. René chose the cinema as the unlikely location of the event as it’s a place everyone associates with fun, action, adventure, laughter and tears.
No ordinary business conference…
Don’t expect any boring powerpoint presentations or pointless roundtable discussions from this conference. The lineup of guests includes some of the most interesting and successful entrepreneurs of our time who have generated millions in capital. Live, one-on-one interviews unearth the gritty stories that led them to success and reveal the sometimes-ugly truth to making a startup work.
The guest speakers will hold nothing back. Learn about the ups, the downs, the mistakes they made and get the answers to the tough questions you’re burning to ask. Expect personal stories they have never shared before as well as actionable takeaways. You will leave inspired, with tactical advice that you can take back to your team and directly implement into both your business and personal life.
How did one person go from delivering newspapers to being a horse jockey and then on to co-founding a multinational company? How did two first-time entrepreneurs grow a startup into a work-culture disruptor? How did someone build a €20 million-a-year company, remotely? Why did a successful entrepreneur give away two of his companies for €1 each? Why did another sell the Rolex his father gave him to fund his company?
The strong lineup of guests consists of entrepreneurs and masterminds of the startup industry that have raised more than €400 million in capital and boast a combined market value of €2 billion. Each one will share their stories of success and failure in a unique setting at the Wisepunk Startup Conference 2019.
David Okuniev, Co-Founder of Typeform
The passionate UX designer that co-founded Typeform in 2012 has raised more than €46M and is certainly not your average entrepreneur. Learn the real story behind Typeform’s incredible success as well as what David has learnt from the journey.
Pedro Magriço, Senior Product Manager at Hotjar
When Pedro started at Typeform they had €0 in revenue. When he left they were doing €20 million in annual recurring revenue. Now a Senior Product Manager at Hotjar, Pedro has experienced startup success and is ready to share his story.
Amir Salihefendić, founder of Todoist and Twist
Few people are as passionate about solving huge, hard problems as Amir. His company Todoist boasts €20M in annual revenue, with no office and all work done remotely. Discover how Amir bootstrapped the successful company to own 100% of the equity and how he did it.
Lupina Iturriaga, Founder & Co-CEO of Fintonic
Lupina has led Fintonic through four fundraising rounds, raising €45 million. The personal finance app is now valued at about €160 million. She will be sharing the real story about how she did it and what you need to do to make it happen for your business.
Sacha Michaud, Co-Founder of Glovo
Sacha is a dot com pioneer, having built multiple successful businesses before co-founding Glovo in 2015. In just 4 years Glovo has grown to 800 employees across more than 20 countries and raised €255M in total. Find out how the British expat with 20 years of experience has created a business worth exceeding €500 million.
Konrad Bergström, founder Zounds Industries & X Shore electric boats
Konrad, a serial entrepreneur from Sweden, has raised €170M in revenue. With an uncanny ability to spot trends and build brands that people love, he’s known for his large personality and fearless attitude. Konrad built and gave away two million-euro companies before making it big. This is one interview you don’t want to miss.
Gerard Compte, CEO of Find That Lead
Gerard is well-known for overcoming struggles and hardship in business. He once sold the Rolex his father gave to him for his company, Find That Lead. He will share his story of survival when things are hard, but he’ll also focus on how raising huge amounts of money isn’t everything. Learn how there is another way to find success, which involves leaving the office early to hit the beach.
Hugo Arévalo, Félix Ruiz and Borja Adanero, founders of ThePowerMBA
The founders of the successful The Power MBA will also be joining us, an online program for ambitious entrepreneurs. They’ll share their story of how they built the company from nothing to €2M in revenue over just two months. Attendees can learn how they did it, as well as accessing their online program after the event to learn from them and their incredible mentors.
Learn, be inspired and bring back actionable advice
The day begins with a welcome drink as DJ Tillo takes the stage to truly set the tone for the day ahead. The party continues as you grab a bag of popcorn and take your seat for the guest speakers to begin.
The day will be filled with live interviews, power learning sessions, DJ’s, drinks and networking with 400 other passionate entrepreneurs. Enjoy a complimentary lunch in small groups, each led by a top entrepreneur, and have real conversations that will set you up for long-lasting friendships and possible partnerships. Then, finish off the day with a two-hour party networking session with wine, beers and a DJ set unlike any other conference you’ve attended.
Be a WisePunk, learn from the best
The Wisepunk Startup Conference is hosted together with Lecool, The Power MBA and ourselves here at Barcinno. Join us for 9 hours of networking, learning, music and inspiration – all in the setting of a 70s-style cinema in downtown Barcelona.
Submerge yourself in a cinematic experience of live interviews and power learning sessions with an unbelievable lineup of speakers who will be there to share their secrets and real stories with you. Network with some of the world’s finest entrepreneurs and learn about what gets them up in the morning, their deepest fears and how they overcame them to get where they are today. Plus, keep up to speed with all the developments thanks to our special Wisepunk app.
Are you looking to grow your business, launch successfully, raise money or change the world? Whether you’re starting out or already running a business, this event is for you. Learn tactics and get applicable advice that you can bring back to your business and implement the next day. Broaden your network and get to know people that can support your growth as you develop your company.
Barcinno readers can also secure an exclusive discount. Click here while stocks last to secure your ticket for €99 instead of 129€!
- Date: Friday, October 4th
- Time: 09:00 – 20:00
- Venue: Aribau Cinema, Carrer d’Aribau, 5, Barcelona, Barcelona 08011
- Cost: €99 with our exclusive link here; otherwise €129
- Website: https://wisepunk.com/