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CONTENT 1. Barcelona Startups 2.
Some people to know 3. Organizations 4. Incubators 5. Accelerators 6. Business Angels & Venture Capital 7. Centers for science, engineering and tech 8. Co-working spaces 9. Fab Labs 10. Meetups, conferences and events 11. What they say about Barcelona
2. Some people to know
Gloria Molins trip4real.com Rob Fitzpatrick Founder Centric Luis Rivera Startup Spain Julian Vinue Wayra Barcelona Alex Barrera Press42 / tech.eu Veronica Torras Health Mavericks Damien Bruneau Startup Weekend /EdTech Scott Mackin Barcinno
2. Some people to know
Diego Fernandez Impact Hub Barcelona Urs Rothmayr Founder Institute Toni Mascaró Barcelona Loves Entrepreneurs Jordi Subiras Betahaus Vicent Arias SeedRocket Carlos Blanco ITnet Cecilia Tham Makers of Barcelona Luke Miller Barcelona.IO
“(…) some of the following
aspects of Barcelona: a vibrant, beautiful, cosmopolitan city with a mild climate that attracts a seemingly continuous stream of travellers (many of which decide to stay), an array of great technical and business schools, talent, a ‘connected’ Spanish market that could readily be targeted if only for starters, high smartphone penetration country-wide, an active local community with members who very regularly meet up to share knowledge, well-connected to the rest of the world in terms of transportation, and a generally supportive local government. The Next Web “If nothing else, Barcelona.IO, a nonprofit community of startups that hosts pitch days and startup fairs, is an example of Barcelona's embrace of startup culture. In July, the organization hosted a sold out event (…) where angel investors and business leaders met and mingled. Still, investment in the city is limited, in spite of serving as home base to budding companies such as eyeOS(…) and Mobbeel. Inc.
“In the past year, the
Catalan capital has proved itself a hub for global businesses -- online travel company eDreams ODIGEO was valued at £945 million after going public in April, and software portal Softonic announced 125 million monthly users (an IPO is rumoured). "Superstars like these make Barcelona important, because they're world leaders," says Christopher Pommerening of Active Venture Partners. The city's appeal is partly down to Spanish government incentives such as simplifying the visa process for entrepreneurs outside the EU. Wired
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