Barcelona Blockchain Spirit will close Tech Spirit Barcelona’s last conference day
- 5G Mobility and Smart cities and Catalonia’s role as an industrial entrepreneurial hub, main topics at Tech Spirit Barcelona’s last day
- 450 companies have participated in Tech Spirit Barcelona and more than 1,000 business meetings have taken place, according to ACCIÓ
Barcelona, 26th of February 2020-. Tech Spirit Barcelona, the initiative born spontaneously after the cancellation of 4YFN and the Mobile World Congress (MWC) and led by Barcelona Tech City, will conclude tomorrow with four conferences organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona on blockchain, Smart Cities, the era of the LEO constellations and the role of Catalonia as an industrial entrepreneurial hub, to take place at Casa Llotja de Mar of the Chamber of Commerce.
The second Tech Spirit Barcelona day has summoned up more than 200 funds at the Iberian Venture Capital Conference. It has also delivered a round table moderated by Ignasi Costas, from DWF-RCD, on how to prepare an exit (startup sale) where Lucas Carné, co-founder of Privalia, Iñaki Ecenarro, co-founder of Trovit, and Miguel Vicente, co-founder of Antai VB have been protagonists. The speakers –who have highlighted preparation as an essential part to achieve an exit– have concluded the act by ensuring that it takes more “time, maturity and ambition” of the ecosystem for the companies here to start buying. In that sense, they have been optimistic about the coming years, stating that “we will hear very good news from the Barcelona scale-ups.”
The Tech Spirit Barcelona conferences are aimed at entrepreneurs, investors, companies, students and organizations linked to the entrepreneurial sector. In this sense, the Agència Catalana per a la Competitivitat de l’Empresa del Departament d’Empresa i Coneixement (ACCIÓ) –Catalonian Agency for Business Competitiveness at the Business & Knowledge Department– has assured that 450 companies have participated in Tech Spirit Barcelona during these days and that more than 1,000 business meetings have been held.
Tech Spirit Barcelona has encompassed more than 45 activities between Tuesday and Thursday at Casa Llotja de Mar of the Chamber of Commerce and a hundred events all around the city.
About Tech Spirit Barcelona
Organized by Barcelona Tech City, Tech Spirit Barcelona is an initiative born spontaneously after the cancellation of 4YFN and the Mobile World Congress. The event, free of cost, is being held from the 23rd to the 27th of February and has hosted 45 activities at the Llotja de Mar of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, 108 events all around the city, close to 60 local and international speakers and more than 100 venture capital investors.
Tech Spirit is an inclusive, transversal movement that aims to accommodate all the energy that is flowing in the city in a key week for the digital and technological entrepreneurial ecosystem. With this objective, a completely new proposal has been set up with a central program of activities with the Llotja de Mar building as its stage, and that also incorporates proposals created by other organizations at the Pier01 and in other spaces that will be announced through the Tech Spirit Barcelona agenda and web https://techspirit.barcelona/
Amongst the 60 international and local speakers are the chef Ferran Adrià, Glovo, Holaluz, eDreams y TravelPerk; as well as representatives from ImaginBank de CaixaBank, Uber, Seat, Telefónica and InnoCells del Banco Sabadell.
The organization is led by Barcelona Tech City together with the City of Barcelona, the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, the Government of Spain, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Consorci de la Zona Franca, Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, BSM and other institutions of the ecosystem.
The initiative, to be held only this year, is led by Barcelona Tech City and is supported by CaixaBank, Banco Sabadell, Telefónica, Epson, Acciona, Grupo Sorigué, DWF-RCD, Social Point, Institut Català de Finances, as well as the work of Firma, Llorente y Cuenca (LLYC), Mortensen, Meetmaps, Watchity, McCann, La Famiglia and El Palauet.
About Barcelona Tech City
Barcelona Tech City is a private non-profit association created by entrepreneurs that represents more than 1,000 companies in the Barcelona digital and technological sector. It collaborates with startups, companies, universities, business schools, investors and public administrations, with the aim of consolidating Barcelona as an international technological hub and promoting innovation.
The association is creating an Urban Technology Campus that includes different spaces: Pier01, a technological hub of reference in Europe; Pier 03, a hub specialized in blockchain; Palauet Tech, a social meeting space for the ecosystem; as well as Canòdrom de Peninsula, focused on video games and digital industries.