Holaluz, Badi, Cabify and Microsoft Research will participate in the second Tech Spirit Barcelona Conference Day
- At the second Tech Spirit Barcelona, Iberian Venture Capital Conference will congregate more than 200 funds
- Heura (Foods For Tomorrow) has been awarded the Caixabank Emprendedor XXI Prize in Catalonia, delivered today at 7 p.m.
Barcelona, 25th 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, has reported more than 5,000 registrations to attend the different activities concentrated at the Casa Llotja de Mar of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona and different city points.
More than 30 activities to and for entrepreneurs have taken place today with outstanding participants such as the Chef Ferran Adrià, the founders of eDreams and Glovo, Chartboost and the round table Female Funding, We’ve got a problem. The day has closed with the granting of the EmprendedorXXI Awards supported by CaixaBank. Heura (Foods for Tomorrow) has been the company awarded and has received an economic endowment of 5,000 euros and access to an international program in Silicon Valley.
Tomorrow’s conferences will again gather leaders in the technological and digital sector and will deliver several speeches such as Research in tech: Why, how and myths with Mar Gonzalez (Microsoft Research) and Carlos Herrera (Cabify),New Local heroes with Andrés Bou (SocialPoint), Carlota Pi (Holaluz), JC Taunay (TravelPerk), Albert Bosch (Housfy) and Alvaro Córdoba (Badi), How to prepare an exit?, with Lucas Carné (Privalia Founder), Iñaki Ecenarro (Founder Trovit) and Miguel Vicente (Antai VB), or American Case: How to become a global leaderwith Jerome S. Engel (Berkeley – Haas) and Oscar Sala (The Collider – MWC), among others.
Other of the events to be highlighted is the Iberian Venture Capital Conference boosted by the Asociación Española de Capital, Crecimiento e Inversión (ASCRI),with CaixaBank DayOne. This event will gather more than 200 attendees. An 80% of the Spanish Venture Capital segment is foreseen to attend.
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, will be held from the 23rdto the 27thof February and will host 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 spaces 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 and 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, McCann, Meetmaps, Watchity, 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.