Tech Spirit Barcelona launches a campaign to buy computers for Casal dels Infants

  • Tech Spirit Barcelona will sell t-shirts of the event and will give the all the profits to the NGO Casal dels Infants. The purpose is to guarantee an easier access to quality technology for children, young people and families at risk of social exclusion
  • Registrations for Tech Spirit Barcelona are close to 5,000 for the events to be held at Casa Llotja de Mar

Barcelona, February 23, 2020-. Tech Spirit Barcelona, the spontaneous initiative emerged after the cancellation of 4YFN and the Mobile World Congress (MWC), will sell commemorative t-shirts of the event and will donate all profits to renew the computer equipment of Casal dels Infants.
Each shirt will be sold to the public for 5 euros. Tech Spirit Barcelona has already received close to 5,000 attendee registrations.

With this action, Tech Spirit Barcelona wants to contribute to improving the access to technology for more than 7,000 children, young people and families at risk of social exclusion participating in the 55 socio-educational programs carried out by the Casal dels Infants in the neighbourhoods that need it most. “Barcelona Tech City was born from the will of a group of entrepreneurs to give back to the city of Barcelona part of what they have contributed in the development of their businesses. This philosophy is rooted in all the activities of the Association, to get involved and contribute to the technology also as a factor of social cohesion. For this reason, we have been collaborating with Casal dels Infants for some time”, explains Miquel Martí, CEO of Barcelona Tech City.

On the other hand, Casal dels Infants team assures that “this action has an enormous value for the children, young people and families and will be an enormous help to cover a very important need at the moment” and they explain that “the most immediate objective is to purchase 25 new computers” Casal dels Infants has been working since 1983 for the equal opportunities of children and young people at risk of social exclusion in Barcelona (El Raval), Badalona, Sant Adrià de Besòs (Besòs – La Mina), Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Salt and Morocco.
Tech Spirit Barcelona, which will take place from February 23 to 27, is intended for entrepreneurs, investors, companies, students and organizations linked to the entrepreneurial sector. Tech Spirit Barcelona will have its central stage at Casa Llotja de Mar of the City’s Chamber of Commerce, where more than 45 activities will be held between Tuesday and Thursday, and there are more than 100 events scheduled throughout the city.



About Tech Spirit Barcelona
Tech Spirit Barcelona is an initiative that emerged spontaneously as an answer to the cancellation of 4YFN and Mobile World Congress. The event, free of charge, will be held from February 23rd to 27th and will feature 45 activities held at Llotja de Mar of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, 108 events throughout the city, over 60 national and international speakers and more than 100 venture capital investors.
Tech Spirit is an inclusive, transversal movement that intends to put all the energy that bursts in the city during a whole week dedicated for the digital and technological entrepreneurial ecosystem. With this objective, a completely new proposal has been articulated with a central program of activities that have as a scenario the Llotja de Mar building, and that also incorporates proposals created by other organisations, in the Pier01 and in others spaces that will be given visibility through the agenda on Tech Spirit Barcelona’s website:
Among the over 60 international and national speakers there will be: Chef Ferran Adrià, representatives of Glovo, Holaluz, eDreams and TravelPerk, ImaginBank from CaixaBank, Uber, Seat, Telefónica and InnoCells from Banco Sabadell.
The organisation is coordinated by Barcelona Tech City together with the Barcelona City Council, the Generalitat de Catalunya, Government of Spain, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Consorci de la Zona Franca, Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona, BSM, and other local institutions linked to the sector.
The initiative, which will only be held this year, is led by Barcelona Tech City and has the support of Telefónica, CaixaBank, Banco Sabadell, Institut Català de Finances, Acciona, Grupo Sorigué, DWF-RCD, Meetmaps, Watchity, as well as Llorente y Cuenca (LLYC ), Mortensen, McCann and El Palauet.
About Barcelona Tech City
Barcelona Tech City is a private non-profit association created by entrepreneurs who represent more than 1,000 companies in the digital and technological sector of Barcelona. The project collaborates with startups, companies, universities, business schools, investors and public administrations, with the aim of consolidating Barcelona as an international technological hub promoting innovation.
The Association is creating a Technological Urban Campus that includes different spaces: Pier01, a technological hub of reference in Europe; Pier 03, a hub specialised in blockchain and Palauet Tech, a social meeting space for the ecosystem, as well as Canòdrom de Peninsula, focused on video games and culture industries.
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