We’ll have a chat with Timo Buetefisch, CEO & Co-Founder of Cooltra, and an ex-consultant and MBA from IESE, who has been living in the Catalan capital for about 14 years. Before settling in Barcelona, he lived in his native Germany, Paris, Buenos Aires, Greece and Switzerland giving him a cosmopolitan character.
He has a strong entrepreneur personality and has always been clear that he wanted to be his own boss. Passionate about the world of motorcycling, Timo found the opportunity to start his own business when his bike was damaged one day while he was driving around Barcelona. When this happened, he realized that the niche of motorcycles was not exploded enough, as it was very difficult for him to find a company where he could rent a scooter during the weeks that his was in the workshop. From this need was born Cooltra, a great project that with his friends – the brothers Henrik and Holger Sprengel – managed to create what would be today the European leader in sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels.
The event will go like this:
1. First, we have an open mic session where every attendee may come on stage to ask for help for his/her startup for a maximum of 30 seconds. Keep your pitch sharp!
2. Fireside chat with our guest.
3. A networking session where attendees talk to each other freely over fresh beers and delicious food. There’s no Startup Grind event where you won’t leave with new friends and exciting connections.
Startup Grind is the most significant community of entrepreneurs, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. We do so by hosting a monthly recurring event and inspiring, educating and connecting entrepreneurs. The Barcelona chapter was granted the “Best Chapter of the Year” award in 2016, with the average assistance of 130 attendees per event, having held over 50 events since April 2014 and helping local entrepreneurs to take their projects to the next level.
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See you there and happy grinding!