You would think that with the rising of temperatures any everyone going away on holidays, the enthusiasm for organizing meetups and networking events might dwindle. However, this is Barcelona we’re talking about. The startup energy here just never seems to get depleted! Here’s a list of seven weeknight events that you don’t want to miss if you’re a developer, an entrepreneur, or just interested in anything technology. The 13th seems to be a popular date this month, so good luck choosing which event to attend! And don’t forget, most meetups require registration.
- Wednesday, 5 July 7:00 pm @ Codeworks (Carrer d’Avila 27)
- Thursday, 6 July @ Auditori AXA (Avinguda Diagonal 547)
The ACCIÓ Investment Forum is Catalonia’s most important forum for entrepreneurs and investors. This year, the Forum will be full of innovative ideas in search of financing, so it’s a unique opportunity for startup founders to present their projects to the investment community. 21 business projects will take the stage, while the networking space will welcome everybody. The opening speech will be given by Yoram Wijngaarde, the founder of Dealroom, Europe’s largest database of startups, technology and venture capital.
- Monday, 10 July 6:30 pm @ Depot Holland (Bruc 149)
Don’t miss you chance to attend a seminar about tax savings for businesses with focus on how to set up Offshore- and EU companies! Johan Sjögren, the host, has many years of experience in planning, setting up and running offshore companies around the world. Johan is a Director at Freelancer Financial Consulting, a consultancy firm specialized in tax planning for freelancers. He will be giving a presentation detailing his top tax planning advice. After the presentation, there will also be some time for beers and networking.
- Tuesday, 11 July 7:00 pm @ eDreams Odigeo Headquarters (Carrer Bailén 67)
Android Things is Google’s latest foray into the Internet of Things: it lets you build professional, mass-market products on a trusted platform, without previous knowledge of embedded system design. At this interesting event hosted by eDreams Odigeo, speakers Paul Blundell and Xavi Rigau will give an introduction to the new Android Things APIs, how to architect to keep your codebase clean and your IoT devices solid, and dive into controlling Android Things peripherals. A big plus is that girls can attend even if they are on the waiting list – this is how they’re trying to encourage female participation. Great idea, right?
- Thursday, 13 July 6:30 pm @ Ironhack Campus BCN (Carrer Pamplona 96)
Is there a relation between the architecture world and UX design? Could working on UX design be a real professional opportunity for an Architect? Ironhack believes that these two worlds are related, and they’re inviting current and future architects to get to know the exciting world of UX/UI design. Don’t miss the chance to listen to an architect turned into a UX designer tell their story, and find out how they experienced their transformation first hand! Remember to RSVP.
- Thursday, 13 July 7:00 pm @ Edificio Palau de Mar (Plaza Pau Vila 1)
How do you manage an always-evolving product in a startup that grows from 5 to 140 employees and from 0 to 7M downloads in 18 months? How do you make the product evolve in the right direction, managing expectations from the increasing number of stakeholders and handling the internal growth of the teams? Join CornerJob for an evening of discussion with Valentin Randon, Product Lead at CornerJob, Albert Malagarriga, CPO at RideLink, and Itamar Gilad, Product Consultant and former PM at Google.
Entrepreneur Master Class: Getting to Wow! The Art of Communicating Your Compelling Value Proposition
- Thursday, 13 July 5:30 pm @ ECIJA Abogados (Avenida Diagonal 458, planta 8ª)
Join ECIJA in Barcelona for a Access Silicon Valley viewing party, and take part in the live streaming of Bill Reichert‘s startup workshop. Get ready for a bit of networking that involves snacks and drinks as well! About the workshop: The secret to getting someone excited about your company is to connect with a compelling value proposition. In this session, drawing on his own experience pitching to investors, Bill will clarify the difference between a pitch and a presentation, and walk through a framework for developing a 20 second Wow! that you can use in all your communications.