Barcelona may seem half empty as locals desert the city in August, but that’s no reason for life to stop, especially when it comes to the tech and startup world. Even if conferences and trainings are on hold, there will be no shortage of networking events and we’ll certainly see an abundance of casual summer parties, aka the best places to meet new friends and potential business partners. Whether it’s a festival for digital nomads in the Pyrenees, educational talks for entrepreneurs or rooftop afterworks with multiple drinks involved, we’re all going to have fun. Let’s make the summer of 2018 a memorable one for the tech and startup community in Barcelona!
- Thus, 9 Aug 09:00 am – 10:00 am @ Utopicus Coworking Plaça Catalunya (Ronda Sant Pere 16)
Tired of your current job? Thinking about starting your own company? You will face a lot of challenges and you will have to step out of your comfort zone. The good news is that you can monetize your knowledge and experience, but for sure you will do it better and faster surrounded by other female entrepreneurs with the same objectives, and others that have already achieved it. At this 60 minute talk by Alicia Ribas, you will discover the 3 biggest mistakes that 99% of entrepreneurs make; you will reduce uncertainty and insecurity understanding the right steps to follow to create a company; you will meet other female entrepreneurs with the same goals, dreams and fears as you. Join Alicia to discover the most important skill to be successful, find a solution against procrastination and set the date for starting your company!
- Frid, 10 Aug 6:00 pm @ Ironhack (Carrer Pamplona 96)
Curious what the students of Ironhack, one of the best code schools in Barcelona can do after just 2 months of learning? Hiring junior web developers and UX designers, by any chance? Ironhack has selected the best Web Development and UX/UI projects from the June ’18 bootcamps so you can see what their students are capable of. After the event, there’ll be beers and a well-deserved party to celebrate the graduation, so stick around and meet the most recent #ironhackers!
- Tue, 14 Aug 11:00 am – Sun, 19 Aug 2:00 pm @ Outside Pyrenees, Solsona
6 days in a remote village in northern Spain amidst the Pyrenees mountains. Freedom X Fest is an outdoor conference and festival in one, bringing together all major players from the Location Independent Movement. The ultimate 6-day event for digital nomads, freelancers, startup founders and more will have 100+ speakers and workshop facilitators, exhibitors and partner stages, as well as fun activities including hiking, rock climbing BBQ’s and lots of sports (football, kayaking, archery, badminton, volleyball). Speakers will include Ben Keene, Founder of Tribe Wanted and Head of Escape; Kevin Hainline, Astronomer at NASA; Casey Fenton, Founder of Couchsurfing and many, many more.
- Thu, 16 Aug 07:00 pm @ Le Wagon (Carrer d’en Grassot 101)
Join Le Wagon for an informal talk to discover entrepreneurship stories, tips about bringing a startup idea to life and mingle with like-minded people! They’ve invited co-founder David Rovira to find out how someone with a background in law decided to take a leap and create the platform of Polaroo with his brother. Polaroo is a startup focused on changing the way you manage and pay for your utility services. They provide a monthly flat unified payment for all your domiciled expenses: electricity, gas, water and internet; so that you have a much healthier financial balance in your bank account. Find out more about the startup that will make sure you never have to deal with a utility provider again at this event!
- Thu, 30 Aug 7:00 pm @ Iberostar Paseo de Gracia (Plaça Catalunya 10)
Startup enthusiasts & entrepreneurs in town! #StartupmyRooftop is back with new content: more activities, more interaction and more pitches! Join them after work at Sky Bar Barcelona to have fun and discover great projects while enlarging your business network between investors, entrepreneurs, startup teams and more! Get ready for an evening of startup talks (TBA) and music by ALUSH & Giuseppe Picentino. Enjoy the rooftop of the Apple Store with the best view of the city, check out the two areas for networking and activities, and don’t go easy on the snacks included in the price!
- Fri, 31 Aug 7:00 pm @ HolaLuz New HQ (Joan de Borbó 99-101 Edifici Ocean Planta 3A)
Mark your calendars and join Women Who Code to celebrate the wonderful WomenInTech Summer Picnic in Barcelona. They’re bringing you an afternoon of food, drinks and good company, with the participation of amazing organizations like Women Who Code Barcelona, WomenTechMakers, AdaJS, Mujeres en SEO and WomenInMobile. The goal is to highlight the work that each organisation does here in Barcelona in furthering the impact women have in technology. This is NOT an event exclusive to women, but it is an event to FURTHER the professional and personal development of women in the tech industry. Everyone is welcome – as long as the tickets last!
- Fri, 31 Aug 7:00 pm @ D9 (Carrer Pallars 122)
Startup Grind is by far the most popular monthly meetup for entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts in Barcelona – and it’s easy to see why. They not only provide impeccable content every single time, it’s also the best place to network and meet new friends as well as potential business partners. More than one startup has been born out of a Startup Grind intro, that’s a fact! Just like every summer, they’ll be hosting their huge summer party at the end of August. Expect their biggest open mic session ever, cold beers and some cool music. What is more, tickets are free until the week of the event!