7 Tech and Startup Events to Attend This Month in Barcelona

When it comes to the variety of tech and startup events a city has to offer, Barcelona does not disappoint. A workshop about foodtech and how innovation is changing gastronomy? Check. A full-day conference dedicated to entrepreneurship? Check. A fireside chat with a female VC? Check. A ladies’ night about AI and how we can use it to change the world? Check. And that’s just this month! Join us at these exciting meetups in Barcelona, let’s learn something cool and find new buddies in the startup community!

AllWomen Talk: Metamorphosis 3.0. Humanity in the age of technology

  • Fri, 10 May 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ MOB Caterina (Avenida F. Cambó 17)

AllWomen is the first AI, UX Design and Product Management academy for women, by women. This edition of their weekly talk will feature Cecilia Mosze Tham, Social Technologist at Alpha Telefonica and Founder of MOB, FabCafe and allWomen. She will share her insight on how we can leverage the power of today’s most advanced technologies to build a better future for our planet. As women, as individuals, and as communities. Join one of the brightest minds in the Barcelona tech and startup scene and be inspired by this special talk!

Startup Grind Hosts Lina Chong (Investment Director @ Target Global)

  • Tue, 14 May 6:30 pm @ Movistar Centre (Carrer Fontanella 2)

This month, Startup Grind welcomes Lina Chong, VC at Target Global. Lina, based in Berlin, is a young role model who has been very successful in a traditionally male-dominated industry. She began her career operating two startups, one of which was acquired by Living Social. She will share some takeaways from her journey as well as her unique perspective on the VC and tech industry. Make sure you have time to stick around for a few beers after the fireside chat!

UBEntrepreneurship Day

  • Thu, 16 May 09:00 am – 7:30 pm @ Col·legi Major Penyafort-Montserrat (Avinguda Diagonal 639-641)

UBEntrepreneurship Club is proud to present UBEntrepreneurship Day, a full-day conference dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation. Listen to talk by experts like Pere Condom-Vilà (Director at Catalunya Emprèn), Sebastian Rossi (President at Capitalismo Consciente), Victor Horcasitas (VC at Confianz Capital and President at the American Society of Barcelona) and Oscar Sala (Director at The Collider, Mobile World Capital Barcelona). Check out the full program here!

7 Tech and Startup Meetups and Events in Barcelona March 2018
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Neuroscience of Digital Distractions – a Talk by TEDx Speaker Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina

  • Thu, 16 May 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Our Dream School (Carrer d’Enric Granados 7)

Do you ever find yourself mindlessly scrolling through your social media feeds for hours on end? You’re not the only one. In this talk, TEDx speaker, Huffington Post blogger, and author of Homo Distractus Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina explores how the internet is changing our brain. Quoting the latest neuroscience research, she explains why our devices are so irresistible, how digital distractions are preventing us from good decision making and innovative thinking and will give practical tips on how to coach your brain to stay focused in the age of digital distractions.

Startup Weekend Barcelona: Maritime and Blue Logistics

  • Fri-Sun, 17-19 May 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm @ OneCoWork Gótic (Avinguda de la Catedral 6, 1st floor)

Do you have a great startup idea that you don’t know how to realize? Startup Weekend returns with a special edition dedicated entirely to maritime and blue logistics. Participants will have the chance to present their projects that seek to tackle the maritime sector’s most pressing challenges (related to the environment, transport, tech or logistics), and receive feedback from mentors in the maritime community. All technicians, designers, marketing professionals and business developers with great ideas are welcome. Your challenge? To create a prototype of your MVP over the course of a weekend.

The Top Ten Lies Venture Capitalists Say to Startup Entrepreneurs

  • Tue, 28 May 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm @ Cobuilder Hub (Passatge de Gaiolà 13)

If you want to know what it’s like to have real-life conversations with VCs, this event is for you. Mathieu Carenzo, Founding Partner at Venture Hub will share the complex insight he’s gained as an MBA and EMBA teacher, a founding partner of a consulting firm that helps scale high-growth startups and a business angel who invests in early-stage ventures.

Designing the Future of Gastronomy

  • Fri, 31 May 09:30 am – 1:30 pm @ Pier 01 Barcelona Tech City (Plaça de Pau Vila 1)

Technological innovation is transforming the world of gastronomy. To demonstrate the changes that are happening and explore how we can leverage these new opportunities, Zinc is partnering with Natural Machines and bringing together key players from the food tech and gastronomy sector in Barcelona.

The event will start with a panel discussion featuring speakers such as Giuseppe Scionti (Founder & CEO of NovaMeat), Mar Cònsul Espona (Founder & CEO of Kraving Kitchens), Noa El Hadri (Director of Monchos Restaurant Group), Tim Wekezer (Founder & CEO of Waitrr) and Lynette Kucsma (Co-founder & CMO of Natural Machines). The second part of the event will take the form of a workshop to collaboratively come up with strategies of becoming the most competitive gastronomic business by 2025 through a combination of innovation, design and technology.