Barcelona has all the top qualities of a booming startup ecosystem. One of it’s most solid pillars is a community with a strong collaborative mindset that fosters innovation, encourages the birth of new projects and supports their growth. This environment has produced more than 1,200 startups, and there are many more to come. These are the companies that we at Barcelona Startup News want to showcase to the world.
The name of the city has always been synonymous with innovation, which makes it an ideal setting for a technology hub. It’s also home to many renowned entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and other influencers who act as catalysts in driving progress.
Each year, Barcelona’s calendar is webbed by a network of startup events that bring together local and international players of the startup scene. An ecosystem could not thrive without the invaluable ideas shared, lessons learned and connections made during these moments. However, startup events and tech conferences in Barcelona are not the only forums for entrepreneurs: coworking spaces, startup incubators and accelerators also contribute to bringing the community together.
Below, we share the success stories of the best startups in Barcelona and the people behind them: how they started and where they’re heading. We also bring you lists of top Barcelona startups in different industries, the most recent Barcelona startup news and guides to the Barcelona tech scene.
Read on to discover what makes the Barcelona startup scene thrive!
It’s time for our annual 20 Barcelona startups to watch list! Just like last year, we used our own criteria – and a bit of good old intuition – to select the 20 Barcelona startups that we think will make the news in 2020. Some might close large funding rounds, … more of this ‘Top startups’ post
Did you know that Barcelona has a sports tech startup accelerator? Last week, ASICS announced the five participants of its global acceleration program, ASICS Tenkan-Ten Growth Catalyst. From games that help you lose weight to interactive experiences mixing technology and sports, the startups selected for the program bring exciting technologies … more of this ‘Top startups’ post
Startups in Barcelona have had another great year. According to the latest figures, 2018 has managed to surpass 2017 – the best year in the history of the ecosystem until now – in terms of investment, with 130 deals sealed and more than €900M in funding raised by Barcelona startups. There … more of this ‘Top startups’ post
We’re super impatient when it comes to potentially groundbreaking technologies that are almost a reality but not quite yet. That’s why we’ve taken it upon us to find three Barcelona startups that we can’t wait to see grow – and change our reality. What these startups have in common is … more of this ‘Top startups’ post
The food industry is an ideal field for experimentation, and Barcelona startups are on the front line. They’re coming up with more and more innovative ideas on how to reduce food waste by foodsharing, how to become as efficient at food delivery as possible, and how to create diet plans, for example. Their … more of this ‘Top startups’ post
Travel tech startups, from Barcelona and around the globe, are taking off at an incredible rate and changing not just the way we book our trips or pick out destinations, but our entire concept of travelling. Prominent trends in the travel tech industry typically rely on using artificial intelligence, machine … more of this ‘Top startups’ post
This year, Barcelona made the Eu-startups annual list of hottest European startup hubs once again. And not just made it, but came fifth for the third year in a row, bested only by the humongous ecosystems of London, Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam. The ranking itself is great news and definitely … more of this ‘Top startups’ post
Now that virtually every startup wants a slice of the delivery cake, the question is no longer what to order for lunch, but which delivery app to use. We’ve been on a mission to find the best food delivery service in Barcelona, and we’ve finally found the one! At the … more of this ‘Top startups’ post
March 8th is International Women’s Day. Each year, the week leading up to this special day is filled with excitement. The whole city buzzes with events that celebrate the achievements of women and unite communities who are fighting for a better future. It’s an emotional time that starts a lot … more of this ‘Events’ post
February is here, which means that MWC Barcelona, the largest mobile event in the world is drawing closer. The city awaits with anticipation as the hotels fill up and the crowds start moving towards Fira Gran Via. It’s always an eventful week, with lots of networking parties and off-MWC events … more of this ‘Events’ post
Let’s jump into another month of tech and startup events in Barcelona! Conference season is still going strong, with one of Barcelona’s most prestigious annual events, the Smart City Expo World Congress taking place in November. If you’re not a fan of massive international events, you’ll have a host of … more of this ‘Events’ post
This October, Barcelona has really outdone itself. There’s a startup event or tech meetup happening pretty much every single day. It was difficult to hold back and select only the top seven – and we didn’t even include big conferences like the IoT Solutions World Congress and the always fun … more of this ‘Events’ post
It isn’t just school that’s back in September – business life also gets a fresh start. The networking scene gets revved up and our favorite monthly meetups return after a short summer hiatus. Join us at this month’s best tech and startup events in Barcelona, including conferences, hackathons and plain … more of this ‘Events’ post
Summer is unapologetically here, but that doesn’t mean #startuplife has to stop! This July, Barcelona is surprising us with a brand new startup conference next to the usual meetups, workshops and networking parties. Take out your business cards, bring your happiest mood and for the God of Technology’s sake, leave … more of this ‘Events’ post
Boss ladies, businesswomen, badass female entrepreneurs – whatever you like to call yourselves, this one is for you. The world’s top conference for women building ecommerce empires, SheCommerce is back in Barcelona to gather all you smart, ambitious and unstoppable women under one roof. It’s hard to believe that in … more of this ‘Events’ post
Summer may have arrived late but it’s finally here, and it seems to have injected the entire city with some new energy. The Barcelona tech and startup community is bright and bubbly, like the cava we’ll be sipping at this month’s many events. Kick off summer the right way by … more of this ‘Events’ post
To celebrate summer in Barcelona, Bida app is offering their app completely free till October 1st! That means anyone and everyone (over the age of 18, of course) can discover Barcelona’s top-rated bars and restaurants and get a free drink every 3 hours in any of these hotspots. If … more of this 'News' post
The Barcelona Ventures Silicon Valley Acceleration Program is presenting 6 startups with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get access to funding in the United States. The 6 companies planning to expand or raise capital in the US have completed the first 5 weeks of the acceleration program in Barcelona and are … more of this 'News' post
No more cash or awkward face-to-face meetings when you’re buying or selling second-hand stuff on Wallapop! One of Barcelona’s most popular startups, the leading mobile marketplace in Spain, Wallapop is expanding its realm by launching a new, secure in-app payment service called Wallapay. Future plans include starting a home delivery service and … more of this 'News' post
The German electronics manufacturer Bosch is planning to bring its electric scooter sharing system, which is already successfully running in Berlin, to the streets of Barcelona and Madrid, according to El Confidencial. As the city with the second largest number of motorcycles in Europe, Barcelona could prove to be an ideal … more of this 'News' post
Electric car owners can now charge their vehicles at Tesla charging stations in the parking lots of El Corte Inglés department stores in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao, reports El Español. Charge It While You Shop The idea is that by plugging their car in, owners can take advantage of the time … more of this 'News' post
The future is is much closer than it seems. Zero 2 Infinity, a privately owned, Barcelona-based startup that designs and launches satellites to near space, has completed a milestone mission on 1 March, when it successfully launched its first rocket from the Edge of Space. A small step for mankind, a huge … more of this 'News' post
With only one week to go until Mobile World Congress Barcelona, the tech world is completely hyped to find out what mind-blowing innovations the biggest names are about to announce. That the mobile industry’s race against time will continue with new technologies aiming to increase download speed and enhance user … more of this 'News' post
The multinational e-commerce giant Amazon will be opening its Barcelona logistics center in El Prat de Llobregat and starting the delivery of packages on 4 October. The company is planning to create no less than 1,500 jobs at the new site in three years’ time. As of right now, 40 open … more of this 'News' post