7 Startup Events and Meetups You Can’t Miss This Month in Barcelona

This January, the Barcelona tech and startup scene is treating us with a bunch of great meetups to chase away the post-vacation blues. Whether you’re looking to start a career in AI, have a fintech startup you’d like to see succeed, would enjoy a guided trip to the Barcelona supercomputer or just want to hang out with other entrepreneurs and digital minds, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Enjoy, and don’t forget to register where required!


How to shift to a career in Artificial Intelligence – AllWomen

  • Tue, 15 Jan 6:00 pm @ MOB BLN (Carrer Bailèn 11)

Do you want to start a career or get specialization in Artificial Intelligence? Can you imagine yourself working as a Data Professional? Are you eager to share a deep, impact and meaningful learning process with other women in order to create the Artificial Intelligence of the future? If you have availability to spend 11 weeks (almost 3 months) of your life in Barcelona learning on a full-time basis (from 9 to 6) concepts about Data Science, Machine Learning or Sentiment Analysis, this informative session is for you. You will find all you need to know about AllWomen’s Artificial Intelligence Immersive Bootcamp for women, by women.


Afterwork by Innsomnia, the Fintech and Insurtech Accelerator

  • Thu, 17 Jan 6:30 pm @ B Hotel (389-391 Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes)

Calling all fintech and insurtech startups! If you’re looking for support, mentorship and guidance in developing your project, don’t miss this meetup where you can learn about Innsomnia, a fintech and insurtech accelerator based in Valencia and Madrid. They’re coming to Barcelona to present their programs: you’ll find out how you can be a part of the digitalization of banking in Argentina through Red Link, and how you can contribute to revolutionizing insurance with their partners Santalucía, Howden, CESCE, and Logalty&Informa.


Visit to MareNostrum, the Barcelona Supercomputer

  • Tue, 22 Jan 4:45 pm @ Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Carrer Jordi Girona 29-31)

The Barcelona SuperComputing Center (BSC) – MareNostrum 4 – is a structure of interconnected computers, in its latest construction with Lenovo technology and ranked among the 50 most important in the world, and one of the first in the European ranking. For its applications in the treatment of calculus and big data in all fields of science, it is a reference in its intensive use in medical or meteorological research, for example. It is designed above all for it, for its functionality, before its performance. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see it in real life!


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Blockchain regulation in Spain. What’s new?

  • Tue, 22 Jan 6:30 pm @ Gas Natural InnovaHub, Pier 01 Barcelona Tech City (Plaça Pau Vila 1)

Do you want to know more about European and Spanish regulation in blockchain? Join Fintech Barcelona meetup with the international lawyers Thibault Verbiest (France) and Julie Borobio (Spain) to discover the last changes in crypto regulation in Europa and Spain and solve your doubts asking every question you had about holding cryptocurrencies or tokens, organizing an ICO or the use of blockchain for your business activities.


Startup Grind Hosts Javier Suárez (CPO & Co-Founder of TravelPerk)

  • Wed, 23 Jan 6:30 pm @ Movistar Centre (Carrer Fontanella 2)

One of our favorite startup events is back this month with a fireside chat with Javier Suárez, CPO and Co-Founder at TravelPerk, one of Barcelona’s fastest growing startups. If you ever wanted to get some first-hand insight into the life of a high-growth tech company, this is your chance. Javier will talk about how TravelPerk is transforming the business travel market from an operational point of view, and he will no doubt touch on some of the lessons learned and the mistakes made throughout the process.


IQS Tech Fest – The Festival of Industrial Startups

  • Thu, 24 Jan 9:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Rosselló 515)

IQS Next Tech, Spain’s number one industrial accelerator, is organizing its annual event in Barcelona. IQS Tech Fest is a day-long festival that includes a startup exhibition area (35 startups), an international conference program, an Investment Forum and a Demo Day. The 2019 edition aims to transform Barcelona into the cradle of industrial entrepreneurship and welcome the next generation of Moonshot Innovators. Speakers will include gamechangers like Izan Peris (Zero 2 Infinity), Adrià Argemí (Pangea Aerospace) and Alex Rodríguez (Alpha).


Coworking Days at Talent Garden

  • Thu, 24 Jan 10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Talent Garden (Carrer Muntaner 239)

If you’re a digital nomad or a freelancer looking for a coworking space and a community to join, this meetup is for you. Sign up to an spend an entire day working form one of Barcelona’s best coworking spaces for free, and network with the Coworking Days Community once every two weeks. This time, the host will be the magical Talent Garden, a coworking space for digital and tech professionals! The meetup is designed to be productive, so don’t be afraid to bring your laptop and work socially.