We have to admit, this month we found it especially hard to pick just 7 tech and startups events in Barcelona that everyone interested in technology and innovation must attend. We’re being spoilt with conferences that offer a chance to meet startup founders and investors and learn from the best in the game, as well as meetups where we can chat with industry peers and fellow entrepreneurs, and make new connections. In the past few months, we’ve made it a habit to include at least one blockchain session in our guide, and the monthly Startup Grind event also couldn’t be missing from it. Secure your spots (these events sell out fast!) and start putting the dates in your calendar!
- Wed, 11 April 4pm @ Universitat Pompeu Fabra Campus de la Ciutadella (Carrer Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27)
- Thu, 12 April 7-10pm @ NetSuite Spain (Rambla Catalunya 2)
This meetup will gather Barcelona’s Product People to learn about Product Strategy with two exceptional speakers, Itamar Gilad and Manu Arjó. In his talk Itamar will walk you through common strategies, highlight the one strategy common to all mega successful tech companies, and show how strategy too can be improved using build-measure-learn loops. Manu will talk about how to manage the Product Strategy when it needs to be escalated for specific occasions (i.e. a TV campaign) and then go back to the regular pace of visits and transactions afterwards.
- Sat, 14 April 9:00am – Sun, 15 April 6:00pm @ Ironhack Campus BCN (Carrer Pamplona 96)
Calling all engineers, developers and innovators to go on a fantastic tech journey with the leading sports brand adidas. Are you passionate about the intersection of technology and sport? Do you want to make a difference? Are you #heretocreate? Then you’re just what we’re looking for. Ironhack, together with adidas in this hackathon is searching for great minds like you to come experiment, dream big and build the next game-changer. Through cutting-edge technology stack, you’ll get to combine different technologies like IoT devices, sensors, location-based services, big data, AI, and many others. Submit your application here!
- Thu, 19 April 6:30pm @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Roselló 515)
Startup Grind Barcelona turns four! Let’s celebrate with an epic #SGBCN event. First, we’ll have an open mic session where every attendee may come on stage to ask for help for his/her startup for a maximum of 30 seconds. Then it’s time for a round of quickfire interviews with four Barcelona-based serial entrepreneurs to learn as much as we can from them in 5 minutes each. We will then move into an experts panel hosted by our Chapter Director Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit, preceded by a keynote of a summary of four years at Startup Grind Barcelona. And we’ll call it day with a networking session and beers!
- Tue, 24 April 10:00am – 8:00pm @ Auditori AXA (Avenida Diagonal 547)
After ranking Barcelona as the 5th hottest startup hub in Europe for the third time in a row, EU-Startups is now hosting their flagship event in Barcelona! The EU-Startups Summit 2018 will bring together about 750 founders, startup enthusiasts, corporates, angel investors, VCs, as well as media people from all across Europe. The conference is a great opportunity for networking, and a meeting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are aiming to build international tech companies. We will have fireside chats with internationally successful founders out of the Internet space and an exciting pitch competition with 15 startup teams! Speakers include Oscar Pierre (CEO Glovo), Morten Lund (investor Tradeshift & Sype) and Ida Tin (CEO CLue).
- Thu, 26 April 6:30-9:30pm @ Makers of Barcelona (Carrer Bailen 11)
Barcelona has so many amazing travel tech companies and startups, it’s about time someone organized a meetup dedicated to travel tech! Datumize, Makers of Barcelona and Galipette Cidre have partnered up to bring you an evening to focus on everything that has to do with travel technology and innovation. The event will include networking as well as exclusive presentations from 3 top-notch speakers: Nacho Lafuente (CEO Datumize), Bayram Annakov (CEO App in the Air) and Josep Bernat (founder nuk consultants, previously CRO at OdigeO/Edreams and Vueling). If you are a Barcelona-based travel technology professional, an innovation enthusiast or generally interested in the industry, this is the meetup for you.
Cryptocurrency Trading and Networking Panel with Famous Crypto Youtuber Crypto Ellis and ICO Advisor RJ Rajendren
- Thu, 26 April 7:00-9:00pm @ Onecowork (Moll de Barceloneta 1)
The world of Cryptocurrency & Blockchain technology can be extremely confusing. We are bombarded with information and misinformation about its potential. At the same time, the volatility of the market, the hacker threats, and the regulations aren’t all that reassuring. Join us for an open and informal panel as we discuss: ICO’s / Alt coins with the most potential; What you should expect from the market in the next few months; How to best protect your wallet; Manual vs trading bots; Whether or not mining is still relevant; Advice for anyone wanting to start an ICO. The event is for Cryptocurrency novices and experts alike: no deep technical knowledge required!