We’re back with our monthly events guide for techies, entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts and anyone who likes to go out and network in Barcelona! This month, we’ve got massive events like a foodtech tradeshow and a business conference for entrepreneurs, as well as smaller but just as valuable meetups where you can learn about blockchain, science-driven innovation and mindfulness as a tool to take control of your online behavior. You’ll have several chances to be inspired by incredibly talented and successful women and men, and you’ll get all the networking opportunities you could wish for. Make sure you sign up for all the events you’re interested in by following the links in the titles!
- Tue, 8 May – Fri, 11 May @ Fira Gran Vía Venue (Avinguda Joan Carles I 64)
Arguably one of the biggest tech events of this Spring, FOODTECH BCN returns to Barcelona for its 15th edition. Meet the future of the food industry at the tradeshow where the most important food technology companies of each sector will be present. If you’re curious about global trends and innovative solutions in foodtech or just want to network and find new business possibilities, you will not want to miss this. Get your 4-day passes and check out the impressive list of exhibitor’s on FOODTECH Barcelona’s website!
- Wed, 9 May 7 pm @ Downtown Offices (Carrer Balmes 323, 1-1)
Downtown Offices, Barcelona’s work hub for female entrepreneurs collaborating with FutureFunded and BIT BCN for a workshop that’ll give you a bird’s-eye view of blockchain technology and the ecosystem of solutions and products around it. The objective of this session will be to demystify and disseminate the opportunities that this technology has for current and future businesses. It’s going to be an understandable talk, that will provide a deep knowledge of simple words, aiming to be an enthusiastic and participative event. Women AND men are welcome!
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Get ready for this month’s AlphaBeers, a premier learning, hangout, idea-sharing, and networking event hosted by Alpha – the innovation facility powered by Telefónica. Alpha’s mission is to find Moonshot-size ideas to solve the challenges that the world is facing. Meet the Brains behind Alpha and listen to them explain what they’re doing to make a difference! Pablo Rodríguez (CEO) will talk you through the Moonshot mentality; Maurice Conti (CIO) will share what’s needed to find ideas that can become Moonshots; and Oliver Harrison (CEO Alpha Health) will explore some of the latest thinking in behavioural economics, neuroscience and data science which are giving us new insights into the human brain and what our brains will look like in the future. The talks will be short and sweet: come hang out, have some free beers and help change the world!
- Thu 17 May 9:45 am @ Industry BCN (Carrer Roc Boronat 68)
The next Tell Me More Talk with Hannah Tufts of EXHALE Barcelona explores how mindful approaches can greatly improve our ability to manage the demands and vulnerabilities that come with living in a highly connected world. From living with relentless notifications to growing up in the age of social sharing, we’ll consider how our interactions with tech make us feel, review some alarming insights about how social media dominates the playground, and discuss the importance of achieving balance and control. Come see if being mindful really can help secure what’s often referred to as the weakest link in online security –ourselves – and enable us to win at tech. To find out more, read our interview with Hannah.
- Wed, 23 May 6 pm @ Depot Lab (Carrer Bruc 149, local 1)
The TechMeetups Drinks & Demo Night is a great chance for innovative startups to show the tech community what they’re made of. Discuss innovative ideas and new technologies with like-minded people and take advantage of this superb networking opportunity for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. If you want to demo your company or share your ideas with the crowd, don’t hesitate to apply, and start preparing your presentation! There’ll be 5 presentation slots, 10 mins each followed by discussion panel with our community.
- Wed, 30 May 6:30 pm @ Movistar Centre (Carrer Fontanella 2)
This month’s Startup Grind event will be a great chance to get inspired by successful women that are making an impact in the startup and tech communities of our beloved Barcelona. Join the SGBCN community for a fireside chat with Anna Gener, President & CEO of Savills Aguirre Newman BCN. Anna is an inspiring woman who speaks up about the subtle incongruences of the modern business world. As a member of various Boards of Directors across Catalonia, her efforts to be a truthful and honest entrepreneur are what make her stand out. This is bound to be a talk that we will remember for a long time!
- Wed, 30 May – Thu, 31 May @ Fira Montjuïc Venue (Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina)
BIZBARCELONA powered by Barcelona Activa is a two-day conference for entrepreneurs and SMEs in Barcelona. Hundreds of speakers will help you gain insight into the world of business, whether you want to transform your company or you are just starting one. The content will be structured around themes according to your interests: Technological Transformation, Economic and Business Transformation, Social Transformation; and The Next (the space where you’ll find everything that’s up-and-coming: the new social, economic, technological and business trends). This could be your chance to expand your business, learn about new opportunities or create your own company!