7 Tech & Startup Events You Need to Be at This Month in Barcelona

For some people, December is all about Christmas. For others, like the entire tech and startup community in Barcelona, the last month of the year is only partly about shopping for presents, decorating trees and overbaking cookies. Each year, we put all our remaining energy into making sure we end the year with a bang. In between all the office Christmas parties and family gatherings, there will be time for nurturing the tech nerd within us – and we want you to join! Here’s where you’ll find us this December.


Designing the Future of Mobility – Panel & Workshop

  • Tue, 4 December 09:00 am – 1:00 pm @ mVenturesBcn (Palau de Mar – Pier 01, Plaça de Pau Vila 1, Sector C planta 2ª)

New emerging mobility solutions are becoming increasingly popular in cities around the world. This could be an exciting transition to cities that are cleaner, easier to navigate and more flexible for everyone within them. Zinc is partnering with Scoot to bring together key players from the urban mobility sector in Barcelona to explore through a panel discussion and workshop how we can keep improving urban mobility for the future. Workshop topics will include defining the App 2.0 for smart mobility services, making travel seamless and mobility 10 years from now. Passionate about smart mobility? Register now!


From UX to Service Design

  • Wed, 5 December 6:30 pm @ Ironhack Campus BCN (Carrer Pamplona 96)

UX designers! Join Ironhack and learn with Sofi Dalponte, Product & Service Designer and UX/UI Instructor of Ironhack at this workshop about Service Design. Service Design is all about fulfilling user desires and needs with your services in order to deliver the best possible service for the user. That means: the user is definitely the center! Topics will include: the role of the UX Designer in the Service Design world, the relationship between UX and Service Design, the day to day work of a UX designer working for Service Design and what kind of projects do companies demand from UX designers working in Service Design.


Startup Grind Hosts Timo Buetefisch (CEO & Founder @ Cooltra)

  • Tue, 11 December 6:30 pm @ Movistar Centre (Carrer Fontanella 2)

After the immensely successful Startup Grind Barcelona Conference 2018, SG returns in December with a fireside chat featuring entrepreneur Timo Buetefisch, known for founding the scooter rental company Cooltra, now a classic in Barcelona. Passionate about the world of motorcycling, Timo found the opportunity to start his own business when his bike was damaged one day while he was driving around Barcelona. From this need was born Cooltra, a great project that has become the European leader in sustainable mobility solutions on two wheels. Join the Startup Grinders for what looks like a fantastic chat, and don’t leave without having a beer or two!


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Breakfast with Women Entrepreneurs

  • Wed, 12 December 9:30 am @ Downtown Offices (Carrer Balmes 323, 1-1)

Do you ever feel alone and isolated as a female entrepreneur trying to make it on your own? Find your tribe at Downtown Offices! This welcoming space created by Astrid Aafjes is home to a community of women just like you – and they’re never alone. Breakfast with women entrepreneurs is a great opportunity for you to start the day by meeting and networking with other women who have put their minds to creating their own businesses. Everyone will be able to share their story, talk about their business, challenges, successes and get feedback from other entrepreneurs. Don’t forget your business cards and your positive attitude!


FlossBCN December 

  • Wed, 12 December 6:30 pm @ ThoughtWorks Barcelona (Carrer Roc Boronat 117, 8ª Planta, Edifici MediaTIC)

FlossBcn is a non-profit and grassroots community whose mission is to become a platform for professionals, companies, researchers, and students inside the scope of open source software. The December edition of their event series will feature talks by experts like Alessia Borge on the topic Blockchain for the social good, and Guy Samuel on Making technology work for citizens, among others. Enjoy an evening of talks, workshops, networking and co-creation!


  • Thu, 13 December 10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ ForceManager Office – ForceBar (Carrer Josep Irla i Bosch 1-3, Planta 2)

Take part in this exclusive debate and survey reveal of the ForceManager Millennials in Tech report! Don’t miss the opportunity to hear tech CEOs and HR experts debate workplace culture and discover firsthand what today’s leading talent really wants from an employer. Speakers include: Oscar Macia (CEO and Co-founder at ForceManager), Helena Torras (CEO and Co-founder at B-wom), Sandra Arévalo (CEO and Founder at Wisar), and many more!


How to Speak and Connect Like a TED Speaker

  • Thu, 13 December 7:15 pm @ Centre Cívic Parc Sandaru (Carrer de Buenaventura Muñoz 21)

Don’t miss this 2.5-hour interactive workshop (fully in English) for those ready to take their public speaking to the next level with a TEDx speaker and book author Anastasia Dedyukhina. The highly interactive workshop combines practical exercises and theory and personal experience from the speaker. You will gain lots of valuable insights into how to connect with an audience as a TEDx speaker and how to prepare for a TED talk, but it will also be useful for you if you don’t want to be a TED speaker and simply want to improve your speaking capabilities. Oh, and did we say it’s fun and you’ll have quite a bit of laugh? Spots are very limited, so sign up ASAP!