7 Must-Attend Startup Events This Month in Barcelona

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 old networking parties that can add some fun to your professional life!

Future Music Forum

  • Wed-Fri, 11-13 Sept @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Rosselló 515)

An international music conference held annually in Barcelona, Future Music Forum gathers digital music geeks from around the world to talk about the latest developments in music tech.

Whether you’re a digital music entrepreneur, a label owner, an investor, or anyone who works in the music industry, you’ll have lots to take away from this professional yet relaxed event. Three days of discussions, debates and connecting with others to form new partnerships – this is the forum where the future of music is being built.

Fuckup Nights Barcelona

  • Thu, 12 Sept 7:00 pm @ Summum Nightbar (Carrer d’Aribau 66)

Are you tired of constantly listening to success stories told by entrepreneurs who make it seem like everything went smoothly for them?

Fuckup Nights is a global event series that wants to put an end to the sugarcoating – it’s all about sharing the real stories, the grandest failures and nastiest professional fuckups. Every speaker gets 10 images and 7 minutes to share their biggest mistake. This time, the lucky presenters will be Alex Puig (Caelum Labs) and Nath Lilienfeld (Brand Specialist). Don’t miss the chance to learn from entrepreneurs who know what it’s like to fail!

Startup Grind Hosts Chad West, CMO @ Revolut

  • Tue, 17 Sept 6:30 pm @ Movistar Centre (Carrer Fontanella 2)

Startup Grind is arguably the most active community of entrepreneurs in Barcelona and around the world. It’s where invaluable friendships and promising business partnerships are born. One evening with SG could change the course of your career, and your life!

Join Startup Grind for another one of their monthly meetups, this time featuring a fireside chat with Chad West, CMO at Revolut. Before the networking starts and everyone grabs a beer and an empanada, Chad will talk about the challenges he faces as marketing and communications director at the hot UK-based fintech startup.

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SkyScanner Talk: How to Run an Impactful Innovation Lab in a Big Tech Company?

  • Tue, 17 Sept 7:00 pm @ Plaça Catalunya 1

At this meetup organized by SkyScanner, the travel metasearch engine from Scotland that everyone knows and loves, Product Owner Marc Molins will talk about the benefits of running an innovation lab.

SkyScanner has been operating an innovation lab for a year, with the purpose of experimenting and having fun. Maker Studio has taught them a lot about coming up with impactful ideas and working with new technologies. Marc will share the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

Startup My Rooftop Season Closing

  • Thu, 26 Sept 6:30 pm @ Sky Bar Barcelona

Summer may have officially come to an end, but the weather is still perfect for the last rooftop party of the season!

Drop by Startup My Rooftop to meet fellow entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts, and discover some of the most exciting projects in the works in Barcelona. Don’t leave without a few cocktails, some finger food and a bunch of new connections that could one day turn into friends and business partners. Oh, and don’t forget to snap a photo of the amazing views from the top of Plaça Catalunya.

JAM Barcelona 2019

  • Fri-Sat, 27-28 Sept @ Convent dels Àngels (Plaça dels Àngels 5)

JAM Barcelona is a two-day conference for passionate product people who’d like to learn from the best in the game.

Day 1 will feature no less than 9 great talks by speakers from product-driven companies from all over the world – names like Sebastien Phlix (Typeform), Ana Ferreira (Doist), Marco Sousa (Facebook) and Lindsey Jayne (Monzo), among others. Day 2 will be all about networking and activities to meet new people and expand your horizons.

Global Travel Hackathon

  • Fri-Sat, 27-28 Sept @ Aticco Verdaguer (Carrer de Provença 339)

Celebrate World Tourism Day by joining the Global Travel Hackathon by Kiwi.com, happening all over the world on 27 September.

Get together with other engineers, designers, travel innovators to develop your business idea in 24 hours and help make travel smarter, responsible and accessible for everyone. Topics for this year are: sustainability, accessibility and community. Sign up for the chance to win the big global prize or one of the awesome local prizes!