Happy New Year, Barcelona! We all love the holidays but it’s good to be back at the hustle. As we expected, there will be no shortage of tech events to kick off the year in January. From tips on fundraising success for your startup to trends in cryptocurrencies and social media marketing hacks, the beginning of the new year brings a ton of interesting workshops and meetups to choose from. Barcelona Startup News has selected 7 hot Barcelona startup events coming at you in the next four weeks, just like we do every month. All you have to do is pick the ones that tickle your brain! And don’t forget, you always have to register.
- Thu, 11 January 7:00 pm @ itnig (Carrer Àlaba 61, 5-2)
If you want to raise money for your startup, how do you find and get in contact with investors? When mentoring first-time founders, Florian Kandler was asked this question many times. He now shares the best strategies he has learned over the past 10 years as a founder, raising a total of over €3M from Angels and VCs in three separate funding rounds. Topics of the workshop will include: how to prepare for fundraising, how and where to find investors, and how to contact investors.
- Thu, 11 January 6:30 pm @ Barcelona Code School (Carrer Muntaner 262, 1-1)
Codebar is a non-profit organization that runs regular free coding meetups for women and members of the LGBTQ community. The meetup is for students of all levels, and total beginners are always welcome. Codebar is about getting people excited about programming. The workshops are a great way for students to get help with coding in a safe welcoming place, and to be informally mentored by working developers. Learn to code through one-to-one coaching sessions!
- Tue, 16 January 6:30 pm @ Ironhack Campus BCN (Carrer Pamplona 96)
For those who are involved in the creation of digital products and services, telling the story of the product can be an invaluable tool that guides them in how their product will be perceived and experienced. Whether you’re a designer, a project manager, a marketing manager, a programmer, or an entrepreneur, telling your product’s story will clarify, communicate, and better your product. To tell you all about the topic, Ironhack is bringing Ram Almog, chief strategist in Red and a serial entrepreneur who has founded and invested in a number of startups.
- Tue, 16 January 6:30 pm @ ThoughtWorks Barcelona (Carrer Roc Boronat 117 Planta 8 – Edifici MediaTic)
Build a platform with code, anyone can do it and it’s the proper way. Professionals build on top of platforms to be fast, predictable, and scalable. At this workshop, you’ll practice how to create your own platform from scratch using software, and you’ll leave with some tools in your box to use in your company or projects. You’ll be introduced to the concept of infrastructure as code (IaC), by going through a quick overview of the current technologies around IaC. And you’ll learn about ThoughWorks’s experiences creating platforms and using them in production.
- Tue, 16 January 7:30 pm @ Depot Lab (Carrer Bruc 149)
Have you always wanted to try paid advertising of social media, but didn’t know how and where to start? At this event, speaker Patrick Wind, an Austrian Digital Marketing Native specialized in paid social media will share numerous best practices and secret hacks to get the most of your investment in social media. He has been working closely with the algorithm of Facebook and Instagram for over 6 years, and gained unique insights into their latest strategies and techniques to grow. Moreover he has been invited by Facebook to their Headquarters in Dublin to receive special formation, which he is going to share with you during his presentation.
- Wed, 17 January 6:30 pm @ Mobile World Centre (Carrer Fontanella 2)
This month’s Startup Grind will feature and inspirational talk by Cecilia Tham on humanity and innovation. Cecilia is known internationally as an innovation activist in empowering individuals and organizations by building exponential communities to innovate for impact with design and technologies. She is a serial entrepreneur, founder of multiple companies such as MOB, Makers of Barcelona, and a collaborative co-working community, FabCafe. Her latest venture FutureFunded.co is a community funding platform focus on training the next generation of women in technology. Cecilia is also the founder of MEAT, an agency that enables companies for corporate transformation to innovate with technology.
- Thu, 25 January 7:00 pm @ Atticoworking (Ronda Sant Pere atico)
Nowadays, it’s almost as common to bring up cryptocurrencies in a casual conversation as it is to chat about the weather. However, not many people who talk about the topic actually know what they’re talking about. Whether you’re a pro, an enthusiast or a total rookie trying to keep up with the crypto craze, this event will offer a lot for you to learn about different cryptocurrency opportunities. Experts will discuss projects they are currently working on, along with their vision about Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers, Smart Contracts, etc. They will also discuss their predictions about projects like IOTA, PowerLedger, and the future of Bitcoin, the Lightning Network, ETH and Hashgraph.