Top 7 Events to Attend During MWC Barcelona 2020

February is here, which means that MWC Barcelona, the largest mobile event in the world is drawing closer. The city awaits with anticipation as the hotels fill up and the crowds start moving towards Fira Gran Via. 

It’s always an eventful week, with lots of networking parties and off-MWC events taking place all over the city. Even if you decide to skip the grandiose conference, you’ll still have plenty of tech, startup and business events to go. A lot of the action will be happening in the Old Estrella Damm Beer Factory, so you’re in luck if you live close by.

Here are 7 must-attend meetups, parties and panels happening during MWC week. 

Mobile Sunday

  • Sun, 23 February 6:00 pm @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Rosselló 515)

Brought to you by Tech.eu and Techleap.nl, Mobile Sunday is an annual networking event taking place on the eve of the MWC. Meet global mobile industry experts and startup founders after listening to a talk by De Kai, a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. This year, Mobile Sunday is teaming up with 4YFN and xside for a unique networking experience with music, beer and snacks. 

Startup Grind: Corporate Innovation Summit

  • Mon, 24 February 6:30 pm @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Rosselló 515)

At this unmissable event, Startup Grind will gather CIOs and Heads of Innovation from corporations like Red Points, FC Barcelona, Vueling, ASICS and more to talk about bridging the gap between corporates and startups. If you’re looking to sell your startup to a corporation, this is your chance to learn from them and meet them in person during the networking session. 

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IoT Stars MWC 2020

  • Mon, 24 February 7:00 pm @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Rosselló 515)

The place to be for the Internet of Things crowd, IoT Stars MWC will be organized for the sixth time this year. On the first night of the MWC, this networking event will gather C-level industry leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, investors and press from IoT ecosystem. Listen to exciting talks about the future of connectivity and have conversations with some of the best in the business.

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Startup Grind: VC Panel After MWC

  • Tue, 25 February 7:00 pm @ Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm (Carrer Rosselló 515)

Just like every year, Startup Grind is taking the opportunity to gather international VCs in town for the MWC so you can meet them in person. This year, they’ll be hosting Draper Esprit, Target Global, Inveready and a fourth VC (TBC). Don’t miss your chance to get a warm introduction to a VC – they’ll be happy to receive your pitch deck once you’ve met!

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Women in Mobile

  • Tue, 25 February 7:00 pm @ Teatre CCCB (Plaça Joan Coromines)

This year’s edition of Women in Mobile will focus on data, from machine learning to deep learning. A lineup of renowned speakers – Elena Levi (AppsFlyer), Elisenda Bou-Balust (Vilynx) and Nerea Luis (Sngular) – will discuss the impact on AI technologies on our lives. Stick around for the networking session with food and drinks.

Startup Grind Hosts Chiara Massironi and Laurence Trifon (Twilio) 

  • Wed, 26 February 6:30 pm @ Itnig (Carrer Pujades 100)

Startup Grind’s monthly event will feature a fireside chat with Chiara Massironi, US East & EMEA Manager and Laurence Trifon, VP at Twilio. Twilio is a cloud communications platform as a service company that provides communication APIs for SMS, voice and video.

Chiara and Laurence will talk about building a community in tech and spotting business opportunities in the digital marketing sector. Twilio is always keen to do business with startups, so make sure you catch them during the networking session. 

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Digital Sapiens Unicorns & Stars 4YFN Party

  • Wed, 26 February 6:00 pm @ Barroca Bar & Restaurant (Carrer Llull 90)

This party, organized by Digital Sapiens, Barcelona´s international community of Digital Thinkers, is where the 4YFN crowd goes to unwind after the event wraps. From visitors to exhibitors, everyone will be there to celebrate and mingle with other startup enthusiasts.

The introduction to the event will be provided by Lubna Dajani, founder of Allternet and partner at AMF Ventures. Expect to meet entrepreneurs, investors, journalists, and recruiters. Have your business cards ready!


What’s your favorite event to attend during the MWC? Let us know!