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Can a parking app created by a Startup Solve a Big City's Mobility Problems? Barcelona Startup wesmartPark
A Parking App Made by a Barcelona Startup is Helping to Solve the City’s Mobility Problems

Trying to park your car in Barcelona is nothing short of a calvary. Did you know that 20% of city traffic is caused by drivers circling around trying to find a parking space? It’s detrimental to the environment, it’s a debilitating factor in the city’s mobility and it takes a toll on our mental health too. However, the picture doesn’t … more of this 'Stories' post

Leadership and Motherhood: Interview with Mar Alarcón, CEO of Barcelona Startup SocialCar

CEO, startup founder, mentor, influencer, role model, wife and mother. Mar Alarcón, CEO and Founder of SocialCar, Spain’s leading peer-to-peer car rental company, is all of the above and more. Recently named one of EU-Startups’ 50 Most Influential Women in the Startup and Venture Capital Space, and an active board member of Barcelona Tech City, she’s a definitive figure in … more of this 'Stories' post

Jordi Llonch Esteve, Founder of Barcelona Startup Sharing Academy
How Does a Pilot Become an Entrepreneur? The Story of the Creator of Sharing Academy

Jordi Llonch Esteve was a pilot based in Vienna when the economic recession hit, and the company he was working for had to sell the plane he was flying. Even though this did not mean the end of his career in aviation just yet, it changed the course of his life. He moved back home to Barcelona and enrolled in … more of this 'Stories' post

Irakli Agladze - Combine App - Take Control of Your Finances - Barcelona Fintech Startup
Take Control of Your Finances Across Countries, Currencies and Banks [Interview]

Money makes people go insane. Especially if they have five different bank accounts in two or three different countries and have no idea how to keep track of their finances. These were the thoughts that crossed Irakli Agladze’s mind when he realized that he had to juggle a dozen different mobile applications, one for each bank where he had an … more of this 'Stories' post

To the Cloud and Beyond: Engineering the Future in Barcelona - Patrick Puck (Netsuite-Oracle) Interview
To the Cloud and Beyond: Engineering the Future in Barcelona [Interview]

Barcelona is not only home to great tech companies that were founded here: foreign businesses are also finding it hard to resist the charm of the city. Companies like NetSuite, one of the world’s first cloud company recently acquired by Oracle, are contributing to the city’s thriving ecosystem and have opened offices in Barcelona to attract the best of international … more of this 'Stories' post

Sharing Apartments Like a Pro - The Ultimate IoT Solution - Jürgen Matthias Lotz
Sharing Apartments Like a Pro: The Ultimate IoT Solution [Interview]

A young Barcelona startup has come up with an ingenious solution that lets you unlock your apartment from anywhere in the world with the help of a virtual key. All you need is a smartphone and an apartment with a Wifi connection. We chatted with Jürgen Matthias Lotz, one of the three startup minds behind the Mutuum Airlock, about their … more of this 'Stories' post

An App That Gets You Free Drinks in Barcelona, and the Girl Who Made It Happen - Startup Stories
An App That Gets You Free Drinks in Barcelona, and the Girl Who Made It Happen

A drink a day keeps the doctor away – okay, that’s not a saying, but it could be a slogan for Bida, a subscription-based app that’ll get you one free drink every day and help you discover Barcelona’s coolest bars for 9.99 euros a month. It’s an absolute bargain, and which city could be a better host for such an app … more of this 'Stories' post

AI Visual Technology by Barcelona Startup Wide Eyes Technologies - Your Robotic Personal Shopper
When Artificial Intelligence Meets Fashion: Your Robotic Personal Shopper

  We may not even realize it, but artificial intelligence is becoming an elemental part of our everyday lives. AI technology is no longer a prerogative of healthcare and computer science: it is now being used in a wide range of fields, including transportation, education, telecommunications, and even the fashion industry. But how can AI be applied to solve questions … more of this 'Stories' post

The Young Team of Barcelona Startup Trovit is Working on a Search Engine That's Present in 53 Countries
How Barcelona Startup Trovit Is Staying on Top of the Search Game [Interview]

  If we put together a list of the best companies to work for in Barcelona, Trovit would definitely be in the top five. A startup that can pride itself on one of the biggest exits in the history of the city’s tech scene, Trovit is seen as an absolute hotshot, and certainly not by chance: they have a cool … more of this 'Stories' post

Barcelona Startup Vitcord Is Changing the Meaning of Sharing with a Mobile App that Lets You Create Videos in a Collaborative Way
Barcelona Startup Vitcord Is Changing the Meaning of Sharing as You Know It

Just when you thought that it’s impossible to conceive of anything new or innovative in the world of social media, a Barcelona startup is here to prove you wrong with a video sharing app that is a little bit different – and that difference could be the key to their success. Having just closed an investment round and secured €750K … more of this 'Stories' post

Barcelona startup Sheltair lets you rent private spaces by the hour through a mobile app for working, having a meeting or hosting meetups. 03
Need Some Space? Barcelona Startup Sheltair Has Got You Covered! [Interview]

If you could have any space to work, host a meetup, have a meeting, or just get away for a while, what would you choose? Would it involve a desk in a quiet and brightly lit room, or two armchairs in a creative and serene space? The young Barcelona startup Sheltair lets you rent private spaces by the hour, whenever … more of this 'Stories' post

Sancar Sahin, Director of Marketing at Barcelona startup Typeform
The Barcelona Startup That Everyone’s Talking About: Say Hello to Typeform! [Interview]

Ask anyone who knows a little bit about the Barcelona tech scene which startup they think is currently the best, the coolest, the most fun to work for, and the answer will almost always be Typeform. When we started asking this question, we were intrigued by the unanimous responses and the rock solid brand awareness that seems to surround Typeform … more of this 'Stories' post

ilmarket Hub, the Barcelona startup that connects professionals of the film industry all over the world
Making Movies Come to Life: What It’s Like to Be a Startup in the Film Industry [Interview]

When we hear the word startup, there are certain industries that instantly spring to mind, such as tech, mobile, e-commerce health and finance. But what about startups that are engaged in something entirely different, that come from a sector that is much less closely related to technology, and are trying to find their place in the same entrepreneurial ecosystem? One … more of this 'Stories' post

The three Co-Founders of HiJiffy, a Portuguese startup in the NUMA Barcelona growth acceleration program
Accelerating in Barcelona: The Story of Portuguese Startup HiJiffy [Interview]

They say that chatbots are the future – but the future of chatbots is being determined right now by innovative companies who are applying more and more new uses to this state-of-the-art technology. The three co-founders of HiJiffy, a young startup hailing from Portugal, created a bot called Jiffy to serve as a “messenger concierge” that takes bookings, deals with … more of this 'Stories' post