Barcelona Startup Event Guide for Entrepreneurs 2020

With everything that has been going on these last weeks, we needed a sum up of the tech events still happening this year in Barcelona. Fortunately, some events have been moved to our virtual world. It’s important during these tough times to keep being active, to find new topics of interest, and the current way to do it is online. Thanks to advanced technology, we have managed to find a way to still share our knowledge through webinars and online workshops. 
Here’s our Barcelona Startup Event Guide for Entrepreneurs 2020:

2020 Events in Barcelona

In this article, you will find the sadly postponed famous Tech Events that usually happen in Barcelona, 4YFN, and EU Startup Summit. Then, you’ll have some choices regarding some conferences that are still on the agenda, and some others that have been moved virtually. You will also discover communities that organize events in Barcelona. Finally, what else than a nice and intense bootcamp? You’ll discover startup boot camps organized in the city, and online ones for the ones far away. 


Barcelona Famous Tech Events 

Postponed to 2021

Unfortunately, these events have been postponed for 2020. However, they occur each year in the city. So, if you’re in Barcelona when these two are happening, we recommend you to take your tickets and head over there!

EU Startup Summit

Where? Barcelona

When? April 29-30, 2021

About: The two-day event is one of the biggest Startups reunions in Europe. You get to meet startups from all over the world, network with entrepreneurs, investors… It is a great opportunity to meet diverse corporates, VCs, and media. 

EUStartups Summit it’s 1500+ attendees, 800+ meetings, 850+ founders, 300+ investors and 70+ speakers. You will also be able if you’re ready and on fire, to pitch your own project. They have created a competition where 15 finalists will compete. This summit should be on your list!

Ticket

  • Startup Founders, Students & Young Wantrepreneurs : 169€
  • VCs, Investors, Business Angels, Accelerators : 350€
  • Corporates, Lawyers, Service Providers (from companies below 50 employees) : 450€
  • Corporates, Lawyers, Service Providers (from companies above 50 employees) : 590€

Contact
Email: [email protected]

*They are offering sponsorship opportunities.


4YFN

Where? Barcelona 

When? March 1-3, 2021

About: This event is the biggest Startup platform in Barcelona. With its 25k attendees, 800 startups, 950 investors, and 400 speakers, it’s the summit to visit. You will be able to attend conferences, networking events, and different hubs. They also thought about entertaining their guests, and several music concerts are organized during the summit. 

It is a great event where you will meet endless opportunities to connect. Whether you attend 4YFN by representing your startups, as an investor, or simply as an attendee, you will end the summit with great tools and knowledge. 

Ticket: The tickets are not available yet. 

Contact
Email: [email protected]


CSSCamp

Where? Fira Barcelona

When? July 14th, 2021

About: This one-day event aims to Developers and Designers for an intense one-day conference. CSSCamp reunites the greatest speakers and experts from around the world. Of course, you will have the opportunity to meet programmers, senior developers… and you will definitely end up with some valuable experience tips. 

Ticket: They will open the registrations on February 12th 2021.

Contact
Email: [email protected]

*They are offering Sponsorships opportunities. [email protected]


Conferences throughout 2020

DSDE

(International Conference on Data Storage and Data Engineering)

Where? Barcelona

When? June 10-12 

About: During this forum, you will be able to discover Data Storage and Data Engineering work. It is also a great opportunity to network, exchange on diverse subjects, and even, come up with new ideas for future projects. 

Ticket: You will need to register on the Conference System in order to obtain your ticket.  

Contact
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +86-18302820449


EIDAS – online event

(International Conference on Engineering Challenges in IT, Design, Agriculture and Applied Sciences)

Where? Barcelona

When? June 20-21 

About: This is a rendez-vous for all engineers, tech experts, or researchers. You will discover innovations in the Technology World, Engineer World, and Sciences. 

Ticket

International Delegates

  • All participants/Faculty members/Professionals/Practitioners: 475 US$
  • Student: 370 US$

Spain Participants

  • All participants/Faculty members/Professionals/Practitioners: 420 US$
  • Spain Students: 315 US$
  • Additional Paper Presentation: 265 US$
  • Attendee: 370 US$

Attendee registration / Presenter registration

Contact
Email: [email protected]


Community Summit – online event

Where? Barcelona

When? June 29 – July 2 

About: If you are part of the Microsoft Community, this event might peak your interest. You will attend workshops and conferences given by experts. Dynamics365 and PowerPlatform are going to be demonstrated. This event will help you learn more about the products and of course, how to use them properly to be the most efficient while using it. 

Ticket 

  • Virtual Attendance Registration + Recordings: 1’649€
  • (Add-On) Academy Training: Powerful Business Reporting with the Power Platform: 679€
  • (Add-On) Academy Training: Hands-on: Building Apps with Power Apps: 1’029€
  • (Add-On) Academy Training: Power Query, Data Modeling & DAX: 1’029€
  • (Add-On) Academy Training: Microsoft Power Automate Master Class: 429€
  • (Add-On) Academy Training: Power BI Data Visualizations & Storytelling: 679€
  • (Add-On) Academy Training: Microsoft D365 CE/CRM Advanced Administrator Workshop: 679€

Contact
Email: [email protected]

*They are offering sponsorships opportunities.


extreme365 Europe – online event

Where? Barcelona 

When? June 29th

About: In this event, the Microsoft community gathers for specific training on how to “engage directly with Microsoft leadership” to transform your enterprise. If you are willing to satisfy your customers’ anticipated needs, this conference is an opportunity for your business.

Ticket

  • Virtual Attendance Registration + Recordings: 1’649€

Contact 
Email : [email protected]

*They are offering sponsorship opportunities.


Digitalization in R&D Summit

Where? Barcelona

When? September 3-4 

About: The main focus during this summit is R&D challenges during our times. While our society is evolving, new global trends are emerging, innovations and technological improvements have been made. The organizer, Tritacon, gathers experts to explain the impact of change, identifying digital solutions, examples of effective digital implementation in a business model… This event promises to be very interesting, and should not be missed. 

Ticket

  • Delegate Package: 1’499€
  • Exhibition Package: 6’999€
  • Keynote Sponsorship: 3’999€

Contact
Email: https://tritacon.com/contact/#
Phone: +420 (228) 884-553

*They are offering sponsorships opportunities.


Barcelona DevOps Conference

Where? Barcelona

When? December 14-15 

About: The two-day event starts nicely with breakfast and a warm welcome. Then, throughout the day, you can attend different conferences on DevOps, Hacking, Development Tooling, SIEM, WebAssembly and more…

Ticket

  • Standard: 195€ 

2 days access, welcome package (bag+t-shirt), snacks, coffee, soft drinks
Until 6th of November

  • Late Bird: 245€

2 days access, snacks, coffee, soft drinks

Contact
Email: [email protected]

*They are offering sponsorship opportunities or by email: [email protected]


World Data Summit

Where? Barcelona

When? October 1-2 

About: This summit aims tech lovers with conferences on Artificial Intelligence, IoT, mobile, social… Whether you’re a Head or a Manager, if you’re working with data and analytics, you should take your ticket! You will learn how to successfully build your business, set up your data architecture, and protect it. Of course, more topics will be discussed by speakers and experts. 

Ticket

  • Workshop Day (30 Sept 2020) : 495€
  • Standard Registration Rate for Main Conference (1-2 Oct 2020) : 1’295€
  • Workshop + Main Conference Standard Rate (30 Sept – 2 Oct 2020) : 1’595€

Contact
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +420 234 280 783


International Search Summit

Where? World Trade Center Barcelona

When? November 12th

About: Looking for a focused marketing event? This summit is for you. Speakers will discuss international search marketing topics, and you will have the opportunity to network and share your questions with them. The event is also focused on managing international websites and running global campaigns, giving you the tools to manage your daily marketing challenges successfully. 

Ticket

Super Early Birds – Until 7th of September 

  • ISS Ticket: 125€
  • 3 tickets: 115€ per ticket
  • 4+ tickets: 105€ per ticket

All ticket include: full day conference, refreshments and lunch, post-event networking, 6 months premium access to Webcertain’s self-learning platform 

Contact
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44 330 330 9000

*They are offering sponsorship opportunities.


Communities & Events Organizers

Growth Hacking Barcelona

About growth hacking: It consists in activating your enterprise’s growth. It usually concerns startups and it’s a set of marketing tools that allows accelerating quickly and significantly the growth of your revenue. Tim Cakir, a Barcelona-based growth hacker, explained it by calling it “tracking and hacking”. 

Meetup – Growth Hacking Barcelona: This group organizes events around growth hacking. They invite speakers, entrepreneurs, and founders to share their experience and knowledge with the audience. 

N° of members:  448 

If you are interested in Growth Hacking and you want to take courses online, here’s a great company that offers these services.


Itnig

About Itnig: Founded in 2011, Itnig is a startup ecosystem bringing entrepreneurs and talent from all over the world together. We want to impact our city, society, and the world by connecting people, ideas, and resources together in our modern spaces in Barcelona. We’ve launched an early-stage fund to help global companies boost their growth. We have invested in companies like Syra Coffee, Vasquiat, and Hireflix.

Also, we have our coworking space and our weekly podcast with Bernat Farrero (Itnig Founder). 

Meetup – Itnig – Tech & Startup: We design our events, workshops, and labs to contribute to our community and offer to everyone tools to learn, experiment, and grow. One can organize its own event in our venue, or we offer conferences in collaboration with speakers and companies. After each event, we always make the most of the conference, share our feedback, projects, and enjoy a beer or else!

N° of members: 1’528 

Contact
Email: [email protected]


Startupgrind

About StartupGrind: It is the “world’s largest community of startups, founders, innovators, and creators”. The purpose is to bring people together, exchange on diverse topics, share their knowledge and expertise with their members. 

They organize conferences, workshops, startup programs over the world. Their community is growing around the globe, and their team keeps getting more diverse. 

N° of members: 6’819

Contact
Email: [email protected]


Glovo Tech Talks

About Glovo: Glovo is a Spanish startup founded in 2015. Their product is an application offering diverse services to its customers. Some people buy, pick up, or deliver ordered products through the mobile app. 

Meetup – Glovo Tech Talks: Glovo organizes events throughout the year discussing fields like Logistics, Data Science, Marketing and Design, Software… and you even get a beer at the end! It’s an opportunity to network with your peers and discover new topics. 

N° of members: 2’728


Skyscanner Tech & Product Talks in Barcelona

About Skyscanner: Founded in 2001, Skyscanner is a website and mobile app which offers a comparative metasearch for flights, hotels and car rental on a global scale.

Meetup – Skyscanner Tech & Product Talks in Barcelona: The Meetup group organizes events on the latest tech trends. Most common topics will be Big Data, Data science, Cloud Computing… 

N° of members: 1’131


N26 Tech, Product & Design Events in Barcelona

About N26: Since 2013, N26 is revolutionizing the bank world with its new system. Their work is essentially focused on current accounts, credits and booklets. They have more than 5 million customers in 25 countries. 

More than anything, they want your digital banking experience to be simple and easy to use. Their app aims to make your life easier. 

Meetup – N26 Tech, Product & Design Events in Barcelona: The group is organizing events on Fintech and Product Design. People can also come up with their own subject, and they can organize a talk around it. 

N° of members: 2’555


Barcelona Startup Founder 101

Meetup – Barcelona Startup Founder 101: This community hosts tech events throughout the year. They like to discuss, exchange ideas, collaborate with their members to create great projects.

They also aim to encourage the local startup market to have its visibility. During their events, you’ll be able to meet founders, investors and have some time to network. 

N° of members: 5’643


Women Who Code Barcelona

About Women Who Code: Their mission is to empower women in the technology world. Once you a part of the community, you get access to programs and services to help you with your career. Of course, men and women are welcome to join the team. They have already helped a lot of women to get their career started, and their network keeps expanding itself all over the world. 

Meetup – Women Who Code Barcelona: They offer tech events, panel discussions, lightening talks… Professional women in tech careers such as software engineers, developers, UX/UI designers are welcome to join their community and events. 

N° of members: 1’881

Contact
Email: [email protected]


Weekly Event

Pitch to investors

Where? Pujades, 100

When? Every Thursday 

About: Every Thursday, Itnig organises a pitch session for entrepreneurs to explain their businesses to investors like Bernat Farrero (CEO @ Itnig), Jordi Romero (CEO @ Factorial), Albert Domingo (CEO @ Nextret) or Juan Rodríguez (CEO @ Camaloon). You can either attend as a regular attendee or pitch your idea to us!

Every startup/entrepreneur will have 3 minutes to present their business idea followed by 5 minutes of Q&A by our investors and the audience.

Schedule
19:00: Welcome drinks
19:15: Pitch to investors
20:00: Networking

Ticket

  • AUDIENCE: Earlybird 5€ / General 8€ (1 drink included)
  • SPEAKERS: 5€ (Spots are limited)

More info here

Startups bootcamps

GDBC2020 @ Global DevOps Bootcamp Barcelona 2020

Where? Barcelona

When? October 24

About the Bootcamp: This event takes place during one-day where the focus will be on DevOps practices and Modern Software practices. Other than that, it’s the perfect time to network and hear other DevOps experiences. 

Ticket: No tickets are available for now. However, you can subscribe to their news to receive updates concerning the event.


Startupbootcamp IoT & Data Barcelona

Where? The Media-TIC building, Barcelona

When? end of November

About Startupbootcamp: Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is an accelerator network focused on startups.  They are now in more than 20 countries, and they have accelerated over 600 startups. 

About the Bootcamp: This program consists in three months of intensive acceleration program. 10 selected startups will work with mentors, investors and coaches. At the course’s end, you will be pitching at the 4YFN stage of the MWC. 

The bootcamp is run by Angel Garcia, Founding Partner of Startupbootcamp and Claro Partners, a “leading strategic innovation firm”. 

They give you 15k in cash to cover all living expenses during the program. They also provide you with a coworking space for your team. In exchange, they ask 6% equity ownership of your startup. 

Contact
Email: [email protected]


Ironhack

About Ironhack: Founded in 2013, the international school is based in a few countries around the globe. They offer courses and bootcamps on Coding, Data Analytics and UX/UI Design. At this time, they have more than 5’000 graduated students. 

Their goal is to “transform education space by making it customer-centric and outcomes-driven”.

Contact
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (305) 907 7086


Le Wagon

Where? Barcelona

When? They have 3 bootcamps coming up in 2020. 

  • July 11 – December 19: Web Development Part-time
  • August 3 – October 2: Web Development Full-time
  • October 19 – December 18: Web Development Full-time

About Le Wagon: Founded in 2013, Le Wagon is an intensive coding training school. They courses are essentially online and last 9 weeks. In 2014, they launched their first bootcamp with 7k people trained. On the 3rd March, they closed their first fundraising at 17 million euros with Cathay Capital.

Bootcamp registration

Contact
Email: [email protected]


Skylab Coders Academy

Where? Barcelona

When? They still have 3 bootcamps with available spots in 2020. 

Full-time bootcamp / Part time

  • July 6 – September 18: Full-time Bootcamp
  • September 10 – December 11: Part time Course
  • October 5 – December 18: Full-time Bootcamp

About Skylab Coders Academy: Since 2016, the Academy has been delivering training programs with Javascripts. Usually, developers end their bootcamp with strong skills and knowledge shared from industry experts. During the program, you will have specific goals to reach and different projects to handle. 

Contact
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +34 93 176 0220


Neoland

About Neoland: This school is specialized in full-time or part-time bootcamp in Madrid and Barcelona. The different programs they offer aim digital entrepreneurs, product designer, students or professionals. You can either study on campus or follow your class online. 

You have six bootcamp possibilities:

  • UX/UI Design Bootcamp
  • Full Stack Bootcamp
  • Data Science Bootcamp
  • Mobile Development Bootcamp
  • Product Management Bootcamp
  • Digital Marketing Bootcamp

They last between 12 and 22 weeks, and you can either sign up for a part-time or a full-time bootcamp. The courses are taught in Spanish, and an intermediate level in English is required. 

Contact
Phone: 932 703 654


Codeworks

About Codeworks: They offer diverse programs in Barcelona, Berlin, London and Toronto. Their courses aim to improve your technicals skills or discover them and become a top coding professional.

They offer tech training or corporate training for a firm wanting to develop its team. Some courses are available online.

They have 2 immersive programs:

Contact
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +34 601 465 366


These are the few events and bootcamps happening in Barcelona in 2020. Within a crisis, people manage to keep sharing their knowledge and learn from each other. Groups and communities organized webinars during quarantine, and they are now starting again live events. Hopefully, this Barcelona Startup Event Guide for Entrepreneurs 2020 helped you find your gem.

At Itnig, we are happy to organize again our Pitch to Investors in July. It is a great opportunity for a project to be heard. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re ready to pitch!

One Reply to “Barcelona Startup Event Guide for Entrepreneurs 2020”

  1. Hi Guys,

    Thank you so much for mentioning my name and my agency 🙂

    Do you mind linking back my name to timcakir.com and tracking and hacking to trackingnhacking.com, please?

    Thank you so much!

    Best,

    Tim C

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