The technology industry in Barcelona has been growing rapidly for years. A big pool of young technological talent, a city that embraces most kind of innovation in forms of tech, and also the establishments of the Mobile World Congress and 4 Years From Now (4YFN), the annual startup summit, are all ingredients and drivers of a vibrant and diverse local tech industry. The question we’ll try to answer in the firts podcast of 2017, is what are in store for the local tech community, and what challenges are we facing in the global race to builde the best products, companies and hubs for technology. We invited two that has a finger on the startup pulse in Barcelona, Scott Mackin, editor of Barcinno.com and Aleix Valls CEO of the Mobile World Capital, and director of 4YFN. They both pointed to several things Barcelona needs to improve before being able to compete of the worlds attention. What kind of expectations should we have?