On Monday February 24th, Autoocupació held the third edition of Startup Huddle Barcelona within the framework of the Barcelona Tech Spirit, the movement that covered the gap of the Mobile World Congress, with the aim of promoting technology in the city. They brought together more than 100 entrepreneurship and mentoring professionals.
Guillem Arís, CEO of Autoocupació, opened the event and introduced the challenges of two technological entrepreneurial projects: Xavi Creus presented the collaborative and modular web platform Copernic, which designs, develops and manages business innovation projects; and Cristina Santa explained WeYado, an "airbnb" to find places to work and meet.
The event, held at the Movistar Centre in Catalunya Square, concluded with some time for networking between the attendees.
About Startup Huddle
Startup Huddle is a program designed to help one entrepreneur at a time while strengthening the local ecosystem. Entrepreneurs discover solutions to the challenges they face through purposeful engagement with a broad array of voices from their local community. The Startup Huddle format is consistent in each location: at a consistent meeting place, one or two early-stage startup founders give a six-minute presentation about their company to a diverse audience from their local community. Each presentation is followed by a 20-minute question and answer session where the community provides ideas, connections and feedback for the entrepreneur.
- The networking event has brought together more than 100 entrepreneurship and mentoring professionals.
- Copernic and WeYado were the ones that presented their challenges.
Autoocupació is a private non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote self-employment as an attractive alternative for exercising the vocations and the people’s professional development and facilitate them the access to the necessary resources to create and consolidate their businesses.
Autoocupació provides professional orientation, advice, training, financing, intermediation and mentoring services to entrepreneurs from Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona delegations in collaboration with public, private, national and international institutions.
Since 1986, Autoocupació has promoted the creation of 5,000 new companies and 10,000 new jobs.