Road to Barcaelona

Road to Barcelona is a programme for startups run by Catalonia Trade & Investment. It aims to provide the opportunity for startups from Korea, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile to be prepared for their scaling-up with a 3-month programme in Barcelona. The 2020 edition will be announced soon.

In every edition, three companies from each country are selected. They will join the diverse community of the Catalonia & Barcelona Startup Hub as an excellent chance to grow and expand throughout Europe.

One of Europe’s most dynamic startup ecosystems

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most dynamic startup ecosystems, especially in the field of new technologies (Internet, Mobile Software & Services, e-commerce, Big Data and Tourism), thanks to multiple factors that have given the city 1,500 startups with ambition and global vision.

The startup economy in Catalonia employs some 16,900 people. Barcelona is the 5th European startup hub according to several renowned international rankings such as EU-Startups and Startup Heatmap Europe, among others. It has become a clear benchmark in Europe in the creation of new companies.

Programme description

We offer a programme for 9 selected startups from Korea (3), Argentina (2), Uruguay (1) and Chile (3). The programme has two phases: 3 months of validation (core programme in Barcelona) + 3 months of follow-up (optional programme).

A maximum of 2 people per startup can participate, with the expenses to cover flight costs and living expenses depending on each country and call.

The target sectors are Industry 4.0 (Big Data, AI, VR & AR, Robotics, 3D Printing, IoT, Cybersecurity, Cloud…), Life Sciences (Health tech, Biotech & Pharma, Medtech), and Mobile & Software.

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