A number of interesting resources exist to support startups in Barcelona.
Barcelona Activa is local economic development agency. It provides advice, training and other resources to help the launch of sustainable and successful businesses. An advisory service helps individuals obtain funding from both public and private sources.
The Idees amb Futur program at Barcelona Activa is tailored for individuals between 16 and 30 years old with a business idea. The program provides guidance in drawing up a business plan, individualized tutorials and assistance in securing funding. Alumni include Marc Coloma, co-founder of Heura Foods.
101 Startups is led by business Angels who invest in Spanish startups at a very early stage with smart money. Situated in Pier01 in Barceloneta. Areas of interest include: mobile, internet of things, big data, fintech, eHealth, insurtech, security, blockchain and gaming.
Itnig is a group of tech companies, an early stage investment fund, a coworking space, and a niche media outlet aiming at building and helping others build scalable products and services. Itnig companies include Factorial HR, Camaloon and Quipu.
SeedRocket provides training, financing and a network of contacts to promote the development of startups, as well as a common work space in the startup accelerator in Barcelona and Madrid. Marfeel, Holded and Kantox are among the successful startups to have come out of SeedRocket.
Bcombinator is an incubator, investment fund and coworking space situated near the beach in El Poblenou. It was built by serial entrepreneurs with several exits including Strands and Polymita who cofunded or invested in startups such as Housfy, Yaencontré and Flykube.
La Salle Technova Barcelona
One of Europe’s leading incubators for innovative technology start-ups. La Salle Technova Barcelona offers end-to-end services such as business plan building, funding, acceleration, technology development and office space.
Wayra connects Telefónica and technological disruptors around the world. Over 100 startups from Wayra are already working to provide disruptive solutions to Telefónica and its customers.
Tech Barcelona A private non-profit association that supports and promotes the digital and technological ecosystem of Barcelona.
Enisa A state-owned company providing small and medium-sized enterprises with financial support.
🚀 See also: our Barcelona Startups Guide for a comprehensive listing of local startups broken down by industry.