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Barcelona hosts the 1st World Edition of Startup Weekend focused on the logistics and maritime world, with the support of Google for Entrepreneurs and Techstars bringing together entrepreneurs to solve the major challenges of the sector.

This event will be held during the next weekend of May 17, 18 and 19 at the new facilities of OneCowork. This edition will have the collaboration of different companies and institutions of the logistics sector.

Barcelona, March 15th, 2019.- Encouraging entrepreneurship, disrupting the logistics sector and solving major challenges are the goals that this edition of Startup Weekend Barcelona aims to achieve with its new Maritime & Blue Logistics edition in May 2019.

It is expected to bring together the 100 entrepreneurs of different profiles. Business, Developer, Designers and technicians of the logistics sector with business ideas that revolutionize the logistics sector as we know it today, networking and sharing experiences.

On Friday, May 17th, participants presented their business ideas and then selected among all those that have the best chance of becoming a real company. The objective during the weekend is to work in the business model with countless partners and specialist mentors from the sector to learn, inspire and discover new solutions.

About Techstars Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend ™ is a 54-hour event, in which groups made up of different professional profiles such as developers, business, entrepreneurship enthusiasts, designers and, in this edition, specialists in the logistics sector will be challenged to move from an idea to a product or business. The teams will work throughout the weekend collaborating to achieve a viable minimum product to submit to the verdict of the jury, composed of executives and specialists in the logistics sector.

Startup Weekend was born in 2007 and by 2016 it has grown to have a global presence. In December 2016, Startup Weekend reached a presence in 140 countries, and more than 1100 cities, involving more than 234,000 enterprising participants. Startup Weekend is a program of Techstars Startup Programs, along with Startup Week and Startup Digest.

Founded in July 2007 in Boulder, Colorado by Andrew Hyde, Startup Weekend brought together 70 entrepreneurs to try to start a startup in just 54 hours. The model quickly expanded to other cities around the world. In 2010, Marc Nager and Clint Nelsen took full ownership and registered the non-profit organization, moving to Seattle. After the acquisition, Startup Weekend would organize 80 events in the United States, Canada, England and Germany. In December 2010, the organization had 8 full-time employees, more than 15 facilitators and more than 100 local organizers. In 2016, Startup Weekend is in more than 1000 cities around the world.

Startup Weekend is an initiative created by Techstars and has the support of Google for Entrepreneurs.

Important startups have come out of this initiative, which are consolidated companies such as: Zapier, Foodspotting, hydrate or Haiku Deck.

Maritime & Blue Logistics

We premiered with an event where we expect 100 participants and a team of mentors that will turn this edition into a unique opportunity to update, undertake, network and have fun.

The event will be in English and it is expected to obtain an important attendance of both international and local entrepreneurs.

For this edition, we have great sponsors, partners and companies that are betting on this initiative such as the logistics company Grupo Romeu, the company accelerator Founder Institute, Marinel-lo Abogados,  design agency Jaimitos, ATEIA, Portic, Kantox and the Port of Barcelona.

If you have a business idea or want to join one of them, get your ticket with an Early Bird discount until April 15th.

More info at: www.startupweekenbarcelona.com

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Cristina Rojas