Market Discovery Tour
The 3-day Market Discovery Tour in Barcelona, presented two different editions on June 18 – 20 and September 5 – 7, 2018. All expenses including hotel, tours, local lodging, travel and main meals were covered by the program thanks to funding from the European Commission. The contribution was only travel tickets to and from Barcelona for all participants of the program.
Since you were not here for the beaches, but to develop and expand business, the Market Discovery Tour was designed in a way that could maximize the experience of our guests. Startup guests visited different centers of the local ecosystem and met their key players in order to generate a bond.
There were networking events where our guests met other startups that have already successfully established their businesses in Spain and also met with companies and potential clients to talk about the possibilities of collaboration.
Discovery Tour June
From June 18th to 20th, 2018
Peninsula hosted 17 European startups from 14 countries in Barcelona for the Access2Europe Discovery Tour. During three days, the startups got to know the ecosystem and its key players. They visited startup hubs, innovation centers, incubators & accelerators. The participants networked with corporates like Seat, Caixa Bank, Banco Sabadell or Mediapro, chatting about possible collaborations. Our guests from the Spanish investor community explained the local market and opportunities to the startups. CEO’s of companies, who already successfully established their businesses in the Spanish market, shared their experiences. During active exchanges, our guests connected with each other and shared their challenges and ideas.
Together with our project partners in Tallinn, Paris, and Berlin, we are proud to help bridging ecosystems and to create business opportunities for European startups within Access2Europe. Thanks to the funding of the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 program, we were able to offer startups this unique opportunity free of charge.
Discovery Tour September
From September 5th to 7th, 2018
For the second Discovery Tour from September 5th to 7th of 2018, Peninsula focused on inviting corporates to enable as much quality of contacts as possible for our Startup guests. All invited Startups were introduced and companies of interest were selected according to the sectors they are operating. We had the opportunity to connect the invited Startups with companies in the local market of Barcelona such as Holaluz, Galdana Ventures, Red Points and Day One among others. We also show the possibilities that Barcelona has to open and expand its business through different innovation hubs, incubators and accelerators like Barcelona Tech and Canodrom by Peninsula.
At BizBot, we are considering to expand our operations to Spain, which is why we applied for the Discovery Tour in Barcelona. During the three days, I got to know the city's most important startup hubs and the people who are working there. I especially liked the networking and meeting interesting people. My next step will be to apply for the three-month Incubation Program.Didrik Egge MartensFounder & CEO of BizBot AS | Oslo, Norway
All services are free of charge thanks to EU funding*
*Travel expenses not included