Why Barcelona?

Barcelona is the biggest, and most creative, metropolis on the Mediterranean. With chic shopping, stylish restaurants, vibrant clubs, incredible beaches; you can also see creativity in Gaudí’s Modernist masterpieces and Messi’s creative football (and tax accounting). Barcelona offers a laidback and entrepreneurial atmosphere for youth, internationally recognised as one of the places to start up a business.

Join Ent-Ex in Barcelona for an intensive 3 day workshop. Here you’ll meet and learn from successful entrepreneurs, and with the help of our Coaches, identify and develop the skills which have made them successful. And in the final day you'll have the chance to practice your networking skills, and present yourself or your business idea to local entrepreneurs, corporate managers, support agencies and local government representatives.

Price for students: 80€ covering lunches breakfasts and coffees for the three days! NO FEES for students; they have been kindly sponsored. Thanks to our sponsors!

After each day’s workshop activities, the Ent-Ex venue team and alumni, will help you get to know the city and make the most of the social activities it has to offer, whilst building the networks which will energise your career.


Ent-Ex Barcelona is organised with the kind support of Barcelona ACTIVA, Generalitat de Catalunya, DESYAM, ESN, JADE JEDI, AEGEE and BEST.

 

Social activities

Still needing extra reasons to come to Barcelona on those dates? Check out what what can do before/after the Ent-Ex event in great sunny Barcelona:

Please note that the social activities and night events are NOT included in the fees.

- Barcelona Summer Festival, taking place on the 7th and 8th of July

- Check out the line-up of artists! - http://www.cruillabarcelona.com/

- Barcelona Beach Festival (!) on the 15th of July

Location and registration

 
 

Convent de Sant Agustí. Pl. Pons i Clerch, 2 (above the 'Museu de la Xocolata')

Barcelona ACTIVA

1st floor, room 'Mirador'

08003 Barcelona

ACCESS: Metro L1 Arc de Triomf y L4 Jaume I

The Convent is located in the district 'Ciutat Vella'

Accommodation

All of the selected hotels below are located in the city center, the venue being easily reachable by public transports.

Under 30€/night

Under 70€/night

90€ and above

 

Speakers July 2018 edition

Mateu Hernandez

CEO of Barcelona Global


Mateu Hernández is the CEO of Barcelona Global, a non profit independent association made up of more than 820 members with the mission to make Barcelona one of the best cities in the world for talent and economic activity. International expert on local development. He is and has been advisor of several cities like NY, Oslo, Torino or London. Secretary of the International Advisory Board of the Smart City World Expo and Congress. He has also been the CEO for economic development for the city of Barcelona and CEO of its local development agency, Barcelona Activa. https://www.barcelonaglobal.org/

Marc Antoni Macia

Co-Founder - NOVICAP


Marc Antoni Macia is the founder and COO of NoviCap, the leading invoice finance solution for SMEs in Europe. NoviCap is an online platform which allows Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to access the capital locked in their long-dated invoices. Marc previously founded and sold Palila, a fashion and tech accessories e-commence startup. He is the co-author of the NoviCap case study written in collaboration with IESE Business School. He spends his free time teaching as a guest lecturer at IESE, UPF and IEBS. In addition to that, you can easily find Marc riding waves and skiing anywhere in the world! Marc holds a double degree in Business and Economics from UPF (Barcelona), Science PO (Paris) and CUHK (Hong Kong). https://novicap.com/en/

Geet Khosla

Exepert influencer / marketeer


Geet's career has been focused on the confluence of humanity, design & technology. He is advising startups, brands and agencies on how they can better connect with their customers and build a loyal community of evangelists for their brand!

Oriol Plana

Co CEO of HiGuests and Rentors and Board of Directors in Nura and Emotio


Oriol is a vocational entrepreneur, having founded two start ups in the last two years, HiGuests and Rentors. His previous experience is of working for more than 9 years as business consultant specialising in business strategy. Oriol has led several projects in strategy consultancy across diverse sectors, such as FMCG, retail, pharma, oil & gas, chemicals, cosmetics and fertilizers in leading multinational companies including Coca-Cola, L’Oreal, Emirates Airlines, SABIC, ADNOC… As a start up leader and experienced Management Consultant, thrive in high pressure and results-driven environment, working to short deadlines to deliver excellence, growth and value. Currently Oriol is leading a start up with more than 40 team members across 5 continents and from different cultures and origins. . Specialties: entrepreneurship, strategy, Go-to-Market, Supply Chain Strategy, Change Management, Public-Private partnerships, Project Management, Operations, Business Plans, Financial Models Higuests: https://www.higuests.com/

Speakers July 2017 edition

Ruben Hermida

International Business Development, Industrias Ferri S.A


Born in Las Palmas in 1979, Rubén studied business administration in Vigo University, accounting specialization. Before ending studies he started working as consultant and trainer for a Spanish company linked to the automotive sector. Member of the Official Spanish School of Managers since 2004 and of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Vigo since 2005, he started his own company in 2006. He is the former President of Vigo Entrepreneurs Association, during his presidency, AJE Vigo doubled the number of members. Board member of CEAJE (Spanish Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs) and CEP (Business Association of Pontevedra), he also holds several positions linked to SME´s and entrepreneurs foundations. Passionate about entrepreneurship and business creation&developing he is involved in several companies related to Business Intelligence and maritime industrial sectors. Firmly convinced that European entrepreneurs deserve a real European single market where they can easily develop their ventures and projects. Nowadays, advising and managing a Belgium-Dutch-Spanish company of the maritime sector focused in the offshore energy and deck machinery.

Brunno Rodrigues

Founder of RIO D.O.C. and of CASA DE MANÍ


Brunno is an industrial engineer (IPP – Portugal) and has a master's degree in Petroleum Engineer (Unicamp, Brazil), and more recently master’s degree in Business Expansion and Franchise at Barcelona University. Patricia has a degree in Commerce External plus a postgraduate in business and has a second degree in gastronomy at Alain Ducasse University (Rio de Janeiro Filial). After left their jobs at multi-nacionals (Baker Hughes and IBM, respectively) they decided to re-start their lives in a different country and atmosphere and landed in Barcelona. A cosmopolitan city with a lot of food influencers, they found RIO D.O.C. a concept of Brazilian cafeteria with cooking classes. After almost 2 years later, they have a baby project called, CASA DE MANÍ, that brings, with passion, one of the most appreciated Brazilian’s snack, “Pão de Queijo” (Cheese Bread);

Nicky Ramos

Founder of The Market Peru


Nicky’s professional career started in the United States, after studying Culinary arts in Le Cordón Bleu, Orlando Culinary Academy, Jhonson and Wales University and Business administration in The University of Central Florida. He worked in Orlando World Center Marriot, Hilton hotels, Sheraton hotels, Royal Caribbean cruises and continued his career in Dubai, Oman and Dominican Republic. At the age of 26 he went back to Peru to be professor of gastronomy. After a while, he came to Barcelona to start a new project: The Market Peru.

Neus Bas

Co-founder of Just for you Kids


After graduating in biochemistry and molecular biology, Neus, took a doctorate in neuroscience at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2015, Neus then found, together with Sylvie Estrada, 'Just for you Kids', offering a range of services for kids, from birthday parties to a series of extra curricular workshops, helping them develop their creativity and learning experiences in a fun environment. In parallel to this project, Neus and Sylvie are now starting a new one, addressing the sector of tourism for families.

Previous Speakers included

Clara Lapiedra

CEO associate at PronoKal Group International


Clara has been in the international business from her first job. Fluent in several European languages, she is now in charge of the international strategy at PronoKal Group present in 18 countries, as CEO associate. Holding an MBA at Esade Business School, she is an active startups consultant and speaker for several renowned organizations. She has cofounded 3 different business in financial investment, communication and retail. Also, she has succesfully invested in several startups. claralapiedra.com

Xavier Crusat

KIC Innoenergy


With background in Business Administration and professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), now he is Innovation Manager at the KIC Innoenergy, co-organizing with the University KU Leuven the Innovation Journey of the Master of Energy for Smart Cities, where firms provide innovation challenges to students that build business models and entrepreneurship proposals. He is also coaching, at the present, five startups. He also managed a factory, worked in an Energy Research Institute and participates in two technological startups.

Vicky Castillo

Founder & Director of TbKids


Vicky is a passionate of education, technology and creativity. After 12 years working in International Trade Business in Nestlé, she co-founded TbKids, a small company that aims to form and promote entrepreneur values based on technology platforms for kids and teenagers besides schools curriculums. She believes nowadays is essential to develop digital thinking and creativity to overcome future challenges.

Rubén Hermida

CEO ADOC Management


Born in Las Palmas in 1979, Rubén studied business administration in Vigo University, accounting specialization. Before ending studies he started working as consultant and trainer for a spanish company linked to the automotive sector. Member of the Official Spanish School of Managers since 2004 and of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Vigo since 2005, he started his own company in 2006. He is the former President of Vigo Entrepreneurs Association, during his presidency, AJE Vigo doubled the number of members. Board member of CEAJE (Spanish Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs) and CEP (Business Association of Pontevedra), he also holds several positions linked to SME´s and entrepreneurs foundations. Passionate about entrepreneurship and business creation&developing he is involved in several companies related to Business Intelligence and maritime industrial sectors. Firmly convinced that european entrepreneurs deserve a real european single market where they can easily develop their ventures and projects.

Francisco Sáenz

Co-Founder of Bound4blue & CEO of IDI Eureka


Francisco Sáenz is Co-Founder of bound4blue and the CEO of IDI Eureka. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Centro Politécnico Superior de Zaragoza. He then moved to Finland where he earned a MSc Structural Engineering from the Tampere University of Technology, focusing on metallic structures design. He also pursued further education on the Executive MBA Program at EAE Business School and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Francisco has more than 10 years of experience in structural analysis and design and he is always looking for new professional and personal challenges. With EUREKA he has sought to meet his own professional and personal concerns, contributing to changing the model of Spanish industry with a fixed idea in mind: we are a nation of know-how and not just manufacturers.

Pere Condom Villa

Director of Programa Catalunya Emprèn


Pere Condom is an industrial engineer and has a master's degree in business management. For the last 20 years he has been working on technology transfer, technological entrepreneurship and management of large public research infrastructures. Specifically, at the University of Girona he was responsible for technology transfer and he also created and directed the entrepreneurship office for spinoff companies. Then he was the director of the UPC Park at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and later director of Science and Technology Park of the University of Girona (UdG). He is currently director of the Programa Catalunya Emprèn. He has combined management activities with teaching and research. Regularly he teaches masters sessions in several universities, lecturing on R&D management, innovation, technological entrepreneurship and promotion of regional economic development. His doctoral thesis was centered on technology transfer and on spinoffs promotion. He has conducted research and consultancy activities on projects related to innovation policy, science parks and technology investments. He has also published on these issues. He has been in the board of directors of Inveready, a seed capital company, for the period 2008-2014.