On November 16, we held our third Mini Seedcamp event in Barcelona, this time at ESADE Creapolis, a beautiful university campus outside of town. We were already impressed by the huge number of applications for the event (many of which came from Spain and Portugal). Our selection of the 20 participants was again spread out widely – 10 different countries were represented with various interesting companies.
A Seedcamp veteran shares his story
After the kick off and teams’ presentations (very well prepared and executed), we had the opportunity to listen to Tomasz Matuszczyk, who is running Tuenti’s engineering office in Barcelona. Besides Tuenti’s immense growth and recent acquisition by Telefonica, his talk covered his own journey as an entrepreneur and employee. Most interestingly, Tomasz was part of the founding team of Tablefinder, one of the first Seedcamp companies back in 2007/ From his experiences, he shared a lot about his learnings of the whirlwind that is Seedcamp.
The rest of the day was buzzing throughout – the mentoring sessions, both for mentors and founders, resulted in great conversations and discussions. As always, we wrapped up the day in a local bar – eDreams was so kind to sponsor the drinks in downtown Barcelona.
Another Seedcamp Brother – welcome Socialbro!
Socialbro was one of the companies that impressed us most throughout the day – not only because the founders were extremely engaged in deep conversation and discussions with everybody in attendance, but also because they really let their business shine during the presentations and mentoring sessions. This is why they are the newest member of the Seedcamp family. We are glad to welcome another spanish company (after Offset Options and Robot Media, who were great supporters in Barcelona).
Check out the Sociabro application to explore your own Twitter community – judging by their very impressive list of existing customers, we’re sure you’ll be just as impressed with what they’ve built. We hope to help the team make a real dent in the CRM and social media management industry.
We also want to thank our sponsors, both locally (ESADE and eDreams) and globally (Microsoft Bizspark, Google, Qualcomm, and Facebook) for their support. Our event partners Foundum and ESADE were invaluable, and did a great job in supporting us.