Barcelona startup hub, 1st in southern Europe

Barcelona first southern Europe startup hub.Barcelona Solicitors.

Did you know that Barcelona is the first southern Europe startup hub?

Did you know that BARCELONA is the 3rd most popular EU city for startups founders?

Did you know that BARCELONA has more women entrepreneurs than the EU average?

The startup ecosystem in Catalonia employs almost 17,000 people and, since 2015, attracted 2.748 billion euros in investment. Discover more of the first southern Europe startup hub on the following link published by Catalonia Trade & Investment.

Catalonia Trade & Investment is the public agency that works to attract foreign direct investment to Barcelona and Catalonia, promoting the area as an attractive, innovative and competitive business location.  It promotes innovation, internationalisation, trade and funding of Catalan companies and startups. It also organizes trade missions in countries chosen strategically for their business and technology cooperation opportunities. In addition, it offers specialised one-stop-shop services to international investors and corporations, attracting foreign direct investment to Barcelona and Catalonia. Headquartered in Barcelona, Catalonia Trade & Investment operates from 40 offices around the world, covering over 100 markets. Find where they have offices here.

7 things you need to know to set up your startup in Barcelona & Catalonia According to Catalonia Trade & Investment:

1) One of Europe’s most dynamic startup ecosystems

2) 3rd preferred city for building a startup

3) No. 5 in funds raised in Europe

4) 5th most attractive city in the world for digital talent

5) The world’s most popular international conference city

6) A synonym of quality of life

7) A leading city in innovation and entrepreneurship

Claudia Font


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