City’s around the world turn to Barcelona Activa as an example of how to foster Entrepreneurship in a city
Potential entrepreneurs take action (launch your Minimum Viable Product; there is too much “networking” and too little “launching” at the moment)
“Trilingüisme” works. Catalan is a living language. Spanish is spoken well. Written and spoken English is fluent in all parts of society.
Increased chance of meeting people who can help you (top global serial entrepreneurs, top global angels, top innovation VCs, top teams of Facebook, Google, Amazon stop by Barcelona on a regular basis to catch up with the local scene; Active Capital Partners’ Venturepreneur Community is the largest and most active in the world)
Most Entrepreneurs are Serial Entrepreneurs building scaleable businesses
People care about what entrepreneurs are doing (as opposed to treating as unemployed); big companies + government value innovation (at same price, preference is for younger supplier)
Verne Harnish and Gazelles puts on their anual Growth Summit to a record attendance of 10,000 growth entrepreneurs from around the world
Zero waste – the city has eradicated plastic packaging, all excess foods are composted. The bin in the kitchen is a remnant of the past.
FC Barcelona picks up the Liga, Copa del Rey and the Champions League trophies. Leo Messi is still here.
IESE Business School remains amongst the top Global Business schools; engagement between LaSalle, UPC, UB, ESADE, IE, Pompeu Fabra creates Barcelona as a worldwide centre of excellence in Teaching, Values Driven Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
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