Barcelona Startup Accelerators

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Our goal is to bring together startups, investors and innovators to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming Europe.

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Barcelona Startup Scene


  • 2 digits growth – Business opportunities for innovative companies. Barcelona, Spain
  • 3D Factory – 3DFactory is the first incubator aimed at promoting projects linked to 3D printing, promoted by the Barcelona Free Zone Consortium and the Leitat Foundation. They offer access to the laboratory with 6 printing technologies, design software, post-processing equipment, and metrology. The startups keep 100% of their company’s property and only pay 50% of the cost of the different services. Barcelona, Spain
  • 101 startups – 101 Startups is an investment fund, initiated by students of the Internet Business Master, which aims to invest in Internet technology companies in the seed phase. 101 is the road that connects San Francisco with Silicon Valley, where the most important technology companies are installed. Our illusion is to help entrepreneurs turn their startups into one of the big companies on Highway 101. Pier01, Barcelona, Spain
  • Accelera – At Fluidra Accelera, we promote innovative projects within the water, pool and wellness sector, helping companies develop a solid business model that ensures the viability of their projects and allows them to attract investors. We also offer a selection of start-ups that have high growth potential and are guided by the criteria of Fluidra, a leading company in the pool and wellness sector. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Antai – ANTAI: INTERNATIONAL ONLINE AND MOBILE VENTURE BUILDER Every day we accept the challenge of launching successful businesses together with the best teams of professionals. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Astur Valley – a project of the Asturian Startup Association with the objective of creating a favorable environment for the development of startups in Asturias through the performance of interlocution, communication and collaboration between entrepreneurs in the Autonomous Community of the Principality. The team of this initiative is formed by Aurora Barreo, Alejandro Orviz, and Pelayo Puerta. In addition, this initiative has the collaboration of Antonio de la Torre and María Varela. Among the startups promoted by Astur Valley are Aika, Aloha 24, Toptasting, Spyko, and Techsnow, among others. Oviedo, Asturias
  • Atipics – Atípics is an entrepreneurship program for young adults that want to launch ideas that have a positive impact. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • B Startup – BStartup is Banco Sabadell’s program to support young innovative and technological companies, which consists of three lines of action: Offices and specialized products for startups (startups have different development and financing models than traditional companies. That is why they offer specialized offices and managers, specific products and a special risk circuit for the operations of this type of company); investment in equity, where they have two investment instruments: 
    • BStartup 10, where they invest each year in 10 companies in initial stages, 100,000 euros per project, in exchange for a stake in capital stock and 
    • Sabadell Venture, an investment vehicle aimed at companies that they seek to enhance their growth through investment A rounds. They invest up to € 500,000 initially per company, reaching investments of up to € 1M accompanying in new investment rounds. The third line is
    • Collaborative Innovation, which consists of accelerating the rate of digital innovation of Banco Sabadell thanks to the openness and partnership with entrepreneurs, mainly with those who are developing solutions in areas that are of interest to the bank.
  • Barcelona Activa – Barcelona City Council’s Local Development Agency and an international benchmark for supporting entrepreneurship, innovation, professional improvement and job creation based on its 27 years of operations with extensive experience in business incubation.
  • Barcelona Tech City– Barcelona Tech City is a private non-profit organization open to all Barcelona-based members of the local and global technology ecosystem. It works with entrepreneurs, start-ups, consolidated businesses, investors, incubators, accelerators, company builders, universities, business schools, media enterprises, government agencies, and other entities. Barcelona Tech City is a project driven by local entrepreneurs that currently represents more than 800 businesses. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Barcelona Ventures – In Barcelona, we have amazing talent, entrepreneurs, and projects that can compete with Silicon Valley companies. Our goal is to help our startups, those based in Spain and the rest of Europe, to get a foothold in Silicon Valley, to connect with investors and, eventually, be invested in. The startups who join us leverage on our network of mentors, investors, business leaders, and industry insiders. We are looking for early-stage and top-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology to join our Accelerator Program so we can help them unlock smart capital from US investors. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Buildings4People – GET YOUR STARTUP SCALED UP IN THE TRILLION DOLLAR FACILITY MANAGEMENT BUSINESSWe help mature startups with a commercial product and some market traction to enter the FM industry and boost their growth! Barcelona
  • Byld – a Corporate Venture Builder, founded in 2018 by Adrián Heredia, which focuses on the creation of startups with the collaboration of large corporations. This business vehicle focuses on startups that develop solutions to larger companies. The trajectory that the companies that become part of Byld’s portfolio follow have to go through three areas: Byld Insights which identify trends and opportunities; Byld Labs, phase of the creation of minimum viable products (MPVs); and the Byld Startups, in which they convert the MVP’S into scalable startups. Madrid
  • CaixaImpulse – Fostering innovation to improve people’s health. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Cleantech – Cleantech Camp is a program to support ideas and projects in the field of clean energy with the aim of transforming them into business realities. The program is developed internationally between Spain and Portugal. Participants have access to high-value resources: continuous monitoring of the project by mentors, training and practical workshops with industry experts, visibility and international contacts. They also offer networking events with investors and give the three best projects cash prizes of € 5,000, € 10,000 and € 20,000. Barcelona
  • Cornellá Open Future – Cornellá Open Future_ is a 12-month early stage acceleration program divided into three selective phases (3 + 3 + 6) to land the idea and accompany it until it is released. Startups offer more than 75 hours of specific training, 36 individualized tutorials for each participant, free accommodation in their Procornellà business incubator, telecommunications services, management services, access to a network of contacts, sector mentors and networking and help in search of financing. Barcelona
  • Conector Startup Accelerator –a five-month program, where mentors play a key role, they support seed-phase projects to grow rapidly and become successful, proven and investible initiatives. Connector selects an average of 7 projects for each program. The selected startups receive more than € 400,000 in services from their collaborators, support in legal services, courses and training sessions by mentors and the possibility of presenting their project to private investors and venture capital companies at the end of the program at DemoDay. In addition, Conector also carries out vertical and corporate programs, with corporates such as Bankia, SEAT, Porsche, and ABANCA. Conector has a presence in Barcelona, ​​Madrid, and Galicia and has at least two annual calls in each city.
  • CRAASH Barcelona – CRAASH Barcelona, an EIT Health Bootcamp organized by Biocat is looking for projects and start-ups to join the second edition of a boot camp that focuses on validating business models in the European markets of Barcelona, Paris, and Delft, as well as the US market of Boston. Participants should be part of a project in the field of medical devices, diagnosis or digital health from any European ecosystem looking to bring their product closer to the patient. The program is mostly web-based, but the travel to four on-site events will allow participants to build their network and evolve their solution. Any team of three people that have a technical lead, an entrepreneurial lead and a clinical lead with technology at technology readiness level 3 or 4 (proof of concept or proof of feasibility) can apply. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Digital Garden – powered by Almirall, is the derma digital health accelerator aiming to empower outstanding minds helping patients realize their hopes and dreams. Barcelona, Spain
  • eDelivery Accelerator – eDelivery Accelerator. The initiative launched by La Salle Campus Barcelona ​​aims to improve the ability of statistic sector logistics that use technologies such as Big Data, Business Intelligence, the Internet of Things or Artificial Intelligence, to launch business plans and initiate new projects, providing them with the necessary tools to identify, develop and create market opportunities. With a duration of 22 weeks, the methodology is divided into three parts: Training, Corporate, and Investors. Barcelona
  • EIT Food – EIT Food is an accelerator of agrifood companies whose objective is to help agro startups improve their chances of success and improve their strategy and business model. During the four months of acceleration, the selected companies obtain access to facilities of EIT partners, shared workspace in Bilbao, tutorials with mentors of the sector, access to a network of more than 150 experts in the sector and intensive training of high quality of the International expert’s hand. The startups receive a € 10,000 scholarship to spend on the costs associated with their business and all will compete for an investment of 100,000 euros. Biscay, Basque Country
  • EIT Health – The EIT Health program creates the necessary ecosystem for innovation to develop. It brings together the brightest entrepreneurs in the health industry and offers them the support, skills, and services they need to put their ideas into practice and bring them to market. The programs are classified into three lines: Incubate, Scale and Validate. They offer training and support for the development of business ideas, as well as participation in activities that help companies open new markets or validate their technologies until they are commercialized. Among the startups accelerated by this program are: Mowoot, Anaconda Biomed, Fivricheck, Diabeloop, and Oxipit, among others.Barcelona
  • Enel Innovation Hub – a project that is responsible for the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, as well as the identification of different startups with innovative resolution capabilities. Enel Innovation Hub Europe allows the implementation of a mutually beneficial collaboration model, in which Enel acts as an industrial partner. This initiative has accelerated several startups among which are: Athonet, Eccocar, elemize, Form Energy, iGenius and Mercatus, among others. In addition, Enel has developed the Open Innovation program, which already has 200 accelerated companies and more than 30 million euros raised by them.
  • EO Barcelona – Accelerator, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program, is the catalyst that enables first-stage entrepreneurs to catapult your business to the next level. Our mission is to empower you with the tools you need to grow your business to more than US$1 million in sales and provide you with the skills to make yourself a better entrepreneur and leader. Along with structured educational content focused on the​ core areas of first-stage businesses, the Accelerator Program affords you the unique experience of learning from and connecting with the world’s most influential entrepreneurs.​​​ Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • ESA – The ESA Business Incubation Centre Barcelona (ESA BIC Barcelona) opened in 2014. It is managed by Barcelona Activa and supported locally by renowned public administrations and institutions, namely Area Metropolitana de Barcelona, Diputació de Barcelona, Consell Comarcal del Baix Llobregat, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – Parc UPC and Caixa Capital Risc. Located in Barcelona, Spain, this incubator offers startups support and technical expertise for the creation of innovative companies. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • EsadeCreapolis – Practicamos la open&cross innovation. ¿Quieres saber más? ¡Síguenos o visita nuestra web y nuestros canales online! Sant Cugat del Vallès
  • FI Boost – FI Boost is a corporate acceleration program of the consultancy F. Initiatives, focused on technology startups worldwide. It offers unique access to the market thanks to the extensive network of more than 1,500 clients that it has in Spain. The program promotes innovation and is focused on the free design of a public financing plan, tailored for each startup that fits into the following sectors: banking, insurance, telecommunications, industry 4.0, energy, health, retail, and tourism. The accelerator also offers training and internal mentoring telematically. Barcelona
  • Fledge – Fledge is a global network of conscious company accelerators and investment funds, helping entrepreneurs create impactful companies and co-ops at scale through intense, short programs filled with education, guidance, and a massive amount of mentorship. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Fondo Emprendedores – Through our startup accelerator program, we are promoting innovative projects aimed at the energy industries, mobility, and the circular economy, contributing to a more sustainable energy transition. Madrid, Spain
  • Founder Institute – El Founder Institute es el programa de entrenamiento de emprendedores y de lanzamiento de empresas significativas más grande del mundo, que ayuda a los aspirantes a fundadores en todo el mundo a construir compañías de tecnología duraderas. Basado en Silicon Valley y con sedes en 65 países, el Founder Institute ha ayudado a lanzar más de 3,500 compañías. La misión es “Globalizar a Silicon Valley” y construir ecosistemas sostenibles de empresas significativas que crearán un millón de nuevos puestos de trabajo a nivel mundial. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Futurmod Fashion –  FuturMod supports entrepreneurs in the fashion sector to facilitate their consolidation and growth. It establishes stable collaborations between entrepreneurs that start in the business and consolidated companies in order to contribute to improve their competitiveness and provide benefits for both parties. The initiative lasts one year and offers the necessary tools for the start-up of the startup, through training, advice and mentoring, networking with companies, and seminars in which entrepreneurs can participate in production operation workshops, finance, marketing, brand identity, international trade. Barcelona
  • GameBCN – an incubation program offering video game studios the necessary training and mentoring to professionalize their production pipeline and to make a successful launch to the market. Our main objective is to professionalize small studios developing a game with a clearly identified market potential in order to make them productively efficient and to instill in them a business mentality. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Grupo INTERCOM – We are experts in online classifieds. Sant Cugat del Vallés Barcelona
  • Hangar 51 – Formed in January 2011, International Airlines Group (IAG) is the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, LEVEL, Vueling, IAG Cargo, and Avios. Building on a strong history of innovation, we launched Hangar 51 to give start-ups and scale-ups the opportunity to develop their business by accessing our airlines’ resources, expertise and venture capital. Through Hangar 51, you have the chance to trial your products and innovations with real customers, work with senior leaders in the travel industry and create a partnership with one of the world’s largest airline groups. Barcelona/Madrid
  • Health-u – Es el programa de Sanofi dirigido a ayudar el desarrollo de Start-ups que comparten la pasión por innovar en plena revolución tecnológica y digital, con propuestas enfocadas en la mejora de la calidad de vida y la experiencia de las personas en el ámbito de la salud, así como su gestión a través de nuevas aplicaciones y enfoques. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Ingenium – We are seeking proposals for energy storage solutions in order to reduce our production costs and increase our sustainability. What storage system will respond to a need the size of ours? How can we apply intelligence to optimizing energy consumption? How can we reduce our energy bill? We are seeking proposals for energy storage solutions in order to reduce our production costs and increase our sustainability. What storage system will respond to a need the size of ours? How can we apply intelligence to optimizing energy consumption? How can we reduce our energy bill? Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Innio – StartupBiz is the Innio innovative ideas acceleration program, which offers the possibility of validating your business idea and promoting it until it becomes a real project. It lasts 15 weeks and is divided into individual biweekly sessions in face-to-face format, online project monitoring, and masterclass with specialized mentors in each business area. Innio has 3 programs: the Startup Program dedicated to innovative projects in any sector with the potential to grow and; the Green Program, aimed at sustainable ideas; and the Social Program. Barcelona
  • Innoenergy – InnoEnergy seeks to promote sustainable energy development in Europe. Its acceleration program is developed in the offices in the main cities. In addition, he is a trusted partner and an investor who accompanies startups on their journey towards innovation in the energy sector. Its mission is to help entrepreneurs overcome their challenges not only with capital but with mentors, training and immersion in a global ecosystem with actors in the world of energy, whether companies, investors, among others. Barcelona, ​​Catalonia
  • Inspiritlab  – InspiritLab, an initiative of the La Mutua de los Ingenieros group, is an acceleration program that seeks to enhance the talent of entrepreneurs and startups with insurtech and fintech projects. Accelerated startups will be able to develop their project with real data during the 6 months, they will have the training and mentoring sessions together with a team of experts in the insurance sector, they will enjoy a coworking space, networking with professionals in the insurance sector and they will present the projects on the Demo Day. Those selected will participate in financing rounds held with the Engineering Investors Club. Barcelona
  • IoT & Data Barcelona – Big Data is the new competitive advantage. From being a massive challenge, it has now become an enormous opportunity. The amount of data in the world is fast exploding, yet analyzing this data is paving the way for innovations, even faster! Newer analytical solutions are being offered every day to help companies outperform the competition. Machine learning, on the other hand, is out-reaching milestones one after another and attracting billions of investment from the tech giants. We, at Startupbootcamp Barcelona, believe in the future of this revolution and commit to scaling up these innovative companies, to witness the next generation of products and services. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • IQS Tech Factory – We are the only industrial accelerator in Spain. IQS has a long entrepreneurial and industrial tradition. A recent study shows that since opening its doors in 1906, IQS has generated at least 348 entrepreneurs, who have launched 461 companies, creating 5.600 jobs and generating over 1B Euros in annual revenues. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Itnig – We build internet companies that aim at being first in class at what they do. We are an independent, private initiative creating future-defining products. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Join & Win – The Mission of Join and Win is to accelerate profitable growth through partnering with start-ups and entrepreneurs active in Home, Health & Personal Care. Join and Win combines Zobele Global Manufacturing Footprint, extensive knowledge in Product Engineering and Market Access to help scale your innovation, and together bring your products to life. Zobele Group is one of the world’s largest producer of innovative and cost-effective product solutions for leading household, health & personal care brands, with both globally optimized solutions and regionally customized products. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Kenko Health – Kenko Health Accelerator is a 4-months acceleration program. Kenko focuses on projects with high growth potential in the health sector. We help you better understand business model, market and funding by enabling you to directly work with professionals and stakeholders. Barcelona, Spain
  • Kenko Health Accelerator – Kenko Health Accelerator is an acceleration program aimed at projects with high growth potential in the health sector. Startups receive a set of services aimed at promoting their growth, maturation, and development of the business model. In addition, they have individualized mentoring, specific consulting provided by experts and direct access to investment. The program offers 4 months of acceleration, with 2 months of post-acceleration where they are guided to fundraising, multiplying the possibilities of finding financing by increasing the visibility of the project. Barcelona
  • Lanzame – Nuestra exigente metodología de selección de Startup, donde buscamos un alto potencial de éxito y crecimiento, nos lleva a analizar decenas de proyectos antes de encontrar la Startup que posteriormente presentaremos a nuestros inversores que conforman el Pledge Fund de Lánzame. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • LaSalle Technova – An acceleration program designed to help high-tech startups in their initial phase. During 4 months we provide you all the coaching and facilities needed in order to accelerate the market access of your company. After validating your business model you will start to develop a product to launch in the market and test with the clients. By the end of the program, you will be ready to raise your first investment round. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Mercabarna – Mercabarna Food & Tech is the acceleration program of Mercabarna, the food industry in Barcelona where the wholesale markets and companies of the agri-food sector are located. Its objective is to promote the incorporation of new processes and innovative products in the food sector. Look for startups that promote the improvement, innovation or improvement of the value chain of the food sector and/or food distribution. The selected startups will enjoy three free months in the offices of the Mercabarna Food Trade Center and the winning project opts for an investment valued at € 20,000. Barcelona
  • Napptilus – Napptilus Tech Labs is a Venture Builder formed by a group of companies with over 15 years of experience in the technology sector. Part of Barcelona Tech City. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Novartis Cancer Startup Program – The selected startups will enter the acceleration program, which is supported and monitored by a group of high-level mentors from Novartis and the Conector network who will share their experience to support and optimize the development of their business models.  Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Ogilvy (upcelerator) – We are an international initiative which focuses on helping emerging companies to accelerate and access to top Brands. Successful companies require plenty of creativity. But they also need to know what they do and how to tell the world about it. And that demands the kind of experience that Ogilvy has: varied, comprehensive and global. In Ogilvy Upcelerator we work with the best professionals of the marketing and communication industry to develop your brand and equip it with all the necessary tools to stand out and differentiate. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Onboard – From Barcelona and San Francisco, our mission is to support technology-based startups and bring them into a consolidated business. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Peninsula – A win-win collaboration with an ecosystem of entrepreneurs to find synergies with partners to complement your expertise. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Proteum x – We work with entrepreneurs to drive the adoption and deployment of the technologies they develop. We do this through a combination of capital infusion, knowledge sharing, helping recruit talent, working with strategic partners and creating operational efficiencies. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Reimagine Food -Connecting entrepreneurs, investors, startups, companies and technology with the future of food. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Reimagine Textile –  Reimagine Textile is a high-performance program for entrepreneurs who have a business idea focused on the textile and fashion sector, with a clear vocation of innovation and disruptive technologies. The 5 axes of the program are technology, industry, training, entrepreneurship, and investment. The services offered by the program are innovation and advanced prototype laboratory, technological radar, mentoring, financing, advice and support in the market approach and new business models, as well as networking and dissemination activities. Barcelona
  • Ship2B – Aceleramos e Invertimos en Startups de Impacto. Seleccionamos las mejores startups y spin-offs tecnológicas con impacto social o medio ambiental con el objetivo de invertir y acelerar su crecimiento. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Start4big  – Start4big is a multisectoral open innovation initiative promoted by Aguas de Barcelona, ​​CaixaBank, Naturgy, SEAT and Telefónica with the ambition to find the best startups to develop pilots to solve business challenges. Every six months they launch challenges through the digital platform, which allows startups and international entrepreneurs to sign up for the initiative and propose their solutions to the challenges posed. Start4big looks for startups in advanced maturity, with functional prototypes developed, or with a product or service already launched.  Barcelona
  • Tarragona Open Future – Tarragona Open Future forma is an initiative to support startups that the Tarragona City Council makes available to companies in the territory. In collaboration with Telefónica they help grow the most innovative initiatives. It is an intensive program in which, based on the identification of the situation and the objectives that each company wants to reach, the teams are helped to develop an action plan for its acceleration. What entrepreneurs value most is the high level of customization of the program, which favors time for what each team needs to improve, and access to a wide network of resources it offers. Tarragona
  • Tenkan-Ten (Asics) – Tenkan Ten is an accelerator of the health and wellness sector, promoted by ASICS, and aimed at startups in the growth phase. They connect the participants to an extensive network of contacts, senior executives and the ASICS distribution network, in addition to having the support of IESE Business School students, and the contribution of their mentors when preparing their founders. The program, which lasts four months, offers weekly workshops and training with high-level mentors, coworking in the Innovation Hub of ASICS; unlimited access to hub facilities, including the gym, personalized ‘Anima Sana in Corpore Sano’ plan, which includes a nutrition and training plan; Professional coaching and psychological support. Barcelona
  • Zata Venture – Media for Equity. Desde Zeta Venture ayudamos a Startups a impulsar sus marcas y actividades mediante potentes campañas de marketing recibiendo a cambio participación en las Startups. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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