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Founder First, Founder Always. Join us in 2022: Founder Institute is the #1 place in the world to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.

Today’s economic 'New Normal' is full of reshuffling industries, and new problems in need of solutions - now is a time for entrepreneurs to act. 

Whether you need to test and validate early hypotheses before making a large financial commitment to your startup idea, or you are ready to push your startup to the next level through aggressive weekly growth sprints to refine your vision, improve key metrics, and prepare for investor diligence, Founder Institute has the proven processes and network to help you do it.

If you could use a structured process that tells you what to focus on when, and a lifetime of support from Barcelona's top investors and entrepreneurs, then apply to the Barcelona 2022 Founder Institute today.

We will be hosting several free startup events in Barcelona over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs all from the comfort of home:

  • Startup Market Outlook for 2023: What to Expect with Funding (Online) on 7:00pm, dic 14, 2022 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/311833
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession
  • AMA + FI Info Session with Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Greechan on 7:00pm, dic 21, 2022 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/302621
  • Connect with Aspiring Entrepreneurs (Online Networking Event) on 7:00pm, ene 04, 2023 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/312047
  • SEO 101 with Nick Jordan on 7:00pm, ene 09, 2023 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/312894
  • How To Identify a Viable Business Idea (Online) on 7:00pm, ene 11, 2023 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/311944
  • How to Win with Peep Laja on 7:00pm, ene 16, 2023 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/313024
  • Co-Founder Networking: Start 2023 By Finding a Business Partner (Online) on 7:00pm, ene 18, 2023 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/303080
  • How to use social media as a Founder with Andrew Miller on 7:00pm, ene 23, 2023 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/313150
  • Get Friendly Feedback on Your Idea from Experts (Online Roundtable Event) on 7:00pm, ene 25, 2023 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/312158
  • How to build an MVP for your startup idea with Aram Melkoumov on 7:00pm, ene 30, 2023 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/313272
  • Founder Showcase: Pre-Seed Startup Pitch & Networking Event (Online Conference) on 7:00pm, feb 08, 2023 (Europe/Madrid): https://FI.co/e/311429

Make better, faster business decisions in 2022 by sharing your latest progress, challenges, and strategies for constant feedback and evaluation from our expert mentors and advisors, every step of the way–scale your team, develop new business opportunities, and recruit an amazing advisory board with the world's largest network of international startup founders, CEOs, advisors, and investors.

The Barcelona accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Barcelona Admin (., StartYou), Daniel Gonzalvez (Investment Manager | Chapter Director, Founder Institute), Oriol Bes (-, Arkad Ventures), Raphael Jardim (-, Arkad Ventures), Urs Rothmayr (Chapter Director , Founder Institute). In addition, some of Barcelona's top entrepreneurs will be participating as mentors in the program, including:

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Agus Gómez: Founder & CEO, Wallapop
  • Albert Morro: Founding Team, Reby
  • Alberto Sanz: Founder & CEO, neventum
  • Alberto Espinós: Founder & CEO, Tropicfeel
  • Alex Navarro: Co-founder & International Development Director, Groupalia
  • Alex Dantart: Co-Founder & CEO, Moonback
  • Alex Huertas: Founder & CEO, Northweek
  • Alex Caudet: Founding Partner, Raisethebar.tech
  • Alex Ferreiro: Business Development Manager, DayOne
  • Amedeo Galano: Co-Founder, Levels Up Ventures
  • Ana Maiques: CEO, Neuroelectrics
  • Antoine Delmas: Co-Founder & CEO, Ibiza Essentials
  • Anton Pinyol: Founding Partner, Firma
  • Antonio Sala Martí: Socio Fundador y Consejero Delegado
  • Antonio Gonzalez: Co-Founder & CEO, Hireflix
  • Arvin Abarca: Founder & CEO, GrandVoyage
  • Axel Serena: Axel Serena, Alva House
  • Benjamin Thym: CEO, barcoo
  • Bernardo Hernández: CEO & Executive Chairman, Verse Technologies Inc.
  • Bernat Farrero: CEO , Camaloon
  • Björn Ühss: Founder & CEO, 22tribes
  • Carlos Trenchs Sainz De La Maza: Managing Director, Blue Pioneers
  • Carlos Esteban: Venture Partner, Blue Pioneers
  • Cédric Naintré: Founder, Range-Moi
  • Cesar Mariel: CEO, Iristrace
  • Charles Ehredt: Founder & CEO, Currency Alliance
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Christian Rodriguez: CEO and Founder
  • Christoph Sollich: Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor, The Pitch Doctor
  • Clara Lapiedra: Founder & CEO, Marlin Capital Partners SL
  • Cristina Morenete: Founder & human CEO, HUMAN MADE BRANDS
  • Cynthia Traeger: CEO
  • Daniel Romy Martí: Director de Inversiones, Media Digital Ventures
  • Daniel Vecino: Founder, The Hero Plan
  • Daniel Gonzalvez Ortuno: Portfolio & Investment Manager, MW Capital
  • David Boronat: Founder and CEO, Multiplica
  • David Tomás: Founder and General Manager, Cyberclick
  • David Masó: Founder & CEO, PromoFarma.com
  • David Gonzalez Castro: Founder & CEO, RED ARBOR
  • David Sola Varela: Investment Analyst, Blue Pioneers
  • David Pérez Corral: COO and Co-Founder, PopPlaces.com
  • David López: Founder & CEO , FHIOS Smart Knowledge
  • David Rovira: Founder & COO, Polaroo
  • Didac Lee: Founder & CEO, Inspirit
  • Elena Gómez Del Pozuelo: Founder & CEO, La Cigueña del bebé and Encesta.com
  • Elena Rico: Founder & CEO, People & Planet Partners
  • Emmanuel Djengue: Innovation Director, RGAX
  • Enric Sole: VP Sales, Soprano Design
  • Eric Teruel Casajuana: Founder & CEO, Finixer
  • Eva Rodriguez: Fundadora & CEO, Take U
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Fernando Zallo: CEO, ESADE BAN
  • Fernando De La Rosa: Founder, Foxize Schol
  • Fernando García Torrubia: Senior Business Development Manager
  • Ferran Jornet: Executive Director, Derecho.com & elAbogado.com
  • Franc Vidal: CEO & Co-Founder, Shopery
  • Francesc Saldaña: Founder & CEO, Maximiza.com
  • Francesc Riverola: Founder & President, FOREXSTREET
  • Francesc Font: Co-Fundador y Director General, Nubelo
  • Francisco Sierra: Country Manager Spain, Zencap
  • Francisco Arechaga: Managing Partner, Nubelo
  • Frederic Llordachs I Marques: Co-founder, partner, Doctoralia, Docplanner Group
  • Gemma Sorigué: CEO & Co-Founder, Deliberry.com
  • Gennadiy Kim: CEO, Kuhnyas
  • Georg Stockinger: Entrepreneur & Business Angel, Packlink
  • Gerald Heydenreich: Founder & CEO, Pippa&Jean GmbH
  • Gerard Olivé: Founder & CEO, BeFactory and BeRepublic
  • Glen Hellman: Glen Hellman - CRO & Business Development, CXO Elevate and University of Maryland
  • Guifre Belloso Manera: Técnico Creación de Empresas, Barcelona Activa
  • Guillaume Darnaudet: CFO, Afrikrea
  • Heiko Rauch: Heiko Rauch - Co-Founder of UFOstart (Berlin FI), UFOstart.com
  • Heriberto Saldivar: MD of Brinc Accelerator, Brinc
  • I Ecenarro: Founder & CEO, Trovit
  • I Martínez Yemail: Founder & CEO, Synerquia
  • Ignacio Fonts: Managing Partner, Inveready
  • Ignacio Roda Segrelles: Founder
  • Ivan Sala: Founder & CEO, SNTalent & Talent Clue
  • J Martin Cabiedes: Partner, Cabiedes & Partners SCR
  • J Pina: Entrepreneurship Director, Responsible Solutions Limited
  • Jacobo Álvarez: Founder , Hop Space
  • Jaime García Cantero: Independet Analyst
  • Jaume Mayor I Agell: CEO & fundador, WeSmartPark
  • Jaume Portell: Co-Founder and CEO, Beabloo
  • Javier Sanchez-Marco: Entrepreneur & Business Angel, Serial Business Angel
  • Javier Darriba: Founder & CEO, Bloobirds
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore
  • Joan Pina Olle: Founder & CEO , Wondy.com
  • Joan Marcos: Fundador & CEO, transForma
  • Joana Sánchez: Founder & CEO, inesdi
  • Joaquim López: COO, Dozen Investments
  • Joel Vicient: CEO / Founder Captio, Captio
  • Jordi Vilalta: Analista de INversión, VCTeam
  • Jordi Ingerto: Founder & CEO, Transformación Digital & Growth Hacking
  • Jordi Pedrol: Founding Partner, Metrix Partners
  • Jordi Sole Tuya: Founder & CEO, Kreedit
  • Jorge Blasco: CEO & Board Member , Merchant Digital Services
  • Jose Manuel Otero Rey: Managing Director, Trazada Internet Marketing / grupo QDQ media
  • Josep Duran I Priu: Investment Associate, Blue Pioneers
  • Juan Margenat: co-founder and COO, Marfeel
  • Juan Zamora: Founder & CEO, Signaturit
  • Juan Carlos Pascual: CEO, Kommplex Analytics
  • Juan Carlos Toribio Acebes: Founder & CEO, Hablam Social Health
  • Juanjo Marín: CEO, Prayan Solutions S.L.
  • Julián Vinué: Director, Wayra Barcelona
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Karen Prats: Founder & CEO, PopPlaces.com
  • Karina Suntaxi Nasimba: Analista de proyectos, EIX Technova
  • Laurent Arens Van De Perre: Investment Analyst, BStartup10 (Banco Sabadell)
  • Lea Blanchard: Co-founder & COO, Gastrocampo
  • Lluis Font: Founder & CEO, Agile Sales & Marketing Institute
  • Luca Carlucci: Founder & CEO, BidAway.com
  • Luis Martín Cabiedes: Partner, Cabiedes & Partners
  • Manel Sarasa: Founder & CEO, wineissocial
  • Manuel Matés: Founder & CEO, Necotium
  • Mar Galtés: Senior Advisor, Llorente & Cuenca
  • Marc Serra Oller: Founder and CEO, Bonacuista BGS SL (Acuista, BGSsl)
  • Marc Jordana Soldevila: Partner & VP Business Development, Antai Venture Builder
  • Marc Basté Alujas: Co-Founder & CEO, Lexdir Global
  • Marc Lladó: Founder & CEO, Ad-Pure
  • Marc Vallhonesta: Founder & CEO, Funos & Partyo
  • Marc Caballé: CEO & Co Founder, Hubtyoe
  • Marc Sanz Lopez: Head of Education at Google - SCEE & MENA, Arkad Ventures
  • Marcos Polanco: CTO, VC3
  • Marcos Aubeso Parellada: General Partner, Blue Pioneers
  • Maria Maso, Business Angel Minority Association
  • Marion Chevalier: Founder & CEO, Entrepreneurs Speaking
  • Marta Campillo: Entrepreneurship Manager, ESADE BAN
  • Marta Antúnez: Co-founder & Co-CEO, ChicPlace
  • Martí Manent: CEO and Founder, Derecho.com & elAbogado.com
  • Matt Philippe: Founder & CEO , Id8 ventures
  • Michael Clark: Michael Clark - Product and Engineering, Stealth
  • Miguel Vicente: Chairman & Co-founder, Antai Venture Builder
  • Miguel A. Tovar: Limited partner, Smartech Capital
  • Miquel Costa Planas: Presidente, Keiretsu Forum Spain
  • Mireia Mir: Entrepreneur & Business Angel, WERock Capital
  • Mitchell Baker: Founder & CEO, Mozilla Coorporation
  • Monica Rayo Moragon: Founder & COO, Agile Contents
  • Moritz Spangenberg: CEO, Founder, Unlock LinkedIn
  • Muriel Moscardini: Founder & CEO, Entrepreneur in Digital transformation cross industries, investor and mother
  • Nacho Giral: Owner and Travel General Manager, Atrapalo.com
  • Nacho González Barros: Founder & CEO, MailTrack.io
  • Nadine Zerrini: Innovation Fund Manager, Harvard University
  • Nico Bour: Founder & CEO, Verticomm Network (Uvinum, Sportivic, Babibum & Mascotic)
  • Nicolas Overloop: Co-founder and CTO, Novicap
  • Oriol Vila Grifoll: Founder & CEO, HOLALUZ.com
  • Oriol Juncosa: Principal (Investment Director), Nauta Capital
  • Oriol Huesa Ripoll: CMO, TicketBureau
  • Oriol Miró: CEO, kampoos
  • Oriol Vinzia: CEO, Andjoy
  • Oriol Plana Masiques: Cofounder & CEO, HiGuests
  • Oscar Sánchez: Founder & CEO, Tech Sales Group
  • Oscar Macia: Founder & CEO, Forcemanager
  • Pablo Szefner: Founder & CEO, The Fab Shoes
  • Patricia Jordà: Director of Corporate Strategy, Kantox
  • Patrick Wind: Founder & CEO, AdsAccelerator
  • Paul Reverter: Managing Director (Iberia), Smile
  • Pere Rosales: Founder & CEO, íncipy
  • Rafael García Escarré: CEO & Co Founder, 101 Ventures
  • Ricard Bonastre: Co-Founder & CEO, Lead Ratings
  • Rogelio Ramirez
  • Roger Yee: Roger Yee - Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures , Fortify Ventures
  • Roger Miralles: General Partner, Talenta Gestión
  • Roland Umlauft: CEO & Founder, Bolibol
  • Rubén Sánchez: Founder and CEO, BeOnPrice
  • Rui Falcão: Founder and Gatekeeper, REDangels and COREangels Network
  • Russell Brand: CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
  • Sacha Michaud: Co-Founder, Glovo
  • Salvador Umbert: Founder & CEO
  • Santiago Sanchez: Founder & CEO, Etailers Ecommerce
  • Sara Werner: Founder & CEO, Cocunat
  • Sebastian Ross: Founder & CEO, Dexter Ventures & Dexter Consulting
  • Sergi Mora: Coordinador d'Acceleradora StartUp Catalonia, ACCIÓ
  • Sergio Berná Niñerola: Partner & CTO, TravelPerk
  • Sergio San Agustin: Market development manager, CIRCE FOUNDATION
  • Shashank Aiisvari: Founder, Aiisvari
  • Sofia Furlotti: Co-Founder & CEO, Gastrocampo
  • Sven Huber: Founder & CEO, Boolino
  • T Diago: President, Softonic
  • Tania Sagaste: Directora Ejecutiva, La Salle Technova
  • Taryn Andersen: President & Co-Founder , Impulse4women
  • Teresa Cristobal: Cofounder & CEO, Comunitats.org
  • Timo Buetefisch: Founder & CEO, Cooltra
  • Toni Mascaró: Founder & CEO, eMascaró
  • V Sánchez: Founder and CEO, Elocuent
  • Veronica Borrowdale: Partner, A23 Advisors
  • Verónica Torras: Founder & CEO, The Lean Butterfly
  • Vicens Marti: CEO, Akamon Entertainment
  • Víctor Bautista Bermúdez: CTO & Founder, SocialDiabetes.com
  • Yago Llaquet de Entrambasaguas: EBORDERCOMMERCE, FOUNDER & CEO
  • Zafer Elcik: Co-founder, Otsimo
  • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder, Recogni Inc.`

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, Founder Institute’s highly-structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,500 entrepreneurs to grow quickly, know what to do next, and make key connections through the largest community of startup advisors in the world. 

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then receive free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.75BN in funding, and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 95+ countries all across the globe. (see the FI 50 Report here).

Join us in Barcelona to get funded and build a global business. 

Apply to the Barcelona 2022 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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