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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Barcelona 2022 program!

If you could use a structured process and feedback from Barcelona's top entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Barcelona 2022 Founder Institute today.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the support network and structure needed to build an enduring company. Since 2009, the program has helped over 6,000 Graduates raise over $1.75BN funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.

To celebrate the launch, we will host several free startup events in Barcelona, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs and hear more about the program:

Barcelona Events:

  • Startup Funding: Como obtener capital en Barcelona (Webinar) on 6:30pm, oct 18, 2022 (Europe/Madrid):

Global Events:

  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • 9 Week Guide to Launch a Startup to $1MM ARR with Trevor Longino (Online) on 7:00pm, oct 05, 2022 (Europe/Madrid):
  • [Restricted] Early Stage Product & Sales Lessons, with award-winning FI mentor Ernest Yap + Global Networking Summit on 7:00pm, oct 13, 2022 (Europe/Madrid):
  • Workshop: Pitching and Fundraising for Pre-Seed Startups (Online Event) on 7:00pm, oct 19, 2022 (Europe/Madrid):
  • Startup Idea Pitch Practice: Get Friendly Feedback from Experts (Online) on 7:00pm, oct 26, 2022 (Europe/Madrid):
  • Founder Showcase: Pre-Seed Startup Pitch & Networking Event (Online) on 7:00pm, nov 16, 2022 (Europe/Madrid):
  • Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur (Online Networking Event) on 7:00pm, nov 23, 2022 (Europe/Madrid):
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network (Online) on 7:00pm, dic 07, 2022 (Europe/Madrid):
  • AMA + FI Info Session with Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan Greechan on 7:00pm, dic 21, 2022 (Europe/Madrid):
  • Co-Founder Networking: Start 2023 by Finding a Business Partner, Online on 7:00pm, ene 04, 2023 (Europe/Madrid):

The Barcelona program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Oriol BesRaphael Jardim, and Urs Rothmayr.

In addition, some of Barcelona's top entrepreneurs, CEOs, advisors and investors will be participating in the program, providing them with expert training, feedback, and evaluation. The list of startup mentors for the Barcelona Founder Institute includes:

  • 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,
  • 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: Founder & CEO, Alva House
  • Axel Serena: CEO, Vittalia
  • 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, Startup Consultant (Warsaw FI) , Startup Consultant
  • 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,
  • David Gonzalez Castro: Founder & CEO, RED ARBOR
  • David Sola Varela: Investment Analyst, Blue Pioneers
  • David Pérez Corral: COO and Co-Founder,
  • 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
  • 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, &
  • Franc Vidal: CEO & Co-Founder, Shopery
  • Francesc Saldaña: Founder & CEO,
  • 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,
  • 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),
  • 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 ,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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, Bellwether Coffee
  • 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, &
  • 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,
  • Nacho González Barros: Founder & CEO,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Yago Llaquet de Entrambasaguas: EBORDERCOMMERCE, FOUNDER & CEO
  • Zafer Elcik: Co-founder, Otsimo
  • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder, Recogni Inc.`

  • And many more to be announced.

The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. FI's mission is to create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Join us in Barcelona to build a great company in 2019. 

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