Barcelona is one of Europe’s most dynamic startup ecosystems, especially in the field of new technologies (Internet, Mobile Software & Services, e-commerce, Big Data and Tourism), thanks to multiple factors that have given the city over 1,100 startups with ambition and global vision.
The startup economy in Catalonia employs some 10,000 people. Barcelona is the 5th European region in terms of startups according to several renowned international rankings such as EU-Startups and Startup Heatmap Europe, among others. EU-Startups places Barcelona behind London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. It has become a clear benchmark in Europe in the creation of new companies, especially those with a technological base. And with the presence of internationally renowned trade fairs such as the Mobile World Congress, 4YFN, Smart City Expo, IOT and Barcelona Games World.