Startupbootcamp Internet of Things & Data Barcelona

About the Accelerator

At Startupbootcamp Barcelona - IoT & Smart Data, we see the explosion in connected things and the data they create as the greatest opportunity since the Internet and the Web transformed our world at the turn of the century.

Startupbootcamp is the number 1 accelerator in Europe, and over the course of our intensive 3-month program here in Barcelona (a city that’s fast becoming the world centre for IoT & Smart Data), our 10 selected startups will work with 100+ mentors, coaches, partners and investors to build the next generation of products, services and companies that will change the world.

Startupbootcamp Barcelona is committed to finding, funding, coaching, and growing the most ambitious early stage companies and entrepreneurs working in the IoT and Data space. Want to know what it's like? Check out this video from last year's program.

Who will be the next generation of tech superstars? Who will shape this exciting future? Could it be you?

What are we looking for?

We’re interested in all areas of Smart Data and IoT, but we’re especially interested in the following themes and verticals:
Table of themes, technology and verticals of interest to Startupbootcamp Barcelona

When, where and how?

The program runs in Barcelona, Spain and begins on 1st December 2015, applications are open now. As part of our search, we’ll be visiting several cities around the world - so if you’d like to meet face-to-face, just let us know on your application. If we like the look of you, we’ll be in touch. For those who don’t want to travel, we will be scheduling virtual pitch days throughout the selection process, so get your application in today if you want to participate. If


  • Jul 20


  • Oct 16


  • Nov 8 - 10

    Selection Days

  • Dec 1


  • Feb 25

    Demo Day

What's the Deal?

What we offer:

In return we ask for 8% equity shareholding. All contracts are simple, transparent, and available for all to see.

You can check out the shareholders agreement here.

Massive Growth Support

The 3-month Startupbootcamp Barcelona Program guides 10 startups through the Shape, Build, and Sell stages of development, through hands-on sessions with 100+ mentors, masterclasses on topics ranging from lean methods to legal, and events to meet VCs, press and clients.

Seed Funding and other Perks

Every team receives €15,000 in cash as seed funding, €450,000+ in partner services, and 3+3 months of free space in our offices. Sponsored services include: legal & fiscal advice, free (marketing) software, server space, PR and marketing support, pitch and strategic media consultancy, and business model research.

A Unique City & a Unique Opportunity to Grow

Barcelona is a great test market for new technology: with a highly diverse and sophisticated population, it’s at the forefront of mobile tech and connectivity. (That’s just one of the reasons that it is home to the Mobile World Congress - the largest mobile tech event in the world).

Our city is a magnet for the kind of top talent that have the ability to live anywhere - so it’s a great place to hire and build a team; it’s full of highly educated, ambitious, international individuals and it just buzzes with creativity.

Its diversity, global profile, and international outlook means that it’s also a great launchpad for global expansion into English and Spanish-speaking markets.

And of course, Barcelona City Council (one of our key partners) provides dedicated support for technology companies and even designates certain areas of the city for running trials of new connected technologies.

Investor Demo Day & Mobile World Congress 2016

After 3 months of intense acceleration the 10 teams will present their companies to investors, mentors and partners during Demo Day.

This year, our Demo Day will form a part of the Mobile World Congress 4YFN event. That means our companies will be pitching not only to the Startupbootcamp network, but also to international press, C-level executives, CEOs, entrepreneurs and government officials from all over the world - bringing the kind of exposure most startups can only dream about. Check out the ten companies we brought on stage last year.

Make no mistake: this is the Big League. It’s an unrivalled opportunity to tell your story to the whole world.

Fundraising support

The help we give you doesn’t stop when you finish the 3 month program. After Demo Day you can choose to stay another 3 months in our space in Barcelona for active fundraising support. The leadership team has raised €80 million in prior ventures; our experience in raising funds and negotiating term-sheets means you can navigate the jungle of funding options with an experienced guide. We provide introductions to the right kind of investors for your needs and help you secure the best deal possible for your business.

Startupbootcamp Alumni Program

Upon completion of the program, all teams gain access to our expansive alumni network and enter our Alumni Growth Program. The Alumni Program means continued global support, plus attendance at our regular Alumni Summits, where we invite all the major VC funds and technology corporations with whom we work.

Global Support Network

Next to the top-flight 150+ local mentors that are actively involved in this program, the startups get selected access to our global network of 1,000+ mentors, 2,000+ investors, 125+ startups, and exposure to global startup hubs like Singapore, New York and San Francisco.

What we ask in return:

We ask for 8% equity ownership in every startup and a commitment to move your founder team full time to Barcelona for the duration of the program.

This is Startupbootcamp Internet of Things & Data

If you want to know a little more about what life is like here in the program, watch this video!

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