Startupbootcamp IoT & Data Barcelona

About the Program

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 everyday to help companies outperform 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.

During the course of an intensive 3-month acceleration program in Barcelona , our 10 selected startups work with 100+ mentors, coaches, partners and investors to build these disruptive technologies. The program officially ends with a magnificent Demo Day at the 4YFN stage of the Mobile World Congress, where startups pitch in front of over 700 potential investors and customers.

The program is run by Founding Partner, Angel Garcia, an experienced executive, entrepreneur and investor and by Claro Partners, a leading strategic innovation firm with expertise in the Internet of Things and the Data Economy. Angel has broad experience over more than 20 years acting in an international environments both in Asia and US, building up startup projects. He is also the Founding Partner at Lanta Digital Venture, a Barcelona-based early stage venture capital fund focused in investing in innovative and high potential Spanish and European Startups. Angel is also a shareholder at Fractus, a well-known growing European Technology start-up in the global telecom industry which implemented a patent licensing program having collected close to $ 100 million in royalties to this day from top worldwide cellphone manufacturers. He has attracted more than € 40 million from top venture capital firms in the startup projects he was involved. He holds an Economics and Business Administration Degree together with an Executive Program at Stanford University, US.

Who should apply?

We look for startups in the field of Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Connectivity, Security, Internet of Things. Read here to know more about the specific technologies that are of particular interest.

 When, where and how?

The program runs in Barcelona, Spain and will begin at the end of November. 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 at the email below. We will also be scheduling open coffee sessions, throughout the application process, in our office in Barcelona. It will be an informal one-on-one chat, where we address all your questions!

Contact us at, should you have any question(s) or want to meet us.

Key Focus Areas


Artificial Intelligence

Virtual Reality



Big Data




  • Jul 11

    Applications open

  • Oct 12

    Applications close

  • Nov 02 - 04

    Selection Days

  • Nov 28

    Program begins

  • Feb 28

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.


Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries

Tailored Mentorship

Over 1000 carefully selected mentors from IoT & Data Tech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program and the option to stay for 3 months more for free.

Living Expenses

€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program

Perks & Discounts

More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading IoT & Data Tech conferences and events

Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

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 at the Mobile World Congress

After 3 months of intense acceleration, the 10 teams will present their companies to investors, mentors and partners at the Mobile World Congress 4YFN. They 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. It’s indeed an unrivalled opportunity to tell your story to the whole world! Click here to watch the full video of Demo Day 2017.

Watch the below video to view the recap of last 3 years of Startupbootcamp Barcelona!

What we ask in return

We ask for 6% equity ownership in every startup and a commitment to move your founder team full time to Barcelona for the duration of the program.

Download Shareholders Agreement


The Startupbootcamp IoT & Data space is located in The Media-TIC building. A State of the art and singular building spotted in the middle of the @22 Barcelona technological district.
  • 500m2
  • 40 positions
  • Several meeting rooms
  • Big Auditorium
The Media-TIC building - Carrer de Roc Boronat, 117, 08018 Barcelona, Spain Map

Startupbootcamp IoT & Data Barcelona Team

Richard Lagrand

Richard Lagrand

Program Director
Amy McCready

Amy McCready

Social Media Operator
Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell

Graphic Designer
Rita Wachtler

Rita Wachtler

Operations Coordinator
Elsa Camí Bou

Elsa Camí Bou

Entrepreneur in Residence
Karthik Ramineni

Karthik Ramineni

Entrepreneur in Residence
Andrea Petrini

Andrea Petrini

Entrepreneur in Residence
Oliver Campbell

Oliver Campbell

Entrepreneur in Residence
Ana Larrea Yagüez

Ana Larrea Yagüez

Entrepreneur in Residence
Pol Mas Vela

Pol Mas Vela

Entrepreneur in Residence
Angel Garcia

Angel Garcia

Managing Director
Aldo De Jong

Aldo De Jong


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