Source: Barcelona Activa

Source: Barcelona Activa

Last modified: 26/05/2016

Bizbarcelona, the main platform for entrepreneurs

2015 edition attracted 26% more SMEs than 2014 (50% of its visitors). This year’s edition will take place on June 1st-2nd at the Montjuďc Venue, Pavilions 1 and 2.

It will help SMEs, entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals grow their businesses and generate new job opportunities. Entrepreneurs will attend bizbarcelona to find solutions, inspiration and funding to make their ideas and business projects a reality. The sixth edition of bizbarcelona will be divided into three areas: bizemprčn for entrepreneurbizpimes for SMEs and bizeconomia social, a new space for social and solidarity economy.

A showcase for the Other Economies

bizeconomia social will be a gathering point for social and solidarity economy cross proposals and initiatives, such as collective entrepreneurship, cooperativism, economy for the common good, collaborative economy, community economies and social insertion economies. A plural space to promote new economy practices and give voice to the transforming economies ecosystem.

Financing, recruiting and SynergyS

Barcelona Activa organizes a Financing Market for both entrepreneurs and SMEs. It is a meeting point for business angels, investors and crowdfunding networks. bizbarcelona will hold four workshops about e-commerce, logistic challenges, digitalization and customer experience for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Likewise, SMEs will have access to a wide range of products and services, as well as institutions and entities that offer support to entrepreneurship and business activities. 

Barcelona Activa and PIMEC will also hold a Job Marketplace for administration, commerce and marketing profiles. Candidates will be able to get in touch with companies looking for talent. 10 companies and over 50 candidates will participate at this Job Marketplace.

This year's edition will also hold face-to-face activities in order to encourage interaction that helps building new professional relationships. For that purpose, bizbarcelona will feature online networking, body language, business opportunities detection and elevator speech workshops. Additionally, a new edition of #SynergyS and a Forum of University Initiatives will take place within the show. #SynergyS events are based on business challenges to create synergies and real business opportunities between large companies and SMEs and startups of Barcelona. The Forum of University Initiatives will connect startups with young talent.

A new spot for franchises

Franchises will have their own venue within bizbarcelona: bizfranquicias. It will gather franchise brands from different sectors that want to strengthen their presence on the Catalan market. bizfranquicias will also hold training and networking activities to let potential franchisees know the advantages of this economic model.

In the last years, bizbarcelona trade show has played a key role to detect new opportunities in emerging sectors, such as social and cooperative entrepreneurship.

bizbarcelona by Barcelona Activa trade show is promoted by Barcelona's City Council, the Catalan Government, La Caixa, Diputació de Barcelona, Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and PIMEC. Besides, more than one hundred organizations form the bizcommunity contribute by providing contents and promoting the event.

>> bizbarcelona website  

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