iBRIDGE Barcelona

8-10 December 2016

A Global Meetup with High Tech Entrepreneurs of Iranian Descent

Meet cool people and successful entrepreneurs, expand your network!

Find investors and investments for your startup!

* subject to US/EU rules/regulations

Propel your ideas toward Silicon Valley accelerators and incubators!

Pitch Fest winners: Learn at Berkeley Entrepreneurship Workshops!

Join Us at Fira Barcelona

One of the most important trade fair institutions in Europe.

iBRIDGE Barcelona

iBRIDGES is holding a global meet-up with high-tech entrepreneurs of Iranian descent December 8-10, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

Full Schedule

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the biggest gathering of its kind

 

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mostly Iranians from the US, Europe and Iran as well as foreign investors will attend the iBridges conference

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for startups, it was a chance to hone their pitches and business plans

PROGRAM in a GLANCE

THURSDAY DEC. 8th FRIDAY DEC. 9th SATURDAY DEC. 10th
                     
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Networking   8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Networking   8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Networking
   
                     
M11: 9:00 - 10:30 Main Hall 

  • Opening Welcome
  • Global Trends
  M21: 9:00 - 10:30   Main Hall 

  • Entrepreneurial Challenges and Success Stories
  M31: 9:00 - 10:30 Main Hall 

  • Startups and Entrepreneurship
  • Success Story
  • VC Speech
 
       
       
  10:30 - 11:00 Break/ Showcase   10:30 - 11:00 Break/ Showcase   10:30 - 11:00 Break/ Showcase  
  B11: 11:00 - 12:30 Breakout Sessions   B21: 11:00 - 12:30 Breakout Sessions   B31: 11:00 - 12:30 Breakout Sessions  
 
  • Computational Thinking  & High-tech
  • Early Stage Startup Valuation: The Art and the Science
  • Pitch Fest Practice Session
  • Networking
 
  • Environment (water, air, climate)
  • Rapid Prototyping / MVP
  • Pitch Fest
  • Networking
 
  • Smart Cities (transport, energy, IOT)
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Pitch Fest
  • Design Thinking (2)
 
       
  12:30 - 14:00 Lunch / Networking / Showcase

  • B11- Lunch: Pitch Fest Practice Session
  12:30 - 14:00 Lunch / Networking / Showcase

  • B21 - Lunch: Pitch Fest
  12:30 - 14:00 Lunch / Networking / Showcase
 
       
  M12: 14:00 - 15:30 Main Hall

  • VC Panel: Seed and Early Stage
  • VC Panel: Expansion and Growth
  B22: 14:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session    M32: 14:00 - 16:00 Main Hall 

  • Blockchain Beyond the Hype
  • From Shiraz to Mars
  • Pitch Fest Winners
  • Closing Ceremony
 
   
  • PR & Story Telling
  • Biotech & Health
  • Pitch Fest
  • Design Thinking (1)
   
       
  15:30 - 16:00 Break / Showcase   15:30 - 16:00 Break / Showcase                   
  B12: 16:00-17:30
Breakout Sessions 
  B23: 16:00-17:30
Breakout Sessions 
   
 
  • Blockchain: Including Billions into Society
  • Lean Startup
  • Pitch Fest Practice Session
  • Networking
 
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Seed and Early Stage
  • Pitch Fest
  • Networking
   
  17:30 - 18:00 Break/ Showcase   17:30 - 18:00 Break/ Showcase    
  M13: 18:00 - 20:15 Main Hall

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Beyond National Geographic
  • VC panel
  • Rapid Fire
  M22: 18:00 - 20:15 Main Hall

  • Global Innovation
  • Architecture & Innovation
  • PTE
  • Entertainment
   
     
               
Thursday Dec. 8th
     
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Networking  
 
       
M11: 9:00 - 10:30 Main Hall 

  • Opening Welcome
  • Global Trends
 
   
   
  10:30 - 11:00 Break/ Showcase  
  B11: 11:00 - 12:30 Breakout Sessions  
 
  • Computational Thinking  & High-tech
  • Early Stage Startup Valuation: The Art and the Science
  • Pitch Fest Practice Session
  • Networking
 
   
  12:30 - 14:00 Lunch / Networking / Showcase

  • B11- Lunch: Pitch Fest Practice Session
 
   
  M12: 14:00 - 15:30 Main Hall

  • VC Panel: Seed and Early Stage
  • VC Panel: Expansion and Growth
 
   
   
  15:30 - 16:00 Break / Showcase  
  B12: 16:00-17:30
Breakout Sessions 
 
 
  • Blockchain: Including Billions into Society
  • Lean Startup
  • Pitch Fest Practice Session
  • Networking
 
  17:30 - 18:00 Break/ Showcase  
  M13: 18:00 - 20:15 Main Hall

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Beyond National Geographic
  • VC panel
  • Rapid Fire
 
   
       
Friday Dec. 9th
     
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Networking  
 
       
M21: 9:00 - 10:30   Main Hall 

  • Entrepreneurial Challenges and Success Stories
 
   
   
  10:30 - 11:00 Break/ Showcase  
  B21: 11:00 - 12:30 Breakout Sessions  
 
  • Environment (water, air, climate)
  • Rapid Prototyping / MVP
  • Pitch Fest
  • Networking
 
   
  12:30 - 14:00 Lunch / Networking / Showcase

  • B21 - Lunch: Pitch Fest
 
   
  B22: 14:00 - 15:30 Breakout Session   
 
  • PR & Story Telling
  • Biotech & Health
  • Pitch Fest
  • Design Thinking (1)
 
   
  15:30 - 16:00 Break / Showcase  
  B23: 16:00-17:30
Breakout Sessions 
 
 
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Seed and Early Stage
  • Pitch Fest
  • Networking
 
  17:30 - 18:00 Break/ Showcase  
  M22: 18:00 - 20:15 Main Hall

  • Global Innovation
  • Architecture & Innovation
  • PTE
  • Entertainment
 
   
       
Saturday Dec. 10th
     
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Networking
     
M31: 9:00 - 10:30 Main Hall 

  • Startups and Entrepreneurship
  • Success Story
  • VC Speech
 
   
   
  10:30 - 11:00 Break/ Showcase  
  B31: 11:00 - 12:30 Breakout Sessions  
 
  • Smart Cities (transport, energy, IOT)
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Pitch Fest
  • Design Thinking (2)
 
   
  12:30 - 14:00 Lunch / Networking / Showcase  
   
  M32: 14:00 - 16:00 Main Hall 

  • Blockchain Beyond the Hype
  • From Shiraz to Mars
  • Pitch Fest Winners
  • Closing Ceremony
 
   
   
                  
   
   
   
   
 
   
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WHY ATTEND

iBRIDGE Barcelona connects aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, established companies, students and investors in a dynamic networking environment.

In 2015, iBRIDGE Berlin brought together 1100 attendees from 35 countries for the three-day conference. Over 100 speakers engaged with attendees, over 600 startups participated in the PITCH FEST, and 36 startups pitched their work to potential investors.

HIGH TECH ENTREPRENEURS
iBRIDGE Barcelona is built for high tech entrepreneurs, by high tech entrepreneurs. Whether you are looking for investors, customers, publicity, or simply mentoring, iBRIDGE Barcelona offers a unique opportunity to network and showcase your company to a global audience. iBRIDGE PITCH FEST provides you a chance to pitch your company to a jury of successful entrepreneurs and investors to compete for exciting prizes.
INVESTORS

Some of the most globally successful companies have founders and senior management of Iranian descent (e.g. Google, Ebay, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Illumina, Expedia and Dropbox).  Come and meet the next generation of disruptive high tech startups.

CORPORATE EXECUTIVES
Are you worried that your business will be disrupted? Would you like to search for potential acquisitions or form strategic relationships to enhance your competitive edge? iBRIDGE Barcelona provides a great platform to connect with promising startups.
STUDENTS
iBRIDGE Barcelona is the best place for students to increase the depth of their knowledge on high tech entrepreneurship and shape their future.

SPONSORS

iBRIDGE Berlin TESTIMONIALS

This was one of the best conferences I have ever been to. It was very dynamic, professional and very informative. I recommend this conference to all professionals, students and entrepreneurs.

Ali K.

Congratulations on a successful event that exceeded my expectation. It was a great opportunity to meet such a dynamic and diverse crowd.

Sima D.

Thanks you so much for the amazing teamwork and fabulous experience you provided for all of us. Count on me next time as a participant or volunteer.

Kamran Sh.

EVENT LOCATION

 

Fira de Barcelona
Montjuïc venue
Avda. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n
08004 Barcelona

 

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