Earlier, we at Talent Garden blogged about the difference between incubators and accelerators. Now, we want to tell you about some of the top incubators and accelerators in Barcelona! See which one is best for you!
mStartup holds various acceleration programs for startups. mStartup offers 18 different modules – places for people to collaborate and work together. It also organizes events, which aim to bring different startups in the mobile sector together. The companies that are participating are focused on mobile technology and the Internet of Things, among other things.
Incubio was founded in the United States and has a main focus on big data. It uses a model of open innovation, and provides services such as defining challenges, hiring and building a team, and aiding in investment and venture capital. In terms of physical space, Incubio provides a large building that has a coworking space as well as a laboratory and aims to foster collaboration and innovation. The space also has a sports center, cultural center, and daycare center.
Numa focuses on large businesses and helping them ensure that they can stay competitive in a changing market, while also providing help to startups with its startup acceleration program. To be a part of the program requires an application. Numa is dedicated to using its large network and educational and financial resources to aid and boost its startups. Numa has created over 1,000 jobs, helped over 100 startups, and has raised an average of over 1 million Euros per startup.
Startupbootcamp provides selected startups with a three month program, which culminates in a Demo Day at the Mobile World Congress, where each startup will present to over 700 potential customers and investors. During the three month program, the startups will have access to investors and mentors to ensure that they succeed. Startupbootcamp is looking for companies in the fields of analytics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and security, among others.
Conector is unique because it matches startups with mentors so that both parties benefit. The startup and mentor each have to select each other, which means they are already enthusiastic about working together. Conector is a four month program which provides training, mentorship, and legal and financial advice. Startups in telecommunication, internet, media, and entertainment should apply.