This Friday Golden Gekko attended a conference in Hamburg with them theme “Opening New Markets For Innovative Services And Technologies” organised by Living Labs Global and the City of Barcelona. The purpose was to market Barcelona as great city for businesses in Media & ICT, Helthcare and Design. A quick summary of the conference is
Sascha Haselmeyer, Managing Director of Living Labs Global made a great presentation about the underutilised opportunities in the mobile space across the world that can be summarised in the statement “the mobile services revolution has not even begun.”
- Judith Romera, Manager of International Economic Relations, Economic Promotion Barcelona talked about all the amazing opportunities for businesses and people based in Barcelona. She reminded me of why we established Golden Gekko there in the first place.
- Jordi Sacristan, Marketing & Communication Director, 22@Barcelona gave a brief overview of the business area 22@Barcelona and the opportunities for startups as well as established companies to benefit from.
In addition to this there was a great panel where angel investors, interim managers, entreprenuers and city representatives came together to talk about starting up businesses.
As usual the best was saved for last, lunch… and networking networking. I had the chance to speak to a previously unknown competitor to our new mobile data collection tool, a film festival director, a food media company (a Taste of Media), a french-german social network builder, an angel investor, a mobile event ticket company (Matrix Solutions), a medical design company, a mobile car-pooling company (iCarYou), Öresund IT, a newly started mobile marketing agency (Weisher Mobile) and many many more.
Thanks a lot to the organisers! We look forward to the next event!