Programmes. Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Programme of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Mobile World Capital Barcelona promotes entrepreneurship and innovation to change the economy and business fabric.

Mobile World Capital Barcelona applies this vision of entrepreneurship to all its initiatives, so that these values permeate all its programs.

Being a top-ranked city in mobile innovation and a good place to start and grow a global mobile business.

Fostering entrepreneurial spirit


Improving the entrepreneurial culture of new generations… and not that new.

EU Mobile Challenge

Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship amongst youth. Fourteen european countries host the local and regional competitions of the EU Mobile Challenge culminating in a final at 4YFN. The challenge is organized by Applied Innovation Institute (AII), the IE Business School and Mobile World Capital Barcelona

Instant Banking Hack Day

Instant Banking Hack Day is a marathon of open innovation that seeks ideas that could revolutionize the digital banking applying techonology.

The first edition of the Instant Banking Hack Day organized by Banc Sabadell, in conjunction with Mobile World Capital Barcelona, took place on the 11th and 12th of October 2014 at the Mobile World Centre and 100 people signed up.

4 Years From Now

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Growing Startups

Consolidating the mobile community and boosting Barcelona’s digital ecosystem.

A startup event devoted to innovation in the mobile and digital ecosystem.

A business platform focused on building ideas and forging lasting relationships for international startups, investors and corporations.

The event connects startups with potential investors, while at the same time affording well-established companies the chance to identify opportunities and an immersion in an atmosphere of innovation for a four-day period

4 Years From Now boosts the whole innovation process.


  • 160+ speakers
  • 60 sessions
  • 45 workshops
  • 160+ hours of advanced content
  • 3 startup competitions
  • 500+ startup competition participants
  • 800+ pre-booked investor meetings
  • 3 dynamic afterwork events
  • 1,000+ official party attendees

Scaling up business

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Transforming Barcelona into a global mobile innovation hub


Located in the Barcelona Growth Centre, and created by Barcelona Activa together with Mobile World Capital Barcelona, mStartup Barcelona offers facilities to host mobile accelerator programmes and their companies.

This new space has 1,500 sqm divided into 18 modules of 15 to 70 sqm for entrepreneurs. The first three programmes to have settled in the space are GAMEBCN, IMPACT and Startupbootcamp.

Mobile Acceleration Hub

We are partnering with international acceleration programmes in Barcelona and boosting the arrival of new high-potential ventures, entrepreneurs and talent from around the world.