International startups

International Startups interested in Catalonia


Depending on the phase they are in, Catalonia Trade & Investment offers various services and contacts to international startups facilitating the setting up of their business operations in Catalonia.

Outreaching to the Catalan Startup Ecosystem

If you are an international startup just setting up in Catalonia and Barcelona, we’ll help you in your initial contacts with the startup ecosystem in Catalonia.

We offer contacts with incubators, accelerators, and other strategic players of interest to you, such as clusters, sectors, law firms specializing in startups, etc. We advise on issues of funding and fundraising and let you know about the most interesting startup events in the city and all that Barcelona has to offer in terms of innovating and incorporating talent into your company.

One-to-One Meeting

A trip to Catalonia or having already studied the viability of your project can help you decide to meet – either in person or via virtual meetings – the teams of Start Up Catalonia and Catalonia Trade & Investment. We want to understand the full scope of your project and potential of your business in order to customize the services we can offer you.

Follow Up

For international startups in the investment phase, we offer support and assistance out of ACCIÓ’s offices abroad in your country of origin or from Barcelona.

Our offices abroad perform the necessary support and assessment for the feasibility studies and the implementation of the business plan, while the Barcelona team manages the project from the point when the startup decides to install itself in Catalonia or Barcelona, up until its definitive installation.

The services of Start Up Catalonia are also at your entire disposal.

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Roger Costa

Marc Puyuelo

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