With 46 million inhabitants, Spain is Europe’s 5th largest economy and one of the fastest growing countries across the developed world. Barcelona with more than 1,700 startups is already part of a consolidated ecosystem as the 1st European hub in southern Europe.
Catalonia is capturing growing volumes of international investment. In the last five years startups established in Catalonia have attracted € 2,800 million in private investment. In addition, the region is the gateway between Europe and Latin America, which with a population of 400 million Spanish speakers represents a significant opportunity for Spanish technology entrepreneurs.