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Barca Starta Attracts VC Interest

David Murphy

Perhaps not surprisingly, our Barca Starta competition for start-ups is attracting serious interest from the VC community, who are always, of course, on the look-out for the next big thing. Barca Starta is our new competition for start-ups that have been trading for less than three years and have less than 20 employees.

The final of the competition takes place on 26 February in Barcelona, but to make the final, you need to get through the initial judging round, and to do this, you need to fill in an Entry Form that you can find on the Barca Starta website.

In the final, the competing start-ups will have two minutes in which to pitch their big idea to the judging panel, explaining why their company should win. On offer to the winner is a cash prize, plus exposure in Mobile Marketing’s print and online editions in the form of editorial coverage and free advertising. And all the finalists, of course, will benefit from exposure to the VCs who have expressed an interest in attending the event.

Head for the Barca Starta website now to get your entry in. The deadline for entries is 5pm UK time, Friday 25 January. That's just one week from now. For more information about entering or sponsoring the Barca Starta competition, email [email protected] or call him on +44 (0) 20 7183 2920.

And in the meantime, you can find out more about how to get funding for your Big Idea from Angel investor Russell Buckley, here.