TechCrunch Hosts Barcelona Event

TechCrunch UK and Ireland is to host a TechCrunch Talk event in Barcelona on Thursday 19 February, from 3-6.30pm, followed by drinks and networking, in conjunction with Mobile World Congress.
The Barcelona TechCrunch Talk is aimed at bringing together the Mobile 2.0 start-up and VC community to debate the next phase of the mobile start-up world. It will feature two quick-fire panel discussions with the hottest entrepreneurs and investors, selected for their – views on the market, and with topics focused around the following themes:

  • What will be the trends over the coming year?
  • What are VC's looking for?
  • Can the power of the operators really be disrupted?
  • What value can be created in the mobile world in difficult times?

The panel discussions will be followed by casual networking over drinks.Tickets to the event are a nominal 25 per person to minimise no-shows, and can be purchased online here. The exact venue will be announced in due course.
2009 promises to be the year many of the predictions made about the rise of mobile may start to come true, TechCrunch UK Editor, Mike Butcher. Start-ups in the space are poised to take advantage of affordable mobile Internet access and sophisticated handsets like the iPhone. The question is, can they do it? That's what TechCrunch Talk in Barcelona will seek to tease out from the assembled entrepreneurs and the venture capitalists that back them.
TechCrunch Talk in Barcelona kicks off a series of TechCrunch events in Europe this spring, all focused on bringing together and networking the European start-up community. Up-coming events are scheduled for 24 February in Paris; 19 March in Warsaw; 21 April in London; 27 May in Stockholm; 10 June in Berlin. On 9 July, TechCrunch will hold its Summer-Party in London. There are a few sponsorship opportunities and demo tables available for companies to show off their products. Anyone interested in supporting the Barcelona event, or any of the other forthcoming TechCrunch events, should email: