This vibrant metropolis has not gained its reputation as the start-up capital of Spain for nothing. While the tourist hordes trip their way down the crowded, colourful Las Ramblas, gorging themselves on tapas and overpaying for local 'cervezas', the young and restless make their way to the Les Corts or Poblenou disctricts, where an abundance of incubators, local entrepreneurs, developers, and angel investors can be found in a network of shared office spaces, cafes, and meeting venues.
Local conditions in Barcelona lend themselves well to any young entrepreneur looking for a fresh start - a warm, temperate climate for most of the year, relatively low costs, a network of increasingly global business schools, a thriving local start-up community, and a highly connected market. Add to this the local support given by organizations such as Barcelona Activa, which dedicate their wealth of resources to help kick-start fledgling organizations, and it’s every entrepreneur’s ideal hub.
For after hours, Barcelona has no lack of options. From the trendier rooftop bars on Avenida Diagonal to the grittier local bars in the older, more traditional Raval and Barri Gotic neighbourhoods, there is truly something for everyone. And for when you need a slightly longer getaway, driving along the Costa Brava and discovering any of its several beautiful little fishing villages is the perfect haven.
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