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Coming from a rich history of culture, art and innovation, Barcelona now ranks as one of the top-5 European cities in the major categories of start-up rankings (leading hub, capital investments, favorite hub for founders, number of transaction) as an optimal destination for Chinese start-ups starting their European adventure.
The city is particularly rich in startups in the white hot smart cities sector, as well as gaming, biotech, and pharma, largely thanks to the many large life sciences companies that already call Barcelona home.
Now, they are bringing their most fresh and uprising startups and core people in startup institutes to Shenzhen, a no doubt driving power of groundbreaking innovation and entrepreneurship in China, and who is eager to collapse with a wide range of innovative thoughts and minds.
Startup Grind Shenzhen is beyond happy to host a startup night on the July 11th with these two incredible cities, attended by Shenzhen’s rule-breakers, risk-takers, technologists, problem solvers, investors and all kinds of innovation facilitators, to dig into the startup scenes and trends respectively, and have a fun night of looking into the future!
Barcelona Tech City
Gravitational Field Venture Capital
Lane Crawford Joyce Group
Chief Catalyst Officer
Miquel Martí holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and an MBA from ESADE. He has previously worked as the Director for Business Development at BioCat, the Bio Region of Catalonia as well as in other position related to the technological world. Since 2013 he leads the Barcelona Tech City as it’s CEO.
Jordi Aguasca holds a degree in politics, science and journalism from the University of Pompey Fabra (UPF) and an MBA from Esade. He has served as chief of staff to the general secretariat of the Catalan enterprise and Labour ministry and as co-director of the Catalan Empren project. In 2013, he became director of Startup Catalonia.
Haylie graduated from Renmin University of China and The University of Hong Kong. She was the former Marketing Director and Global Market Strategy VP of GM, Pearson, TERA and other Fortune 500 companies and listed companies. She helped to develop global market strategy and promote multinational business cooperation for well-known domestic technology company (Meitu, Changan Automobile, π Technology, Infervision technology, Alipay, 8848 mobile phones, etc.). She is now the founder and president of Gravitational Field Venture Capital, committed to promoting China's innovation and making it an inexhaustible motive force for China's future development.
Cristina proves there is more than 24h in a day. She is currently the Chief Catalyst Officer for the Lane Crawford Joyce Group, responsible for nurturing synergies between eco-system players in the retail and technology industries through The Cage, a 12-week ignition program with mentoring and commercial opportunities based in Hong Kong. LCJG is a privately owned global group gathering 1500 brands and 850 omni-channel retail spaces.
Previously, Cristina lead Apple’s high growth expansion in Hong Kong and China. She was Regional Retail Director at Prada Group and prepared its IPO in Hong Kong. She managed operations for Gucci Europe & Middle East, as well as Louis Vuitton in Europe and Asia.
She studied at Harvard, Stanford, Singularity University and Qinghua and went through 500 Startups.
Cristina用自身证明了1天的时间有不止24小时。她目前是连卡佛集团(LCJG)的首席催化官，负责通过The Cage项目培育零售公司和科技行业公司之间的协同发展。The Cage是香港的一个为期12周的加速项目，提供指导和商业机会。LCJG是一家私有的跨国集团，旗下有1500个品牌和850个全渠道零售空间。
Vice President of Investment; Master in e-Business Management, Warwick University， Master of Business Administration, Tsinghua University; Vice President of YongJin Group; Investment Director of YongHua Capital; Over 10 years' venture capital experience in oversea investments; Successful Projects: Longji Green Energy, Tuoming Technology, CooGuo, etc.