Bizkaia joins next week the American Techstars and Biscay Bay Startup Campus to create the largest entrepreneurship meeting in the world

Bilbao hosts from November 22 to 26 the “Startup Week Biscay” and Biscay
Bay Startup Campus, a week with more than 40 activities, which will bring
together more than 1000 entrepreneurs, investors, students, companies and
public and private entities.
Bilbao becomes the capital of the “startups” between 22 and 26 November by the hand
of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, which unites in the same space to the American
company Techstars, one of the largest accelerators in the world, and Biscay Bay Startup
Campus, the university event that has been established in recent years in the essential
appointment of young entrepreneurs.
The meeting, which will take place in Azkuna Zentroa, will bring together personalities
such as Gianluca Benincasa, Uber’s marketing director for Southern Europe, Ash
Ravikumar, from CERN’s entrepreneurship department, Carry Sommers, the founder of
Fashion Revolution or the young NASA scientist, Eneko Axpe, who will share their experience and advice with more than 1000 entrepreneurs, investors, students, companies and public and private entities.
During the week, it will be possible to attend conferences, round tables and “a lot of
networking” around different topics and also strategic sectors for the territory, such as
trends in energy and mobility, keys to innovation in large corporations, experiences
around talent management and training or the future of ‘foodtech’.
The celebration of these events means, in the words of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia,
both events reinforce the strategy of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and its
commitment to strengthening the entire value chain of entrepreneurship. For Techstars,
the objective is to give continuity to the edition we held in 2019, with more than 1,300
participants, and to continue supporting and connecting entrepreneurs in the region. The
organization of BBSC clarifies that it is more important than ever to promote
entrepreneurship among the youngest, and plant in Bizkaia the seed of an innovative
hub for future generations.
The meeting aims to bring together the entire entrepreneurial community. While the
“Startup Week Biscay” focuses on entrepreneurs with companies in advanced stages,
the BBSC campus puts the young touch by bringing together students and millennials.
Those wishing to attend both meetings can register through their respective websites.
Techstars Startup Week is one of the most relevant and inspiring events in the
international entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is held annually in cities such as Los Angeles,
New York, Sydney, Taipei, Bangkok, Mexico City, and Dublin. In 2019, Bilbao joined this
list of leading innovation ecosystems, however, in 2020, because of the global
pandemic, it could not celebrate its second edition.
Based in Boulder, Colorado (USA), Techstars is a global network that seeks out, invests
in and supports the best entrepreneurs around the world. They do this through its 50
accelerators around the world, with which, this year alone, they will invest in more than
500 technology startups.
BBSC has become, in less than 4 years, an unmissable event for all young
entrepreneurs in Southern Europe. The Campus has grown from a #BBSC18 with 300
people in Bilbao, a community with thousands of young people in Southern Europe.
Always with the same mission: to support and create a new generation of innovators.
Each year, BBSC focuses on a cause to raise awareness about issues of global impact.
In #BBSC18 it was Women’s Leadership, in #BBSC19 Social Impact, in #BBSC20 Open Innovation and in this 4th edition, the campus supports entrepreneurs leading the
ecological transition and young people driving global climate action. will be the climate-
focused edition.
BBSC is supported by the University of the Basque Country and its incubator Zitek,
Iberdrola, Obra Social BBK, Bilbao Port, La Salve Bilbao and Arteche, among others.
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