Responsible Sharing Economy Accelerator Begins in Barcelona by @shareable
Barcelona has a long history of supporting local and regional entrepreneurs as they get their start in the city. 22@ was one of the world’s first -- and arguably still one of the best -- examples of urban innovation districts dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship. Within Barcelona Activa is an organization based in 22@ and led by Montse Batsora and Itziar Blasco which seeks to give a boost to accelerators in the ICT/mobile arena to get off the ground in Barcelona. We had a first meeting with Itziar and there was real interest in supporting the sharing economy accelerator. For those not in the know, Barcelona is going through a transition with a government that is extremely interested in grassroots social innovation, so an accelerator focused on responsible sharing is, potentially, right up their alley. Hopefully, the next time I write, there could be more to report on th...