Meet some of the SW Barcelona Gaming edition mentors

01/18/2015 | By Roxana Tarhon

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Startup Weekend Barcelona is coming back from the 13th to the 15th of February and some really great mentors will be joining us.

Barcelona is the European Gaming capital and we want to make the most of its enormous potential by organizing the first Startup Weekend dedicated to the Gaming vertical. The participants will be able to present their gaming related project not only focusing on creating a game or presenting a gamification proposal. The teams will have to think on how to develop a game and also a business plan for their project.

In order to help the participants make the most of their ideas they will be able to receive council from mentors with a great experience in their fields:

carlos blanco

Carlos Blanco @carlosblanco

Serial Entrepreneur & Business Angel. Founder of @AkamonEnt, @GrupoITnet, @ConectorSpain, @FirstTuesdayBCN


oscar garcía

Oscar García-Pañella    @kokopus_dark

Gamification & Serious Games Consultant, Professor & Researcher (ENTI, ERAM, IEBS, COOKIE BOX)


 Liam Patton

Liam Patton    @LiamWPatton

CEO at Apps to Win


Gina Tost

Gina Tost    @GinaTost

CoFounder at GeenApp, Profesor and Communicator


Francesc Xavier Fradera    @xavifradera

Producer at Social Point


David Xicota    @davidxicota

CEO at Gamedonia


Ignacio Lacasa    @Ignacio_Lacasa

Managing Parter & Founder Across Legal S.L.P.

But not all the weekend is about hard working. The participants will also be able to attend some really interesting talks coming from professionals such as:

Pedro Olivares    @pedroAolivares

Coach/ Speaker/ Actor/ Team building/ Leadership/ Founder at Salto con Red