IMAGINE IF! Barcelona 2017

Written by Dr Marek Tyl
Published on 02 July 2017
4 min. read

Innovation Forum Barcelona is proud to announce that registration for the IMAGINE IF! Barcelona Accelerator is now open!

IMAGINE IF! is the first truly global competition and accelerator program for Science Ventures organised by the Innovation Forum across our international branches.

*Science Ventures is based on a scientific concept which has a significant impact on improving human or animal wellbeing (e.g. new medicines, medical devices, new materials or engineering solutions).

If you have a business idea in the fields of Biotech, CleanTech, MedTech, Digital Health or Pharma, apply now for our IMAGINE IF! Barcelona program. You can participate in our workshops, open networking events and pitching sessions with top players in the local ecosystem. The winning teams will receive 6 months of workplace in Barcelona, one personalized mentoring program from AMCES and the to represent Barcelona at the final pitch competition in Oxford in front of all the industry, stakeholders and investors from the UK.

How does it work?
IF Barcelona will organize a pre-acceleration program of workshops during the months of August and September until the 13 of October. By the end of the program all teams should have a stronger business plan and communication pitch for the Barcelona DEMO DAY. The best teams from the local competition will enter the global IMAGINE IF! where they’ll receive training from world class experts and seasoned entrepreneurs from all over the world.

What we offer with IMAGINE IF! Barcelona – pre acceleration?

  • Tailored workshops
  • Mentoring from top local and international entrepreneurs
  • 6 months of workplace in Barcelona
  • Meet scientific peers and local entrepreneurs
  • Pitch in front of leading European investors
  • A trip to Oxford to represent Barcelona, meet industry leaders and compete for the global money prize.
  • The chance to improve life through scientific innovation!
Workshops will cover:
  • Social Selling, Marc Serra
  • B2B/B2C strategy, Carlota Lasierra
  • How to pitch your business idea, Júlia Pardo
  • Business Modeling, Xavier Casares
  • Partners Agreement Tutorial, Carlos Martínez
  • Intellectual property, Cecília López
  • HR for start-ups: motivation, management and internal problems solving, Elena García Pont
  • Fundraising your first financing round, Lluís Pareras
  • Design Thinking, Joanna Parlinska
  • Digital Marketing and  Communication, Francisco Carballo

Check out the website to meet our great mentors and learn more about the program. The participation is free, don’t miss this opportunity!

Registration deadline for IMAGINE IF! Barcelona: 28th July 2017
(priority on the reception will be considered)


Know more about us at the Launch Event in Barcelona next 10th of July at Mobile World Centre (18:30-21:00). Register now!



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