Don’t miss Barcelona Startup Fair 2013 … 100+ jobs on offer, plus free Moritz beer, with some of BCN’s leading tech startups
‘Tis Spring in Barcelona, and while elsewhere the fancy of a young man or woman may lightly turn to thoughts of love … it’s Spain, still in an economic crisis and the thoughts of most young people are seriously turned to finding work.
It’s a very tall order trying to match companies with a need for staffing, let alone “interesting” companies who are actually hiring, with qualified job-seekers who can fill those posts. And, it’s frequently heard from executives at Barcelona-based technology companies who are looking to markets beyond Spain for growth that qualified candidates with the software engineering and global language skills these employers need can be few and far between.
To help bridge that gap between would-be tech employers and qualified staff … enter Barcelona Startup Fair 2013, the second annual edition of southern Europe’s largest recruitment fair for startups and early-stage technology companies.
Co-organized by JobFluent, the Barcelona-based online job board for matching career candidates with tech startups in Europe and beyond, in tandem with Barcelona.IO, the international community about startups and early stage companies led by local entrepreneurs in Barcelona, this year’s edition of the Barcelona Startup Fair is being sponsored by the city of Barcelona’s business development agency and incubator Barcelona Activa and generously backed with both venue and beverage by local beer maker Moritz, known as a solid supporter of tech meetups and events throughout the year.
“The Barcelona startup scene is thriving and we’re excited to see the city converting into one of the top technology hubs of Europe,” says JobFluent Co-Founder Bob Samii. “The objective of the Startup Fair is to shine the light on some of the great tech startups of Barcelona and also help them connect with potential candidates looking for jobs in the sector.”
At last year’s June 2012 Startup Fair, 400 job candidates turned out to meet with recruiters from 30-plus companies, including Tuenti, 3Scale, GetApp, Devex, Kantox, Mobile Jazz, Robot Media, Trovit, Social Point, Wuaki.tv, Yuilop, Zynrco and others.
This year, there are available slots for more than 500 pre-registered attendees and local technology companies will be looking for talent to fill more than 100 new positions, primarily roles in web and software development and design, but also jobs that span broader business areas, including administration, marketing and project management. Candidate/attendees can expect to meet with recruiters from local companies, with this year’s list comprised of companies well-known within Barcelona’s tech community, including: 3scale, Devex, Knok, Nomadica, Mobile Jazz, Offset Options, Robot Media, Tuenti, GetApp, Goodtime, Yuilop, Trovit, Viamo, Change Your Flight, ExoClic, Oblong, Catchoom, Zynrco, Kantox, EnAlquiler and others.
“We are adding more companies all the time and more will be added in the coming few days,” promises Luke Miller, a Co-Founder of JobFluent as well as Barcelona.IO.
So, is this the job fair you’ve been waiting for? The answer is “Yes,” if you have experience or knowledge in the areas of UX Design, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Software Engineering, Web Development, Mobile Development, QA/Testing, Technology Management and Administrators, Product/Project Management, Online Marketing and related business functions; “Yes,” if you’re looking to work in technology with companies founded or based in Barcelona; and “Yes,” if you want to be part of the growth of the most important technology hub in southern Europe and arguably Europe’s most exciting emerging urban tech scene!
To attend the Barcelona Startup Fair 2013, either as a recruiting company or as a job candidate, you need to pre-register using the form at the bottom of the page, here. There is a modest fee for recruiting companies, but there is no charge to attend for qualified job-seekers.
So, if you’re looking for work and you think you’ve got the right tech savvy and tool kit, register now … and then show up on Wednesday April 10th, 6:00PM at the Moritz Factory in Barcelona to vie for exciting new job opportunities with some of Barcelona’s leading tech startups and early stage companies. We hope to see you there!