Startup Grind Barcelona Hosts Marc Vicente (Rakuten)

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Marc Vicente, Rakuten

Marc Vicente, 32, was named CEO of Rakuten Spain in May 2013, leading the operations of the company to implement its activities in e-commerce and Internet services in the Spanish market. Vicente has over 10 years experience in e-commerce and Internet companies, in various leadership positions, from business analyst to CMO and CCO, through business intelligence functions, product and project management. Some of the companies in which he has worked in Spain, England, USA and the Czech Republic include, AVG Technologies, Spanair and Akamon Entertainment.


6:30 Networking and Presentations
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking and Food

Hosted By Àlex Rodríguez Bacardit, Director of Startup Grind Barcelona

Level 27 multiclass: Àlex is co-founder at @MarsBased (, and leads a start-up community in Barcelona. Natural-born developer, he prides himself in his social skills: loves travelling, connecting people and learning languages (speaks 5 fluently: Catalan, Spanish, Italian, German & English). Mens sana, in entrepreneur sano: Àlex is a runner and a highly competitive sportsman. Volunteered for ESN, the largest exchange student network in Europe, for over four years both in Munich and Barcelona.
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Local Partners

MarsBased is the technological partner of Startup Grind Barcelona. MarsBased is a web application development company highly specialized in Ruby on Rails solutions.

itnig is a start-up accelerator devoted to the development of internet projects, both own and from third-parties.

GEA Media is an audiovisual production company created by young professionals formed in the new media and technologies. A fresh point of view is needed and we want to achieve it with creativity, imagination and hard-working.