City Guide: Barcelona

Albert Cañigueral, our Global Curator based in Barcelona, shares with us a collaborative lifestyle guide for his city.

Barcelona

Barcelona is quickly becoming a strong hub for collaborative consumption bringing it to the attention of mainstream media, regulators, business schools and government.

Clothes

Stuff

  • Wallapop is an extremely simple yet very efficient mobile phone application to sell your stuff
  • The local version of Freecycle is Nolotiro
  • Or sometimes you just need to get your stuff fixed? Reparat millor que nou is your place then

Wallapop

Mobitlity

  • Want traditional carsharing? Avancar is the branch of Zipcar in the city
  • Want a public bike shared system? Bicing is there since 2007! It recently got sponsored by Vodafone
  • Peer to Peer car rental is your choice? head towards SocialCar then
  • And there are rumors that Uber might land in the city very very soon…

Tourism
If Barcelona is known for something is tourism, so we have it all here!

  • Barcelona is the 4th city for Airbnb. Here’s the impact study
  • Local food is excellent. Visit EatWith to find local hidden gems. One year in the city with excellent results
  • Trip4Real is the experiences market. They’ve lost count of how many awards they’ve won and Ferran Adrià (chef) is one of the investors.
  • Thinking about homeswapping? Check Knok and MyTwinPlace, both with HQ in Barcelona and operate at global scale.

EatWith.com

Skills

  • TradeSchool, barter for knowledge is also present in Barcelona
  • Foxize offers high quality 3h x 90€ capsules on digital technologies, marketing, communcation, business, etc. Now expanding to Latin America too

Hubs

  • Makers of Barcelona (MOB) is the coworking where I work from
  • Bethaus(always in beta) is a massive space located in the Gracia neighborhood
  • Impact HUB Barcelona will also happen very very soon… but details can’t be disclosed yet

Finances

  • Verkami is the crowdfunding pionner in Spain. Ulule manages the Spanish market from Barcelona.
  • Goteo is my favourite crowdfunding platform. “Crowdfunding for crowdbenefit”, a.k.a. crowdfunding the commons
  • There must be a better way to do foreign currency exchange, right? Kantox is doing B2B forex for large companies.

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And the list could go on and on and on… If you want to keep up to date with the latest #CollCons news in Spain and Latin America you can follow ConsumoColaborativo blog

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