January 22nd, 2015 Euskalduna Palace, Bilbao

The Event

A world-class conference held in Bilbao

Bilbao Bizkaia Entrepreneur Meetup

BB ENTREPRENEUR MEETUP 2015 is the international event that will bring together world experts in the creation of new businesses and over 200 entrepreneurial leaders from the Basque Country.

The MIT GSW and Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia - Diputación Foral de Bizkaia host this exciting event, conducted in English, in partnership with the three Basque Universities.

The MIT Global Startup Workshop (GSW) is a student-run organization at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is the world’s premier workshop dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and building entrepreneurial ecosystems globally.


Learn & be inspired, contribute your expertise, develop your startup ideas, build your region's ecosystem, form lasting relationships & have an adventure!

Bizkaiko Forum Aldundia
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Topics that will be covered during the event


Challenge yourself in the Elevator Pitch or Business Plan competition... if you dare!

Business Plan Competition Finalists

Kuaderno is an education platform that helps Spanish speaking students to learn English with an online and multiplatform system.

Zuma is an engineering startup focused on the development of advanced mechatronics systems for the transport, energy and the manufacturing industry sectors, and specially for the bicycle market.

3. Oncoassess

Oncoassess is a biotechnological spinoff focused on chemotherapeutic drugs essays from biopsies of cancer patients.

Armuseli seeks out the best artists from around the world and gives the chance to transform artwork into fashionable pieces.


A full day of inspiration and networking for innovative entrepreneurs.


Worldwide entrepreneurship leaders and local success entrepreneurs and investors.


Elevator Pitch and Business Plan Competitions with amazing prizes, open to all attendees.


Several panels to choose your most interesting topics and to forge lasting relationships.


This is what will happen on January 22nd, 2015

Top speakers

The best annual entrepreneur meetup held in Bilbao, Basque Country

Akhil Nigam
Founder and President, MassChallenge

Akhil Nigam is the founder and President of MassChallenge, t...

Chris Howard
Managing Director, MassChallenge UK

Originally from London, UK and a lover of creative industrie...

John Chisholm
CEO, John Chisholm Ventures

John Chisholm has three decades of experience as entrepreneu...

Stephen Brown
Technology Licensing Officer, MIT

Stephen Brown studies barriers to technology commercializati...

Ticket price

Get your ticket before they run out. Limited seats!



  • Keynote presentations
  • Discussions & case studies
  • BPC training & elevator pitch competition
  • Ecosystem & startup consulting
  • Offsite networking receptions
  • Cocktail reception
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The Venue Euskalduna Palace

The conference will be hosted at the Euskalduna Conference Center and Concert Hall. This unusual iconic building is clearly one of the flagships of the new Bilbao of the 21st century. The Euskalduna was awarded the prize for the World's Best Congress Centre 2003 by the International Congress and Convention Association.

The two halls and surrounding recreational areas will provide a perfect venue for learning, discussing, competing and networking! An exclusive venue for gaining invaluable contacts with the most influent and active representatives of the Basque entrepreneurship ecosystem!


  • Euskalduna Palace
    Abandoibarra Etorbidea, 4, Bilbao
  • January 22nd, 2015
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