The 1st meeting of the Diversity Connectors project held in the Spanish ICC city of Barcelona on 26-27 April 2017.
A learning cluster of incubators, CEOs, cities and other stakeholders were among those attending this meeting.
This Pilot Action of Intercultural Cities on incubators and networks, which mixes under-represented start-ups mostly launched by minority entrepreneurs, with mainstream start-ups, will explore good practice examples on how to design diverse business incubators. The diversity connectors will provide general services such as technical training, access to potential funders, meeting spaces etc., as well as specific services for under-represented start-ups.
In view of the foregoing, this meeting was an opportunity of knowledge exchange and peer learning for successful incubators, as well as the opportunity to explore how the private sector, cities and philanthropies can work together to create a replicable model of diversity connectors for start-ups.