7 Startup Hubs From Around the World to Watch in 2014

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Barcelona, Spain

If nothing else, Barcelona.IO, a nonprofit community of startups that hosts pitch days and startup fairs, is an example of Barcelona's embrace of startup culture. In July, the organization hosted a sold out event at the Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm brewery where angel investors and business leaders met and mingled. Still, investment in the city is limited, in spite of serving as home base to budding companies such as eyeOS, an open-source cloud desktop that launched in 2005, and Mobbeel, a maker of biometric alternatives to passwords.