Carlos Barrabés opened his first company with his brother in 1988. It was a store specialized in mountain sports equipment, located in the town of Benasque (Huesca). In 1995 he created the web page of his business 'Barrabes.com', conceived initially as a simple online catalog. As time has passed this online catalog has become one of the best specialized information portalinside the sports community. Currently, Barrabés also directs 'Barrabes.biz', a consulting consultancy for SMEs interested in innovation and the efficient use of technology in business processes.
Carlos is also part of the Advisory Council of Vodafone, FM Logistic, Ideas 4 and Ashoka. He is president of the Business School of the Pyrenees (ESNEPI), directs Bquiz and is a partner of Step One, both accelerators of technology companies. All these experiences have led him to win the prize in the category of Best Company of the Association of Internet Users and the National Geographic Society award.
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