IE Venture Network Madrid

Thursday 12th December 2013

Join IE Venture Network Thursday, 12th December 2013!

This weekly pitch slam is an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs, a forum for engaging the entrepreneurial community, promoting your startup, and at best securing an investment from our Investors in Residence Wayra, Highgrowth Innovation, Big Sur Ventures, and Sodena. The Venture Network is unique in that it is a very informal gathering where startups can meet investors in an informal setting over beers and snacks and focus on what’s important; building relationships. The Venture Network is a great way to perfect your pitch, get feedback on your product, and meet the local startup community.

The Venture Network´s resident panel of startup experts include:

. Liz Fleming, Managing Director Venture Network
Diego Vargas, Business Angel
Noemi Barrientos, DIOPIA

The four startups that will present their project in 7 minutes will be:

Jon Pittaluga, Imagine Through Software

In the visual era Imagine Through Software wants to help people to live happily surrounded by images. In today´s digital & connected world, the production of photo and video grows exponentially, creating opportunities for new product and solutions which may come from a garage.

Iñaki, TopProfes

TopProfes is an online marketplace that aims to connect students with private tutors based on past consumer references. What we are looking forward is that every tutor has a public profile where the student can get as much information as possible on the tutor allowing an easy access to the best tutors in the market. The idea is to foster past customer recomendations, complete profiles and badges allowing tutor credibility.

Virginia Duran, Julius

Julius is an online tool that helps you create architecture itineraries based on your personal preferences such as how much you are interested in city icons, photography or nature among others. The user is able to edit the trip adding more things and making sure the trip is just perfect.

Pablo Guardiola, Taucto

TaucTo provides you a way to contact anyone you would like to meet. No matter where, no matter who! Just search for whomever you are interested in and a simple invite request will be created. The more people that join the same petition, the more incentive there will be for the interested person. When he accepts the challenge, a campaign with different milestones will be generated. Be fast and get the edge you are looking for! Plus, part of the proceeds will be donated to a good cause. Wanna TaucTo me?



Wayra as an unprecedented initiative in the Latin American and Europe innovation scene. Wayra is trying to achieve a significant impact on the economy of the countries where it operates. That is why we have established ourselves in the region’s main centres.

High Growth VC

Highgrowth is an independent financial company which, by means of two clearly differentiated lines of business, invests in innovative companies with growth potential, and offers them support, advice and guidance. These two lines of business are: Management of Venture Capital Funds.–Advice on strategic aspects of the business, support and coaching to the entrepreneurs.Highgrowth has more than 10 years experience with start-ups and a successful track record fostering its portfolio companies growth.


To capture, identify and drive the generation and implementation of business projects for Navarra, both local and foreign, through the use of financial tools, mainly venture capital.


Keenly aware of this need we created UpStartUp to solve this Gordian knot. We’ve brought together all those persons that work or want to work at a Startup. We’ve also brought together all those Startups with a vision and ambition to do something important.

We’ve then provided the tools for these startups and these talented individuals to connect and initiate conversations that will lead to involvements.

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IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world ranked No.1 in Europe and 8th Worldwide by The Financial Times 2012. IE Business School is also ranked No. 9 Worldwide for Entrepreneurship by Bloomberg´s Business Week. The Venture Lab is IE Business School´s startup accelerator where students and alumni are given the oportunity to launch their own ventures with the support of our expert mentor network, a series of startup workshops, and incubation at Area 31 our startup incubator.


Thursday, Dec. 12th, 7-9pm

31 Calle de María de Molina

Madrid, Community of Madrid

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden