Area 31 Newsletter

Wednesday, October 18th

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

This week in Area 31 you can learn more about TAGitSMART's Second Call for startups as they are looking for tools to create smart solutions for the whole value chain; manufacturer, transportation, retail, consumer and recycling.

Also this week we have another session of our Venture Network Weeklies, so join us in an informal environment!

We start the week with a talk about the Fourth Sector and the Future of Social Entrepreneurship organized by Professor Rachida Justo and organized by IE’s Center for the Governance of Change.

Our senior startups from IEU will be presenting on Tuesday their startups in order to be one of the startups from IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program. This iniatitive is organized by IEU Computer Society and IEU Entrepreneurship Club.

On Wednesday, IE celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship beyond Area 31. IE's 12th Social Responsibility Forum, next week in Aula Magna, will feature a fair with social entrepreneurs from the Incubator in Area 31. SRF is the biggest student run conference at IE. This year’s forum is built as a conversation about alternatives for a career with impact, portraying examples in several sectors (corporate, ventures, NGOs).

Just a quick reminder for Alumni who would like to apply for our Venture Day, coming up on November the 29th. See bellow details and contact with Carmen Corrais for further info.

And, finally, Women Entrepreneurs stay tuned as we bring you an opportunity to apply for a free mentorship week with Mentor Day in order to launch and promote your projects!


Venture Network

Thursday19th, Sept 2017


Area 31, C/María de Molina 31

Come see Ventures pitch to investors and industry experts, hear feedback from the panel, ask the startups your own questions, and meet the local startup community. Learn about the startups pitching and panel members here. This weekly event is an informal way to learn and network with people from within and outside of IE while enjoying a beer from our sponsor, Heineken. This event is open to all. Register here.

Moments Open Call Tagitsmart

Tuesday, 24th, October


Area 31, C / Maria de Molina 31( at Garden)

An informal meeting addressed to all those companies that want to submit a proposal to the TagItSmart second Open Call. The objectives are to inform about the project and help clarifying all doubts regarding the project and the application process.

Deadline to apply is November, 1st.


The Fourth Sector and the Future of Social Entrepreneurship

Monday, 23th, October


C / Serrano 105- IE University

The Fourth Sector is a new international project supported by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that seeks to accelerate the establishment of a tailor-made ecosystem for social economy and for-benefit enterprises across borders.

IE will be welcoming some of its leaders and world-leading experts on the topic to discuss the challenges and opportunities of this new sector.Register here

IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program

Tuesday, 24h, October


Student Hub, C/ Maria de Molina 31bis

IBM will introduce to the IE Community their IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program - a gateway into a global ecosystem of top business leaders and investors, technical experts, enterprise clients and so much more.

The event is an initiative of IEU Computer Society & Entrepreneurship Club

It will be followed by a 2-minute-startup-pitch-slam session by IEU startups and only the best ones will be selected by Watson for their Global Entrepreneurship Program.

IE's Social Responsibility Forum

Wednesday ,25th, October

3:45pm – 9:30pm

Aula Magna- C/ Maria de Molina 11

For 12 years, IE’s Social Responsibility Forum has brought together industry leaders, business luminaries, environmental & social impact professionals, and top-tier students from across the globe to engage in forward-thinking dialogues around responsible business. This year’s exciting one-day event in Madrid focuses on the theme of Driving Innovation Around Responsible Business, and consists of a series of speakers, expert roundtables, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities. Register here.

Venture Day Madrid - Attention IE Alumni

Wednesday,29th, November

3pm- 8pm

Fundación Rafael del Pino- Madrid

Over the last 5 years, teams that have pitched at Venture Day Madrid have raised over €15M+ in INVESTMENT - this is your chance to become one of them!

IE VENTURE DAY is IE Business School’s startup competition where selected startup teams get the chance to pitch to an audience of local and international angel and VC investors.


Deadline: October 28th



Deadline: October 27th

Are you a woman and you are launching a project?

At Mentor Day are organizing a free week for women entrepeneurs to promote their projects.

Do you know anyone who could be interested? Invite her to participated!

More information here


Deadline: October 29th

Introducing the CBRE Proptech Challenge, the first national digital and technology-based solutions competition that will revolutionize the real estate sector. As part of its drive to attract talented individuals, CBRE plans to reward disruptive and innovative solutions that add value to society as a whole, to players within the sector (owners, investors, occupiers and visitors) and to the company. Sign up to the challenge today. Register here.


Deadline: October 29th

The Collider is the pioneering program promoted by Mobile World Capital Barcelona that addresses the challenge of connecting the results of scientific research with entrepreneurial initiative. If you want to create a highly disruptive startup, applying your knowledge and experience,the Collider is your opportunity to make it happen with all the necessary resources: methodology, equipment, experience and investment.

Apply now

LOOKING FOR scientific profiles linked to research centers or to a university research group, with relevant knowledge in the areas of technologies (AI, IoT, VR / AR, Blockchain)

LOOKING FOR entrepreneurial profiles with demonstrable experience in the creation of startups, or with great capacity to lead and develop a business.

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