IE Venture Network Weeklies Madrid

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Join IE Venture Network Thursday, October 27th 2016!

Venture Network, an informal weekly pitch slam, is an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs. Venture Network is a forum in which you can engage with the entrepreneurial community, promote your startup, and have the opportunity to pitch before a panel of investors & entrepreneurs. Venture Network is unique in that it is a very informal gathering where startups can meet investors in a casual setting over beers and snacks and focus on what’s important: building relationships. Venture Network is a great way to perfect your pitch, get feedback on your product, and meet the local startup community.

Venture Network's jury this week includes:

Javier Larrondo, Northgate PLC

Jan Farrell, Liberalia Spain

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

Luis Miguel Gil, mentta

mentta is a food marketplace where people can buy fish, meat, cheese, gin, organic food, cakes, and many more grocery products (+4.000) from all around Spain. As mentta’s slogan says, we offer tomatoes that taste like tomatoes, something very rare nowadays. mentta is a startup born in Madrid (in mid-2015) that wants to bring people the best and tastiest, but often difficult-to-find, products that producers have to offer.


Will Elliot, Meet and Compete

Meet and Compete is an interactive application that enables users to meet up for pickup sports and other activities at a moment’s notice.

The easy-to use-app not only allows users to find others with similar interests but serves as a catalyst for finding new activities, tracking progress, and engaging with communities.


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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, Oct. 27th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden