Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday, May 19th 2016

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

The application deadline for The South Summit is less than a month away! Don't miss the chance to pitch in front of international investors and network with corporations, other entrepreneurs and business angels.

Area 31 is hosting several events in the coming week. Do you have business idea that you want to test? On Monday, Ironhack brings to you a very interesting workshop, Build your Idea and launch it in one hour! This week the Selection committee of the Area 31 will gather on Tuesday to select the finalists of Area 31's Incubator for incoming intake. On Wednesday, the Selection Committee of Elle Talent Project will select the finalists of the third edition of its competition. Finally, join us for our weekly pitch slam networking event over beers! The Venture Network, on Thursday.

In our opportunities section, check out the surprisingly informal, extremely insightful and slightly unexpected startup conference Lisbon Investment Summit. From our blog, meet Area 31 startup Pentagrom!

EVENTS: MAY 23rd - MAY 29th

Build your Idea and launch it in one hour!

Date: Monday, May 23rd

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley

Ironhack is conducting a workshop to help you test your idea; learn how to build a landing page for your project and spread the word about it. In just one hour!

All you need is to register here and come with your computer, motivation and zero fear.

Selection committee of the Area 31 Incubator

Date: Tuesday, May 24th

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

This is a private event. Only mentors in the selection committee can attend.

The Incubator's mentors in the selection committee will gather to select the teams for the incoming intake for Incubator in Area 31. IE Business School’s startup ecosystem embraces more than 300 startups every year as well as investors, programmers and corporate partners worldwide. We are incredibly thankful to all our mentors in the committee who are instrumental in making this thorough and rigorous selection process possible.

Selection committee of Elle Talent Project

Date: Wednesday, May 25th

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

This is a private event.

Elle Magazine will select the 5 most creative, innovative and viable proposals. A jury composed of experts from Elle and IE Business School will gather to select the finalists for the competition, who will be later invited to an event in IE Business School to present their projects. The third edition of the Elle Talent Project focuses on fashion, design or beauty projects. Its main objective is to search for talent and incentivize the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Learn more here.

Venture Network

Date: Thursday, May 26th

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

Our weekly informal gathering for entrepreneurs and investors. IE's weekly pitch slam in a casual setting over beers, is perfect to focus on what’s important: building relationships, practicing and improving. Find more info and register to attend here.


South Summit

You have less than ONE MONTH to submit your entry for the South Summit Startup Competition. Hurry! You must complete your application to the Competition. in order to be one of the Top 100 who are going to Rock the Stage this October. All the startups participating in the competition will have exclusive discounts on the tickets. Apply now.

LIS - Lisbon Investment Summit

Date: June 7th and 8th, 2016

Time: 8:30-18:30

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Discount code: partnersandfriendslis16qxzt88

There is definitely something happening in Lisbon! Organized by Beta-I in partnership with IE business school and Caixa Capita. Join us for a surprisingly informal, extremely insightful and slightly unexpected startup conference. Network with some top investors and entrepreneurs at Lisbon Investment Summit. Have incredible startups showcasing their businesses to the investors of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, SoundCloud, Spotify, Siri and many, many others. Apply to pitch! Learn more here. Get tickets here.


Meet the startups in Area 31: Pentagrom

We are Entrepreneurs, IE Web Show introduces us with one of Area 31 Startups: Pentagrom. The app picks up the audio of an instrument playing or of someone singing in real-time, and writes the notes in a music score. Watch the video in our blog!


  • Monday, May 23rd, 19:00-21:00. Only half of the space will be available for co-working.
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