Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday, May 26th 2016

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Our weekly newsletter brings to you another week full of exciting events! Do you have a startup and you don't know what is growth hacking? Learn about it, join us for a very special event on Growth Hacking for Beginners. Gear up for the Elle Talent Project Finals this Tuesday. On Wednesday, Startups get an opportunity to discover and learn to anticipate the common legal mistakes in the Legal Mentorship for Entrepreneurs. Don't miss our weekly pitch slam networking event over beers! Venture Network, on Thursday. On Saturday we bring to you IE Datathon: "Data Drive" where teams will be challenged to analyze, visualize and mashup data.

Our opportunities section has a lot in store this week! 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. Pitch your business idea and aboard an uberX car in UberPITCH. Sabadell is inviting digital startups to compete in BStartup10. Do you have a social startup that can alleviate poverty in the US? Acumen Launches a Fund to Tackle Poverty in America.

This week meet from our blog, IE Alumni startup Chivas!

Events: May 30th - June 5th

Growth Hacking for Beginners - How to grow your startup

Date: Tuesday, May 31st

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Location: IE Business School, Room MM-101

Please note this event is in Spanish

Do you have a startup and you don't know yet what is Growth Hacking? Have you already heard about it but you don't know where and how to start? Then, don't miss this amazing event where you will learn about what Growth Hackers do, also learn some amazing tactics and hacks that will help you get more clients, sales and grow your startup. The event is co-organized by Gremyo, GrowthHackSpain and Micocar and supported by Area31, IE Business School.

Register here.

Elle Talent - The Finals

Date: Tuesday, May 31st

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley

Elle Magazine has selected the 5 most creative, innovative and viable proposals. A jury composed of experts from Elle and IE Business School will gather to select the finalist for the competition. 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.

Legal Mentorship for Entrepreneurs

Date: Wednesday, June 1st

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden and Meeting Rooms

Please note the event is exclusive for the start-ups who have registered and confirmed the time slots before.

Area 31 is hosting this event to provide the Startups an opportunity to anticipate the common legal mistakes in the early stages of a startup project. In this session, lawyers will spend 40 minutes offering free legal mentorship to each startup on the topics such as Corporate Law, Tax Law, Labor Law, Open Round on preventive advice.

Learn more here.

Venture Network

Date: Thursday, June 2nd

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.

IE Datathon: "Data Drive"

Date: Saturday, June 4th

Time: 9:00 - 21:00

Location: Area 31

The ‘Data Dive’ is a fun and inspiring 24-hour event where interdisciplinary teams are challenged to analyze, visualize and mashup data provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). All skills are valued, so JOIN US and come to test your skills! Sign up and don’t miss this unique event in Area 31.

Please RSVP here to secure your place!


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.


Date: Wednesday, June 1st

Location: Madrid

Über and Jack team up to offer you a unique opportunity: UberPITCH. UberPITCH is the first "elevator pitch" on-demand world. In other words, a unique opportunity to tell your idea of business to a connector mentor at 7 minutes and aboard an uberX car. And all with the press of a button on your mobile. Do you have 15 minutes and a good business idea?

Send your idea here and request your UberPITCH in your app!

BStartup 10, 6th Edition

Application Deadline : 13th June

Sabadell bank has just introduced the 6th edition of Startup 10, in which 10 Spanish digital startups will be selected for Sabadell to support them in their establishment in the market and its growth, with an investment of 100,000 euros in each of the projects.

Learn more here.

Acumen Launches Fund to Tackle Poverty in America

Non-profit global venture fund Acumen has announced the launch of Acumen America, an impact investment fund that will work to scale social enterprises focused on tackling poverty in the United States.

With funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Hitachi Foundation, and Barclays, Acumen America aims to build a portfolio of social enterprises in the U.S. in the areas of health, financial inclusion, and workforce development.

Learn more here.


Learn about IE Alumni startup - Chivas

Taka solutions installs technology in existing buildings to save energy and money. The company is only paid from the financial savings that their work generates.

The team believes that there is potential to reduce the world’s energy usage by 20%. Read more here.


  • Tuesday, May 31st, 17:00-19:00. Only half of the space will be available for co-working.
  • Saturday, June 4th, 9am-9pm. All Area 31 will be busy with an event.
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