Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 3rd of July 2014

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends

This week we have our last Venture Network Vertical of the Summer and its going to be a hot one! The focus will be on the food and beverage industry and we have some really cool startups that will present and as always networking and beers at the end. The same day we are also hosting IE Venture Day Lisbon, run in collaboration with Beta-I and with the participation of Startup Europe, this will be a one day Iberian conference and start-up competition. Smart equity, an early stage seed fund in Lisbon, have committed an €80k investment to one of the 10 finalists. We are still looking for Fellows for Spain Startup The South Summit. Make sure you also check out the communication platform for entrepreneurs that KITE INVEST has luanched. From the blog Ricardo de Tomas blogs about the session we had in Area 31last week on Growth Hacking. Also our very own TripMenu was featured on the International IMBA blog.


Venture Network Vertical: Food and Beverage

Thursday July 10th
Location: Area 31

The Venture Network Verticals have been a huge success and we aren't stopping yet. After last month's Cloud Computing Vertical, IE is pleased to announce our next yummy event, Food & Beverage on July 10th. The three selected projects will pitch to a great panel of industry experts, investors, and an audience packed with interested observers of the sector. After the presentations hang around for networking and some beers. If you are interested in attending this event, please register here

Startups that will pitch: is the first Web / Smartphone / Tablet platform that financially rewards its users who create recipes and share them with everyone.

Shopping Leaks have developed an Android, IOS and Web App that help restaurants place their orders with Whatsapp and email, saving valuable time for these businesses.

Yo Compro Sano empowers peer-to-peer relationship between Farmers and Consumers to create an alternative to the current industrial food distribution system.

IE Venture Day Lisbon

Thursday July 10th

All Day

Location: Area 31

Venture Day Lisbon is next week! Run in collaboration with Beta-I and with the participation of Startup Europe, this willbe a one day Iberian conference and start-up competition. Smart equity, an early stage seed fund in Lisbon, have committed an €80k investment to one of the 10 finalists. Last year’s event was amazing with over 290 attendees, 70 startups, 20 investors, including speakers such as José Martín Cabiedes (Cabiedes & Partners SCR), Carlos Blanco (Akamon), Filipe Blackwood Oliveira (Bloomberg Beta); this year we want to make it bigger and better! It will be an excellent day to see some Portuguese deal flow! The day after, July 11th, Beta-i will be organizing its Lisbon Challenge Investors Day, so please save both dates if possible.You can register for the event here


Spain Startup & Investor Summit Looking for Fellows

IE Venture Lab is the leading partner in the 3rd edition of Spain Startup The South Summit, the leading startup conference in the South of Europe which will take place in Madrid the 8-10 october. Now we are looking for our students’ help!

We are searching for fellows for the role of investors’ and startups relationships. The South Summit will bring together the top 100 startups from Southern Europe, Latin America and the Mediterranean with top-tier international investors from around the globe.

We are looking for 10 fellows to be responsible each for a group 10 startups and a group of investors.

If you are interested contact

KITE INVEST: Entrepreneurship Communication Platform

KITE INVEST is launching a new unit in their web portal for entrepreneurs who are seeking funding and want to use their website to promote their business. Also in the coming weeks they will launch an online platform that will serve as a "matchmaker" between opportunities and the investment community internationally. They currently have over 2,000 investment institutions worldwide, including private equity firms, venture capital and business angels. They are also working in collaboration with various associations of European investment such as AEBAN, EBAN, EVPA to name a few. See more


Growth Hacking @ Area 31

This past Monday, 23rd of June, the start-ups from the Area 31's incubator were able to enjoy the company of one of the co-founders of Traity, José Ignacio Fernández, as part of the many informative and inspirational talks organized by members of the incubator. José described how their stagnation led them to explore the topic of growth and online metrics in depth, trying different approaches, and ultimately how they ended up learning about Growth Hacking. Read more

TripMenu featured in International IMBA Blog

Our very own TripMenu was featured last week on the International IMBA blog. See more


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