Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 14th of January 2016

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Happy 2016! We're kick starting the year at Area 31 with exciting events for entrepreneurs! On Monday, IE students will organize Creators Network Night for those who wish to startup their company or want to share their experience. On Tuesday,we'll host Venture Lab Team Building by IE´s acceleration program. Finally, our Thursdays' pitch sessions are back! Don't miss the opportunity to network on this week's Venture Network, focused on Media for Equity. We'll have a great speaking guest: Toni Moreno. Lastly, on Friday, future entrepreneurs from IE enrolled in Venture Lab Squared will hold a session on Lean Startup methods.


On our opportunities section, don't miss the chance of applying to FinTech Venture Day in TelAViv which will be held on February 16th. On our blog, meet Area 31 startup: Guestperience!

EVENTS JAN 18TH-JAN 24TH

Creators Network Night - Connect, Collaborators, Create

Date: Monday, January 18th

Time: 19:30-21:30

Location: Area 31, The Valley


The first ever student run Creators Network Night is for people who are interested in starting a company or want to share their startup or corporate experience (legal, engineering, marketing, etc) to get involved and support entrepreneurs. This event is designed to bring those who are truly excited and ready to activate something tangible so we can benefit from each other and start collaborating now. RSVP to Creators Network before Thursday 15 January emailing janrene.ap@student.ie.edu.

Venture Lab Team Building

Date: Tuesday, Jan 19th

Time: 19:00-22:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden


The Venture Lab is IE's 5 month startup acceleration program. If you are a designer, programmer, engineer, scientist, marketeer or other who wants to join a startup team or has a great idea to share we want to hear from you. Teams participating in IE's Venture Lab Accelerator must have at least one IE student of Alumn in the team. RSVP emailing carmen.corrais@ie.edu

Media for Equity Venture Network

Date: Thursday, Jan 21st

Time: 19:00 - 21:30

Location: Area 31, The Graden


Our weekly informal gathering for entrepreneurs and investors will focus on Media for Equity. We will count as a guest speaker with Toni Moreno, Head of Corporate Development at Mediaset España and Head of Ad4Ventures Spain. He will give a brief intro to the concept of Media for Equity. Later, three projects will pitch their projects to him and other investors in the jury. 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.

Venture Lab Squared

Date: Friday, Jan 22nd

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley


Venture Lab2 is targeted at IE students who are future entrepreneurs firmly committed to launching their business ideas after graduation. The course will go beyond the validation of business ideas to the investment and scaling stage. Friday’s will focus on how to apply the Lean startup methods. This is a private session exclusively for IE Business School students enrolled in Venture Lab Squared.

OPPORTUNITIES

FinTech Venture Day

Date: Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Location: Tel Aviv University


IE Business School, Santander InnoVentures and Accenture would like to invite you to participate in our FinTech Venture Day on February 16th, 2016, which will take place in Tel Aviv University. All FinTech entrepreneurs are invited to apply to the program.
The three founding partners will provide winners with support necessary to accelerate business growth. Find more info and apply here.

FROM THE BLOG

Meet the Startups at Area 31: GUESTPERIENCE

Guestperience is revolutionizing the way in hotels interact with their customers. Its aim is to help hoteliers to adapt itself to the mobile era. Hotels must go beyond selling beds, and they must be interested in guests when they are in their property, so they focus in the after- booking stage. Read more here.

AVAILABILITY OF THE SPACE

The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Monday,Jan 18th, 19:30h-21:30h. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
  • Tuesday, Jan19th, 19:00h-22:00h. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
  • Thursday, Jan21st, 19:00h-21:30h.Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
  • Friday, Jan 22nd, 19:00h-22:00h. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
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