Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 18th of March 2015

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Next week is bursting with activities in Area 31. Startup funding seems to be the topic of the week! Pitch2Peers, on Monday, will help a startup fine tune their pitch and the Venture Lab Pitch Bootcamp, on Tuesday and Wednesday, will focus on getting Venture Lab's teams' pitches showtime-ready. If you're looking for funding, the other two events you shouldn't miss are the talk about EU Funding for startups (€3Bn available) and the one about Essential Legal Aspects for Startups Seeking Funding (ever wondered how to negotiate term sheets?). Finally, we will host Betabeers' developers on Friday.

Also, Startups Made in Spain are doing research on what Spain is like as a startup destination. The findings of their research will form part of the setting up of Google Campus in Madrid in July. You can help them by answering their survey. And don't miss the two new articles on our blog: The Cartoon pitch and Google Startup Launch.


Pitch 2 Peers

Monday March 23rd 2015
Location: Area 31, The Garden

Pitch2Peers is back in Area 31, ready to support an entrepreneur. Join us for investor readiness sparring. This time around, participatns will help improve the pitch of an entrepreneur who's product improves companies' selection proeceses. Register here

New Revenue Strategies for Publishers

Wednesday April 8th 2015


Location: Area 31, The Garden

'Are you a publisher, blogger or online community manager looking to generate new income? Join over 20 other similar publishers! GREMYO, in collaboration with TYBA and MARFEEL, is organizing this event/colloquium where you can learn first-hand about three new solutions for generating new profits, alternative to the ones you are currently using. The event is sponsored by Agencia EFE and Grupo G+J. Register here

Venture Network: Green Entrepreneurship

Thursday April 9th 2015
Location: Area 31, The Garden

This week's Venture network is a vertical on Green Entrepreneurship in Collaboration with Banco Sabadell and Fundación biodiversidad. This 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 pitch here.


Spain as a Startup Destination

Startups Made in Spain are doing research on what Spain is like as a startup destination. The findings of their research will form part of the setting up of Google Campus in Madrid in July. They will make the analysis of the findings public once it is completed.

Please could you help them prove why Spain is a great startup destination? They are only 22 responses short of reaching their targeted amount. Please click here to complete the survey

EU Funding Workshop

Date: March 25th

After the workshop at 4YFN in Barcelona, the European Young Innovators Forum is organising for the 2nd time a hands-on workshop in Madrid on EU funding for StartUps on 25th March. It will led by Kumardev Chatterjee who has been involved in the design and setting up of the Horizon 2020 SME instrument over the last three years and who as a European commission appointed independent expert. EYIF has already trained more than 500 StartUps on EU funding in 10 EU countries. The full description of the event is here. IE network get a 30% discount by using the promo code: IEVentureLab.


Is there Room for the Cartoon Pitch? An Alternative to the Elevator Pitch

Author: Rafael Pardo Ortiz, IE University BBA Student

As usually, the Harvard Business Review keeps talking about interesting matters concerning entrepreneurship and business as a whole. The magazine has introduced several doubts and concerns towards the idea of the elevator pitch, being able to create an interesting debate concerning the case. Read More

Google Startup Launch

On Wednesday March 11, took place the first edition of Google Startup Launch in collaboration with IE.

Google Startup Launch provides startups in all stages with the platform, resources, online content, mentorship and training they need to succeed. From first idea to successful implementation and growth, Google Developer’s mission is to help startups worldwide become successful on the Google Developers platform and open-source technologies.

Read More


The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Tuesday, March 24th, 19:00-21:30, Only half of the space will be available
  • Wednesday, March 25th, 19:00-21:30 Only half of the space will be available
  • Friday, March 27th, 19:00-21:30 Only half of the space will be available
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