IE Venture Network Area 31

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Join IE Venture Network Thursday, May 17th 2018!

Venture Network, an informal weekly pitch slam, is an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs. Venture Network is a forum in which you can engage with the entrepreneurial community, promote your startup, and have the opportunity to pitch before a panel of investors & entrepreneurs. Venture Network is unique in that it is a very informal gathering where startups can meet investors in a casual setting over beers and snacks and focus on what’s important: building relationships. Venture Network is a great way to perfect your pitch, get feedback on your product, and meet the local startup community.

Venture Network's jury this week includes:

Isaac de la Peña, Tech Bridges Capital

Jan Farrell, Liberalia Spain

The two startups that will present their project in 7 minutes will be:

Agustin Rabinovich, Avancargo

Avancargo is a web- and app-based solution for the logistics industry in general and the trucking segment in particular. As an on-demand B2B platform, Avancargo provides carriers and shippers with a market place that allows for better connectivity, availability, traceability, insurance and tech support for their businesses. It is operating in Argentina and in the process of expanding to the rest of Latin America, where the logistics is highly dependent on trucking. The Avancargo community includes partnerships with geo-locator tracking devices, insurance companies and service station networks.

Twitter: @avancargo

Eduardo Berrocal, Runnics

Runnics is the first European marketplace focused on running, fitness and sport fashion. Runnics is the place to buy sports and casual sneakers, clothing and accessories oriented to people that practice motivational sports to feel better. We connect sports and healthy life style with casual fashion.

Runnics model works aggregating products catalogues from brands, retailers and distributors. We add value and content to promote those products offering them to our community receving a sales commission. Orders are sent to final customers from the partners (drop shipping).

As we produce a lot of content 70% of our sales come from organic.

Runnics is the leading running ecommerce site in Spain and it is ranked in the top 20 sports ecommerce sites in the country.

Since 2017 we have started international operations in Portugal, France and Italy.
Twitter: @runnics

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IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world. Through its Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, IE offers its students and alumni training, mentorship and resources to ideate, validate and launch startups thanks to programs like the Venture Lab. The Venture Networks, organized by the Venture Lab team, are organized with the aim of fostering a community atmosphere and spirit in Area31 for the greater Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem and also for IE students and alumni who are interested in entrepreneurship. The startups who pitch can be from anywhere (with no ties to IE) and investors who are interested in helping out early stage startups, meet aspiring entrepreneurs and stay abreast of what startups are up and coming are welcome to participate. Contact us!


Thursday, May 17th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden