Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday, 1st June

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Get ready for an exciting tech week at Area 31, starting with Travel tech, Techstars Global System and Garrigues Legaltech Startup Competition!

After a thourough process of selection we are pleased to announce the startups who will enroll in the incubator at Area 31.

You are invited to take part in the Venture Lab’s IDEA Team Building Workshop, the Startup weekend and to this week's Venture Network. Moreover, don't miss on the chance to apply to the Venture Day!

Immerse yourself in the startup world with opportunities such as Startup Safari India, Comprendedor 2017 and Startup Grind's event.

EVENTS IN AREA 31: June 5th-June 9th

Travel Tech

Date: June 6th

Time: 19:30 - 20:30

Location: The Valley

Learn about the new trends in the tourism and food industry with the experts. Register here


  • Bernardo Muñoz, Economy Counsil of the Peruvian embassy in Spain
  • Daniel Diez de Dios, Digital Strategist of Good Rebels
  • Jose Alfredo Martin, Co-founder and manager Apadrina un Olivo
  • Diego Arbulu, Co-founder and CEO Turismoi

Techstars Global System presentation

Date: June 6th

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Location: Garden

Techstars ( is a global ecosystem that helps entrepreneurs build their own business through mentorship-driven accelerator programs and other tools. They are seeking for Associates to support early startups and join their office in Berlin in a variety of functions. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and join one of the fastest growing accelerators!

Venture Lab Team Building

Date: June 7th

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Location: The Valley

You are invited to take part in the Venture Lab’s IDEA Team Building Workshop. If you have an entrepreneurial idea but no team or if you have an entrepreneurial spirit but no clear idea JOIN US! At our Team-Building Workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to form teams to create a startup idea from scratch or join a team that already has one in the making! RSVP

Startup Weekend

Date: June 9th - 11th

Location: The Valley

Short Blurp: Got a business idea and interested in pursuing entrepreneurship? Join us this coming June 9 - 11 and get the chance to develop your business idea with the help of 10+ esteemed mentors before pitching it to a panel judges. Winners get their idea accelerated at the European Institute of Entrepreneurship, free co-working at Impact Hub Madrid, and many more!

Learn more

Venture Network Weeklies

Date: June 8th

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Location: The Garden, Area 31

Come see Ventures pitch to investors and sector experts, hear feedback from the panel, ask the startups your own questions, and meet the local startup ecosystem. This weekly event is an informal way to learn and network with people from within and outside of IE while enjoying a beer from our sponsor, Heineken. This event is open to all. Register here.


Venture Day


Over the last 5 years, teams that have pitched at Venture Day Madrid have raised over €15M+ in INVESTMENT - this is your chance to become one of them!

IE VENTURE DAY is IE Business School’s startup competition where selected startup teams get the chance to pitch to an audience of local and international angel and VC investors.

Selection Process & Dates

  • Send an Executive Summary to Carmen Corrais, by the end of the day on Thursday, June 15th, 2017.
  • June 20th, 2017: Announcement of startups selected to pitch at semi-finals.
  • June 23-26: Semi-finals 5-minute pitches in ENGLISH before a jury at IE.
  • June 30th: Announcement of startups selected to participate as semi-finalists or finalists in Venture Day.
  • July 6th 2017: Finalists & Semi-Finalists Pitch at IE Venture Day Madrid


Deadline: 15th September

GARRIGUES and SOUTH SUMMIT, driven by their shared interest in fostering innovation, are joining forces to organize their first Startup Competition aimed to find the most innovative talent. We are looking for disruptive international startups focused in the legal field and/or its associated operativity, which have been created within the University environment or can be considered to be on an early stage of developement.

For further information follow this link, and apply here.

Startup Safari India Program

Startup Safari is an eco-system immersion program that connects top global entrepreneurial talent to the fastest growing eco-systems around the world. Our upcoming program to India will allow startups to engage with leading Indian entrepreneurs, corporates, government and investors. Our mission is to facilitate cross border collaboration, technology transfer and investment.

Also attached is the program application booklet.
For more details:


Deadline: June 15th

Company & Company announces its COMPRENDEDOR 2017 Awards aimed at recognizing success in B2B business entrepreneurs.

This year celebrates its fourth edition.

It aims to show that it is possible to grow with an innovative product, though the company is young and despite the usual procurement requirements of large enterprises. And, as a result, generate a double effect:

  • Help accelerate B2B customers for entrepreneurs .
  • Provide an innovative way for companies to undertake their key priorities : B2B solutions to entrepreneurs.

More info here

Startup Grind

Date: June 8th

Time: 18:00

This month Startup Grind hosts an event with a special guest from the board of Madrid!

Luis has been a civil servant of the Higher Corps of State Civil Administrators since 1987 and throughout most of his career in this elite body, he has developed a special interest in innovation policies, as Director of the EOI, Deputy Director General for Development Of Corporate Innovation, or CDTI.

Information about the event and background of speaker here

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