Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 7th of May 2015

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Your last chance to apply for $150,000 in free services from our incubator in Area31 is NOW! Deadline: May 10th. Don't miss this opportunity to get free services from Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Paypal, several law firms, etc Two participants in the present edition of the Incubator attained second and first prize at last Tuesday's IE Venture Day. Congratulations Evolufarma for winning!

Next week in Area 31 there are four main events worth marking on your calendars: On Monday, Aprilpreneurs, the Dream-matcher experience catered to the new IMBA intake. Join us on Tuesday to lean about GrowthHacking in an event organized by Gremyo. On Wednesday Are 31 will host a conference on agribusiness' innovation run by Cropti. And finally, on Thursday, come for some pitching and beers on our weekly Venture Network. Finally, on our blog, you can read about, a social company aimed at improving communication between politicians and citizens through technology.


APRILPRENEURS - The Dream Matcher Experience by KAKIBLU

Monday May 11th 2015


Location: Area 31, The Garden

The Dream Matcher Experience - Entrepreneur's Edition lands once again in Madrid, brought to you by KAKIBLU! This APRILPRENEURS Edition welcomes the new April 2015 IMBA's to IE Business School! Get a head start on you entrepreneurial experience at IE Business School.
Learn from previous IMBA's, get a glimpse of what's ahead, get introduced to Design Thinking, and... learn about possible internship opportunities in the Startup world.

KAKIBLU is your entrepreneurship enabler on campus. Talk to us for more about Entrepreneurship at IE Business School and other Startup Communities around the world.

Register here

Growth Hacking

Tuesday May 12th 2015
Location: Area 31, The Valley

This event will be in Spanish

Do you have a startup and you don't know yet what GROWTH HACKING is? Have you already heard about it but you don't know where and how to start? Then, don't miss this amazing event where you will learn about what GROWTH HACKERS do as well as some useful tactics and hacks that will help you get more clients, sales and grow your startup. The event is organized by and @GrowthHackSpain and supported by Area31 (@IEbusiness).

Less Budget, More Creativity, More Automation --> Maximize Outputs.

Register here

I Agriculture Innovation Conference: Farming has a future.

Wednesday May 13th 2015
Location: Area 31, The Valley

This event will be in Spanish

Young farmers, professional associations and leading agrotech companies will gather for the "I Agriculture Innovation Conference: Farming has a future". Panelists include Paola del Castillo, President of Asaja Joven and Vicepresident of the Young Farmers European Council and Rafael Giraldez, President of the College of Agricultural Engineers. Agrotech companies like Bynse, Agroguía, Agridrone and Cropti will also showcase their agrotech innovations. Register here

Venture Network

Thursday May 14th 2015
Location: Area 31, The Valley

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 pitch here.


Industrial Entrepreneurs

Monday, May 11th 2015

19:30 --22:00

Location: Aula Magna

Maria de Molina 11

This event will be in spanish

This event is organised by The Eduardo Barreiros Foundation in collaboration with IE business school to support the creation and development of new business ideas that generate new job opportunities and promote social welfare. RSVP by emailing


Application process open: Incubator in Area 31

Deadline: May 10th

The Incubator in Area 31 is at the very heart of IE Business School's global entrepreneurship ecosystem.Recieve free office space, mentoring, training and extensive networking opportunities. Overall, startups in our Incubator have access to $150,000 worth of services together with the incredible experience of launching their startup from this world class school. Our partners include Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Paypal, several law firms or the crowdfunding platform Fundedbyme among others. Learn more about our Incubator in Area 31.

Apply to IE Venture day: Vertical on Gastronomic and Tourism

Deadline: May 25th

IE Business School (IE) will be held in 19th, June 2015 at Universidad San Ignacio deLoyola (USIL) in Lima Perú. We are looking for entrepreneurs whose projects belong to the field on Gastronomic and Tourism and would like to take part of our pitch elevator competition in front of a jury of different venture capitals, business angels and investors from the Peruvian ecosystem. More Info


Meet the startups in Area 31: Kuorum

Author: Matias Nso, CEO & cofounder of Kuorum is a social company aimed at improving communication between politicians and citizens through technology. They launched their new web application last month and they already convinced ten state parliamentarians and several city councilors to connect with electors through their platform. We talk with its co-founder and CEO Matías Nso, who thinks politics is one of the sectors where ICT technologies have the amplest room for growth. Read more


The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Tuesday, May 12th, 19:00-20:30 Only half of the space will be available
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 18:00-20:30 Only half of the space will be available
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