IE Venture Network

Spain´s next generation of startups


The investor pitch is a fundamental tool for any startup looking for financing, however the pitch is not an easy task and there are very few resourses to help entrepreneurs with their pitch. From this need was born the Venture Network, a place where entrepreneurs can receive expert feedback from a panel of investors in order to understand when they are investor ready and identify the key messages and ultimately find an investment.

Over the last 2 years over 150 startups have pitched at the Venture Network some like Blink Booking, Cabify, Club Kviar have gone on to raise serious money and do great things others never quite got off the ground, but everyone has learned, improved, and met interesting people.

The IE Venture Network is a pay it forward model to connect talent, if we don´t support the next generation of entrepreneurs we will have no startups to invest in - and now we are asking for your help!

We are asking you to commit 2 hours per month to participate on the Venture Network Investor Panel to advise, give feedback, and help improve the investor pitch of the startups at the Venture Network, and who knows, you might just meet some awesome teams to invest in.

If you are interested in participating in the Venture Network jury please RSVP to

Your sincerely,

Liz Fleming

MD Venture Network


A HUGE THANK YOU to the investors in residance who have supported the Venture Network on this exciting journey - WAYRA, SODENA, HIGH GROWTH, & UPSTARTUP and to HEINEKEN our sponsor who helps create a pitch slam with an informal and friendly atmosphere.



Wayra as an unprecedented initiative in the Latin American and Europe innovation scene. Wayra is trying to achieve a significant impact on the economy of the countries where it operates. That is why we have established ourselves in the region’s main centres.

Highgrowth VC

Highgrowth is an independent financial company which, by means of two clearly differentiated lines of business, invests in innovative companies with growth potential, and offers them support, advice and guidance. These two lines of business are: Management of Venture Capital Funds.–Advice on strategic aspects of the business, support and coaching to the entrepreneurs.Highgrowth has more than 10 years experience with start-ups and a successful track record fostering its portfolio companies growth.


To capture, identify and drive the generation and implementation of business projects for Navarra, both local and foreign, through the use of financial tools, mainly venture capital.


Keenly aware of this need we created UpStartUp to solve this Gordian knot. We’ve brought together all those persons that work or want to work at a Startup. We’ve also brought together all those Startups with a vision and ambition to do something important.

We’ve then provided the tools for these startups and these talented individuals to connect and initiate conversations that will lead to involvements.

Kindly sponsored by


La Cerveza más distribuida del mundo. Heineken es una cerveza tipo Pilsen producida siguiendo estándares de la más alta calidad y elaborada utilizando exclusivamente ingredientes naturales, según un proceso que data de 1873 y que preserva la mejor tradición cervecera europea.



IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world ranked No.1 in Europe and 8th Worldwide by The Financial Times 2012. IE Business School is also ranked No. 9 Worldwide for Entrepreneurship by Bloomberg´s Business Week. The Venture Lab is IE Business School´s startup accelerator where students and alumni are given the oportunity to launch their own ventures with the support of our expert mentor network, a series of startup workshops, and incubation at Area 31 our startup incubator.


Thursday, Sep. 19th 2013 at 7-9pm

31 Calle de María de Molina

Madrid, Community of Madrid

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden