IE Venture Network

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, February 20th @7pm

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:

Yolanda Díaz, WA4STEAM

Jan Farrell, Liberalia Spain

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

Mamu, Margarita Limcaoco

MAMU will create value by collecting and transforming brewing spent grains into fresh mushrooms for the local market and dried mushroom from the excess production at a competitive market price all year around with minimal waste. The spent grain subtract used to produce the mushrooms will be used to make high protein and high fiber animal food pellets.

Greyhounders Glasses, Marta Frenna

Greyhounders came to revolutionize the optical sector thanks to the new technologies. We make life easier for users of prescription glasses: Try the frames on in augmented reality, get your prescription for free and receive your new glasses home in less than 4 DAYS!


If you have a startup and would like to pitch, please contact Allison Rohe:

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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, Feb. 20th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden