IE Venture Network

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, September 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:

Adrián Gorritxo, Socios Q

Jan Farrell, Liberalia Spain

Karel Escobar, Startup Xplore

Rafael Alcalde, Qrowd Makers

The two startups that will present their project in 5 minutes are:

TourSnapp, Luis Fernando Robledano Esteban

Did you know that the top frustration among urban tourists is to miss interesting things? This is a 2 billion euros opportunity in Europe alone.

TourSnapp is a mobile app which alerts users about nearby points of interest and provides reliable information on the spot. In contrast to other apps, we focus on spontaneous discovery and we partner up with local entities.

The core team includes a Computer Engineer, MBA, and graduate in Artificial Intelligence, and in Tourism by UNESCO, Supported by three internationally renown advisors in Tourism, Brand and Finance, TourSnapp has graduated by the Founder Institute in Berlín, has been distinguished as one of the most promising startups in Europe and featured by the largest platform in tourism trends. Moreover, TourSnapp has been recognized by Fundación ONCE among others due to its social impact. We want to be the technology provider for spontaneous tourism because we accept and embrace that not everything can be planned. Do you want to take advantage of this plan?

Twitter: @TourSnappHQ - for business related tweets

@TourSnapp - for tourism-related tweets

Watiofy, Arturo Cardenal Duce

Today, Watiofy is a free, independent and friendly energy price comparison site, that help to the users:

1# Helping you to understand your bill and the energy industry.

2# Looking for the best rates, in line with your energy consumption profile. Also we receive your energy bills through our webform and made a personalized bill audit.

3# Most importantly, getting you to save on your electricity bill, switching of electricity

company using our website

Watiofy wants to play an active role in the paradigm shift taking place in the energy industry, marking us out as a benchmark in energy consulting for the final consumer thanks to our new technologies.

Twitter: WATIOFY (@watiofy)

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, Sep. 20th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden