Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday, 20th July

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

As the summer break approaches, Area 31 continues to burst with activity. Tomorrow evening (July 21st) we're hosting the projection of the documentary Waynak- Social Entrepreneurship for Refugees. Startups in IE's past intake of the Venture Lab recently showcased their work at IE's Venture Day Madrid and we're already selecting teams to participate in the upcoming intake. Also, teams in IE's Incubator continue to push their projects within our ecosystem. They will have the opportunity to meet Plug n Play's team next week during their visit to IE as they scout for startups. On Thursday, Area 31 will hold AiloveU 2017 Vol.2.

Finally, note that Area 31 will close during the month of August. We'll resume activities come September, when we will continue to invite you to be an active member of our community.

EVENTS IN AREA 31: July 24th - July 28th

Plug 'n' Play scouting visit to Area 31

Date: July 27th

Time: 9:00-11:00

Location: The Garden

The Plug n Play team will visit Area 31 to meet one on one preselected startups interested in participating in their acceleration program. Attendance per invitation exclusively.

AiloveU 2017 Vol.2

Date: July 27th

Time: 18:00-21:00

Location: The Valley

This event will be held in Spanish

Este jueves 27 de julio te traemos de nuevo el mejor talento en inteligencia artificial para todos los públicos. Como siempre dando caña, y esta vez cañas también. ¡Cerveza gratis! Nuevos ponentes, buen rollo y el mejor contenido en AiloveU vol.2, donde fomentamos la innovación en inteligencia artificial mediante la diversidad. Regístrate aquí.


Presenting Waynak- Social Entrepreneurship for Refugees

July 21st, 7:30pm, in Area 31

The film "Waynak", which means "Where are you" in Arabic, is a six-part web documentary which was filmed in 2016 and produced by MakeSense presents men and women who have developed practical solutions (from arts, to theatre and technology) to problems encountered by refugees, and shows us how to move from screen to reality. Register here

Rising Startup Spain

Deadline: July 31st

Program for foreign entrepreneurs to establish their Startups in Spain

Rising STARTUP Spain is a program aimed at foreign startups and entrepreneurs with scalable and innovative projects. 15 Winning projects will receive the following benefits:

  • Visa: Easier access to Visa and Residence permits
  • Funding: Prize money of €10,000 to cover initial Startup expenses
  • Coworking Space: Free workspace in Madrid and Barcelona
  • Mentoring: Tailor-made mentoring
  • Social Media: Media Visibility

More info.

Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

Deadline: August 31st

The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards are an international business plan competition created in 2006 to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs.

  • First prize for the 6 laureates: US$ 100 000 in prize money & One-to-one personalized business mentoring
  • Second prize for the 12 finalists: US$ 30 000 in prize money

Learn more.

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