IE Venture Network

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, October 25th @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:

Jan Farrell, Liberalia Spain

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


Work is changing, and with it the spaces where people work. We are going through a big shift toward remote and flexible work, together with the rise of coworking spaces all around the world.

FLXYBLE ( is a marketplace for coworking spaces in Latin America, where freelancers and companies of all sizes can find the most suitable place to work.

By using our platform, coworking space owners and operators are able to improve their occupancy rates and users are able to compare features, pricing and reviews in order to make a more informed booking.

Instagram: @flxyble


SMARTCREDIT.ES is a P2P lending Marketplace which offers finance payment solutions for medical treatments and surgeries purchases, directly from the doctor´s point of sale. Customers can find finance solution instantaneously online. The lent amounts for each surgery are between 900€ and 5,000€ to be paid up to 24 instalments and supplied by investors willing to obtain a high return.

1. The business model has 3 columns:

  • Borrowers: They obtain financing payment gateway quickly, without bureaucracy and with a good user experience from the PoS or from their laptop.
  • Merchants/Doctors: Obtain a higher conversion and increase mid ticket sales by providing finance payment solution in the PoS.
  • Lenders: Both institutional and private investors will obtain attractive returns by investing in medical loans. SmartCredit provides technological platform to carry out the entire process.

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, Oct. 25th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden