Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 10th of July 2014

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends

We are finishing off July with a bang here in Area 31! We have a packed schedule of events next week. Monday we have our legal partners Dutihl coming to give a presentation about the benefits of our partnership with them. Tuesday we have a very special event with Fabrica Maravillas including a beer tasting! Thursday we have another session with FundedByMe to discuss corwdfunding opportunities. Make sure you check out the new edition of Top Seed Labs in the opportunities section. From the blog we have an interview with Itxaso del Palacio, an early stage investor at EC1 Capital and one of the participants in this year’s Venture Day Lisbon.


Info Session with Dutilh

Monday 14 July 2014


Location: Area 31

This is a special session for members of the Area 31 Incubator to meet with the lawyers from Dutilh who have a partnership with Area 31 for legal services. The team from Dutilh will provide a presentation about our partnership with them and a quick guide to problems that normally pop up for startups.Please RSVP for this event here

Fabrica Maravillas @ Area 31

Tuesday July 15 2014


Location: Area 31

Join Hernando Salazar, IE IMBA, alumni and co-founder of Madrid-based microbrewery Fabrica Maravillas for an exciting, interactive session about the craft beer scene, the industry, capital intensive start-ups and his entrepreneurial vision. An optional tasting of Fabrica Marvillas raft beers will be available for 4 euros.Please RSVP for this event here

Raise money via Crowdfunding with FundedByMe

Thursday July 17th
Location: Area 31

With €5,8M raised in 32 equity campaigns and 892 reward campaigns, FundedByMe is one of the leading crowdfunding platforms in Europe. Also, it is IE's official crowdfunding platform and its Spain country manager, Miguel Ángel Trujillo, has his office in Area31. In this seminar Miguel will explain the basics to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign with FundedByMe and how you can raise capital for your project. Last weeks session had over 70+ attendance. Registration is compulsory, please register here:


Spain Startup & Investor Summit Looking for Fellows

IE Venture Lab is the leading partner in the 3rd edition of Spain Startup The South Summit, the leading startup conference in the South of Europe which will take place in Madrid the 8-10 october. Now we are looking for our students’ help!

We are searching for fellows for the role of investors’ and startups relationships. The South Summit will bring together the top 100 startups from Southern Europe, Latin America and the Mediterranean with top-tier international investors from around the globe.

We are looking for 10 fellows to be responsible each for a group 10 startups and a group of investors.

If you are interested contact

Top Seeds Labs

Top Seeds Labs is now acccepting applications for the latest edition. Particants have the oppurtunity to acess 20.000 euros in initial funding, mentors and access to a wide variety of investors. For more information contact Isabel Cordova.


Interview with Itxaso del Palacio

Itxaso del Palacio, is an early stage investor at EC1 Capital and a Technology Fellow at Entrepreneurship at UCL. She is one of the particpants in this years Venture Day Lisbon.

She is now based in London, but for the last seven years, Itxaso has worked with startups in London, Silicon Valley, Spain and Latino America. She is a prestigious Kauffman Fellow and she is very well connected to the global network of fellow investors. See more


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