Area 31 Newsletter

Friday 5th of June 2015

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

The teams that will take part in the 6th edition of IE Business School's Startup Incubator in Area 31 have already been announced. Curious to see who they are? Check them out on our blog! We're very much looking forward to spending the next six months with them.
On Monday, June 8th, SCIEF organizes in Area 31 the 2nd Edition of “What is Out There?” Competition, with entrepreneurs from all around the world showcasing their social innovation solutions. On Wednesday, Area 31 will host Iniciador, where Javier Megías will help us get in the shoes of an investor. Go Beyond will organize their Angel Investors' forum on Thursday featuring Area 31 startups. And following their pitching slam, our IE Venture Network goes social! Three Social Ventures will pitch this Thursday at 7pm in front of impact investors. Don't miss Venture Network's Social Entrepreneurship vertical!

And, last but not least, on our opportunities section, 50% off for the upcoming Hackathon that IBM will run focused on the Internet of Things. They're also looking for management profiles so don't be discouraged if you can't code.


What is out there? SCIEF's Competition

Monday, June 8th 2015
Location: Area 31, The Valley

On Monday SCIEF organizes the 2nd Edition of “What is Out There?” Competition, with entrepreneurs from all around the world. The 6 finalists will explain their Social Impact projects and later we will have a round table on “Real cases on Impact Finance. How impact finance can change the world", Dr. Faisal M. Atbani. Ph.D in International Financial Regulation will present the book Social Impact Finance, the 3rd book published by SCIEF. Read more and register here.

Pitch to Peers

Monday, June 8th 2015

18:30- 21:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

Sparring for Investment Readiness. A Startup entrepreneur, prepared to convince investors, pitches to an audience of fellow entrepreneurs and experts. Working in teams of five, the participants provide valuable feedback to improve the pitch and investment readiness of the Startup. Sign up here

Iniciador: Javier Megías

Wednesday, June 10th 2015
Location: Area 31, The Valley
This event will be in Spanish

Put yourself in the shoes of an investor. You have 300,000€ you earned with much effort and you're into startups. How do you get into this world? How can you protect your investments? Javier Megías, CEO of the investor's community StartupXplore will help us understand how investors think, what worries them, how they evaluate startup projects,... Register here.

Go Beyond Investing

Thursday, June 11th


Location: Area 31, The Valley

Area 31 in collaboration with GBI Investment Event in Spain will host this private event for Angel Investors. Investors will meet start-ups seeking financing. Go Beyond enables novice to sophisticated and small to large investors to build, manage and exit diversified portfolios of direct investments in young, fast growing companies. Attendance is per invitation exclusively.

Social Venture Network

Thursday, June 11th 2015
Location: Area 31, The Garden

Our weekly informal gathering goes social this week. Selected Social Ventures will pitch in front of Impact Investors. IE's weekly pitch slam, in a casual setting over beers, is perfect to focus on what’s important: building relationships, practicing and improving. Find more info and register to pitch here.


Future Hacks: The Internet of Things

26-28 June, with IBM Bluemix.


100 developers, makers, designers and business people will come together at the Future Hacks Internet of Things in Madrid. The hackathon is 54 hours of hacking and building awesome stuff, and the format is simple: 1) Form teams and ideate on disruptive IoT solutions, 2)Hack and build awesome stuff, 3)Design and launch prototype, 4) Pitch for a handpicked expert jury. Get 50% off with IE's promocode IEHACKING.


Announcing the Selected Teams for the 6th Edition of the Startup Incubator in Area 31

Thank you very much to the many applicants to IE Business School’s Incubator in Area 31. We are honored by the interest shown by so many entrepreneurs. Also, a big thanks goes to the entrepreneurs and mentors involved in the selection process. The teams selected to join the 6th edition of IE Business School’s Incubator in Area 31 are the following: Read more.


The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Monday, June 8th, 10:30-14:00 half of the space will be unavailable
  • Thursday, June 11th, 16:00-19:00 half of the space will be unavailable
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