Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 27th of November 2014

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends

The teams selected for the 5th edition of the Incubator in Area 31 have already been announced! Thanks to all our mentors who volunteered to help in the selection process. We couldn't do all of this without you! The new teams will join the Incubator on Wednesday for a welcome and onboarding session. From then on, you'll find them working out of Area 31.

The coming week will be full with interesting activities and events. On Monday, we will have a sparring session for investor readiness in the morning. On Tuesday morning, Tyba co-founder Jorge Schnura will give an inspirational talk to top high school students participating in the Erasmus+K A2 Project. In the afternoon IMBA students interested in entrepreneurship will come to Area 31 for a mix and match event. On Wednesday, appart from the welcome session for the teams in the Incubator, we will host a pitching slam in front of legal experts. It's Lawers meet Venturers. And, of course, our very own Venture Network happening simultaneously in Madrid and Bilbao on Thursday.


Pitch 2 Peers

Monday 1 December 2014
Location: Area 31

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. Register here.

Tyba: experience of an entrepreneur

Tuesday 2 December 2014
Location: Area 31

This session is addressed to the best students of High Schools participating in the Erasmus+K A2 Project from five European countries: Austria, Sweden, Lithuania, Italy and Spain.The Erasmus+K A2 Project aims to develop students' leadership skills through new business creation: from the initial stage of generating an innovative business idea to managing its implementation and the development of it.

Mix and Match

Tuesday 2 December 2014
Location: Area 31

This networking event is aimed at regrouping the entrepreneurs in IE's International MBA Program. Attendants will identify ideas and skills in the group and match idea holders with people who have the needed skillsets.

Lawyers Meet Venturers

Wednesday 3 December 2014
Location: Area 31

Is your IP already protected? Do you have clear employment agreements and a founders pre-nup? If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, you are in good shape. Often the reality is different and many venturers seek legal advice on a "need to know now" basis when it is urgent, expensive, and sometimes too late. In our fast and free "Venturers meet Lawyers" session start-ups will pitch their ideas to a group of legal experts that will analyze the idea and show potential pitfalls and interesting options that exist from a legal perspective.

5th Edition of the Incubator in Area 31: Welcome Session

Wednesday 3 December 2014
Location: Area 31

Last week we announced the teams that have been selected for the fifth edition of our Incubator in Area 31. On Wednesday, they will join Area 31 for the first time for a welcome session where they will get to know the services and opportunities available to them and network with each other.

Venture Network

Thursday 23 October 2014
Location: Area 31

Come and join our weekly informal gathering for startups, investors and anyone interested in entrepreneurship. This 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.


Venture Network Bilbao

4 diciembre 2014


6 Matiko Kalea, Bilbao, PV

Venture Network llega a Bilbao, el próximo jueves 4 de Diciembre. IE Business School y BStartup (Banco Sabadell) reunirán en este encuentro algunas de las mejores "startups" de la ciudad. En el jurado estarán Liz Fleming - IE Business School, Gabriel Lopez Martin - BStartup Banco Sabadell, Xabier Álvarez – Microwave Ventures, Mikel Irastorza - Artike Auzoa PE, Manuel Balsera – StartDMC, Fernando Ojeda - Director General de Euskaltel. Read more and register here.


II Open Day Top Seeds Lab

Wednesday 10 december 2014
18:30 - 21:30

The Place (Plaza Carlos Trías Bertrán, no.7, Edificio Sollube, Primera Planta, Madrid)

Entrepreneurs will present their startups, be introduced to the ecosystem Top Seed Labs has created in The Place and learn about their acceleration program. Specifically, they will discuss the details of their VI Call. Learn more and sign up.


Announcing the Selected Teams for the 5th Edition of the Startup Incubator in Area 31

At IE Business School we’re looking forward to hosting the new intake of startups selected for our Incubator in Area 31. They were chosen from a pool of very competitive applicants. Congratulations to those who made it! We hope to see all the other teams that applied at the multiple open events hosted in Area 31. See more.

Meet the startups in Area 31: Evolufarma

Author: Luis Arimany

Evolufarma: Multichannel Marketing for retails

A unique platform that allows to perfectly know the client and to do communicate with him when is not in the shop to increase business turnover through customer knowledge, engagement and direct marketing. I have been in the Pharmacy industry for over 8 years and detected there was a lack in the community pharmacy Industry of tools for marketing and they had not yet embraced the digital world. The reason is because pharmacies had a profitable business model of just dispensing drugs and therefore there was no need to take care of the customer. Read more


The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Tuesday Dec 2nd, 19:00-21:00, half of the space will be available for coworking
  • Wednesday Dec 3rd, 17:00-19:00, half of the space will be available for coworking
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