Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 22nd of February 2016

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Venture Lab deadline EXTENSION! Feb 24th is the new deadline.

Next week in Area 31 starts with Monday's Venture Law Clinic, exclusive for the Venture Lab. On Tuesday, we're hosting February's gathering of startups in our Incubator at the Area 31 Get Together. Are you struggling with legal issues regarding your startup? Don't miss Wednesday's free Legal Mentorship for Entrepreneurs! Network with entrepreneurs and investors over beers at our weekly Venture Network on Thursday!

On our opportunities section, We/Code, the largest coding festival in Europe has arrived to Madrid! Learn how to code in one day on Saturday. If you have what it takes to be a digital entrepreneur, apply to Publicis90 Startup Accelerator! Finally, on our blog the World Bank in partnership with IE business School has launched the WE’Resilient Cities, startup competition! Read more in our blog!


Venture Law Clinic

Date: Monday, Feb 22nd

Time: 19:00-22:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley

This is a course for LLM in International Business Law students at IE Law School, which is led by Prof. Alejandro Touriño. Monday’s class session is held in Area 31 as it is dedicated to Venture Lab Accelerator startup teams. Venture Lab teams will present their business models and pose legal questions to the LLM students who are learning how to prepare legal consults, conduct research and examine the legal elements of the startup’s business plan.

Area 31 Get Together

Date: Tuesday, Feb 23rd

Time: 17:30-19:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

February’s monthly get together for the startups in the present intake of our Incubator in Area 31. Every month the entrepreneurs in Area 31 have the chance to share their challenges and achievements and ask each other for support in an informal setting.

Legal Mentorship for Entrepreneurs

Date: Wednesday, Feb 24th

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden and Meeting Rooms

Don't miss this opportunity to anticipate the common legal mistakes in the early stages of a startup project. In this session, lawyers will spend 40 minutes offering free legal mentorship to each startup on topics such as Corporate Law, Tax Law, Labor Law, Open Round on preventive advice. If you're interested please register here.

Venture Lab

Date: Thursday, Feb 25th

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley

This is a private session for IE Business School students selected to participate in IE’s startup accelerator program.


Deadline EXTENSION - Venture Lab Applications

Applications for the Venture Lab Accelerator will be accepted until Wednesday, Feb. 24th. For further information about the requirements, selection criteria and to access the application, please go here.

We/Code Madrid

Date: Saturday, Feb 20th

Time: 9:00 - 18:00 + (after party)

Location: Campus Madrid

Our friends at Campus Madrid have launched We/Code Madrid, the largest coding festival in Europe. In collaboration with IronHack they aim to teach more than 200 people, in just one day, how to code a simple web app. No previous knowledge is needed!! Important to take your own laptop. This event will be in Spanish. Register here, there are limited tickets!

Develop your project or your start-up with Publicis Groupe

Deadline: Feb 28th

Are you a student, a start-up founder, an employee of Publicis Groupe or simply someone with a great idea? If you have what it takes to be a digital entrepreneur, we want to give you the opportunity to participate in Publicis90 and build the next 90 years with us. Learn more and apply here.


Women for Resilient Cities Acceleration Program

The World Bank in partnership with IE business School has launched the WE’Resilient Cities, a start-up competition to encourage innovative female-run business solutions to address urban risk in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Read more.


The space of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Monday, Feb 22nd, 19:00-22:00. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
  • Thursday, Feb 25th, 19:00-22:00. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
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