IE Venture Network

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, April 11th @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:

Jeffrey Akin, Red Clay Ventures

The two startups that will present their project in 7 minutes are:

dotts, Marta Provedo - Pablo Noguerol

dotts is an audio brand that is seeking to place itself as a referent brand in the increasing wearables market (+17% growth per year since 2016) through a sales and production model based on mass customization and an improved user experience thanks to additive manufacturing. We follow a Customer Centric culture where we allow each of our clients to adapt their products according to their needs. Our competitive advantage? We are following the mass customization successful consumer trend while removing the transformation barriers and the high prices that big and already stablished companies have to face in order to adapt themselves to consumer 2.0 needs thanks to implement from the very first moment our business model and manufacturing process. This model brings us the possibility of strategically relocate our production through 3D printing hubs and networks which allow us to go ahead the sector by adapting ourselves to the fast-fashion trends and the consumer needs in a matter of seconds.

Twitter: @dottsaudio

PROTE, Gustavo Arrieta - Alvaro Balestrini - Pedro Espinoza

PROTE is the “coffee vending machine” of protein shakes and related supplements.

We bring convenience to the table, offering fresh and instantly made protein shakes to our customers with the application of traditional vending machine model.

Our mission is to deliver this experience in every fitness center, allowing users to supplement themselves with a variety of preferred brands and flavors at an affordable price.

As a B2B2C startup we target businesses that lack cafeterias or space to provide this service and people that consume fresh protein shakes after working out.

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, April 11th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden