Area 31 Newsletter

Wednesday, October 4th

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Get ready for an exciting entrepreneurial week in Madrid. Starting with the 3-day-Conference of South Summit in la Nave and a Blockchain Conference in Area 31 this coming Friday, Oct 6th- organized by IE Blockchain Club.

This Thursday the 5th there is no pitch slam session at Area 31, but we are coming back on the 19th October. If you are a startup and would like to apply, contact to for further details.

After a thorough selection process, we are pleased to announce the Ed Startups which have been selected for our First Edition of IE Rockets. We will open the application process for the 2018 edition now in Autumn. Stay put!

Finally, immerse yourself in the startup world with opportunities such as Startup Jerusalem 2017, CBR Proptech Challenge and IE Schoolarship for Owners Scale-up progam.


Workshop: How Bitcoin works

Friday, 6th October, 2017


Area 31, C/Maria de Molina 31

A workshop on "How Bitcoin works" will be provided by Mr. Alejandro Casas Rodriguez.
Alejandro is an IE alumni and the founder of Shelpin and León Blockchain Club.
We will be discussing Blockchain with a practical hand-on approach.

Register here


Fintech Venture Day NYC

Wednesday, 18th, October 2017


New York City

Deadline to apply as a Startup: October, 8th

Do you think you have what it takes to pitch at IE's Fintech Venture Day NYC? We are inviting FinTech startups, founded in the last two years, in the following fields: Payments, Alternative Lending, Investment Advisory, Client and Risk Analytics, Digital Delivery of Financial Services, General Fintech Services.

In order to compete, you must submit an application at the following link


South Summit in Spain

4th to the 6th of October.

South Summit is the Leading Event from the South, connecting the most innovative entrepreneurs with the most important investors in the world and the corporations seeking to improve their global competitiveness through innovation. Keynote talks and debates with worldwide innovation leaders, meetings with the largest business angels and VC firms, Startup Competition with the best success stories and Business & Networking opportunities in every corner. Read more.

Startup Jerusalem 2017

Deadline: October 6th

If you are an startup, we suggest to take a look to this initiative for improving social and urban innovation. Before the 6th October you are able to apply with your solution in the here. Our Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores and other members of Jerusalem Government are looking for startups to apply and they have created a 5 day week of workshops, speakers, panelists, guide visits. Don´t miss it!

Schoolarship for Owners Scale-up Program

Deadline: October 20th

IE Business School (#1 Business School for Entrepreneurs by Financial Times)and our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Area 31) are excited to celebrate the 7th annual edition of one of the most in-demand programs for entrepreneurs, the Owners Scale-Up Program. We are offering exclusive 20% scholarships for members of Pasión IE that meet the following requirements:

  • Application and enrollment in the program before October 20, 2017.
  • Brief description of your venture and your expectations for growth in the next 3-5 years. (250 words)

See here for further details.


Deadline: October29th

Introducing the CBRE Proptech Challenge, the first national digital and technology-based solutions competition that will revolutionise the real estate sector. As part of its drive to attract talented individuals, CBRE plans to reward disruptive and innovative solutions that add value to society as a whole, to players within the sector (owners, investors, occupiers and visitors) and to the company. Sign up to the challenge today. Register here.


Deadline: 2018

We are glad to announce the winners of the First Edition of IE Rockets - see the main site for details here

While the new EdTech Startups are working with us , the new proccess for the 2nd edition will be opened in January 2018.

If you are a EdTech Startup and you think your product and vision is able to change our way of reinventing Higher Education, contact with the Team here

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