Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday, 15th June

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Next week we're finally welcoming to our community the teams joining the 10th Intake of IE's Incubator in Area 31. On Monday, they'll have the welcome session that will kick start their six month incubation process with us. On Thursday, they will join the teams in the 9th edition at Area 31's Monthly Get Together. Finally, later on Thursday, don't miss our weekly pitch slam, the IE Venture Network.

Make sure to scroll down to our opportunities section if you are in FinTech or in Social Entrepreneurship. BBVA's Open Talent, Madrid's City SocEnt Competition and Impact Hub's ODS competition are featured.

EVENTS IN AREA 31: June 19th-June 23rd

Welcome 10th Intake of the Incubator in Area 31

Date: June 19th

Time: 17:00

Location: The Valley

The teams selected for the Tenth Intake of IE's Incubator in Area 31 will kick start their incubation process on Monday. We're looking forward to welcome them to our ecosystem!

Area 31 Get Together

Date: June 22nd

Time: 18:00

Location: The Garden

This is a monthly networking event to allow entrepreneurs enrolled in the Incubator to help each other with their unique experiences of challenges their surpassed and achievements their reached!

Venture Network Weeklies

Date: June 22nd

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Location: The Garden, Area 31

Come see Ventures pitch to investors and sector experts, hear feedback from the panel, ask the startups your own questions, and meet the local startup ecosystem. This weekly event is an informal way to learn and network with people from within and outside of IE while enjoying a beer from our sponsor, Heineken. This event is open to all. Register here.


BBVA Open Talent

Deadline: July 17th

The world’s biggest fintech challenge for startups, which this year has grown significantly. A truly global hunt for the best of the best in the world of fintech and digital banking. Five international competitions are defining this 9th edition of BBVA Open Talent. Three focused thematic competitions, more than a dozen country-specific opportunities and an all-encompassing, catch-all competition to find the absolute best fintech startup from anywhere around the world. Special awards for AI, Identity, Fintech for Companies, Women in Fintech and Financial Inclusion. Learn more.

Impact Hub ODS Awards

To promote the achievement of the ODS in the business environment, Impact Hub Madrid launches the I Edition of the ODS Impact Awards, which will be awarded to those candidates whose proposal is to develop a social, technological, management, social or environmental. More info here.

MAD+2017, por un Madrid más justo y más solidario

Estos Premios reconocerán la gran aportación de estas iniciativas innovadoras y generadoras de empleo a la sociedad, caracterizadas por aunar el valor social y el beneficio económico. El plazo para la presentación de las solicitudes comienza el 7 de junio y finaliza el 21 de julio de 2017. Ver más

Plataforma Talento El País

A place to spread digital talent and bring it to success. The website of EL PAÍS opens a platform of ideas in its portal #talentodigital. A global space for all innovators who have a project to show. The initiative, powered by Volkswagen, offers a web showcase that will be available to entrepreneurs until September 1 to help them present their proposals and explain them to the world. In addition, the best will find an extra backup. A jury of experts, on the one hand, and readers of EL PAÍS, on the other, will decide which projects choose the two prizes of 15,000 euros each reserved for the best creators. Register here.
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