IE Venture Network

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, November 8th @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.

The three startups that will present their project in 5 minutes are:

CIRCLES, Yasmine Halasa - Lauren Vachon

Circles is a platform for gastronomy related recommendations & experiences based on trusted closed networks.

FUNDI, Julia Pierre-Nina - Andrea Sanchez

Fundi Africa is a digital platform that connects skilled workers in the informal market with customers. A platform that simplifies the process of finding a reliable handyman using customer reviews and ratings, eliminating the process of negotiating by introducing set pricing and giving customers peace of mind providing insurance on the value of the work done. Fundi Africa eliminates trust issues for both workers and customers, streamlining the maintenance work process while providing fair pricing and creating jobs.

CARGALO, José Manuel Ruiz - Carolina Carmona

We are providing an online platform for EV carsharing companies (and in a planned future for EV private users) that allow them to geolocate the most convenient public charging station in the surroundings of the EV in real time, making also possible to reserve it and pay for the energy charge through our platform. Our starting point will be Madrid but the scalability of the opportunity will make us able to expand to other important markets in the Iberian peninsula as Barcelona, Lisbon and Porto. In a final stage, our intention is to target EV private users and provide a full charging solution for them.

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, Nov. 8th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden