Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 18th of September 2014

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends

IE's Venture Network inauguration for this school year is on Thursday! Don't miss this global series of pitch slam events which connects startups and investors in funky locations and informal environments. The other highlight of the week is Friday's Cyber Breakfast with Avi Biran, CEO and a co-founder of Cyber Odysseys. Join us for an insightful conversation with this world renowned expert on the Cyber Security world.

Outside of Area 31, we're holding Venture Network in Helsinki next week and Venture Day Berlin is also coming up soon. Check out how to participate!


Entrepreneuring Workshop

Monday 22 September 2014
Location: Area 31

Tuesday 23 September 2014
Location: Area 31

This is a private workshop on entrepreneurship exclusive for students of IE Business School's Master in Management.

Venture Lab Session: What are Early Stage Investors Looking for?

Tuesday 23 September 2014 (English Section)
Location: Area 31

Wednesday 24 September 2014 (Spanish Section)
Location Area 31

Private sessions for participants in IE Business School's Venture Lab accelerator. Both days, there will be a session on how to write venture deal term sheets followed by a panel of speakers about early stage investing.

Venture Network Inauguration

Thursday 25 September 2014
Location: Area 31

Come and join our weekly informal gathering for startups, investors and anyone interested in entrepreneurship. This pitch slam, in a casual setting over beers, is perfect to focus on what’s important: building relationships, practicing and improving. Find more info and register to pitch here.

A Cyber Breakfast

Friday 26 September 2014
Location: Area 31

An Inside view of the Cyber Threats world: challenges & opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs . You have a unique opportunity to learn about the Cyber Security world relevant for every company from Mr. Avi Biran, CEO and a co-founder of Cyber Odysseys, an innovative Cyber Security company based in Israel. Prior to that, he worked for 25 years for the elite Technological Unit of Israel’s Intelligence Corps Special Forces, where he served as a senior commander in the Cyber Command. Read more and register here.


IE Venture Network with FundedByMe in Helsinki

September 25th 2014
17:00 - 20:00
Location: Yrityslinna, Ensi Linja 1, 3rd floor (UNO),Helsinki

During this event, at least three innovative start-ups pitch to a panel of investors to receive feedback, learn from each other and gain insights into the business angels’ market – an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs. You will also get an update about latest funding options and the status of crowdfunding in Finland during the night. Read more and register here.


What level of financial literacy is needed to become an entrepreneur?

Are you are entrepreneur or plan to become one? Your participation in the latest research of IE Business School will help us understand the relationship between financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Your answers to this 10 minute survey will be highly valuable for our research. You can find more info about this project and the survey in the following link (English/Spanish language options available)

Rethink Music Intensifies Search For 2014 Music Business Entrepreneurs at Venture Day in Berlin

  • 2014 Rethink Music Venture Day to be held at The Factory in Berlin on October 24
  • Final call for entries to win “business start-up package” worth over $10,000
  • Paul Hitchman, MD of Kobalt Label Services, to keynote event

See more and apply to pitch here.


IE Venture Day São Paulo 2014

On Monday, September 8th, we hosted the 3rd edition of IE Venture Day São Paulo at Banco Santander's auditorium. The event was a complete success with almost 300 high profile attendees including the country's key decision-makers and opinion leaders. See more.


The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Monday Sept 22nd, 10:00-19:00, half of the space will be available for coworking.
  • Tuesday Sept 23rd, 9:00-22:00, half of the space will be available for coworking
  • Wednesday Sept 24th, 19:00-22:00, half of the space will be available for coworking
  • Thursday Sept 25th, 19:00-22:00, half of the space will be available for coworking
  • Friday Sept 26th, 9:30-12:30, half of the space will be available for coworking
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