Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

We're back from the summer break and ready to rock it! Batteries fully charged, Area 31 has a great academic year ahead, full of activities, opportunities and challenges. Will you be able to keep up with us?

Next week Venture Network weeklies resumes with pitching and beers. It will be a great opportunity to catch-up after the break. Also, A representative from INCENSe Accelerator will come to Area 31 to talk to anyone interested in receiving 150,000€. Could your startup use that money? Make sure to join the meeting with him! Check our opportunities section for the upcoming Hackathon we're organizing with IBM and Vodafone and an opportunity to get 50,000€ investment from our friends at Top Seeds Lab.


Venture Lab: Pivots, Ops and Finances

Monday, September 7th 2015


Tuesday, September 8th 2015


Location: The Valley

This is a private session for students selected to participate in IE Business School's Venture Lab Accelerator.

Q&A with INCENSe: Up to 150,000€

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

18:00- 19:00

Location: The Garden

A representative of the INCENSe Accelerator will come to IE for a meeting with candidates interested in applying to their program. Take advantage of this unique opportunity! – Apply now to receive up to 150,000 Euros and acceleration services. Application deadline to INCENSe is September 15th. Register here.

Venture Network Weeklies

Thursday, September 10th 2015

19:00- 21:30

Location: The Garden

Our weekly informal gathering for entrepreneurs and investors resumes next Thursday after the summer break. IE's weekly 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.


Future Hacks is coming to Madrid and you’re invited

On 9-11 of October, 80 developers, makers, designers and business people will come together at the Future Hacks Hackathon focusing on Internet of Things at Madrid at Area31. It’s 54 intensive hours of hacking and building awesome stuff.

And why IoT? Well the new rule for the future is going to be “anything that can be connected, will be connected”. So lets disrupt the future of IoT together…

Hurry up - it’s limited seats! :-)

Top Seeds Lab: Open for applications

Deadline: September 20th
If you have a tech based startup with an already established team, Top Seeds Lab holds and opportunity for you. They're now recieving applications to their accelerator program: €50,000 investment + support services + access to investors for each of the startups they select. Learn more.


Worktoday app comienza el verano con fuerza y se hace un hueco en las mejores aceleradoras y programas de España

Worktodayapp, empresa lanzada por antiguos alumnos de IE Business School y participante en la Incubadora de IE en Área 31, nace para unir a personas que quieren trabajar y son grandes profesionales con jefes que necesitan con urgencia una ayuda extra en sus empresas:
  • Impact, una de las 16 aceleradoras avaladas por la Comisión Europea ha seleccionado a Worktoday en su Segunda Open Call para formar parte de su programa de financiación, aceleración y mentoring
  • Startup Alcobendas selecciona a Worktoday para formar parte de su programa de aceleración
  • Worktoday está entre los finalistas de la fundación Everis al emprendimiento y a la innovación
  • Premio Fast Track de Wayra en El Gran Pitch de Socios Inversores
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The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Monday , September 7th, 19:00-22:00 Only half of the space will be available for coworking
  • Tuesday , September 8th, 19:00-22:00 Only half of the space will be available for coworking
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