Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday, May 12th 2016

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

The application deadline for The South Summit is coming up! Don't miss the chance to pitch in front of international investors and network with corporations, other entrepreneurs and business angels.

Area 31 is hosting several events the coming week. On Tuesday, entrepreneurs in the present intake of IE Business School's Incubator will have their monthly gathering. Alejandro Touriño, director of IE's Startup Lawyers program, will teach a master class on Wednesday about mistakes to avoid when launching a startup. And, last but not least, our very own weekly pitch slam, the Venture Network, will be held on Thursday.

Our friends from Startup Grind are offering free tickets to their Female Founder event, featuring Izanami García. Make sure to check it out in our opportunities section, where you'll also find information about Lisbon Investment Summit.

EVENTS: MAY 16th - MAY 22nd

Area 31 Get Together

Date: Tuesday, May 17th

Time: 17:30 - 19:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

Every month startups in IE Business School's Incubator in Area 31 get together to share experiences and challenges. This is the second to last get together before teams in the present intake move on, out of Area 31, and the teams in the next intake come in.

Common mistakes to avoid when launching a startup

Date: Wednesday, May 18th

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

This event will be in Spanish

Professor Alejandro Touriño will teach this Master Class. This is a private event for registered participants exclusively.

Venture Network

Date: Thursday, May 19th

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

Our weekly informal gathering for entrepreneurs and investors. 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 attend here.


South Summit

You have less than ONE MONTH to submit your entry for the South Summit Startup Competition. Hurry! You must complete your application to the Competition. in order to be one of the Top 100 who are going to Rock the Stage this October. All the startups participating in the competition will have exclusive discounts on the tickets. Apply now.

Startup Grind Madrid - May - female founder's month

May 19th, 2016

Campus Madrid

Our friends from Startup Grind are offering 10 tickets with a 100% discount code (SGIE) for our their event on May 19th at Google Campus (tickets here). We'll host Izanami Martinez founder of Doctor 24 and current president of the Spanish Startup Association.

LIS - Lisbon Investment Summit

Date: June 7th and 8th, 2016

Time: 8:30-18:30

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Discount code: partnersandfriendslis16qxzt88

There is definitely something happening in Lisbon! Organized by Beta-I in partnership with IE business school and Caixa Capita. Join us for a surprisingly informal, extremely insightful and slightly unexpected startup conference. Network with some top investors and entrepreneurs at Lisbon Investment Summit. Have incredible startups showcasing their businesses to the investors of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, SoundCloud, Spotify, Siri and many, many others.

Apply to pitch! Learn more here. Get tickets here.


Meet the startups in Area 31: Workforsocial

Worksforsocial, one of Area 31 Startups, is a platform that allows NGOs and smaller companies who do not have a specific area in their organization dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility, to be involved in some kind of social action. They promote a collaborative relationship between NGOs and smaller companies. Read more in our blog!


Area 31 will be available as a coworking space every day of the week.
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