Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday, 10th November 2016

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

This week's newsletter brings to you many exciting events and opportunities! Did you know that entrepreneurs are the artists of the business world? Nir Hind invites us to return to renaissance thinking and inspire us to think differently about innovation and creativity in his workshop, Why Business needs Art. On Tuesday, Startups get an opportunity to discuss their business queries in One-to-one Administrative Services Consulting. Do you have a Startup and you would like to perfect your pitch? Come be a part of Venture Network Weeklies this Thursday, a great way to get feedback on your product, meet the local startup community, and perhaps even close an investment! Check out the events outside Area 31 section for November Event of Startup Grind and IE - Entrepreneurial Race!

From our Opportunities section we bring for you Venture Network Sevilla and Venture Day Madrid where selected startup teams get the chance to pitch to an audience of local and international angel and VC investors! Read about AvalMadrid - Línea Financiera para el apoyo a startups de Innovación Tecnológica and Fundie Impact Fund. Lastly, from our blog meet Area 31 Startup:!

Events: 14th November - 20th November

Why Business needs Art

Date : Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Location: The Garden - Area 31

Entrepreneurs are the Artists of the Business World. Nir Hindi invites us to return to renaissance thinking – combining art with engineering, science, and technology. In an era when companies struggle to be innovative and creative, compete on talent, and constantly look for the next big thing, Nir inspires listeners to think differently about innovation and creativity. Learn more and register here.

One-to-one Administrative Services Consulting for startups

Date : Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Time: 15:30 – 18:30 (30 min for each team)

Location: Area 31

The lead consultant from Vía Consultores will spend the afternoon in Area 31 providing one-on-one advice to startup teams on accounting management, taxes, labor law and data protection. There are only limited slots available, Register here.

You will be notified by email on the time slot allocated for your respective startups.

Venture Network Weeklies

Date: Thursday, 17th November

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Location: The Garden, Area 31

Join us for another round of Venture Network Weeklies this week. Come see startups give a 7-minute pitch in English, hear feedback from the panel of investors, ask the startups your own questions, and meet the local startup community. 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.

Events Outside Area 31

Interview Miguel Arias - Startup Grind

Date: 24th November 2016

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Discount code: SGIE

We'll interview Miguel Arias - COO of Carto. Miguel Arias, proud dad, entrepreneur, and angel investor, has over 14 years of experience in building technology-based startups with a global reach. As COO at CartoDB, he is currently leading the sales, financial, and operational efforts from its Madrid and NY offices, directing the company's growth and scaling-up. Learn more and buy tickets here.

Runners Team IE- Entrepreneurial Race

Fundación Créate organizes this solidary run with the aim of promoting values, attitudes and skills thorugh educational innovation. All proceeds from this race will be allocated entirely to schools in the Community of Madrid. Learn more here.


Fundie Impact Fund - Social startup

We are looking for social entrepreneurs who want to become investment ready. We are partnering with IE Business School's Net Impact Club and Social Emprende to host a pitch competition for social enterprises. The event will be part of the 11th annual IE Social Responsibility Forum on the 12th November 2016.

For this we are hosting a pitch competition. Apply here.

Please note: The pitches will be in English.

AvalMadrid - Línea Financiera para el apoyo a startups de Innovación Tecnológica

AvalMadrid is facilitating the financing of upto 60.000€ for the development of technology focused startups which are in the early stages of development and have a potential of fast growth. The startup should be based in Madrid and focussed on PYME Sector: Innovation and ICTs.

Learn more here.

Venture Network Sevilla

Deadline: 24 November 2016

New edition of Venture Network Sevilla, comes in hand withIE Business School, BStartup, Banco Sabadell & Andalucía Open Future, who will gather some of the best startups from the Spanish ecosystem. Learn more, apply and attend here.

Venture Day Madrid

Date: 30 November 2016

Time: 16:00 - 20:30

Location: Fundación Rafael del Pino, Madrid

IE Venture Day Madrid showcases IE’s entrepreneurial talent, connects startups with key players, and debates issues faced by entrepreneurs and investors. Join us for the talk “Creating Másmóvil and Lessons Learned” from our Keynote Speaker Meinrad Spenger, an IE alumnus and CEO of MÁSMÓVIL IBERCOM, the Women in Startups and Venture Capital panel, and pitches from the IE Venture Lab Accelerator semifinalists and finalists. Learn more here.


Meet Area 31 Startup: is one of Area 31 Startups that has changed the way that we perceive elderly people, their value and how thankful we should be to them. For the time being they have more 200 volunteers in 2 years, present in 5 cities,7 residences, 4 awards (Social innovation, social enterpreneurship), 1,750 applications to be part of AdoptGrandFather from 10 countries, 1800 volunteers hours done and 45 cities where they want to implement their program.

Read more in our blog!

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