IE Venture Network Madrid

Thursday 31st October 2013

Join IE Venture Network Thursday, 31st October 2013!

This weekly pitch slam is an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs, a forum for engaging the entrepreneurial community, promoting your startup, and at best securing an investment from our Investors in Residence Wayra, Highgrowth Innovation, Big Sur Ventures, and Sodena. The Venture Network is unique in that it is a very informal gathering where startups can meet investors in an informal setting over beers and snacks and focus on what’s important; building relationships. The Venture Network is a great way to perfect your pitch, get feedback on your product, and meet the local startup community.

The Venture Network´s resident panel of startup experts include:

. Mercedes Cubillo, Capacita
. Isabel García Lomas
. Noemi Barrientos, Diopia
. Pablo Palazuelos, AD Ventures

. Marc Ponce, Highgrowth Partners

The three startups that will present their project in 7 minutes will be:

José María Cueco,

Car owners platform that aims to connect drivers with the very best top quality car repair workshops and offering price reduction + added value services. TalleresTop ensures that repairing and maintaining of your car is from now on guaranteed and hassle free. TalleresTop is an innovative time and money-saving online solution to generate a new image of car repair workshops among drivers nationwide, and solves the problem of lack of confidence in shops.

Karla Escarate, Funnest

Funnest is a start-up founded by two partners that seeks to reinvent the interior design and decoration business, by creating an interactive platform made of a free app for smartphones and tables for users and decorating professionals as well as a social network/web site which contains a wide range of information related to the décor-world, providing interactive decorating-related content for its users, catalogs filled with furniture and accessories items, and a unique feature that allows users to visualize any desired article at their own homes.

María Cebrian, is a platform that offers online yoga, pilates and meditation classes that can be practiced anytime, anywhere to fit the users' busy schedules. They can find tailored practices from a growing catalogue of videos featuring classes by experienced teachers with different styles, durations, levels and objectives



Wayra as an unprecedented initiative in the Latin American and Europe innovation scene. Wayra is trying to achieve a significant impact on the economy of the countries where it operates. That is why we have established ourselves in the region’s main centres.

High Growth VC

Highgrowth is an independent financial company which, by means of two clearly differentiated lines of business, invests in innovative companies with growth potential, and offers them support, advice and guidance. These two lines of business are:   Management of Venture Capital Funds.–Advice on strategic aspects of the business, support and coaching to the entrepreneurs.Highgrowth has more than 10 years experience with start-ups and a successful track record fostering its portfolio companies growth.


To capture, identify and drive the generation and implementation of business projects for Navarra, both local and foreign, through the use of financial tools, mainly venture capital.


Keenly aware of this need we created UpStartUp to solve this Gordian knot. We’ve brought together all those persons that work or want to work at a Startup. We’ve also brought together all those Startups with a vision and ambition to do something important.

We’ve then provided the tools for these startups and these talented individuals to connect and initiate conversations that will lead to involvements.

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IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world ranked No.1 in Europe and 8th Worldwide by The Financial Times 2012. IE Business School is also ranked No. 9 Worldwide for Entrepreneurship by Bloomberg´s Business Week. The Venture Lab is IE Business School´s startup accelerator where students and alumni are given the oportunity to launch their own ventures with the support of our expert mentor network, a series of startup workshops, and incubation at Area 31 our startup incubator.


Thursday, Oct. 31st 2013 at 7-9pm

31 Calle de María de Molina

Madrid, Community of Madrid

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden