Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday, May 5th 2016

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Our newsletter brings to you yet another week packed with exciting events and opportunities! Gear up for the the 5th Edition of pasion>ie, Join us for Investors Day Pasion IE on Tuesday. Do you have a entrepreneurial idea but no team? This Wednesday, IDEA Team-Building Workshop gets the creative minds together and offers you a platform to build your team and on Thursday, join us to network with entrepreneurs and investors over beers at our weekly Venture Network.

This week in our opportunities section features, Startup Grind a conference of global startup community in London. Don´t miss the chance to be part of an extremely insightful startup conference, Lisbon Investment Summit 2016. Are you a Spanish Entrepreneur with a startup in Food Industry? Do not miss the opportunity offered by Pascual Startup.

From our blog, meet Workforsocial, the startup that promotes a collaborative relationship between NGOs and smaller companies, so that they become involved in social action.

EVENTS: MAY 9th - MAY 15th

Investors Day Pasion>ie

Date: Tuesday, May 10th

Time: 9:00 - 13:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley

IE Business School and Accenture have launched the 5th edition of Pasion>ie, an initiative designed to serve as an interface between the innovative community and the entrepreneurial environment. The ultimate objective of the project is to develop innovative projects that will contribute to increase social and economic welfare, while the main goal is to help startups implement projects aimed at solving specific global problems. On 10 May, the finalists of the 5th edition have the opportunity to present their projects at the Investors Day to national and international investors with the main objective to get financial support for their projects.

Learn more here.

The Holy Grail of Startups - How to fairly distribute equity among founders

Date: Tuesday, May 10th

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Location: Area 31, The Garden

A common situation and mistake in every startup or business: You decided to start, get some partners and the big question comes into play; How much equity each one should get? You try to find an objective answer, but you ended up applying the most used answer to this uncomfortable question: Let’s do an even and fix split (50/50, 25/25/25/25, etc). Then you do all the work and your partner slacks off. He owns half your business- now what?

Come and learn how to avoid this common mistake that harms startups, through the simple, objective and fair method of Dynamic Equity Split. Register Here.

IDEA Team - Building Workshop

Date: Wednesday, May 11th

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley

If you have an entrepreneurial idea but no team or if you have an entrepreneurial spirit but no clear idea... JOIN US! At our Team-Building Workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to form teams to create a startup idea from scratch or join a team that already has one in the making! If you wish to attend, just show up at 7pm to María de Molina, 31 – Area 31 (The Valley)

Venture Network

Date: Thursday, May 12th

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.


Startup Grind

Date: Wednesday, June 15th

Time: 7:00

Location: Central Hall Westminster, London

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind now spans over 200 cities across the world. Interested students please register here by 9th May to avail a special discount for IE Students. Learn more here.

Pascual Startup

Deadline: May 19th

Pascual becomes the pioneer in the industry in betting for open and collaborative innovation, providing support to Spanish entrepreneurs in the food industry. It should be a project without precedent in the industry which of Calidad Pascual hopes to become one of its main supporters. The winners will be disrupting projects in the key areas of the industry: processes and products related with nutrition and health, innovation that facilitates contact with clients and projects on the preservation of the environment. Learn more and apply here.

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.



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!


The space of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:

  • Monday, May 9th, 9:00 - 15:00. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
  • Tuesday, May 10th, 9:00 - 15:00. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
  • Wednesday, May 11th, 19:00 - 22:00. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
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