Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday, 17th March 2016

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Next week Area 31 will be closed for the Spring Break. But we'll be back on March 29th with a busy agenda. On Tuesday, March 29th, startups in the Incubator in Area 31 will have their monthly Area 31 Get Together to share challenges and experiences. On Thursday, Area 31 will host a workshop on Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs, a methodology born in Silicon Valley targeted to designing customer experiences. Later that Thursday, join us to network with entrepreneurs and investors over beers at our weekly Venture Network!

Do you have a startup project on Retail, Health/Nutrition or Environmental issues? Apply to Pascual Startup! What about a fin tech startup? Apply to FinTech Venture Day Madrid, an innovative program designed to empower FinTech startup ecosystems around the world! Finally, read on our blog about Exovite, a pioneer project in Health that promotes technological innovation in the tools and medical procedures. Read more.

Reminder: Area 31 will be closed next week (21/03- 28/03)


Area 31 Get Together

Date: Tuesday, March 29th

Time: 17:30-19:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

March’s monthly get together for the startups in the present intake of our Incubator in Area 31. Every month the entrepreneurs in Area 31 have the chance to share their challenges and achievements and ask each other for support in an informal setting.

Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs

Date: Thursday, March 31st

Time: 17:00-19:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley

Design Thinking was developed in Silicon Valley, California, where creativity and users become essential elements of the design process. This methodology has been adapted to service design and, overall, to design the best possible customer experiences. This workshop will focus on the application of Design Thinking to startups and it’s open to startups in IE’s Incubator in Area 31.

Venture Network

Date: Thursday, March 31st

Time: 19:00-20:30

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.


FinTech Venture Day Madrid

Date: Thursday, April 14th,

Location: Fundación Rafael del Pino

IE Business School, Santander InnoVentures and Accenture are bringing together state-of-the-art FinTech companies, with leading investors and other organisations from the industry for FinTech Venture Days. FinTech Venture Days, is an innovative program designed to encourage and empower vibrant financial technology(FinTech) startup ecosystems around the world and foster innovation in financial services. The FinTech Venture Days will be held in three cities in 2016: Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo, Madrid. Register and apply here.

Pascual Startup and SociosInversores Prize

Deadline: Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Do you have a startup project? Pascual Startup invites you to participate in the program for Entrepreneurs of Pascual Quality. If you have a Retail, Health and Nutrition or Environmental projects apply! There is one winner project for all categories! Get coworking space, mentoring, access to Telefonica Open Future platform and much more. Apply here!

Impact Hub Training Days: Learn to create and implement a digital strategy

Date: Friday, March 18

Time: 9:30-16:30

Free ticket code: Scalers2016

Digital business will be the new topic for the new edition of Training Days! Internet and new technologies have transformed business models, the way companies organize themselves, work, communicate and approach their customers. In this edition of Training Days, we want to maximize digital tools in order to manage as efficiently as possible the way in which new challenges are tackled. Learn more.


Exovite- 3D for anatomical prothesis

Interview with Juan Monzón, Excite CEO. Finalist project of Passion>ie of the Health of the Future category, in its 5th edition. Exovite is a pioneer project in the field of TeleRHB, Health that promotes technological innovation in the tools and medical procedures. At the moment, the company is developing a system of immobilization and rehabilitation which will be a revolution in the field of traumatology and musculoskeletal treatments. Read more.

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